Message from the Principal

At Denison Elementary, we have an outstanding staff that enjoy working together to provide the best for our students. Our district and schools are recognized for being innovative and student centered in many important areas.  
Denison Elementary has been recognized with the 2018 Iowa School of Character Award for being a lead school in Character Education. DES has received this award multiple times over the past 10 years.  In 2016 and 2017, Denison Elementary was honored with the state’s Breaking the Barriers Award. This award recognized our students for having some of the highest achievement scores on the Iowa Assessments in Reading, Math, and Science over the past three years. This fall, we begin a dual language program in grades K and 1st.
The state of Iowa has looked to DES for leadership.  The Department of Education Director, past and present Governors of Iowa, and many educators have made several recent visits to our school to learn more about our practices, school culture, and why our students are succeeding at such high levels.  Through the diversity of our talents, experiences, and resources, we can provide your child with a special and unique educational experience that will best prepare them for an ever-changing world.
More than anything else, our people make the difference at Denison Elementary.  Our community and families entrust us to make a tremendous impact on our children and their futures. We embrace this great responsibility and the impact we have as educators and role models. Together, we will prepare our students to be successful citizens who value our school motto: “Be responsible, do your best, and help the rest!”
Christopher Schulz
Denison Elementary Principal


Important Dates and Information

Upcoming Events

Dual Language Information Meeting
March 19th at 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m at the High School FAC
Parent/Teacher Conferences:
March 21st and March 25th
Preschool Open House:
April 10th from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Welcome to Kindergarten Night
April 16th (pre-registration before March 29th is appreciated)
Easter Break - No School
April 18th, 19th, and 22nd


Character Counts Pillars

Trustworthiness Responsibility Respect Fairness Caring Citizenship

Working together for individual excellence and positive self esteem.

Purple Hands Project

Purple Hands Project - Hands and words are not for hurting

Click here to find out more information about the Purple Hands Project

Report Bullying

If you would like to report a bullying situation that you have witnessed or been involved in at any of the Denison Schools, please include as many details as possible. You do not have to include your personal information. If you desire to file a formal complaint, please come directly to the school and talk to an administrator or contact District Office. Any complaints noted on this site will be routed to the school administrators. Thank you for putting forth the effort to stop bullying at your school.

The administration will follow up on all concerns.

View the report form here.

Elementary School Resources

Student Handbook | View PDF | Download

Meal Charge Plans

Meal Plan Change Information | View PDF English | Download English

Meal Plan Change Information | View PDF Spanish | Download Spanish

“The Denison Difference”

Denison Community Schools, in collaboration with the family and community, provides quality learning today preparing students for tomorrow.

“Quality Learning Today; Preparing Citizens of Tomorrow”
Booster Club Piggy Bank

Our Booster Clubs fuel our programs and benefit our students! From scholarships to cookie receptions, become part of the driving force behind our school.