Message from the Principal

At Denison Elementary, we have an dedicated staff that enjoys 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.  

Through the diversity of our people's talents and school resources, we can provide your child with a special and unique educational experience that will best prepare them for an ever-changing world. 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.

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

Please call the Denison Elementary School at 712-263-3104 if you have a child turning 4 or 5 years old before September 15, 2020 that will be enrolling in our 2020 preschool and kindergarten classes.  (Current Denison Elementary preschool student parents do not need to call.)
Upcoming Events
NO SCHOOL - Teacher Inservice Days
Monday - January 20th, February 17th, March16th, April 20th
Family Math & Literacy Night - Thursday, March 5th
Elementary Conferences - March 19th & 23rd
End of 3rd Quarter - March 20th
NO SCHOOL on Friday, March 27th
Spring Break - April 9 - 13th


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

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Report Bullying/Harassment at DES

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Elementary School Resources

Facility Reservations | View Website

Student Handbook | View PDF | Download

“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.