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!”
Denison Elementary Principal