Message from the Principal

At Denison Elementary, we have an outstanding staff who enjoy working together to provide the best for our students. Our teachers receive some of the best professional development opportunities in the state, and our school continues to serve as a leader for others to follow.  Our Denison Community Schools are recognized as some of the best schools for many reasons.  
Denison Elementary has been recognized with the Iowa School of Character Award for being a lead school in Character Education. In January of 2016, Denison Elementary was honored with the state’s Breaking 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. Even the Governor of Iowa, Terry Branstad, made a special trip to our school in September to learn more about why our school is 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. As parents, you will entrust others to make a tremendous impact on your child’s future. 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

Kindergarten and Preschool Census!
For children turning 4 and 5 before September 15th, please call the school (712-263-3104) to provide us with your child's information for our mailings later in the spring (K) and summer (PK).
Upcoming Events
Math and Literacy Night - Thursday, March 1st
Parent/Teacher Conferences - Thursday, March 15th & Tuesday, March 20th
Welcome to Kindergarten Night - Thursday, April 19th 4:30 to 6:45
Preschool Open House - Wednesday, April 25th 12:00 to 6:00
Early Release (2 Hour)
February 14th and 28th
No School:
President's Day - Monday, February 19th
Conference Trade Date - Friday, March 23rd
Easter Break - Thursday, March 22nd through Monday, April 2nd

School begins at 8:20 and ends at 3:35 at Denison Elementary School.

NO Preschool on Wednesdays

Character Counts Pillars

Trustworthiness Responsibility Respect Fairness Caring Citizenship

Working together for individual excellence and positive self esteem.

Purple Hands Project


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

Meal Charge Plans

Meal Plan Change Information | View PDFEnglish

Meal Plan Change Information | View PDFSpanish

“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.