EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION SINCE 1982
since-1982

Dix Street Elementary School – Otsego, MI

Award Year 2017

Exemplary High Performing Schools

Dix Street Elementary School

503 Dix Street
Otsego, MI, 49078-1500

(269) 692-6099

Dr. Mark Rollandini, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Otsego Public School District

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Student Demographics

  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 91%
  • Hispanic: 4%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 54%
 

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Dix Street students use 21st century skills to learn!

Dix Street students use 21st century skills to learn!

Summary

Dix Street Elementary serves approximately 350 students prekindergarten-5th grade and is part of Otsego Public Schools located in Southwest Michigan. The Otsego community values education and the schools are the center of activity. Our dedicated and skilled staff holds a belief that all students can learn at high levels.

Dix Street Elementary is a Professional Learning Community committed to the Response to Intervention process. The structures that support this belief include a culture of collaboration, a sense of collective responsibility, and a focus on data to inform decision-making. Building level teams use data to identify student-specific needs and reflect on curriculum and pedagogy. The results of this collaboration are common intervention and enrichment time targeting students' individual needs.

At Dix Street a large group of community volunteers work with staff to support the academic growth of students. In addition, the Parent Teacher Organization and departmental teams such as Physical Education, Technology, Student Support, and Fine Arts develop and implement strategies that enhance student growth. The Dix Street team works to ensure the academic, social, and emotional growth of every student while student engagement is maintained with many activities before, during, and after school. The Dix Street staff is committed to meeting the diverse needs of every student. As a team, we continue to focus on high levels of learning for every student. "Whatever it takes; we're all in this together!"