Award Year: 2021

Deputy Elementary School

14350 West Mulberry Street
Deputy, IN, 47230-9999

(812) 274-8007

Mrs. Janet McCreary, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Madison Consolidated Schools

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Valuing diversity and excellence, Deputy Elementary School's mission is to educate and inspire each student to succeed and responsibly build the future.

Student Demographics
  • White: 100%
Deputy students celebrating accomplishments together.

Deputy students celebrating accomplishments together.

Deputy Elementary School serves students, Preschool through Fourth Grade, in rural southern Indiana. Our community and school provides an open and welcoming environment. Visitors notice the family atmosphere, and often comment on how comfortable they feel when entering the building.

We believe that all students can and will succeed in our building. DES believes that relationships and creating a safe environment are key components of learning. Our teachers focus on state standards and are committed to each student's individual growth. Each child is held to a high standard, and as a staff we work to provide the tools they need to succeed. Professional development is geared toward our students' needs to drive effective instruction. We use universal screeners to assess learning needs and progress monitor to assure growth is being achieved. All students, Kindergarten through Fourth grade, are provided a Chromebook or ipad to use throughout the school year so learning can happen even if we are not face to face.

One of the most influential pieces to Deputy Elementary's success is the ability to create a family-like atmosphere. Most of our staff has been together for twenty plus years, which helps create the nurturing and supportive environment necessary for students' success. In addition, staff and community have established the positive rapport needed to develop individualized instruction for students with all parties having input into the decision making process. Thus, students, families, and staff work together to assure optimal learning.