Dickson Elementary School
2012 National Title I Distinguished School
Dickson Elementary is a kindergarten through sixth grade school with approximately 335 students. There are 15 homeroom classrooms, one autistic support class, two learning support classes and two emotional support classes as well as gifted classes, speech, vision, and hearing support. In addition to core academic subjects, the children receive physical education, art, music and library. Technology is an integrated part of instruction with interactive Promethean boards and computers in the classrooms and I-pads and I-pods available for student use. Dickson students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities, including chorus, band, the Student Leadership Group, the Media Club, and orchestra. The Dickson teachers also teach Saturday PSSA Coaching sessions for 3rd to 6th graders who desire extra intervention and/or enrichment.
Our Core Beliefs
Through the use of research based instructional practices we believe the students will learn and make adequate progress toward meeting or exceeding state standards as evaluated through a variety of assessments. Students must be held accountable to high standards of learning, appropriate behavior and making positive choices.
Quality Professional Development will enhance learning, instruction and assessment.
Each student can become a lifelong learner reaching their full potential through research based instructional practices and encouragement by their teachers.
We believe that parental support is an integral part of the student's academic success and essential to creating a home/school partnership.
We believe through continuous professional development, our staff will enhance their instructional practices to continue to meet our students' educational needs.
Building Mission Statement
We will provide Dickson students with a creative and safe environment, excellent educational experiences that increase intellectual skills, collegiality, and respect for diversity, which will promote resilient and independent lifelong learners. We will promote a positive school culture through communication and collaboration among all key stakeholders.