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    Principal - Dr. Sherri Greene 
    Assistant Principals - Chad Chisolm, Whitney Pasch  
       
    Enrollment* - Total Students - 814   
    Administrators - 3   |   Counselors - 2  |   Certified Staff - 65 

    Mission - The Dutchtown Cluster will: 1. Provide access and opportunities for rigorous teaching and learning in a safe and nurturing learning environment.
    2. Empower students in Grades K-12 with exceptional opportunities and access that leads to success in a global society.
    3. Celebrate the collective diversity and success of our schools and community.
    4. Uphold the highest standards of integrity and social responsibility.
    5. Respond to the social, emotional, and learning needs of each student to ensure that they are prepared for college and career.

    Vision - Dutchtown Elementary will be a high performing school where:
    High expectations are the standard (Strengthen)
    Students take ownership of their learning (Strengthen)
    Parents are involved and supportive (Unify)
    Teachers work collaboratively to implement best strategies (Strengthen)
    Stakeholder positively impact our community (Unify)

     

    159 Mitchell Rd., Hampton, GA 30228   |   Main# 770.471.0844   |   Fax# 770.471.8066
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    *2021-2022 Enrollment

  •  Highlights


    The following school highlights are just a few of the things that make Dutchtown Elementary School an amazing place to learn and grow! These four items should allow you to see the rigorous learning, diverse experiences, and supportive culture that exists in our school. In Henry County Schools, we believe in giving every student a high quality, world-class education and we believe these highlights display our passion and commitment to do just that.



    DESStudent Outcomes 
    Here at Dutchtown Elementary School, we are committed to developing students' academic abilities so they are able to meet their full potential. We have several learning opportunities for students who require special accommodations or services. Advanced Learning Opportunities are provided for students through our gifted education services. Our program is designed to maximize the potential of gifted and talented students by providing programs and services that accommodate these differences, including curriculum responsive to individual learning rates, styles, and complexity. Our Early intervention program (EIP) supports students who are performing below grade level in one or more of their academic courses. This service provides instructional support in the areas of Math and/or Reading using research-based strategies. Our EIP teachers specialize in identifying and providing support to address academic challenges.
     
    Our English as a second language program (ESOL) is designed for students who come to us with the English language not being the primary language spoken in the home. This program is designed to increase the English proficiency of each student using district-provided language support programs and resources. Our Exceptional Student Education program (ESE) offers a variety of support and program areas to ensure educational success for each student by providing a free, appropriate public education designed to meet unique needs and prepare students for employment and independent living. At Dutchtown Elementary, we currently house the following program areas: ESE Pre-Kindergarten (Full Day and Half Day Classes) Autism/Adaptive Curriculum (Kindergarten-5th Grade) Deaf/Hard of Hearing Program (Pre-Kindergarten-5th Grade) Emotional Behavior Disorder (Kindergarten-5th Grade) Services and placement options are determined by the students’ Individualized Education Plan (IEP) team.


     
    DES picStudent Opportunities 
    Dutchtown Elementary School provides opportunities for students to showcase their work, recognizes students for achievements, and provides teachers opportunities for growth for meeting the needs of students. Dutchtown Elementary students have made great reading progress. Over the past three years, the Lexile, or measure of text difficulty, average at Dutchtown Elementary School (DES) has consistently increased. As well as exceeded state averages. Dutchtown Elementary School participates in the annual Literacy Days and Spelling Bee competitions. These events provide opportunities for students to shine! Literacy Days focus on poetry and writing for each grade level. In the area of writing, two DES students received first place at the school and district levels. Our fifth-grade winner, Shiloh, shared that she has been at Dutchtown since Kindergarten and stated, “The teachers at this school have taught me well!” She also expressed her gratitude for “the opportunity to show [her] best out there.” The Spelling Bee is designed for third through fifth-grade students. Our school-level winner participated in the Spelling Bee at the district level.            
                                                                                                    
    Each year, third through fifth-grade students, across the state, take the Georgia Milestones Assessment. Our third and fifth-grade teachers were recognized for making double-digit gains on this statewide assessment. The Media Festival allows students to showcase their work and focus on critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication. Projects are judged and school-level winners advance to the next level. Four students and one class advanced to the district level, and one student’s project is competing at the state level.


     
    DES picClimate and Culture
    The Dutchtown Elementary School Counseling Department continues to build culture and community among our students through a variety of opportunities. Our development and implementation of social, emotional and academic programs to engage learning environments through counseling activities such as, Red Ribbon Week activities, virtual Student of the Month celebrations, Kindness Week, and PBIS Barkazon Rewards initiative, along with community-based partnerships to offer support and resources to our DES families. Our culminating student engagement activity will include a virtual Career Day to offer students an opportunity to develop career awareness, explore career interests, and to learn college application procedures to enlighten students on the variety of college, career, and work opportunities. Additionally, we developed and maintained a community for teachers and parents to access support activities and resources located on the Wellness Wednesday webpage.

    Furthermore, we engaged in opportunities to develop a cohesive culture of collaboration among the cluster schools through middle school transition activities, student classroom training experiences for DHS education pathway students, and student-centered small group experiences with the School Social Worker & Intern.

    “Three words to describe DES, flexible, encouraging, and remarkable. I am proud to be a DES student, and I couldn't imagine going to another school.” (S.T., 5th grade student) “I love being a Dutchtown student because, all the teachers love me so much!” (T.S., 1st grade student)
     



    DES picExtracurriculars
    Dutchtown Elementary, located in Hampton, GA, offers a variety of extracurricular activities for student participation. These activities reinforce lessons learned in the classroom, allowing students to apply academic skills in a real-life context. We encourage teamwork and collaboration throughout the clubs in our school.

    The Chess Club at Dutchtown Elementary increases mental prowess, concentration, memory and analytical skills. Mrs. Howell, the Chess Club Coordinator, believes by playing chess, the members of the Dutchtown Chess Club will foster and increase critical thinking skills through various strategic moves. The Coding Club, led by Mrs. Youmans, is a free programming, language and online community where you can create stories, games and animation. Coding helps children with communication, creativity, math, writing and confidence.
     
    Coach Edmondson offers a variety of clubs throughout the week for students. For example, Kickball, Dodgeball and Soccer are few sports from which students may choose. Dutchtown Elementary also provides the following activities: After School Enrichment Program, Art Club, The Good News Club, Chorus, Student Council, and WDES News. Dutchtown Elementary offers activities that help students grow and learn together while striving for excellence at all times. 
     
     
     
     
  •  Opportunities

     
    At Dutchtown Elementary we offer a variety of clubs, specials, and advanced enrollment opportunities for our students. You can find our students working together and growing through each of these experiences to be an active member of the learning community at our school.
     
    SPECIALS Clubs ADVANCED ENROLLMENT
    Physical Education Chess Accelerated Math 4th Grade
    Art Coach's Accelerated Math 5th Grade
    Music Good News   
    Computer Coding  
    STEM WDES Bulldog News  
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
     


     
  •  Demographic Information

     


    Dutchtown Elementary School’s student demographic information can be found on this dashboard. This information includes total enrollment by grade level, student composition by race/ethnicity, percent of students enrolled in exceptional student education or English language learners or the gifted program, as well as the percentage of students who are currently enrolled in classes at Impact Academy. This information can be used to better understand the student population that is served at Dutchtown Elementary.

  •  Student Outcomes

     

     
    Dutchtown Elementary School’s student outcomes information can be found on this dashboard. This information includes:

    • Georgia Student Health Survey Responses
    • Literacy Proficiency Rates

    The Georgia Student Health Survey is given to all k-12 students in Georgia in the spring of each school year. It is composed of a variety of questions that help our district better understand the student experience in our schools. The literacy information is calculated as the percentage of students reading on or above grade level determined by scores on the Milestones End-of-Grade assessments for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade in English Language Arts. Each of these data components can be viewed for the previous three years. For more information about these measurements, please access the Dutchtown Elementary School website.