Dicken Elementary

Ann Arbor Public Schools

Dicken Office 734-994-1928

School Announcements


  • Mission Statement 

    “Dicken School's positive, safe environment and strong measurable academic focus empowers our diverse community of students to achieve their full potential as lifelong learners.”


    All Dicken students have the resources and support they need to meet grade level outcomes:

    Dicken School continually focuses on effective student learning,

    Individualized classroom Instruction meets the learning styles of all students,

    Communication fosters partnerships with students, staff, families, & community,

    Knowledge empowers students for success in the 21st century, 

    Every student is engaged in his or her learning,

    Necessary life skills and appreciation of diversity prepare Dicken students to be global citizens

    Core Belief Statements

    Learning – We believe All Children can learn and they all learn in different ways.

    Responsibility  - We believe that it is the responsibility of all members of our learning community to foster a positive environment.

    Diversity – We believe that diversity Enriches our Learning Community.

    Relationships – We believe that personal relationships with adults and peers are critical to student success and learning.

    Flexibility- We believe that individuality should be respected and fostered in an atmosphere where flexiblity builds opportunities for success. 

    Respect- We believe that all individuals should be respectful of one another, their school and their community.

    Safety- We believe that everyone in the Dicken School community deserves physical and emotional safety in all school environments.





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  • Founded in 1905, AAPS serves the City of Ann Arbor and eight surrounding townships covering 125 square miles.
  • AAPS educates approximately 16,815 students in 32 schools and one online academy and employs approximately 2,500 full and part time employees.
  • AAPS teachers and administrators are passionate about education. Teachers are inspired to work closely with families to create a unique and meaningful learning experience for each and every child.
  • 81% of AAPS teachers hold a Master’s degree or above.
  • AAPS is proud of our diverse student body representing 85 countries and 64 different languages.
  • AAPS is a high performing district offering 25 Advanced Placement (AP) courses at our high schools.
  • In May 2014, 2,343 Advanced Placement (AP) exams were taken by AAPS students.