Some School Facts

  • Dicken Elementary first opened in 1957.  The school was named after Carrie L. Dicken, principal of Perry School from 1902 until her retirement in 1934.

    The Dicken Woods include a 10 acre park with footpath and boardwalk trails.  We have access to it right from the grounds of Dicken School! 

    Core Belief Statements

    Learning – We believe all children can learn and that 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.



    November, 2015.  Sherri Hane, an educator at Dicken School is named 2016 Elementary Science Teacher of the Year by the Board of the Michigan Science Teacher's Association.

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