The Deer Park School District encompasses the City of Deer Park and stretches north to the Loon Lake and Newport School Districts, west to the Nine Mile Falls and Mary Walker School Districts, east to the Riverside School District and south to the Mead School District. Overall, the District covers approximately 173 square miles and over 9,000 households.
Over the past several years, strong community support through passage of bond issues and levies has provided the school district with mostly new and remodeled buildings to keep pace with the growing student population. The student population in Deer Park schools continues to grow, as it has for the past sixteen years. In September 2004, enrollment was at 2040 students. Currently, DPSD educates around 2,500 students in pre-school through grade twelve.
The district consists of five schools, housed in six buildings. Preschool through second grade students are served at Deer Park Elementary School. Arcadia Elementary School is home to students in grades three through five and Deer Park Middle School has a grade six through eight configuration. Deer Park High School is a four-year high school, serving students in grades nine through twelve. DPHS also has an alternative high school program. The District’s fifth school is “Home-Link,” a very successful parent partnership program serving 450 students in grades K – 12. Home-Link runs out of two sites, the newly remodeled Clayton School (listed on the National Historic Register) and the A.R. Hegre Building in Deer Park. The Hegre Building also serves as the school district’s central office; district office administrators have offices in a portion of this building, remodeled in 2003.
Superintendent: Travis Hanson
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