Saturday, December 20th, 2014

October 2nd, 2014:  Please go to www.dlschools.org  for the most current Devils Lake Public Schools web sites, thank you.

A look at the DEVILS LAKE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT, serving students since 1883!

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10/14/11 > Child Find
ChildFIND

ChildFIND is a component of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that requires states to identify, locate, and evaluate all children with disabilities ages 3 to 21 who are in need of early intervention or special education services. ChildFIND accepts referrals from parents, community agencies, health care providers, childcare programs, and community members. ChildFIND is a continuous process of public awareness and screening activities that locate, identify, and refer children as early as possible. Individuals who contact ChildFIND may have concerns about a child’s development in one or more of the following areas: communication, cognitive skills, motor skills, daily activities, social or emotional skills, vision, hearing, and orthopedic needs.

Please contact ChildFIND at 662-7690 to make a confidential referral.

For further information on the ChildFIND process, select the following link:

http://www.nichcy.org/InformationResources/Documents/NICHCY PUBS/pa2.pdf

For further information on child development, select one of the following links:

http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/index.html

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/childdevelopment.html
Things We Are Especially Proud Of...
  • A financially stable school district.
  • A K-4 student to teacher ratio averaging about 20:1 and a grades 6-12 ratio of approximately 22:1.
  • Full day kindergarten at all elementary schools.
  • An exemplary middle school plan featuring core curriculum teams of students and teachers, encore (elective) classes that enhance and enrich the core curriculum, exploratory classes for students to achieve in areas other than traditional subjects, and small group work in a variety of areas.
  • Award winning middle school.
  • A wide variety of grades 7-12 technical and vocational education courses, including a regional career and technology center.
  • Three educational complexes within walking distance enabling students to take high school, vocational, and college courses and earn dual credit.
  • High school graduation requirements of 23 credits compared to the state requirements of 21.
  • A student to computer ratio of 3:1.
  • Up-to-date computers and related technology readily accessible to students and staff to facilitate and enhance the teaching/learning process. A recognized leader in technology, one of the first school districts in the state to provide internet access to all schools.
  • A wide range of academic and athletic co-curricular programs to meet the needs and interests of all students.
  • A well-defined K-12 District Curriculum Development Process which guarantees up-to-date curricular offerings.
  • A district-wide Respect For All Program which stresses that everyone in our district has the right to a learning environment where he or she feels respected, protected and safe.
  • Grant writing has enabled us to enhance our programs and services (ie: Even Start Family Literacy Program, Success For All Program at Minnie H Elementary).
  • School breakfast and lunch programs which meet nutritional guidelines at very reasonable costs.
  • Video-conferencing laboratories located at LACTC and DLHS providing the ability to broadcast or receive high school or college level courses throughout the state and region.
  • ACCREDITATION: All of the Devils Lake Public Schools are accredited by the North Central Association of Schools and accredited with commendations by the State Department of Public Instruction.
  • The District
    The city of Devils Lake, in the northeast corner of the state of North Dakota, is the heart of the Devils Lake Public School District #1 with a stable population of approximately 8,000 and an increasingly diversified economy that includes agriculture, tourism (hunting, fishing, and lake recreation) and light industry. It is a regional shopping center. Devils Lake is the home of the North Dakota School for the Deaf and Lake Region State College. It also provides comprehensive medical services for the entire Lake Region population. The school district encompasses 472.63 square miles.
    Facilities
    Prairie View Elementary School (K-4) 200 12th Ave NE (662-7626)

    Sweetwater Elementary School (K-4) 1304 2nd Ave N (662-7630)

    Minnie H Elementary School (K-4) 210 College Drive S (662-7670)

    Central Middle School (5-8) 325 7th ST (662-7664)

    Devils Lake High School (9-12) 1601 College Drive N (662-1200)

    DLHS Activities Office (9-12) 1601 College Drive N (662-1205)

    Lake Area Career and Technology Center (9-12) 205 16th ST NW (662-7650)

    Sports Center Complex w/ Admin Offices connected 1601 College Drive N (662-7640)

    School Bus Garage (662-7638)

    Lake Region Special Education Office (662-7690)

    Use of Park Board Burdick Arena

    Use of Lake Region State College Auditorium
    Anticipated Enrollments
    2005-06 School Year:
    Preschool 6
    Kindergarten 110
    Grades 1-4 460
    Grades 5-8 610
    Grades 9-12 620
    Alternative High School 20
    TOTAL 1,826
    Approximately 76% of the student population is Caucasian, 22% Native American, and 2% Other.
    Staff
    CERTIFIED (150) - Teachers, Counselors, etc.

    CLASSIFIED (127) - Secretaries, Paraprofessionals, Cooks, Custodians, Bus Drivers, etc.

    SUBSTITUTES/OTHERS (50)

    LAKE REGION SPECIAL EDUCATION 40 staff mambers (35 Professional and 5 Classified)
    Finances
    2004 Current Taxable Valuation..........................................$17,217,484.00

    2005-06 Operating Budget.................................................$13,400,000.00

    2003-04 Average Pupil Cost.......................................................$5,611.00

    2003-04 State Average Cost......................................................$6,675.19

    Current Mill Rate..........................................................................220.98