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Principal's Message


Welcome to Derby Elementary School – Home of the Tigers!  Derby Elementary School offers premier educational experiences pre-Kindergarten through grade six.  I invite you to explore our website and learn more about our school.   I am confident you will enjoy seeing the many opportunities Derby Elementary School offers.  

 

Our school is home to approximately 411 children and families.  Our average class size is 16 children per class.  The core areas of curriculum include the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts (writing, reading, speaking and listening), math, science, and social studies.  In addition, all children enjoy enhanced learning opportunities through weekly specials instruction in the areas of art, music, physical education, and technology.  We also have a full service library with brand new shelving that houses over 12,000 books for children.  

Derby Elementary is a technology rich environment, with interactive boards and document cameras in every classroom, three mobile laptop carts, 2 computer labs, 24 Kindles, access to an online library for downloadable books,25 Playaway audio books and a 15,000 volume leveled book room for classroom instruction.  In addition, all fourth - sixth graders are assigned their own Chromebook to use in the classroom.  Our teachers are integrating technology into instruction more and mo

re every day in an effort in increase engagement and prepare children for the world of work in the 21st Century and beyond. 

I feel honored to have the privilege of being part of such an amazing school.  Derby Elementary is a beautiful school, but the real treasures are found within its doors…..children that are eager to learn.  The high-caliber teachers and support staff continually seek out opportunities to engage learners in new and exciting ways.  Together, they build a kind, tolerant, accepting learning community that focuses on success for all children.  High standards, mixed with fun, memorable experiences are a recipe for success at Derby.

I am very proud to welcome you to Derby Elementary School, where you will find a commitment to excellence that is second to none.  

 

Stacey Urbin

Principal

 

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