Derry Village School

We Open the Door to Learning

Mission Statement for the Derry Cooperative School District

The Derry Cooperative School District's mission for school aged children is to create a safe and successful learning environment for all students; one that fosters challenging situations, promotes self worth, encourages learning as a life long activity and produces healthy young adults who will contribute to society.

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Derry Cooperative School District goals:

  1. Meet students where they are
  2. Strengthen communication and connections with all constituents
  3. Sustain a safe culture; Increase support for behavioral health
  4. Achieve simplicity and clarity
  5. Define priorities for student learning and achievement
  6. Focus on Authentic Literacy
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School District Information

School Reconfiguration Survey

The Derry School Board is discussing possible District reconfigurations and wants community input. The district currently has five elementary schools for grades K-5, one middle school for grades 6-8, one middle school for grades 6-8 and the Derry Early Education Program (DEEP), and the SAU administration building. Several possible scenarios are under considerations, many of which would close an existing school. Click here for the overview of all viable options and here for the enrollment data used for this report.

Parents, community members, staff, school board members and administrators were all part of the multiyear facilities committee effort that evaluated the viability of the reconfiguration scenarios and the potential costs and benefits. Find the full report here.

Please take the survey below to share your thoughts. Parents without access to the Internet can request a copy of the survey from the school secretary at their child’s school.

Link to survey on Survey Monkey: The deadline for filling out the survey is Thursday, December 13.

Positions Vacant

The Derry Cooperative School District is looking to fill the following vacancies in our schools for the 2018-2019 school year:

  • Commissary Supervisor for Child Nutrition Department
  • Math Assistants
  • Reading Assistants - multiple positions district wide
  • Reading Specialist Grinnell Elementary School

To apply for these postings, visit our Human Resources Vacancies and Online Applications.
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Notice of NondiscriminationThe Derry Cooperative School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities. Any student, parent on behalf of their child, or employee who believes that he or she has a disability and thinks that accommodations are necessary to afford an equal opportunity for success, should contact the school Section 504 coordinator.