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John B. Deiter, Ph.D
A Message from the Superintendent 

Welcome to DeWitt Public Schools! DeWitt Public Schools is a district of approximately 3000 students just north of Lansing, Michigan's capital. Our six buildings serve students from preschool to twelfth grade and include: 
  • Fuerstenau Early Childhood Center for students in grades preschool and kindergarten, 
  • Schavey Road Elementary School for students in grades one and two, 
  • Scott Elementary School for third and fourth grades, 
  • Herbison Woods School for children in the fifth and sixth grades, 
  • DeWitt Junior High School for seventh and eighth graders, 
  • DeWitt High School and Alternative Education for grades nine through twelve. 

The district also operates a community education and child care program to provide enrichment options for students and their families. 

We have a very supportive community and a very talented and motivated staff. In partnership with our parents and the community, the faculty provides a first rate education with many of our students excelling in academics, athletics, robotics, music/band, theater and more! DeWitt Public Schools' students demonstrate solid proficiency on state assessments and many achieve regional, state and national awards. 

District success is a result of strong support from families and the community of DeWitt. The district receives the lowest foundation grant from the State of Michigan but is able to maximize these funds with efficiency and commitment to our students. At 3000 students we are large enough to offer many programs and opportunities for our students, and yet we are small enough to do this in a safe and caring environment where the staff can get to know the students and parents on an individual basis. 

Our focus throughout the district is your child's learning; preparing them to be a well-rounded and successful adult of tomorrow is a challenge we take seriously! I expect you to find quality instruction, compassion and service, a rigorous state core curriculum, technology standards, innovative teaching strategies, real world connections, frequent assessment and communication to you about your student's progress.

John B. Deiter, Ph.D.