About Us

Our district offers quality programming, first-rate facilities and opportunities for family involvement. We serve nearly 3,000 students, who benefit from a qualified staff where teaching and learning are number one! DeWitt is located just north of Lansing and is accessible by I-69 and U.S. 27.

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Contact Us

Main Office 517-668-3000Fax 517-668-3018dps@dewittschools.net

Mailing Address

DeWitt Public SchoolsPO Box 800DeWitt, MI 48820

School Location

DeWitt Public Schools2957 W. Herbison Rd.DeWitt, MI 48820
Community Information

Mission Statement

DeWitt Public Schools are preparing students for the challenges and opportunities of a global society.

Vision Statement

By joining together with our community and families, we will provide an environment of excellence that results in the achievement of all students.

Our Beliefs

We accept the responsibility to always focus on our children first. We are accountable to these principles and they will guide our work. We believe:

Every child is a unique individual.

Everyone is a teacher and everyone is a learner.

Parents, families, staff and the community share the responsibility of working together for the success of all students.

Trust, honesty, and respect are essential for learning.

Our students deserve a safe and orderly school.

Our students are best served when we evaluate and use resources responsibly.

High performance from everyone promotes excellence.

Data evaluation guides continuous improvement.

Teaching and learning with technology is paramount in achieving our mission.

Guiding Principals

I. Student Performance and Achievement

Provide a curriculum that is aligned with current state and federal standards

Implement research-based teaching and learning practices to increase student academic performance

Challenge students with an ambitious and rigorous course of study

Reinforce the quality of our teachers, administrators and support staff through stringent hiring practices, and promote constant growth through evaluations and professional development

Promote positive student behaviors

Foster students’ higher level thinking skills through instruction of relevant content and discovery


II. Administrative and Financial Leadership

Provide direction while allocating available resources to improve education for our students

Promote a positive environment for students & staff

Maintain a district fund balance equal to no less than 8% of current expenditures

Expand the role and visibility of the DeWitt Education Foundation

Maintain facilities and infrastructure

Educate the community regarding the district's financial condition and challenges, and the resulting impact on programs and services

Pursue appropriate opportunities to collaborate or consolidate programs and services


III. Communication, Collaboration and Recognition

Communicate curriculum expectations in a consistent format

Increase opportunities for open communication and dialog with all members of the community

Maintain collaborative partnerships with stakeholders

Provide proactive and timely communications through a variety of media

Recognize our students for their unique talents and achievements

Celebrate diversity of people and their ideas


IV. Technology Education and Integration

Infuse technology into operations to increase effectiveness and efficiency

Pursue opportunities to enhance technology resources

Continuously advance students’ and teachers’ use of technology as it evolves