Principal’s Corner

Mrs. Alissa Tucker

Welcome to Dallas City Elementary School! We are a great small Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade school located in the northwest part of Hancock County in Illinois. We have just over 200 students. We host a PreK program and an early childhood program for students with special needs. We have one class of each grade K-5. Our junior high wing hosts students in grades 6-8. Our average class size is around 20 students per class.

Our goals are to maintain a safe school environment, stress academic excellence, and help students find success through leadership experiences.

At Dallas City Elementary we strive to provide a quality educational experience for each student. We offer a rich curriculum in reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies that follows the Common Core standards adopted by the state of Illinois. In addition to our core academics we have second to none music, art, and physical education departments. The Response to Intervention process is followed to assist students who need extra behavior support and extra academic support. Our district shares resources with the West Central Illinois Special Education Cooperative.

We work hard to provide oppoprtunities for students in grades 5-8 to participate in extra curricular activties. We have a strong sports cooperative program with LaHarpe Elementary School.

We are proud of several events that occur on an annual basis: Book Fair, Grandparent’s Day, Veterans Day Celebration, Penny Carnival, Art Fair, school picnic, and music concerts.

Our theme is "Every Bulldog Moving Forward." Dallas City educators are working to help every Bulldog achieve academic success. We are focusing on what we CAN DO to make a difference for students and the community.

We incorporate Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) into our school. This system places emphasis on student success. We also follow Covey's Seven Habits of Success: Be Proactive, Begin with the End in Mind, Put First Things First, Think Win-Win, Seek First to Understand and then to be Understood, Synergize, and Sharpen the Saw.

I encourage parents and families to attend the many events that are hosted throughout the year, join PTO, attend school board meetings, and visit our school.