District Standards

Learner Performance Goals
Standards and Benchmarks


  • all students can and have the right to learn;
  • providing a safe and positive learning environment is a foremost expectation;
  • setting of higher expectations better prepares students to function successfully;
  • creating a climate that allows learning from failure and encourages risk taking;
  • and modeling by adults will foster the dignity and respect expected from students.


The Dike-New Hartford School District provides:

  • Quality educational opportunities to encourage every student to reach their individual potential and to become productive citizens and life-long learners; and
  • Quality educational and recreational facilities for the benefit of all members of the district.


  • Positive Attitude
  • Responsibility
  • Honesty
  • Ethics
  • Integrity 
  • Respectfulness
  • Self-Discipline


Dike-New Hartford is a district in which all students are challenged and supported in reaching their full potential because the district provides:  a curriculum which makes individualized challenging opportunities available for all, a staff of lifelong learners who continuously improve their skills, a safe environment with a foundation of full community support and a climate of commitment to continual improvement.

  • The district has a full slate of curricular and extracurricular opportunities which are available to all and prepare all students for a productive future.
  • Excellent support systems are in place to assure that each child has what it takes to meet their full potential.
  • Teachers at all levels of the system continually expand their knowledge to assure that high district standards are met.
  • Students develop strong relationships with staff and community, which ensure their security.


  1. Collaborative Worker
    • participates as a team member
    • governs self by group rules and values
    • demonstrates effective interpersonal skills
    • effectively uses conflict management skills
    • supports group decisions
  2. Effective Communicator
    • speaks clearly and communicates message
    • adapts message to various audiences
    • receives, attends to interprets and responds accurately to nonverbal communication
    • communicates thoughts, ideas, information and messages in writing
    • interprets written information
  3. Quality Producer
    • sets priorities and achievable goals
    • meets or exceeds expectations
    • manages time
    • monitors and assesses progress
    • assumes responsibility for actions
  4. Critical Thinker
    • makes intelligent decisions
    • willing to learn from success and failures
    • seeks full understanding
    • develops solutions based on sound evidence
  5. Problem Solver
    • identifies parameters of the problem
    • gathers information from appropriate sources
    • generates a variety of options
    • applies strategies to make decisions
    • reflects on decisions
  6. Knowledgeable Person
    • reads, writes, performs arithmetic and mathematical operations
    • able and willing to learn
    • uses a variety of technologies
    • acquires and uses information
  7. Contributing Citizen
    • predict consequences of global events to their own lives
    • identifies life-long methods to preserve our natural resources
    • supports community efforts
    • provides leadership
    • works well with people from diverse backgrounds



Iowa Core Curriculum Content By Grade/Course




1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

9-12 Math (Upper)

9-12 Math (Lower)

9-12 Science

9-10 English

11-12 English

9-12 Spanish

9-12 Family & Consumer Science

9-12 Industrial Technology

9-12 Business

Elementary and Junior High Art

9-12 Art

Elementary Music

Elementary and Junior High Media

9-12 Instrumental Music

6-8 Instrumental Music

7-8 Vocal Music

Physical Education

Title I Reading


Talented and Gifted

Special Education