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