USD 216 Deerfield serves students Pre-K through 12th grade. The 10-11 school year initiates a four day school week, Monday through Thursday for students and staff.
Our 1A school district is very proud of our academic success and our advanced technology. The elementary school includes pre-kindergarten through 5th grades; the middle school includes 6th through 8th grades, and the high school includes 9th through 12th grades. The district has achieved the Standard of Excellence in many areas in both reading and math. Deerfield Middle School received the Challenge Award twice for excellence in reading and math due to the high achievement of our ethnically diverse population. Out of district enrollment is accepted and encouraged.
The district is a member of the High Plains Special Education Cooperative and the Southwest Plains Regional Service Center. The district's site based council is active which provides guidance and support for the educational programs. Professional learning committees are implemented for continued improvement in the educational process. An after school program for elementary and middle school is implemented by the Twenty-First Century Grant.
Success For All” school and include Shurley English, Accelerated Reading, and Computer Curriculum Corporation Programs to provide a strong reading program. As a part of an integrated K-12 curriculum we adopted Saxon Math. Band and vocal music education are integrated into the curriculum. Federal and state student support services are comprised of Migrant Education, Family Literacy through the Title One programs, Special Education, Bilingual Education, At Risk, and Four Year Old At Risk Programs.
In 2011 the Deerfield Learning Academy was developed as an on-line high school diploma program that will provide new opportunities for improved student learning and increased learning opportunities for students in special areas of emphasis. Because of the rigorous academic courses at the DLA, upon graduation students will be adequately prepared to enter the world of work, vocational training, or post-secondary academic institutions with success.
Primarily a rural district, Deerfield is nestled on the western plains of Kansas located along Highway 50/400 just 14 miles west of Garden City. Deerfield is a wonderful friendly small farming community in which to live and raise a family. The community takes pride in their schools and supports activities. Our schools are located at the corner of 8th and Beech street on the west side of town.
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