Dearborn recognized as a District of Distinction

Districts of Distinction plaque says Dearborn City School District, July 2018 Honoree, "Moving Beyond Compliance to Implementing Continuous Improvement Process"
Adding to a growing list of accolades the Dearborn Public Schools was one of only 45 school districts nationwide this year recognized as a District of Distinction by District Administration magazine. This is the eighth round of honorees for this national recognition program, which began in November 2014.

The District was recognized for its innovative School Improvement Process (SIP).   SIP is used to evaluate schools and help them develop on-going plans that improve instruction and student achievement.  The SIP process involves all stakeholders
and uses an evaluation tool that looks at nine high-impact strategies while focusing on classroom applications.  Administrators, teachers, staff, parents and students visit classrooms and rate what learners are doing and saying, the level of engagement, the depth of questions and the cognitive demands of the activities. Following the classroom visits, teams discuss observations to provide written feedback to the school.

“There are great things going on in the district and I appreciate the incredible support from our Board of Education, staff, parents/community members and of course our students,” commented Superintendent Dr. Glenn Maleyko.

The complete review of Dearborn’s SIP process can be found by visiting: //

Districts of Distinction was established by District Administration to honor school districts that are leading the way with new ideas that solve challenges.  Honorees are selected based on the quantifiable results and replicability of their initiatives.

“These districts all have developed exemplary programs to support students in their education and well beyond the classroom,” says JD Solomon, editorial director at District Administration magazine.  “We hope our readers are inspired by the innovation of these honorees to create successful initiatives in their own districts.”