Derby Hills Elementary is located at 2230 N. Woodlawn in Derby, KS.
Our school serves Early Childhood-5th Grade. Office hours are Monday-Friday (during the school year) from 7:30AM-4:00PM.
Phone: (316) 788-8540 • Fax: (316) 788-8536

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Upcoming Boundary Changes Community Input Forums
Derby Public Schools is revisiting new boundaries to be implemented for the 2020-2021 school year and is hosting two community forums in January to gain input. Please plan to attend to learn more.
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Derby Hills and Park Hill Receive CAN Award
Derby Hills Elementary and Park Hill Elementary Are Two of Eight Kansas Schools Recognized by Civic Advocacy Network (CAN).
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Kansas School Safety Hotline
Make the right call to 1-877-626-8203 to anonymously report any potential school violence.
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School Hours
Supervision of children begins at 8:45AM on Mondays and 7:45AM on Tuesdays-Fridays. Children are dismissed at 3:20PM each day. The building will open Mondays at 8:50AM and 7:50AM Tuesdays-Fridays. Students should be in class by 9:00AM on Mondays and 8:00AM the rest of the week. Please honor these times for the safety of your child. If your child is participating in the breakfast program, they may enter the front doors at 7:35AM.
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A Message From Mr. Moffett

Mr. MoffettDerby Hills Families,

Welcome to Derby Hills.  I am honored to serve as your student’s principal. This is not a role that I take lightly. I am committed to each student’s success and looking forward to partnering with each of you to see your student(s) reach their full potential. I encourage you to take a minute to read the vision and mission of Derby Hills Elementary. This mission serves as a daily reminder to our entire staff.

Derby Hills is a place of endless possibilities. We take pride in our commitment to maintain a family-focused and value-oriented educational experience. Our mission is to ensure that every life, every day is impacted positively with meaningful relationships, a safe environment and a rigorous curriculum. Through strong partnerships with families and the community, Derby Hills Elementary is inspiring the 21st century learner toward a lifetime of responsible living.

We focus on helping the “whole child.” This means helping your student far beyond the academic areas.  We are excited to offer “Dragon Clubs” one Friday a month, where teachers will lead extracurricular activities with small groups of students, and “Wellness Wednesdays” one Wednesday a month, where grade levels will spend 30 minutes walking, running or dancing to help keep stay active. Regular activity and exercise changes the brain to improve memory and critical thinking skills. We believe both these additions to our schedule will benefit your student. Lastly, don’t be a stranger to our campus. We love parent volunteers and your students love having you at school. It’s so important to stay informed and engaged with your student’s education. We have an active social media presence and we invite you to follow or like us on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat (dhedragons), Pinterest and Instagram. Here’s to an amazing school year of excellence and endless possibilities.

In the interest of ALL Derby Hills students,
Mr. James Moffett - Principal


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