Ms. McKeown's Message
Welcome to Deerfield and to what promises to be an exciting and rewarding school year! The staff and I are happy you and your family will be part of our Deerfield community.
It is wonderful to have the children back at school and we look forward to their enthusiasm and zest for learning. You truly have wonderful children and it is a joy for us to work with them. Indeed, we are excited about all of the learning opportunities planned for this year. As always, we will strive to provide the finest quality education Deerfield is known for and to continue to create a warm, caring place for children to learn.
The academic growth of the students at Deerfield over time as measured by standardized testing and the Academic Performance Index (API) is most impressive and we now boast an exceptional score of 942. This continued growth shows me that the teachers, parents, and students here are all very dedicated and work very hard to reach new heights. Toward this end I know that we will continue to provide a rigorous, consistent and enjoyable education program that meets both the academic and social needs of every student.
I firmly believe that one of the most special aspects of our school is our strong sense of community and of working together as a team to ensure the growth of each child here at Deerfield. The staff and I are so very thankful to the many supportive parents and community members for giving so much of yourselves: your precious time and energy, your creativity and talents, and most of all your kindness. We absolutely would not be the outstanding school that we are without each one of you. Together, we do make a difference in the lives of children.