School & Building Information
Denkmann is located at 4101 22nd Avenue, Rock Island.
This elementary school is completely surrounded by single-family residences and neighborhoods. The street is not a main thoroughfare in Rock Island, keeping through traffic at a minimum.
The Rock Island-Milan School District operates on a modified year-round calendar. School starts in early August, and students have 2-week breaks in the fall, winter, and spring.
First Day of School: August 4
Unpack Your Backpack: August 3, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
469 students in 2009
According to the 2009 School Report Card, the average class sizes range from 19 to 24.3 students.
There are 18 students per teacher.
Beginning and Ending Grades
This school serves students in grades pre-kindergarten to sixth grade and includes a Head Start program.
Number of Classes At Each Grade Level
There are 2-3 classrooms per grade level.
Proximity to Housing and/or Neighborhoods
45 percent of the students walk to school, 45 percent use automobile transportation, and 10 percent utilize the bus system.
Hot Breakfast/Lunch Programs
Like all Rock Island-Milan Schools, Denkmann has daily hot breakfast and lunch programs.
Before or After-Care Programs
Denkmann also offers before and after-school childcare programs.
Special Features of Building or Grounds
Denkmann was built in 1930 and displays an Art Deco design in its architecture. This two-story building sets on beautiful park-like grounds where our students recess.
Recent and Planned Upgrades
In the past five years, Denkmann has repainted the halls and has undergone an exterior tuck point repair. As part of the district’s Building Excellence plan, Denkmann received approximately 4,400 square feet in additions and renovations this past year.
- Instructional Space
- Front Entry
Parent Involvement and Opportunities
Denkmann offers a compact for volunteer hours from parents at the school. The most common ways for parents to interact with the school is through the PTA, room volunteers, the School Leadership Team, Special Events, and the School Survey.
Conflict Resolution or PBIS (Positive Behavior In Schools)
The district discipline handbook is followed at all times. The Denkmann Timberwolfe Traits are used throughout the building in order to promote positive behavior and build good character. The traits are Respect, Responsibility, Trustworthiness and There and Ready.
Safety, Parking, Crossing Guards
For safety, there is a designated pick up and drop off area at the school. Students may come onto school grounds at 8:10 a.m. (unless they are eating breakfast). At 8:20 a.m., students line up to come into the building and school starts at 8:30 a.m. Denkmann also has both child and adult crossing guards.
Playground Time & Supervision
School-wide recess is only scheduled during the students’ lunchtime. Our primary class usually takes an added recess in the afternoon. The additional recess times vary from class to class. During these times volunteers, aides, teachers, and the principal supervise the children in their play.