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About Us

We strive to inspire students to be lifelong learners while making a positive difference in their community.  

A Message from Our Principal

Here at DCIS we are committed to fostering a culture of academic excellence, personal growth, and community partnership. We aim to inspire our students to reach their full potential, both inside and outside the classroom. Our dedicated teachers create dynamic and innovative learning experiences that challenge and inspire.

As we navigate the opportunities that each school year brings, communication and collaboration will be key. We encourage open dialogue between parents, teachers and students to create a supportive educational community. Together, we can ensure that each student receives the guidance and encouragement needed to succeed.

If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas you'd like to share, please do not hesitate to reach out. 


Sherri Verble
Deer Creek Intermediate Principal 

Our Story

DCIS opened in 2021, originally serving all of Deer Creek's fifth and sixth graders. When the 4th & 5th Grade Center opened in 2020, DCIS became a sixth grade only school site. Since then, we average around 650 students and 60 staff members each year. 

Since DCIS opened, we've received numerous accolades and recognitions, including: 

  • Recognized as a High Performing School from the Oklahoma State Department of Education

  • Oklahoma Educational Technology Trust Grantee School - Integrating Technology and Learning

  • Received the Award of Excellence for being an Oklahoma Certified Healthy School 

  • Certified as a Marzano High Reliability School for Level 1 (Safe and Collaborative Culture), Level 2 (Effective Teaching in Every Classroom), Level 3 (Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum) and Level 4 (Standards Referenced Reporting) 

Our Principals

Sherri Verble
Head Principal

Dr. Makenzie Gurss
Assistant Principal

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