5th Grade Netbooks

5th Grade Netbooks


In 2011, the Foundation was able to provide every 5th grade student in DCS a Dell Netbook for assignments and learning both in school and at home. This program focuses on using technology to aggressively reverse trends of declining student attendance and student achievement beginning in the 4th grade, as well as an increase in discipline referrals beginning in 5th grade. This initiative launched the ongoing expansion of current technology for every classroom in DCS.

How We Measure Results

Results are measured based on student attendance records, number of discipline referrals, and tracking academic achievement through standardized test scores.

Schools Affected

Every 5th grade student at each of the 12 elementary schools received a Netbook.