Academics and Workload


In addition to our Academic Core, students take Music, Computer, Library, Spanish, and Physical Education classes. Algebra 1 and Spanish 1 are offered to 8th grade students for high school credit.

The DRS Handbook provides suggested homework times for each grade. The following times are only suggested, and actual homework time may vary:

Grades K-3, K-4, K-5 15 minutes
Grades 1 and 2 30 minutes
Grades 3 and 4 45 minutes
Grades 5 and 6 60 minutes
Grades 7 and 8 90 minutes

The Honor Roll promotes effort and recognizes academic achievement. Students in grades 3-8 who meet the qualifications (see the Handbook) each quarter will make the Honor Roll, and their names will be printed in the school newsletter and in local community newspapers.