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Welcome to Dakota Community Unit School District 201

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Welcome! We are pleased to welcome you to the Dakota Community Unit School District 201 website. DCUSD 201 has a long and proud tradition of excellence in education. Our board and staff are committed to providing the highest learning standards in a safe and welcoming educational environment.

DCUSD 201 is located in Stephenson County, and the schools are in Dakota, IL. We provide a wide variety of educational programs, services and settings, including a daycare, preschool program, a traditional K–6 setting, as well as an exceptional secondary level curriculum and vocational opportunities. The district also is a member of the NWSE, a special education coop, and CareerTEC, a vocational education coop.

We encourage the support of community volunteers and parent helpers, knowing full well that successful schools partner with families and communities to provide strong support for academic achievement. We welcome your involvement and input. Feel free to call the district office at (815) 449-2832.

Dakota Elementary was awarded the Academic Excellence Award from the Illinois School Board of Education. 438 schools earned the Award. To earn the award a school must meet the following criteria:
  1. Made adequate yearly progress for two years in a row.
  2. 90% of students must have met or exceeded state standards in both reading and math for three consecutive years.