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June 30, 2020 - URGENT for DS Parents & Stakeholders...we need your feedback on our “back to school” survey. Our goal is to take the feedback provided from this survey and use it to finalize some plans that will not only get us back to school safely but also keep us safe and in school throughout the school year. 

The survey will be open until noon on July 6.

Take the survey HERE

 June 18, 2020 Board Meeting Information HERE


Please click the following links for important information

NTI Day Meal and Academic Contact Information

Notification From Superindendant Whalen

NTI Reference Guide for Families

What to know about the Coronavirus





WELCOME to Dawson Springs Independent Schools, 

At the Dawson Springs Board of Education meeting held on January 27, 2020, our Board approved a new Mission Statement, Vision Statement, and a new District Motto. Each of these new statements were developed and revised by students, staff, and local stakeholders. They were also vetted over a several month period with multiple surveys and feedback. Please see the new statements below.


The Mission of the Dawson Springs Independent School District is to educate, equip, and empower every student to be transition ready, college and/or career ready, and life ready. 


The Vision of the Dawson Springs Independent School District is that every student and family become lifelong learners and that each grows and flourishes as a responsible, productive and engaged citizen within our complex, ever-changing world.


A Tradition of Success


Our District will use these new statements in various ways as we proceed educating our children. We believe these new statements reflect our basic core beliefs. We hope all our students, staff, and our community will become familiar with the new statements and use them as needed as a fundamental foundation for everything we do.


Dawson Springs Independent Schools: A TRADITION OF SUCCESS!



The Dawson Springs Independent School District is fully accredited by the Kentucky Department of Education and serves approximately 700 students.  the school district boundaries include the Tradewater River to the south and west, the railroad line to the east, and the West Kentucky Parkway (now I69), to the north.  Students from other school counties and school districts are accepted for enrollment with the approval of the Administrative Staff and the agreement of the School District where the student lives.

A staff of approximately 100 people are employed by the school district.  Dawson Springs Elementary School enrolls students in grades Kindergarten through 6th grade.  Dawson Springs Junior High / High School serves students in grades 7 through 12.  Both schools are located on the same campus at 317 Eli Street, Dawson Springs, KY.

If you have questions or desire further information about the Dawson Springs Independent School District, contact the Board of Education Office at 270-797-3811, or visit the office at 118 East Arcadia Avenue, Dawson Springs, KY.

Dawson Springs Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, gender, or handicap in employment, educational programs, or activities, as set for the in Title IX, Title VI, or Section 504.







118 East Arcadia Avenue | Dawson Springs, KY 42408