Phone: 901-416-0355


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Principal's Message

Greetings and welcome to Dexter K-8 School, the home of the Patriots!  I am thrilled that you have decided to view our school’s website in order to learn more about the wonderful scholars, staff, and programs we have to offer.  Dexter K-8 School has a reputation of “Building A Culture of Excellence” and we will continue to strive to become the best. 

As you peruse our website, you will notice that all of our teachers have email addresses and maintain a Classdojo account to keep parents informed of news relevant to their classrooms.  We are committed to providing innovative lessons to our students, incorporating technology in order to meet the needs of the 21st century learner.

Our Dexter community is dedicated to providing our students with a well-rounded educational experience.  While the core curriculum is provided for all students, we believe that it is critical to provide leadership opportunities, character education and exposure to technologies in order to prepare students to compete with their global counterparts.

We encourage you to visit our beautiful school and see that we are a school committed to children, with a college and career focus.  You will find that this is a vibrant and engaging community of teachers and learners.  To our parents, we believe that your involvement is an essential component to the academic success of your child.   I encourage you to visit our website and social media platforms often, build a positive rapport with your child’s teacher and to get engaged in all that Dexter K-8 School has to offer.  Your participation in our school is needed and greatly appreciated!

 I look forward to partnering with you on behalf of our future leaders as we “Build A Culture of Excellence…Every Day the Dexter Way!”


 Patrick L. Certion