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DeQueen Elementary School
233 Treating Plant Road
DeQeen, Arkansas 71832

Summer Hours:Monday  to Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Phone: 870-584-4311
Fax: 870-642-8582
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Welcome to DeQueen Elementary School!!

Motto: We are the scholars and leaders! We are DES!

Dear Principal Phillips,

 Congratulations on being recognized by OEP as a school that is "Beating the Odds"!  As you may know, the Office for Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas creates an annual report entitled the Outstanding Educational Performance Awards, and the "Beating the Odds" awards are given to schools who are serving a high percentage of students from low-income communities that are nevertheless reaching high levels of achievement.

In our report being released Wednesday, March 15, DeQueen Elementary School received an award for Southwest Region Math Beating the Odds.  A small version of the subject award is attached to this email for placement on your school’s website, and a personalized paper copy will be sent to the district later this spring.

Awards are based on the OEP-created “school GPA,” calculated on the basis of the percentage of students that perform at each level on the 2016 ACT Aspire Math, ELA, and Science. To learn more about how we determined the OEP award winners and to see the full list of award recipients, you can view the report here.

We congratulate you on this accomplishment and hope that you will share this good news with teachers, students, and others who contributed to your school’s success.

For updates and insights, follow our blog at www.officeforedpolicy.com, and to be added to our weekly updates and roundup of education news, send an email to oep@uark.edu with the subject line “Add to OWL List.”

Congratulations again on your OEP Beating the Odds award! 


 Gary W. Ritter, Ph.D., Faculty Director

Sarah McKenzie, Ph.D., Executive Director

 Office for Education Policy

211 Graduate Education Building

Fayetteville, AR 72701

Presli Young was the overall Winner of the Egg Drop contest at the DES Science Night held on 

March 9th.  Thanks to everyone for making this event a big success.

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Mrs. Phillips, DES Principal

Mrs. Terriann Phillips, Principal


Terriann Phillips has been with De Queen School District since 1993 when she began her career as a second grade teacher. Mrs. Phillips was awarded the Elementary School Teacher of the Year for Arkansas for 1997-1998 by the Oklahoma-Arkansas Section of the Mathematical Association of America. In 1998 she was awarded the State Award for the National Science Foundation Presidental Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. After six years in the classroom, Terriann moved into administration and served one year as an assistant principal before taking over as the principal for De Queen Elementary School in 2000. In 2009, she was named Administrator of the Year by J P Associates and in 2012, she was named Outstanding Administrator of the Year by the Arkansas Art Educator’s Association.

Terriann received her Bachelor of Science degree from East Texas State University at Texarkana in 1993 and her Master of Science degree from Texas A & M – Texarkana in 1997. Additionally, she studied at Henderson State University and the University of Central Arkansas to complete the requirements for her administrator credentials.


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De Queen Elementary School participates in the BOXTOPS for Education Program. The money made through this source helps support incentives for our students.  We have three contests annually to encourage participation by our students. Dr. Randy and Angie Walker have generously supported these contests by donating prizes. We appreciate their generosity and interest in DES!

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