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Academics - Top 20

De Queen Public Schools ranks in Arkansas's Top 20

Teachers - Top 10

**Arkansas Top 10 ** 66% of teachers have at least a master's degree**99% of teachers are certified**

Multiple Pathways

De Queen Public Schools is committed to preparing students for career, college, and community readiness.


Steve Lester

Steve Lester has been teaching for 36 years. He says "De Queen Public Schools is a great place to spend each day. The students and employees at our school are warm, cheerful, and personable. Our board of education and administration work hard to support and equip us."

Dawn Serigne

Dawn Serigne began teaching in 2004 at Lockesburg Elementary and then transitioned to DeQueen Jr. High Mrs. Serigne states "I love the staff and kids. I love the diversity of the students. The diversity seems to make the kids more accepting of differences in all areas."

Jill Valley

Joe Vallee is the Maintenance Supervisor for De Queen Public Schools. He manages the team responsible for prepping the campuses and facilities through the summer and maintaining them through the school year. Mr. Vallee is married to DMS Art teacher Lori Vallee.