The Dierks school system is superior in many ways. The character of the teaching staff is such that you don't worry about the environment in which they are learning. Most of the teachers at Dierks are from the area and have a deep love for the school. They know the students and their families which seems to strengthen their sense of responsibility to the students. When we moved out of the district we looked for a school that would compare with the excellent atmosphere and care that Dierks provided and had to turn to a private school to find the same environment.