"We are best known for diversity, community support and superior facilites"
Students enrolled 727
Hours 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
School leader Mr Randy Miller
Transportation options Yes
District M S D Pike Township
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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5 stars
Based on 12 ratings

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no rating November 06, 2009
It's simply the best school with the best teachers and the most wonderful Principal. The teachers at DR aren't just teachers they are great support and help for kids, they are just awesome!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2009
i like deer run because of the care for the kids andthe safety

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
Deer run has played a very important role in educating my two boys. The principal, Mr.Holly, came up through the ranks and is one of the most caring pricipals I know. The teachers are wonderful and are willing to forge strong bonds with parents to help the students succeed. I am proud that both my boys have had the opportunity to attend this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2009
The atomsphere for learning is great. All the students have pride in their school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 29, 2009
It is a school with dedicated teachers who are willing to go the extra mile to help all students.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 29, 2009
I love Deer Run Elementary School because we have some of the most energetic, dedicated teachers who are here to ensure the success of each student.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2009
My son attended this school from K-5 and later I became a teacher in this building. As a former Deer Run parent and current teacher, this school has some of the most dedicated staff members you could ever imagine!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 25, 2009
My niece goes there and she loves the school and is very bright and a child that is in that environment will be able to learn so much and it is wonderful to see.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
This school educates, empowers, and nurtures children in a clean loving safe environment!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
The faculty are very effective about not only teaching the students but also helping them to learn and apply their learning outside of the classrooms.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
I love Deer Run because it allows students to demonstrate their talents, and my granddaughter loves Dear Run!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
Deer run is a great school because i love how they do weekly progress report so you can know where your child still throughout the whole school year

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2009
The level of personal time and development provided to individual students is to be commended.

- submitted by a community member
September 18, 2009
I love the Teachers at Deer Run Elementary They work very hard and make sure that my child is performing his best and giving assistance to him.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Deer Run Elementary is the best elementary school in this township (Pike) The teachers are devoted, professional, dedicated, loving and well learned in their profession. The principal , Mr. David Holly, is the best . My grandchildren are growing by leaps and bounds due to the curriculum. They love their new school and are eager to go everyday. The theme of the school is 'do the right thing and treat people right' Teaching children that helps prepare them to be honorable, respectful and courteous to one another, family members as well as their teachers. Fantastic job Deer Run!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
The best part of the day is watching all of our students come off of the buses happy to be here, hugging all of our fine staff members. Our staff has incredible hearts and our families are dedicated to their students! Deer Run is AWESOME!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
I like the way the teachers keep the parents informed on the students behavior by sending home a daily calender wich shows wether the student had a good day or a bad day.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
They really care about the students and they communicates very well with parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
It a very good school in my opinion. My child has attended DRE 1st thru 5th grade. There have been a lot of challenges remodeling challenges, new student & diversity challenges, learning challenges etc. DRE has exceeded the challenges due to the leadership of my Holly and all of his staff.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
Deer Run has a wonderful and unique learning atmosphere for my child!! The teachers and staff care about the children and really enjoy educating. It makes me feel as though no child will ever be left behind at Deer Run!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
We love deer run because they teach so many different ways to learn.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
I love deer run because the teachers are dedicated to childrens and parents.very proud of deer run staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
The teachers go the extra mile to make sure each student acheives their best. I feel like my child is in safe, structured environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Dedication of the teachers and the awesome leadership by Mr. Holly.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Because of the special classes aand the attention of all the teachers to my granddaughters need.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Deer Run is an awesome school, as I am typing this message we are having a math night for all of the students that attend Deer Run Elementary School. They are so family oriented and include us parents in everything that they do, even decision making as far as fund raisers and how they can improve as a school. Discipline, nurturing, and caring teacher's are all that I've seen at Deer Run....they truly see the potential in these kids. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
Staff really cares about and respects students. There is a positive atmosphere that is very unique.

- submitted by a teacher
September 15, 2009
I love the staff here at Deer Run Elementary School. They go above and beyond to help all of the students here.

- submitted by a teacher
September 15, 2009
Deer Run is a wonderful school becuase is has a great Principal and wonderful teachers and staff!

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2009
I love Deer Run because the staff and students are so much fun to be around!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 14, 2009
Deer Run Elementary is the best school! There is a great sense of pride at Deer Run displayed by administrators, teachers, support staff and students. As a parent I feel my children are receiving a great education from Deer Run. The teachers are the best at determining each student's strengths and weaknesses and then taking the time to make sure each student is challenged or given the help they need. Our principal works to improve and enhance our school every day and has earned the respect of all 800+ students. As a parent who is aware of how important a great education is in these times, I know my children are at the best school possible. Our state test scores may give us a rating of 2 out of 10 but Deer Run is a 10 out of 10 in my book.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2009
I love that my children are thriving at Deer Run Elementary. The teachers and staff show a personal interest in the success and well being of every child. I love my childrens teachers and am so happy about all they have helped them accomplish so far in school. Deer Run is the best school ever!

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2009
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February 15, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
no rating February 15, 2008
I have had the oppertunity tp meet many of the teachers and staff of Deer Run Elementary. As the parent of two elementary children, though not at this school I think it important to say this, your teachers are amazing.I have been treated with total respect with all of my many questions and much appreiciate the insight given to me by these sweet people.I have found a new school for my children of recent and I used your teachers as a guideline in chosing our new location. All my thanks for your help in finding a new begining. Sheila R. Weber

- submitted by a community member
October 12, 2005
Highly dedicated instructional staff with very supportive parent volunteers. There are many extracurricular activities for students. Recently added the 21st Century After-School Tutoring Program. The facility itself is undergoing renovation upgrades costing several million. A beautiful school that will even look better when the renovation is complete. We love Deer Run.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2005
Academic programs: The academics at Deer Run are much to be desired for intellectually advanced students, but otherwise are fine. There are very few extracurriculars, but the ones that are available are good.

- submitted by a former student
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5401 North High School Road
Indianapolis, IN 46254

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Deer Run Elementary School
5401 North High School Road, Indianapolis, IN  46254
(317) 299-1266
Last modified Deer Run Elementary School is a public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Deer Run Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 37 reviews.