The Delavan-Darien School District student body is rich in its diversity as it reflects the makeup of the surrounding communities.

From an early age, our students are exposed to a variety of ethnic backgrounds languages and cultures different than their own.

Also, our school district works cooperatively with the nearby Wisconsin School for the Deaf (also located in Delavan), and our students often share classroom opportunities with students from WSD.

The Delavan-Darien student body is about 48.2 percent Latino, 46.6 percent Caucasian and 2.0 percent Black (*2015-16 statistics).

We agree with University of Maryland Professor Jean Snell, who told that cultural diversity enhances the school experience. “There is a richness that comes from students working side by side with others who are not of the same cookie-cutter mold,” she was quoted as saying.

With Census Bureau predictions that the U.S. minority population will one day become the country’s majority, students who attend the Delavan-Darien School District have an early start when it comes to learning how to interact in a multicultural, and multi-ethnic environment.