Dilcon Community School, Inc. is located in a scenic volcanic butte area of the Navajo Reservation 36 miles north of Winslow, Arizona. The name ―"Dilcon" originated from a mountain ―"Tsejin Dilkon" meaning ―Smooth Mountain. The area is a high desert plateau at an elevation of 6,600 feet. The San Francisco Peaks can be seen about 90 miles to the west and are especially beautiful in winter with the snow cap crowning 10,000 feet peaks.
In the 1950s, Dilcon School opened as a trailer school located about two miles from the present site. In 1962, the original permanent buildings were built and the School expanded from one to seven classrooms. In 1967, a second expansion project added twenty-six more classrooms and several other facilities. Unforturnately, in the summer of 2003 Dilcon School had suffered some irreparable weather damage and had to be condemned for demolition. Dilcon Community School, Inc. was given the go ahead by BIA for new construction. So in March 2008 construction began and completed July 2009. Our new school was dedicated on July 29, 2009. The state of the art building consists of a new gym, 16 classrooms, library, science lab, computer lab, common lunch area, food service area, music room and a residential living facility that houses 70 students.
About twenty percent of these students live in dorms at the School. The others ride buses daily or walk to school from the surrounding campus and community area.
Dilcon Community School is accredited by North Central Association being the first elementary school on the Navajo Reservation to be accredited. The School Board endorsed Arizona State standards of achievement. Most students finishing eighth grade at Dilcon continue their education at public high schools in Winslow or Holbrook.
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