Founded in 1969, this school features a fenced-in outdoor playground and park and a library, located close to the heart of the city's downtown. DeWitt Elementary School was rated "effective" by the Ohio Department of Education for the 2009-2010 school year. The school has 28 full-time teachers on staff, with six part-time teachers. About 430 students were enrolled at DeWitt Elementary in 2010. Each month, the school issues a newsletter to parents, Dragon Tales, which offers parents an inside look at projects, dates of events and a list of students recognized for outstanding achievements and Top Tiger awards.