• All About Devonshire

    Proudly a Columbus City School, Devonshire Alternative Elementary School is located in the heart of the Devonshire neighborhood in north Columbus. Devonshire offers a unique perspective to education, offering six-grade levels (special needs preschool through fifth grade), with specialty programming (special education, English as a second language) and incorporating the Project Adventure restorative practices curriculum. Through its signature experience, Project Adventure, Devonshire teaches students to understand issues from multiple perspectives, volunteer in service to others and their community, build a diverse and global perspective, and translate classroom knowledge into real-world experiences.

    2024-25 Project Adventure Field Trip Permission Slip (Coming soon!)

    2024-25 School Supply List

    School-Wide Expectations & Information

    • No food, treats, or drinks will be allowed in classrooms. This rule will be strictly enforced to ensure the safety of all students, including those with allergies and illnesses. 
    • No cars are allowed to pull into the school parking lot at arrival (8:15 - 9:00am) and/or dismissal (3:00 - 3:45pm). This is reserved for daycare vans, school buses, and students with special needs. 
    • Dress Code: Devonshire will again follow the standards set forth by Columbus City Schools. Specific provisions include:
      • Dresses and/or skirts not shorter than mid-thigh (fingertip length) and undergarments concealed at all times;
      • No bare midriffs or see-through clothing, including no tube-tops, spaghetti strap tops, halter tops, and/or strapless top or dresses revealing the midriff or breasts; no tight or form-fitting clothing; no night or sleeping clothes; and no underwear as outerwear;
      • Shoes must be worn at all times with slippers/bedroom shoes/beach shoes and flip-flops are not permitted, including crocs;
      • No words or writing across the seat of shorts, pants, and/or skirts;
      • No hats, caps and other types of head covering, including but not limited to hoods, other than those for religious purposes; no sunglasses worn inside buildings;
      • Shorts must be no shorter than mid-thigh (fingertip length) and must be worn at the waist. No saggy shorts and/or short shorts.
      • Long pants must be of the proper waist size and must not hang below the waist, with pants not touching or dragging on the ground;
      • Clothing and jewelry shall be free of writing, pictures, or any other insignia which are crude, vulgar, profane, sexually suggestive or which advocate negative racial, ethnic, gender or religious prejudice, or use glorification of drugs, tobacco, alcohol, and/or violence.
    • Cell Phone Policy:
      • Devonshire will follow the Columbus City Schools policy for cell phones, which includes: Cellular phones may be in the student's possession but are not to be used, seen, or heard in schools, on the playground, or in the cafeteria. They should be turned off, unless school administration has been notified, in advance, of special circumstances (such as a call from a parent/guardian in the military, or a major family emergency). 
      • Cell phones may be removed from a student's possession if they are used during the school day. Cell phones that are removed from a student's possession will be remanded to the office, and, at the discretion of the administrator, may:
        • On the first offense, be released to the student at the end of the school day;
        • On the second offense, will only be released to the parent/guardian and/or other responsible party, with proper parent/guardian approval, at the end of the school day;
        • Subsequent offenses may result in further discipline action, in accordance with the Guide to Student Success.