We moved to Daphne from So. Cal. and I didn't know what to expect because the reviews were so mixed. I love this school! The classroom sizes are much smaller than in Cali. The curriculum encourages understanding of concepts and not just rote memorization. See the Alabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative website. Also they have enrichment including a very active gifted program, Project Jubilee. The students will be getting Mac computers in Jan. 2014 with Rosetta Stone so they can choose any language they want to study and learn. The grounds are cheerful and clean and the only portable classroom is the art room. There is tremendous community pride in the local schools. What a pleasant surprise from California's apathy. Do no hesitate to send your child here. My 10 yr old loves it and has no trouble making new friends. Everyone has been extremely knid and helpful with our transition.
Awesome school, Great teachers and staff. My daughter was having problems at a private school in the area and this school really helped her get back on track.
I hate to agree with so many of the negative comments.. this school has wonderful potential but unfortunately a majority of the teachers that work here should not deal with kids on a daily basis. I was actively involved with school activities and could see first hand the awful way the children were treated by staff (including rude custodians and office staff). The academics are great but the majority of the teachers are not. Too many older teachers that think yelling and silent lunches are the way to get through to these kids. My kids couldn't wait to get out of there and to be honest the middle school is no better and Daphne high is a joke! If you are looking in this area for a school I have heard wonderful things about Spanish Fort and Fairhope. Knowing what I know now about this school I would have never enrolled my children there! My kids and I will not miss this school! (IF your child has any academic struggles you can forget about any real help unless you are willing to PAY one of the teachers to tutor your child after school!). *Or enroll and hope for one of the good teachers in each grade level! All great K teachers- the only exception but it is downhill from there!
I must agree with the others who left critical comments about this school. My son and daughter have both had horrible experiences here. Each year, I try to give the place a chance and hope that they next teacher will be better than last years. When it was announced that a new principal and assistant will be there this year, I decided to give the place a chance again. Unfortunately, he is not strong enough to penetrate the culture of complacency that exists. The teachers are not interested in doing what is best for the children, and he condones their behavior. Each year we have a teacher who yells or is unprofessional. One teacher even ridiculed my son in front of the other students for not having the same shoes as the other boys. There is a clique of parents who live in the same neighborhood. Those are the children who tend to get the best education. There is an incrowd, and if you aren't a part of it your child gets treated poorly. The school is constantly nickel and diming the parents for this or that. There is a new fundraiser each week, and it is not very clear where the money is being spent. This is our last year, my family has decided to put our children in private school.
I have two children that go to Daphne East and have for 5 years now. We have had nothing but wonderful experiences all 5 years. The school has a new principal and vice principal this year and I am thoroughly please with them and the changes they have made. I don't really understand some of the negative reviews seen here. My kids have recieved wonderful educations and are in a positive, loving environment. I would strongly recommend Daphne East!
Not impressed with the teachers or the principal. There seems to be no be love for the children. AND if your child has any sort of learning differeance the resource department is pathetic.
This school is horrible. If you are considering buying a home zoned for this school you should change your mind, especially if you have children. The teachers are horrible and my child was bullied by a teacher. The principal and assistant principal need to retire. The teachers put on this act around them and pretend to care about kids, but all they care about is a pay check. The quality of the education your child gets here is average, at best. There are much better schools in neighboring cities. DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD HERE!!!
I dont really like this school at all.The teachers are always jugdemental about the students.
I think this school is wonderful. All the K5 teachers are incredible and staff are always so happy to help. All the children that we know love it and can't wait to start back every year.
I am not too fond of this school. My son went this past year and I am not happy with the staff. They are rude and snappy and seem to be very judgemental. My son is a straight A student, but I still am not pleased with the school.
Great School! Highly recommend. Both Principal and Teachers are top notch! I have had a positive experience with my children at each grade level! By far best school in this area. Test scores ranked highest in the state.
This is probably the most horrible school my kids have attended, the teachers are so unprofessional and they take things personal against kids, my child attended this school and the teacher would treat him very different from the other kids in the school. She would single him out every time he made a mistake in front of all the other kids, she would yell at my child in front of everybody just to embarass my kid. She was unprofessional when speaking to me or my wife, When we brought these issues to the principal the teacher would deny and lie as if she never said anything. I would not suggest you enrolling your child in this school, you will be sadly disappointed.
All I have to say about this school is unprofessional. My son attends this school and it has been trouble from the beginning of the school year.We talk to the teacher and the principal and nothing changed.The teacher treat my son so bad .Almost everyday my child would come home upset. I could go on and on telling you about this school. My child hate going to school now. So this is really bothering me as a parent. Everyday my child goes to school I'm worrying about how he's being treated.
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