The leadership at this school is unresponsive, the teachers seem miserable, the student do not get the support or resources they need and are unengaged as a result. TUSD needs to be split apart into smaller districts so that there is better oversight and management and the students are not forgotten in the politics. The bottom line at this point is that Doolen is not a safe place for your children. Kids run the school not the adults, bullying eachother, attacking eachother with shanks made and school and lighting eachother on fire with mini bombs made at school. Beware, and keep your child safe by staying away from this school.
The teachers are undersupported and under valued at this school and it shows in their teaching. The classrooms are out of control as is the campus and it shows in the student's tests scores and grades. TUSD needs to clean house at the leadership level, not only at this school but at 1010 as a whole. This school and TUSD are broken beyond repair.
I am a parent of an eighth grader in Doolen GATE. If your child tests into GATE, visit some classes at Doolen. I think you will like what you see, and your child will likely enjoy their middle school experience. The GATE program is the best option within TUSD.