this school is terrible!! there are no individual class rooms just one big open space for the students, the food looks like dog food, the restrooms are always dirty, the principle is always locked in her office instead of monitoring the halls, the classes and students. and my kids seem like they are getting unsmarter going here!! they haven't learned hardly nothing here!!! NOT A GOOD SCHOOL!!!!! ME AND MY HUSBAND IS LOOKING INTO MOVING TO GET AWAY FROM THIS SCHOOL OR PRIVATE SCHOOL,WE RATHER PAY TO GET OUR KIDS TO ANOTHER SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!
I will just say that, as a whole, Jacksonville has gone irreversibly downhill. And the school is a reflection of that. The teachers and staff do the best they can, I cannot fault them. The closing of Jacksonville elementary signaled the end of the rest of the schools, since now all of the kids from the projects and bad areas are shipped to Dupree. I'm sorry to say I am giving up on this town and moving. If you want your kids to grow up to be juvenile delinquents, leave them in this school to follow suit with the negative influences of these kids.
Since my daughter began attending Dupree in march of this year (3 months) I have received no instruction to help my child with lessons she may be learning in class nor have I received a progress report, opportunity for a parent-teacher conference, or any communication from the teacher other than one letter informing me that my 9 year old had a paper 3 weeks past due that did not include any information or instruction concerning the assignment; I was simply asked to sign the letter showing that it was received but was given no contact information for the teacher. I cannot expect my 9 year old to update me on her progress and accurately describe her assignments along with the dates in which they are due. I have never had this little contact with my child's teachers and I am, not only, irritated but disappointed as well.
My son went to kindergarten at this school and although his teacher wasn't the most pleasant to the children, she did teach him a lot. His learning definitley exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend this school. The faculty was great as well as the principal. My son loved it!