District prohibits the school from employing qualified, experienced teachers. New teachers are straight out of college with little or no real world experience. It's a shame that our district admin would cut corners and sacrifice our children's education like this.
This school is AWESOME! I am a mother of a very large family - mostly older. My youngest children are now attending Dunlap - we've been there two years. The Principal and Staff could not be better. They are supportive, strong, & great educators. EVERONE shows they truly care about the kids and their education. My kids are succeeding in areas that used to be a struggle. The other parents are welcoming and treat you like family. The kids are NICE to each other! No more worries about safety, bullying, teasing, everyone truly treats each other right! I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this school and with 21 years of parenting under my belt including 5 different elementary schools, I can truely attest that you cannot find a better environment or education for your child anywhere!!! Did I mention the awesome after school, tutoring, sports, clubs, and extra curricular programs??? Award winning? Full gym open to parents? Again, this is THE BEST when it comes to K-8 education!!!
Dunlap School a positive and invigorating place for all students to learn. 808+ CST score Extensive after school program Grant Save the Children. Award winning as well! Earned an amazing fitness center in 2010 as the top school in California with the Governor's Challenge. Dedicated teachers and amazing principal all come together to make Dunlap the place to learn and grow!
I find it frustrating the teaching is fine but the extra things like sports need better equitment for example the Softball team and the volleyball team have very poor unfiorms they have no knee pads for slids or anything
My experience with Dunlap elementary has been limited and somewhat strained. This school is very lucky to have Mrs Mercier, history teacher, who has taken on tutoring my son (in math). Teachers like Mrs Mercier are in-tune with kids' needs and recognize when kids are putting forth the effort but have difficulty understanding. This history teacher is a blessing and Dunlap school is lucky to have her on staff there.
Handful of quality teachers; need to raise the bar-not high enough expectations and too few teachers willing to change how they teach--most have been at the school > 10 years; still don't see enough teachers successful at teaching to standards; classroom behavior needs to be managed better; no real character-building program or consistent expectation for respectful behavior (but school believes it has an assertive discipline plan-as a parent who assists in the classroom, I do not see it); no gymnasium or multi-purpose room; limited music or art (band/orchestra available gr 6-7-8)after-school sports 5th gr up; limited 'electives' for the 6-7-8th graders-depends on what the jr high teachers want to do (ex. paint ceramic statues); new teacher is good and has offerred great electives, but not all students can take her classes; test scores 600s; positives: mountain environment; new principal &learning director; demographics changing and better educational process will be demanded
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