I went to Del Sur from kindergarten to 7th grade. The teachers were kind but the children were awful. I was emotionally and physically bullied and the staff, especially the principal, did NOTHING to stop it. I ended up having to leave because the harassment was so terrible. 1 star is being too generous.
I agree with the feb. 1, 2011 posting. In my experience as a real parent who is not employed by the school, some of the teachers are very unkind and emotionally bully children. When brought to the principal's attention, he will not even consider it as a possibility and has no concern for the physical and emotional safety of our children. My child loved school until I sent my child here. After one week my straight A student was begging me to remove them from this school to get away from the teacher. Some teachers are very nice here but if the principal will not acknowledge problems with teachers, who make the kids who want to learn afraid of going to school, The bullying will never stop and it will be someone else's kid tomorrow.
Great school! Love the principal, he is rarely in his office during school hours as he is usally on campus or in classrooms interacting with students and staff, though is available for parents when necessary. Office staff is nice, but are frequently huddled in a gossip session when I visit the office. Most of the teachers are fantastic, taking a personal interest in their students and bending over backwards to help them achieve. However, there are a few "bad apples" that seem as though they have been teaching for too long and should be replaced with teachers that are more interested in the students. That is true at many schools though. Great PTA, that is very helpful with student activities, supplies, etc. School safety has never been a concern of mine for either of my children at Del Sur, and the site is always clean and well taken care of. Love the small town and close knit community feel of the school. Would like to see more enrichment opportunities for above average students, afterschool activities besides sports and more elective options for middle schoolers.
The principal this year is exceptional. Instead of how most people in business and the government employees use the word "unfortunately" and quote policy with a smile on their face while you suffer problems, this principal does not do that. He has a great attitude and works with the parents. The children here are much more well behaved than the other schools in the district. My child says that the use of foul language, bullying, and "messing" up the bathrooms for fun does not go on at this school. The teachers are very organized and I always know exactly what homework has for the entire week at the beginning of the week. The way the principal has rearranged the pick up area for walk up parents to avoid the turn around traffic is excellent. It promotes safety for the children, avoids jaywalking parents, and parents do not back out onto the turn around traffic from a parked space. He understands how to limit liability and make parents happy.
Terrific school my kids have done well here. Their special education class is the best ever and the principal is outstanding
Del Sur is a good school, my kids love it there. We have been there 3 years and I have had no issues. The atmosphere is good, no bullying tolerated, my son is in AVID, both children are getting good grades. I just wish I could see at least 1 African American teacher, for a school that is slowly becoming a little more diverse they are sorely lacking in teacher representation.
Our family has been at Del Sur for four years. Although the school is not perfect, I have yet to find one that is. I feel, that in general, the teachers care about each and everyone of their students. Mr. Barker the principal can regularly be seen at school at 6:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. as well as supporting evening PTSA activities and other extra-curricular activities. The more I get involved with my children's education at Del Sur the more I appreciate and admire our school staff.
It seems to me that the Staff at Del Sur Elementary school spent a awful a lot of time putting up "these wonderful remarks about the school, as we can all see in the May 12th, 2010 postings. Unfortunately it's all very far from the reality of this school. Del Sur needs a lot of improvement, starting by changing half , if not all of that "wonderful staff ".
Del Sur is a K-8 school that has a small, intimate feeling about it...yet it has an attitude of big possibilities!Our children and staff are expected to do their best, get along, help each other and we do! They 'community' feel is eveident due the constant flow of parents that walk our campus. Along with parents our counseling staff and administration have spent countless hours with our True Leaders, AVID, and 'No Bullying' programs. All three programs have helped to make Del Sur a campus that is safe and tolerates no attempt to mar that. We are asking eventhe most unlikely of candidates to look past their present circumstances and see themselves in college and/or out in the world as productive and successful!! it's working!Many staff and parents see beyond the borders of our school, out into the environment and beyond. They, the students, and their teachers, have brought community attention to 'illeagal dumping' and 'litter' campaigns...to the extent of being recognized by our local officials. Our willingness to tutor not only our students, but our parents too, has reaped many a benefit. In short; Del Sur is an inspiring example of what a small school can do with BIG ideas/hearts!
I taught at Del Sur for about 15 years. In addition to that both of my children attended elementary and part of middle school there. It is a school that is small enough so that as a teacher you can know most of the student's names. This allows for a feeling of family and closeness. It has the feeling of family and school all wrapped into one package. It truly is #1!!!
It has a wonderful rural K-8 country school feel, with the open view of snow capped mountains and wild flowers of the desert in the spring. The staff is friendly, helpful, willing to spend lunch and after hours tutoring students to succeed in music, art, physical education, math, language and science.
Del Sur school is FAMILY! Parents , students and staff always hold out a helping hand when any of our 'family members' are in need.
In addition to an outstanding curriculum, wonderful staff, and family-based atmosphere, Del Sur has heart. A winning combination!
Del Sur has all the elements we need to make a school the right environment for our children. Small size, great teachers, good administrators, and students who have a desire to learn.
Del Sur is a school with a big heart and caring staff for all children.
This is a unique environment out here. Not only are we a rural site with wild animals visits, but we have different weather and a very quiet country feel to Del Sur. We are the only kindergarten through 8th grade school in our district. This means we see families for 9 years and really get to know them and feel like part of the family. It is very rewarding to watch kids grow up and become young men and women from such a young age. Teachers feel very fortunate to be a part of this great team at Del Sur.
The great teaching staff stays active in the district and advocates for their students 100 percent!
this is a beautiful quaint little school and the staff is WONDERFUL!
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