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920 West Tefft Street
Nipomo, CA 93444

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(805) 474-3790
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May 08, 2014
I used to love Dana. The teachers are still great, active, & involved. Now if only the district and principal would allow them to do their jobs properly & educate their students. The school has been plagued with discipline & bullying issues. Sometime bullying will go uncontrolled & other times the school is locked down like a gulag. The district has now instituted 4 system wide curriculum changes in the last six years. My child's teacher has been out of the classroom this year on average more than a day a week due to their Common Core roll out & we have been informed that the district is not even close to being ready. All of my child's teacher have been excellent but they have been handcuffed by bad admin for years & I see no signs of improvement in the near future.

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2013
Let me give you an updated review. The teacher's are AMAZING! However, the bullying is out of control! They claim to have a zero tolerance policy, but this is not the case. The principal is not great either. She has control issues, but is not competent enough to run a school. I feel this school is more for the money they get per child and money from parents. These test scores are UNACCEPTABLE for this school! They do not have an acceptable routine for the children. Because there is no public school bus the office officials are insensitive to the families with no transportation. I've also overheard conversations about how students are dressed. One parent was hounded because her children were not in their version of nice clothes. The school is only for social climbers. I also feel that the principal tries to parent others children which is not her place. The parents are not notified about anything that goes on. You have to hear it from your child. Unacceptable. Will be transferring my children to a diff school being I have to drive them anyway, why not a school who isn't about your money or looks?

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2007
My son has done so well at Dana, I am really happy with all the folks there. He has had the opportunity to learn to play an instrument, participate in sports, be challenged academically and encouraged all the way. I hear litle to nothing about discipline problems. Way to go Dana!

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August 17, 2005
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April 28, 2005
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January 24, 2004
Mrs. Zambo and Mrs. Childress are excellent, caring teachers. Our granddaughter has improved remarkably in the resource class. These two teachers are to be commended for their dedication in applying this program.

- submitted by a community member
August 17, 2003
This is a great schoo. The staff and all the teachers are the best.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2003
I've had one daughter here for 2 years and another ready to start. The teachers, principal and school staff are above exemplary in my opinion.

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Dana School is located between the Nipomo Regional Park, the county library, and a community health center. We have a large, beautiful (but well aged) campus that is used heavily by the public. AYSO, youth basketball, a local church congregation, two 4H groups, Nipomo Recreation, and several other community organizations use our facilities regularly.


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Last modified: October 28, 2014

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Dana Elementary School
920 West Tefft Street, Nipomo, CA  93444
(805) 474-3790
Last modified Dana Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Dana Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 8 reviews. Top