We love Del Sur Elementary! This is our fourth year and we couldn't be happier. The teachers, staff, and principal are dedicated to creating an environment that fosters a love of learning and a sense of community. I respect that they are working hard to continually upgrade the use of technology in the school, without sacrificing hands-on learning. Our son has thrived both educationally & socially and LOVES to go to school every day. Also, I have to say, that I appreciate the fact that the principal (Mr. Johnson) is visible...always out among the students: in the hallway, in classrooms, even directing traffic during drop off and pick up! The teachers take turns out there too (wearing neon vests :), handling the crosswalk, and directing cars). This may not seem like a big deal, but I think it models a feeling of community to the students and sends a great message to the kids ("We're here when you need us"). I'm so glad we found Del Sur!
Great school, WONDERFUL, CARING PRINCIPLE, should I say more?... We feel so lucky to come here!
Del Sur Elementary school is a fantastic school in a lovely community. The school staff is making a big effort to get the best out of our kids. Principal Mr. Doug Johnson is very "visible" and 100% devoted to this school. We feel so welcome and blessed to be a student at DSES!
We moved to Del Sur mainly because of this elementary school and we have not been disappointed. The principle, teachers and parent involvement are outstanding and the fact that both of my kids love going to school everyday and love learning is great testimony.
Del Sur Elementary is a wonderful school with great opportunities for the children to explore and grow their talents. I feel so fortunate to be able to have my child going to the school.
Love love love Del Sur! There is such a sense of community and working together to give out children the best childhood they can have. "It takes a village" and this is our village!!!
Fantastic school. It runs great and the staff is awesome! Five extra star to the principal which is always dedicated and passionate about his job and he is LOVED by every single student!
My daughter LOVES going to school here! She went last year to the preschool and this year to the Kindergarten and she has made so many friends, adores her teacher(s), and is already reading just 2 months into the school year! She also gets exposed to art, music, the library, and PE during the day. One extra plus is that they start off slow the first 6 weeks (just 4 1/2 hours per day) before the children go a full day (6 1/2 hours) so they aren't exhausted the first few weeks of school.
Del Sur Elementry SChool the best by far great Principle & teachers for our kids love it
Awesome school and fantastic teachers. The best in Poway unified school district. This was our first year in school in 2nd grade and love it.
Exceptional. That's how I describe Del Sur Elementary. This is our first year at this school. We specifically chose to live in Del Sur because of the schools. The staff, teachers and principal are amazing. The curriculum is challenging. The programs offered to the children are inspired. My daughter came from one of the top schools in SDUSD, and she was never challenged as she is now. We have an incredible PTA and Foundation that help provide beyond what the school district gives us, such as dedicated art and music teachers, teachers for remedial and advanced kids, technology, and more. Mr. Johnson has built an incredible environment for families with superior people and facilities. I am an advocate for STEAM learning, and this school comes the closest to that from what I've seen. I'd love more in the sciences and engineering for our students, but the school provides a lot in the fields of technology, arts and math.
I cannot begin to start with all of the amazing things that happen at DSE. First it starts with top notch teachers, staff and principal. The curriculum is very challenging and seems to be above grade level compared to other schools. Most children live in the community, and the heart of the community is really the school. DSE is among the top in the Poway district on state tests. DSE scored 960 on the API for the 2011-2012 school year. This unique school offers many enrichment classes such as engineering, art, music, and band. There is an incredible foundation that funds a lot of extra's you wouldnt typically get, such as extra teachers, computers, software. This school is top notch in every way.
Everything about this school is incredible. The teachers, principal Johnson, the facilities, the resources, the special events - everything. We have 3 kids at Del Sur, and a fourth about to start, so we have a good feel. And we are thrilled. We live in the Del Sur neighborhood, and will not even consider leaving as long as our kids are elementary school-age. We love the neighborhood as well and would be reluctant to leave anyway, but we definitely will not pull our kids out of this school.
We are so lucky that our son attends Del Sur. At first we were a little concerned because we actually live in the district for Stone Ranch. However that school is at capacity, so we were sent to Del Sur- and I couldn't be more pleased. Mr. Johnson is an outstanding principal who loves the kids and is totally dedicated to their success. The PTSA is terrific and as a result the school receives more funding thatn many other schools. Further, Parental involvment is really strong.
We are so lucky to be at this school! Prinicpal Johnson is the BEST principal and provides such care and leadership to the school. The teachers are stellar and provide over and above in academics, as well as, a caring and nurturing environment for our kids. Wish the school went through 8th grade!
This school is AMAZING....from teachers to the vounteers and cirriculum! The first grade and kindergarden classes both have 1:1 laptops! The reading and math scores are soaring! Principal Johnson has dedication and great leadership skills. The PTA has added such a fun and spirited culture to the school it makes you look forward to the volunteerism which in turn make the kids thrive when parents get involved!! This school is so remarkable for its academic success and it's sense of community due to large parent involvement!
I can't say enough great things about this school. Del Sur Elementary has what you would expect from a great school --top notch teachers and a great leader in Mr. Johnson, the school principal. But even on top of all of this, for a public school in a very big school district like PUSD - DSE very much has the small-school feel of a private school community. The parents are very involved and it is clear that the philosophy of the school leadership is to help each of our children achieve their highest potential -- and doing so with a focus on "21st century learning" -- preparing them in ways that will help them adapt to their changing world and how technology can be used as a tool to advance their learning. It truly is a special place and I feel so lucky and happy to have my children enrolled there.
This is a fantastic school. The setting of the school and classrooms are so well equipped and tastefully designed . it feels like your kid is in a science/literary museum. Very well done and the teaching staff is great. Doug Johnson who is the Principal knows almost all kids by their first names. He is such a dedicated guy and a visionary. School has such good emphasis on Math and Reading. My kids has just finished Kindergarten and he has learned a lot. We love everything about this school. and really looking forward to another great year at this school.
Del Sur is a great school that is conservative. They don t try to push a bunch of socializing programs on our children. Parents are responsible for raising his/her children and Del Sur understands that. Del Sur is only responsible for teaching accurate history, math, science, and English. The only con so far is the PTA is a little annoying.
There are some many factors that make Del Sur Elementary great, but all starts with great leaders. The principal, teachers, PTA, and staff are truly committed to provide our children with not only the best education, but also the best environment. There is always people going the extra mile to make sure of it. This school has heart! kids love Del Sur and are getting an excellent education.
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