Having been associated with Dailard for the last six years as a grandmother I have found this school to be an outstanding example of a public school. The teachers have been consistently good, encouraging learning, caring for the students as individuals, offering their own creativity while working within the core requirements. The administrators, secretaries, custodians and staff have been supportive. The parents have been willing to help whenever needed. Everyone is working together for the education and welfare of our children. Keep up the good work.
We moved here from Marvin ( in same district) and are so impressed. My daughter went from not being able to read to almost catching up completely. She gets great help from teachers and aides. No school is perfect, but this is a good place, with good people that care. The teachers help prep my 5th grader and he had such a better middle school experience than my other student that was promoted from Marvin. We are now having our youngest start at Dailard and they offer a kinder camp that will not only help them get used to the way kindergarten is but also introduce them to some of the children.
We are very pleased with Dailard. Everyone from the staff to the principal make it a wonderful school. Our son is so happy to attend school each day (he's in Kindergarten). We choiced into this school and are so happy with our decision.
I love this school the teachers are awsome and it's the best school ever, i am now in middle school but the years i had there where awsome. They work hard a try there best i miss Mr.E but the new principal is alright but no one could ever beat Mr.E he sleept on the roof because we ran enough laps at the jog o thon i think every kid should go here GO DOLPHINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Best school ever.Hope you like this school as muchas i did.
Great school, great community. It is all about involvment and this school has it. Good teachers and good principal.
We have been very pleased with this school over the last 3 years. We now have 2 students attending. Great parent and teacher involvement. The Dads group is fantastic; they support the kids in so many ways. The new principal (Mr. McDade) has done a great job. He is approachable, and friendly - and really seems to know his way around getting things done within the district.
Dailard is an excellent school. My son has gone K-2 here and will be starting 3rd in Sept. Wonderful Teachers and helpful office staff. Lots of parent envolvment.
My kids have all attended from K to graduation. I have CHOICEd them in since K and Dailard is so worth the drive. The kids have all super excelled and are testing very very well. All of them are reading 3+ years above grade level. The last principal, Mr Erpelding, was awesome, but I am not too sure about the incoming principal. I'll wait and see, and give him a chance. Overall, great experience academically and socially!
My daughter is finishing her 1st year (kinder) at Dailard. Overall, we are very happy with the school and principal- his enthusiasm and dedication has a great effect. We really like her teacher too. I agree with another that said the afterschool program is not very good - it is not run by Dailard, it is run by the Y. We had her in it for awhile (part time) then were fortunate to find family to provide care and withdrew after a few months. The coordinators don't engage much and in Sept, they were very disorganized- not comforting to parents of a new kindergartner. Hopefully things will improve with next year's Y program. In the meantime, we look forward to 1st grade as Dailard dolphins! ;)
My son went from the kid that parents keep their kids away from... to a model student. He is reading above grade level and thriving. I love the teachers and the principal. I recomment this school to anyone who wants to see their child succeed
I am a parent trying to choice in for next year for third grade. I met with Mr. Erpelding one time and spoke to him on another occasion and I have to say....he is amazing! I have now encountered 4 different principals 3 of them private and none have had the degree of respect, concern and enthusiasm that Mr 'E' has shown to me as a mother of a young child! He seems to know we all love our children and shares our passion of wanting the best for them! What a lucky school! Keep up the good work Mr 'E'! Our children need more school leaders like you!
We choiced into this school and have been very happy with it. The principle is great, very involved, positive and open to feedback. My son is in K and we love his teacher . The one thing that I have not been happy with is the afterschool care. This was somthing that I didn't really compare at different schools (and I wish I had!!) It is run by the YMCA and the first month I didn't feel comfortable leaving my kindergartener there because it was very disorganized. The organization has improved, but the kids seem bored.... whenever I see them they are either playing on the playground equipment or sitting around or coloring. Most of the time the staff just seem to hang out and watch the kids ( instead of doing activities with them) and some of the YMCA staff don't interact well with the kids.
We moved to our neighborhood because Dailard was a good school, and amazingly it's even better now. Mr. E. the principal is enthusiastic, innovative, and very motivated to make Dailard the best. He empowers teachers, engages students, and listens to parents. Our children love going to school. They are challenged, involved and happy to be there.
The Principal at Dailard is the best around, he is always there to help the children and the parents with any problem that arises. He is fair and genuinely concerned about the students and making the school the best it can be.
To all parents looking for a great school. Dailard Elem. is amazing. The team of staff look at every child as an individual . They develop not only academics but each child as a whole. My child loves school and I have Dailard to thank!!!
Echoing what many have said here, Dailard is an extraordinary school where the principal, teachers and parents are united in bringing out the best in our kids - academically and as people. When we first started a school search for our kindergartener, we were leaning towards a private education. We're so happy we chose to stay with our neighborhood school. Our daughter is thriving and Dailard is an example of a public school education at its best...if only it were a K-8 school!!
As a parent of two Dailard students, attending back-to-school night was a real treat. The principal, Mr. E, sets a a great tone. Notwithstanding the fact that Dailard's test scores make it one of the best-performing schools around, Mr. E isn't satisfied to sit on his laurels. If the district doesn't snatch him up for some other assignment, I'm confident that Dailard will continue its steady improvement. Managing the surge in the student population that we've seen in the kindergarten classes will be a challenge.
I chose Dailard based on the Principal and the teachers and I haven't been disappointed in either. I think he is giving tremendous energy & support to the kids & teachers. My daughter just finished her Kinder year and she is doing great. She is excited to go to school every day.
Mr. Erpelding, a.k.a. Mr. 'E', is the best thing that has happened to Dailard. In the time that my daughter has attended there, the school has gone through at least three principals, if not more. The other principals did what they could in respect to parent and self involvement, but Mr. 'E' has been a phenom. He, from my perspective, has been the most involved, the most active, and the most dedicated. He is a great leader.
RE: Class size. Dailard has taken great measures to keep class sizes to a manageable number. The teachers have done an excellent job of managing their class sizes. Side note: Guaranteed that Mr. Erpelding will take care of the issue next year if there were any problems from it this year. That's the kind of principal he is---he doesn't want the parents or the staff dissatisfied.
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