We just moved here 1yr ago.My son is 1st grader now.After enrolling here ,I just don,t like this school.because it ,s security system is very poor,principal is not co operative.I want him to move another school from weeks after enrolled.but I stop because of his new 1st grade teacher.She is amazing teacher.Mrs Janet engebretsen is very active teacher.She encourage every kid of her class.we really like her.thats why I wants to move from here next school year.PTA is very active and the librarian lady (forgot her name) is also doing great job.Great job Mrs engebretsen.
My son moved from another school in Clairemont and wow what a difference. The school is VERY culturally diverse which I really love. The teachers really care about their students and are passionate. My son has Amber Redmerski but she has told us she is temporary until they find a new teacher. I am hoping that they keep her. She is great with my son and always keeps communication open with me especially when my son was not turning in work! Other teachers would turn the cheek and not care if he was not performing to standars but not his teacher. He also has not suffered any bullying in this school, unlike his last school. I am so grateful for Doyle. My only complaint is that the parking situation is horrible. It is a nightmare trying to pick up and drop off. they need a better system.
Although there are many great aspects of this school (ie, multicultural environment, good PTA, etc) there are many negative parts of this school. The principal, Kimberly Moore, is almost non-existant. My child is in 2nd grade, and I am at the school every morning. I can count of 1 hand how many times I have seen her with the exception of SOME assembelies . . . she doesn't even show up to those all the time. When I have tried to talk to her she has been very fake and argumentative. I think her lack of self confidence and inexperience shows with the apparent "revolt" of most teachers to even work with her. It is sad that a wonderful school, with the great parents & teachers, is brought down by the principals flaws.
Horrible horrible school. That principal, that counselor and a certain 5th grade teacher, nay adult bully, had me going all the way to the school board for their irresponsible treatment of children. Horrible. It's only tolerable if you get one of the few decent teachers. Don't let's get started on the mouthy and self aggrandizing PTA!
We pulled our son from this school within 1 month of attending. We were lied to, things were never followed thru on~ it was a terrible experience...
got 2 kids there and all teachers and people who work there are really commited to help my kids to learn , we feel so blessed to have our kids here
I think most of the teachers at this school are above average or excellent. I think the principal is too inexperienced. You can't expect parents or staff to support you if you are unable to listen to valid, constructive criticism without getting vindicative. And she can be quite vindictive despite her fake smile. Does anyone else notice that there were an awful lot of 5 star reviews posted on Feb 1, 2011? I wish this school the best.
I can only speak to the Kindergarten here as my daughter started in September 2011. Her teacher has been there 20 years and she has made the experience wonderful. My daughter has honed her reading, writing, and math skills far above what I would expect of a five year old. I also really like that the stay at home parents are so willing to volunteer in the classroom as both I and my husband have to work - a big thank you to them!! The class is multicultural, with Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Korean, Farsi, and Spanish being spoken by the different children. Being exposed to this many cultures without having to travel is amazing and very educational for the children. I think this is a great school.
Doyle Elementary has been a wonderful school for both my daughter who graduated three years ago and my son who is graduating from fifth grade this year. We have been at Doyle now since 2005 when my son started in Kindergarten and we're going to miss all the great teachers, staff, Librarian, Mr. Saipe and Ms. Moore! It's an excellent school with dedicated teachers, vice principal and principal. Doyle has a wonderfully diverse population of students. My children have loved getting to know other children from all over the world and learning new cultures. Doyle is also part of the UC Cluster of schools and the parent involvement is fantastic!
Both of my Children attend Doyle Elementary, we move a lot do to my job. I have to say that is school is one of the best schools in the state. Mrs. Vincent and Mr. Deadrick are wonderful teachers. My daughter Shianne 3rd grade LOVES Mrs. Vincent. My wife and i attend all of the schools events and she works hard with Shianne as we just moved here in January and she and Mrs. Vincent has gone out of her way to help Shianne and we just love her. Mr. Deadrick 5th grade is my son Stephens teacher and my son tells me "he is Cool" and both teachers make learning fun. The office staff are wonderful and so helpful. Stephens and Shianne teachers both helped us with field trips do to me being out of work. This is a GREAT SCHOOL!!!
We have been very pleased with this school over the last 5 years. We've two children attending this school. From the Principal Mrs.moore to the Vice Principal Mr.Saipe to the teachers and supporting staff , this school is very dedicated toward educating its Students. In addition, the parent participation is outstanding as well. It is truly a safe and wonderful environment with a lot of spirited and great teachers.
Doyle Elementary is a school that feels like a true extended family. This school has a wonderful Principal Mrs. Moore and a Dedicated, Enthusiastic, Innovative, Very Motivated and Caring Vice Principal Mr.Saipe. His Enthusiasm and Dedication has a Great effect On all Students, teachers And staff as well.But also an amazingly dedicated Parent body And Volunteers who will go out of their way to help the school in any way possible. Many of these parents manage to find the time and energy to help, despite their jobs and other commitments.
My daughter is finishing her 5th grade at Doyle Elementary School. Overall, we are very happy with the school principal and Vice Principal there enthusiasm and dedication has a great effect on us to be part of a beter school. We really like her teachers too. I agree with another parent that said the school has a very good program and up to date renovated class room and teaching equipments.
We love this school. The teachers are awsome and we consider it to be the best school ever for us, Our Son now in middle school. But this year we came back to Doyle again for our daughter in kindergarten. The teacheres, staff, vice principal and principal work always closely as a team with all students and they are too involved in every aspect to keep all students on track...
I Agree Doyle Elementary Is a Great school in a great community. It is all about involvements and dedication. This school has it all. Good teachers, good supporting staff, and good management team. The school has a very good program and up to date renovated classrooms, and teaching equipments. Way To Go Dolphins. :-)
I'm a Grandma involved in my grandchildren's lives and there education journey so I'm often at Doyle Elementary School. Staff, Teachers,and Volunteers doing an excellant job. This has to be one of the best Elementary Schools in San Diego.
I am a parent of a 4 th grader. This year has been better than last. The classes are quite crowded and my daugher's enthusiastic teacher has been taxed but resilient. My major concern is the parking lot and circular drive which is a dangerous area when school lets out, especially when a school bus insists on plowing through. The children and families are poorly supervised upon exit and this is a disaster waiting to happen. The small school was not designed for buses. The teacher to student ratio is excessive. While on the other hand, the education is good, the teachers attentive and the student body quite ethnically diverse although there are few African American families.
A satisfactory school if your child is lucky enough to get one of the good teachers. New management is not responsive to many parents concerns. No room for any different styles of learning. Large school with great diversity but because of the transient population (lots of student parents) not much parental involvement. Like a lot of schools these days Doyle is more concerned with test scores so the focus is on getting the children to pass tests and not on educating them.
I used to perceive the Doyle teachers and staff as kind people doing fairly well within a somewhat flawed system, but I have lost sympathy with them over the years as they slowly kill my son's love of learning. If your child precisely fits their mold, he/she will do well, but if your child has any personality or cultural differences such that some creativity or personal attention is required in order for your child to thrive, good luck. Most of the teachers at Doyle seem to have a very limited repertoire of teaching skills, and the support/supervision they receive is inadequate.
DOYLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HAS PROVED TO BE JUST AS FINE, OR EVEN BETTER THAN A "BLUE RIBBON" SCHOOL " MY DAUGHTER ATTENDED IN THE LOS ANGELES AREA. THE PRINCIPAL AND ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL ARE EXCELLENT, THE TEACHERS AMAZING, AND THE OFFICE STAFF A PLEASURE TO DEAL WITH. MOST IMPORTANTLY MY DAUGHTER DID EXTRAORDINARILY WELL IN HER SCHOLASTIC WORK AND COMES OUT OF SCHOOL EVERY DAY WITH A GREAT BIG SMILE.......KUDOS TO DOYLE ELEMENTARY, AND A SPECIAL THANKS!!!!!
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