Wonderful school environment! Couldn't be more happy. Staff is nurturing. They are very supportive & successfully helped my bright son thrive, learn & grow. They understand adolescents & the difficult time they are going thru. They offer a safe environment for kids to more independence by taking responsibility for their work & behavior. They are proactive to help struggling kids. You couldn't pick a better middle school if you have a student with special needs. The band program is phenominal! Over half the student body is in the band. Incoming 6th graders can only get in by lottery. The band has won numerous awards. Just wish this school continued through 12th grade!
My daughter LOVES all of her teachers. This is a HUGE win in my book. 100% of her teachers are extremely educated and organized. New Principal has amazing energy and seems to use his popularity with the children in a positive way (as a role model/leader vs. power trip/controlling others)
I have just been hired to teach at Dartmouth and I could not be more excited. On the day of my interview, they took me to meet the team of teachers I would be working with and I can honestly say it was one of the nicest groups of people I have ever met. I spent a full day on campus during the last week of school so I could get a feel for the culture. It is incredible! I can tell that teachers love working here and students love going here.
Love this school. My son has a learning disability and the teachers are SO awesome with my son. I am so happy with this school. Even the staff in the front office are kind and loving towards the students. The curriculum is great, and though my son has a learning disabiltiy, he is progressing and confident at this school. There is no bullying and all of the teachers my son has had (he's in 7th grade) have been kind and responsive.
I cannot say enough great things about this school, its staff and its administration. My child is in 8th grade and has nothing but an outstanding experience here. Besides the strong curriculum, what I really appreciate it the focus on allowing every child to succeed to the level they are able. Children are bolstered, encouraged and challenged to be the best they can be. They are also expected to behave in a way that allows for them to focus on learning above all else. What I see when I am on campus is an environment where students feel comfortable with each other, and with the staff, which is quite a feat for middle school. I tell everyone I know what a fantastic experience this has been!
Be careful of this school. The principal, Carlson, has an agenda and will sacrafice the kids to get there and Lau isn't much better. I removed my kid from this school and the experience at the new school was instantly a dramtic difference for the better. I hope someday someone will catch them at what they are doing.
The teachers and staff are Fabulous! The teaching is done in teams which has been hugely successful.
I was a student at Dartmouth MANY years ago and seriously had anxiety about my daughter going to any public middle school. She has completed 6th grade at Dartmouth and I have to say that her experience has been ideal and my expectations were completely blown away. She went into 6th grade vulnerable and impressionable and came out a strong, smart, athletic and a completely confident young lady. I'm so pleased with the staff and the attitude the kids have at our school.
I was also a student at Dartmouth, back in the day. My daughter is heading in to 7th grade there and we cannot say enough great things about the school, the staff and the curriculum. The staff has extremely high standards for the students - exceptional behavior is what is expected. Students with all levels of ability are supported and challenged. I have recommended Dartmouth to many friends who are currently attending private school.
i am not pleased with this school. My son was a very great student really smart, nice and when we moved, He started going to Dartmouth and somewhere around his first month there his grades started going down, his attitude changed and he's not like himself again he gets into a lot of trouble.
I have 2 granddaughters at Dartmouth and am very pleased with the education they are receiving there. As a teacher myself, I can recognize quality education. The curriculum is excellent and the counselors are awesome!
My son has had a positive experience at Dartmouth. I've been pleased with most of his teachers, although a few are not very approachable and have policies I don't agree with. Overall, I think Dartmouth is a great school and know my up-coming children will have positive experiences too.
We have just won a School to Watch award. There were only 3 middle schools in California who are chosen as a school that really stands out and is very outstanding. Dartmouth Middle School is the best choice. The staff really cares and the sports aren't supposed to be very serious, it is all for fun. If I were you pick this school because I am a student and expirenced. This is a really great school!
I am truly pleased with Dartmouth's staff. One of my daughters' was struggling in some classes, the teachers' called a parent/teacher meeting, and they were nothing short of encouraging and helpful. My child went from D's and F's, to almost straight A's, and I attribute that to the attentiveness and caring of her teachers. They believed in her and placed the responsibility in her hands, and she rose to the occasion. Thank you to the caring staff.
I am very unsatisfied with this school. The eduction is inadequate and the the sports are not very focused on. If I were any of you, I would transfer my child to Union just like I did.
I transferred all my kids to this great school because I love the staff and their awesome teaching skills....you can tell they love to teach and are really good with children. I know my kids are taken good care of when they are in school.
I like Dartmouth but we need some new teachers and more activities for us students to do and I think that the band students being one of them should have different uniforms instead of wearing the same one year after year
We had the opportunity to visit both schools for their open house events. Dartmouth wins hands down! The staff made not only our child but his very nervous parents feel welcome and at ease. Orientation day was an event in itself, convincing us we had made the right choice. So far out child has had a very easy transition into middle school, greeting each challenge with enthusiasm.
This is an excellent school! My daughter struggled through elementary school and is in the RSP program at Dartmouth. Through guidance and determination she finished her 4th quarter of 7th grade with a 3.74 GPA. This school has a very supportive environment and the best middle school band program I have ever seen. I highly recommend this school!
A school is what parents and students make of it. Dartmouth is a great school in that respect. The teachers are very good and make themselves avalable to students and parents. Students who want to achieve, do. Parents who accept responsibility for their role in their child's success see success. Both of my children had a great experience at Dartmoutn and have continued with exceptional academic careers and social success. My hat is off to Dartmouth and staff.
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