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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Just right (3 responses)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Dakota Valley Elementary School 2

Posted December 10, 2015
- a parent
I do not agree with punishment as a motivator for children, adults, or even animals. The following 7 examples contradict Dakota Valley's (Stephen Covey's) 7 Habits: 1) First communication regarding tardiness to school (due to dental/orthodontic appointments) included threat of legal action. Did not ask why tardiness of a few minutes first - only sent threatening template letter. **Contradicts: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood** 2) Teacher expects 6 year-old's to be responsible to consistently complete all class work by themselves or get negative feedback and punishment. **Contradicts: Synergize** 3) Punishment includes having children sit by watching other six year-old's having fun while they are kept on the sidelines publicly punished for non-performance **Contradicts: Put First Things First** 4) Six year-old's are expected to choose correctly to wear coats outside or suffer being cold and not allowed to go back inside to retrieve their coat. If being punished, children sit on concrete outside in cloudy 60 degree breezy weather. **Contradicts: Begin with the end in mind** 5) Office staff are not friendly. **Contradicts: Think Win-Win** 6) Teachers blame children for poor choices. Adults take no responsibility; have no empathy; and play to class favoritism. **Contradicts: Be Proactive** 7) It took multiple reminders to get the next level class work - otherwise too easy, not being challenged, and bored with class. **Contradicts: Sharpen the Saw**

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Grateful to: Staff member

Posted October 08, 2015
- a parent
The special education team. They really cared about the kids and the communication between them and the parents was really great.


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Develops empathy: Disagree

Posted October 08, 2015
- a parent
No - the teachers are largely distanced from the kids - they are just there to get good test scores and forget about the rest of the child's learning experience.

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Grateful to: Teacher

Posted September 18, 2015
- a parent
Mrs. Jespersen is a fantastic Kindergarten teacher! She made my child's first year of school memorable and fun!

Dakota Valley Elementary School 5

Posted September 18, 2015
- a parent
My daughter loves attending Dakota Valley! They challenge their students and give them tons of opportunities to volunteer and make a difference in their community and school. Every day my daughter comes home and impresses me with how quickly she is learning at this school. I've never experienced anything that people in the negative reviews are writing about, nor have any other Dakota Valley parents I've spoken with.


Dakota Valley Elementary School
Grateful to: Teacher

Posted September 11, 2015
- a parent
mrs Fedde!! She's a wonderful person and teacher! She welcomed my daughter with open arms, as a new student. Made her feel welcome and eager to learn!

Dakota Valley Elementary School 5

Posted September 11, 2015
- a parent
My daughter was new to the school last year and I must tell you... It's a WONDERFUL school! Everyone is polite, helpful, and the overall atmosphere of the school is wonderful. Not sure why the reviews are so poor, but I will say .. This is a great school!

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Develops empathy: Strongly disagree

Posted June 03, 2015
- a community member
Not while they allow bullying to occur and fail to deal with the challenges they have properly.


Dakota Valley Elementary School
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree

Posted June 03, 2015
- a community member
How can they claim to develop anything good when they cannot feed children or take care of them during the day for 5 hours?

Dakota Valley Elementary School 1

Posted June 03, 2015
- a community member
The Principal and anyone else who made the decision to fire the Cafeteria Manager for feeding hungry kids needs to be fired and have their teaching credentials revoked. This person should never be allowed to work in schools again in any capacity. Clearly he/she lacks any empathy or reason when it comes to dealing with children. Both of my parents were teachers (my father for 33 years) and it is an absolute disgrace to all teachers and our children what school administrators and politicians have done to our education system.

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Dakota Valley Elementary School
3950 South Kirk Way, Aurora, CO  80013
(720) 886-3000
Last modified Dakota Valley Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Dakota Valley Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 62 reviews. Top