Dora Moore is truly a community. The neighborhood surrounding Dora Moore lends itself to real life learning that is so unique. The beautiful architecture makes for such an inviting and exciting experience and the history is extremely impressive. The teachers there truly care about the students and their success and are constantly shifting and changing to meet the needs of students. Class sizes are incredible and DM truly encompasses the DPS Values!
Dora Moore shows strong PBIS Eagle Values - expectations of students are so high. We also focus on Personal Success Factors each month to guide our focus and learning as individuals and a school. These Personal Success Factors are grit, curiousity, zest, social intelligence, gratitude, self -control and optimism.
This is my second year teaching at Dora Moore. I moved from out of state and have found a place to work that truly feels like home. The population of students and families truly is diverse, both culturally and economically. I am proud to teach children of all backgrounds. There are many familiar faces as you walk through the halls and it is easy to connect with families, even if you do not teach their student. I have found great mentorship, professional development with the latest curriculum, and ongoing support with the staff at this school to really make my teaching the best it can be.
My child has attended Dora Moore for 6 years and our experience has been very positive. The school's teachers are very strong and provide rigorous instruction. The school had a change in administration 2 years ago and since that time the new administrators have been consistently building a supportive environment that addresses the needs of the whole child. A growing number of parents are strongly committed to the school and both neighborhood families and choice-in families are passionate about the school community. The diverse student population is valued and supported and the faculty makes great efforts to provide an inclusive environment. In addition to the strong academic instruction, students are provided with a rotating schedule of "essentials" which include gym, art, music, and technology, and the school provides a variety of free, teacher-led after-school programs. My child feels at home at Dora Moore and I am impressed with the level of support she has received in developing leadership skills.
It is a great school - primarily bc of the teachers. My kids have been here for 7 years - and the teachers and staff continue to amaze us. My kids have gotten the attention they need at all levels - and it's above grade level. There is a Principal change this year and changes have started - in regards to process, services and teachers - and we hope that it is for the better to serve all the kids. The ones performing at all levels. This school as a 77% low income population - with TONS of smart kids. The diversity is 30% black, 30% Hispanic, 30% white - and 10% other (Asian, American Indian, 2 or more races) - so the mix is FABULOUS! The combination of teachers, attention to ability level, and diversity - I would pick this school for my kids for elementary - over most schools in our state.