Students enrolled 508

Contact this school

35 Deans Mill Rd
Stonington, CT 06378

(860) 535-2235
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Deans Mill School address.

4 stars
Based on 10 ratings

Let others know what you
think about this school

March 20, 2013
We are thinking of sending our daughter to Deans Mill for 1st grade, but what is up with the plywood over the windows? Is the building run down, or are they hiding something?

- submitted by a community member
June 08, 2012
My daughter went to DMS and she came out of the end of 1st grade not able to read at all. I went to mtgs to advocate strongly. They would not test her for a reading disability, which later on we found to be true. They instead treated her as a throw-away. The SW worked hard, but could not gain the support of the administration to work more than 1.5 hrs per week with her. What a joke! We fought and fought for her. She left 1st gr without knowing how to spell and read simple site words. If you have a child of color and a reading or math disability, then they are overlooked at Dean's Mill. They only pay attention to and reward self starters. The first week of Kindergarten they called my child TOMBOY & TOUGHIE. She was shy and big for her age. She was frozen with fear. And to over come it she slipped into the role they carved out for her. Bad boy. They made her feel Brown = Bad. Fact is my daughter has a reading disability which I fought to overcome and they would not help me. They are completely into Reward the Self Starters, punish the rest., especially if the child is of color.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2008
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
October 16, 2007
Great school. Teacher/student ratio is very low. Parent involvement and staff are excellent. Low teacher turnover and strong community ties make Deans Mill a great choice. Both of our daughters are doing very well. Great for special needs or gifted children

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2006
School, including the principal is outstanding

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2006
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2005
I Third the motion about the women in the office! This school is not all it could be. Disorganized when sending notices home about up coming events. I agree, parents are not able to attend events. Student attitudes could be friendlier with more family involvement, and activities. No curb appeal.

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2005
I agree about the women in the office but it is a great school with fabulous opportunities. The principal can be a little gruff at times also although maybe this is because he feels he needs to be? Fabulous school overall. I wish the parents were able to attend more assemblies.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2004
I believe the school is outstanding. There are a few women in the office who need to understand that they work for us, but if you don't let them bully you, they quickly change their tune.

- submitted by a parent
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »

Ratings help families find and compare schools. Families should also use other factors when choosing a school.


Facebook


Nearby homes for sale

     

Last modified: October 30, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.


GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2014 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Deans Mill School
35 Deans Mill Rd, Stonington, CT  06378
(860) 535-2235
Last modified Deans Mill School is a Public school that serves grades PK-4. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Deans Mill School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 10 reviews. Top