My child attended this school for the 1st and 2nd quarter of this school year. This school did nothing to help my child. The administration is laid back, and do more socializing than what is expected. The wolves team should utilize email address, phone numbers and etc. to inform parents of academics as well. I felt the need to withdraw my child from this school this year because the teachers and administration displayed their lack of concern in helping me help my child get back on track. From the experience this school is not what it displays it really is.
im a student that goes to darnell cookman and i switched to the school in the begining of the 3rd 9 weeks. i switched to darnell from jeb stuart and i think that darnell is sooooooooo much better the students are nicer and everyhting. at jeb we didnt do anything but play around in class and at darnell im learning a lot more and still having fun i school. so yes i think darnell cookman is a very good school.
The school, this year, has been very unorganized and its staff focus has been off track. Academically, it's fine but the principle, security and administrators all need to do a better job. The extracurricular activities are fun and all have marvelous teachers, though students do not seem to be very interested. Parents are very much involved with the school from their child maintaining their grades to putting school events together. I've been attending Darnell since the 6th grade and now I am in the 8th and have been in the gifted program all three years. It is a lot of work, but still, the teachers keep it fun.
I am a 7th garde student of Darnell in the AT program. This school is well organized, and it is very focused on learning. It is a very inviting school, welcoming to the new 6th graders into a warm enviroment. The teachers are very friendly, and the well known Mr. D. Meeks was my past 6th teahcer at Darnell. The school is geat! If you are looking for somewhere for yourself or your child to attend for Gifted, Medical Magnet Program, or AT, think about Darnell Cookman.
An excellent school. My son just completed the 8th grade at D-C and the school accommodated his needs. The change in Administration was a breath of fresh air as the school finally has someone at the helm.
This school is the best in Florida! It has perfect communication,perfect teachers,great test scores,and the best sports teams.It has a great medical program and experienced teachers like Mr.Meeks.It is better than JWJ any day.one word PERFECT!
Darnell Cookman is an excellent school. I am in the Gifted program and my favorite teacher is Ms. Simmons, the 7th grade gifted language arts teacher. I make all A's and am in the national junior honor society. Any child that goes there must expect a lot of homework everynight, and it is necessary to work hard in order to achieve a high stature.
I am very happy with the school, but not so happy with the afternoon bus services. I think there needs to be a better system and more parent input on the afternoon drop off service. I sent in a letter last year with no response on the bussing situation . Was happy with the teachers, but more input home would have been nice between report cards - email is a great tool and should be utilized.
Absoultely a wonder school for children who are avove the norm. My oldest attended Darnell and is now gearing up for college. My youngest, enjoyed 6th grade and was very sad to leave when we moved. Mr Meeks is a great teacher who loves his students. I could always count on Mrs. Matthews if I was in need of anything concerning my child.
My daughter has attended Darnell Cookman since 6th grade. It has been our first experience with public school. I found there was a dramitc difference between the academically talented and gifted programs. The teachers and the work load was a great deal better in the gifted program.
Great gifted/academically talented magnet school, great level of teacher involvement.
highly academic.has lots of sports and art. the band class isn't all that great.the parents are highly involved.
My child and I have had 3 very good years at DCMS The principle and the administrative saff were friendly and helpful. The academics were challenging but very well worth it. The teachers were highly skilled, well organized and took pride in their work. I enjoyed working with them knowning we were striving toward the same goals for my child. I thank DCMS teachers and staff for giving her the confidence and prepartions she will need to go to the next level. Overall I think DCMS is a great school.
This is a great school with outstanding teachers [espically Mr.Colado].
My daughter attended D-C, before going on to Stanton College Prep. At the time she was in the Medical Magnet and in the accelerated studies program. Dr. J. Rudolph was the Medical advisor and was a wonderful teacher. He inspired and challenged each of his students. All the teachers were there for the kids and went the extra mile. Advisors were wonderful and worked closely with the parents and kids. The foundation, my child received made it possible for her to continue on in Sr. High into the IB program. As a first year college student, my daughter was able to start as a second semester sophomore. Though, she hasn't used it she received a full 100% Bright Futures Scholarship as well as others.
I have to admit I was concerned at first about sending my child to Darnell Cookman. But after the first 9 weeks...I felt I made the right decision. Darnell is truly a learning experience. They teach our children good study habits and they do try and make learning fun for the kids. My son has attended Darnell all 3 years. The teachers are great! I wish he could stay through high school!
Initially, I was reluctant about DC because of community folk lore about the school's expectations. However, I am now pleased that I took the chance. My daughter performs incredibly well with the project focus and cooperative learning. She is becoming very savvy about connecting with teachers when she needs help and clarification. She is forced to organize her time wisely without much guidance(due to a couple of weeks of poor performance/readiness for tests). I only wish that communication to parents were a bit more sophisticated (ie, online or via monthly all-inclusive event calendars). But DC offers a wonderful school experience!
I am not a parent. I am a student. The great thing about DC is that the teachers get more serious as the students progress. Their personalty is just lined up in a way that they are teaching the correct grade level. DC has many extracurricular activities involving different things from Guitar club to band practice to newspaper club, to chess club. That isn't the half of them. Darnell Cookman is a terrific school even though it might not be in a perfect fancy neighborhood it still has great security.
At first, I must admit I was a little skeptical about this school. My daughter wanted to go, so I let her. I thought to myself, 'We'll try it.' As soon as she got there, it took her a little while to get adjusted. But it was okay because it was just the kind of challende she needed. She had a lot of fun. The teachers really cared about her grades, as well as the other students' grades. I like Darnell-Cookman because the children get a good education, and at the same time, they have fun. I would definitely give this school an A.
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