I'm a fifth grader here and this school is just amazing! My teachers have always been caring, loving, and helpful. When I first started the school, everybody was just so welcoming and I felt like I was in the right place. Dante is an awesome school and you should join!
My son started new at this school and the teachers have been really loving and caring, even though I know he is a handful they work with him and truly care about his growth.
This school has improved a lot with this new principal where children see with respect and sympathy all the time, very friendly and helpful with parents, still have to make some changes in the office and some teachers as well they should not be teaching like the Art teacher and the Spanish teachers are terrible.
Great school, great teachers, but there seems to be some favoritism when iit comes to participating in the PTA events.
I am a student at this amazing school. I love this school so much, i think it should be a K-8 center.
im in dante in fifth grade iv been here in dante ever since i was k im in mrs. neass's fifth grade class as homeroom then i go to mrs. villa's gifted class i love this school it is awesome but im going to miss it when i go to middle school bye!!! dante!!!!
I've been in this school for 5 YEARS. And, it couldn't be better. In 4th grade some slight changes with the new principal, but the school accommodated to it.
This school does not offer any extra-curricular activities. Principal denied the continuation of free structured after school program which helped students with their reading, homework and much more. Very disappointed with rating on this school since it does not offer anything that s mentioned on the extra-curriculum activities.
This is the kind of school I wish I had attended when I was a kid. The teachers are excelent and my daughter has learned and advance so much since she was enrolled. All teachers I had contact with are dedicated to their students and love what they do. Thank you all
This is a fantastic school. Mrs. Santiago has done a great job keeping the standard of the school.
My experience with Dante B. Fascell has been good and bad. My three kids have attended Dante, my oldest child started when the school opened and my youngest is still in the school. My experience with the school is that there are teachers that are excellent and some that are not. With my youngest child all of his teachers have been excellent teachers. Now, I find that when the teachers are young they are better educators. They teach better and they have more patience with the children. They also don't miss class so much.
I am glad that I am being rezoned, the new school seems wonderful! But I will miss some of the faculty. The office staff is a wonderful bunch of people. The PE department is always friendly and humorous. I will miss the convince of walking, but Dante needs to change with the times and I don't see that happening. A coat of paint doesn't change the academic and leadership problems inside the building.
Dante B. Fascell elementary is the best school all of my children have been to. My middle child was having Trouble in math and they offered her tutoring with a teacher at no cost. Now she has improved a lot. They have lots of educational field-trips, and best of all, a great principal that cares about all of her students. They also do lots of PTA family fun nights. The teachers are friendly, and advise with very accurate information of how your child is doing in class. Dante B. Fascell has just made new 4th and 5th grade classes, and it's not an overcrowded school. The Physical Education teachers are awesome, they have many fun activities as well as the art teachers. My son has made lots of good friends and his Kindergarten teacher was very interactive with me throughout the year.
This school has excellent teachers who care very much for the children. Many field trips are planned and they have great facilities on campus. The administration frequently gives seminars and courses for parents on parenting and educational issues. There are a lot of volunteers and an active PTA membership. The majority of the faculty and staff are bilingual. The school itself is immaculate and conducive to learning.
My daughter attended in 2001 - 2001 k4 and k5. It was not a good experience, especially in retrospect now that I've had my daughter in far better schools. It was over crowded (30-35 in her class) and the teachers were over-extended with little or no support from voluteers or parents. In the new school my daughter attended for 1st grade we found she was behind in reading and math. I feel it was because the teacher didn't have the time to spend on each child. It has taken her the past two years to catch up to the other children where we are now. I hope the improvements show in the test scores relate back to the classroom. The school itself had a jail-type environment with a 'lock down' feel.
I have had at least one child in Dante B. Fascell for each of the past five years. In that time I have met teachers who welcomed parental communication and involvement as well as those who viewed any attempts to form a team atmosphere as an intrusion on their area of responsibility of a challenge to their competence. I think this has more to do with differences in teacher personalities than school administration. Overall, I have not been disappointed with the school or most of the teachers, counselors and staff I have met. I have been frustrated at the difficulty to get myself on the cleared volunteer list. I have spent the past year trying to get approved. While it may be comforting to think they are going through an in-depth screening procedure, I suspect that the delay is more a result of disorganization.
I think it is a good school, the leadership has a well organized students's activities, and teachers are concerned about students.
Great academic programs, love the art programs, there is alot of parent involvement, love the school staff, would recommend this school!
Great school, great academic programs, love the art program, alot of extracurricular activities, alot of parent involvement.
I find the material for science/social study/reading inadequate. I think students are not motivated enough by teachers. My child has lost interest in school and does not want to come back for his next school yr. They fail to recognize a child's talent and develop at it's fullest. Parents in this school work hard than the teachers does for their child to achieve academic/emotional growth.
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