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PK-5
Public
Orlando, FL
Students enrolled: 643
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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1200 Gaston Foster Road
Orlando, FL 32812

(407) 249-6330
(407) 249-4401
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June 07, 2014
Absolutely love Dover Shores! I have been so lucky to get great teachers who have pushed my child to excel. Although the school buildings are not the newest, they are set up in a manner which are safer for the children. They have an excellent swim program also!

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2014
I went to this school for all of my elementary years. I was very sad to leave. All the teachers are amazing. They were super nice and they would encourage you and care for you. Everyone would be happy to attend this school. This school is definetly a five star school.

- submitted by a community member
April 23, 2014
Dover Shores Elementary is a special school, with an exceptional principal, and especially the devoted and highly personalized approach by wonderful teachers, try and get Ms. Jimenez for 3 or 4 grade, she is the best, my children have gone on to be honor students and top of their class since leaving, Great school in every respect,

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2014
I went to school here for 6 years. And I was bullied bunch of times. Dover shores kids throw garbage all of the cafiertiria. What is that I say everyday when i walk into the lunch room. I'll give it a zero if I could.

- submitted by a community member
December 06, 2013
I have had repeated experiences of teachers mistreating my child and lying to me at Dover Shores. A teacher at this school has even gone so far as to share confidential information about my child. This school is also severely lacking in it's leadership department. My heart goes out to the children who attend school there and the few good teachers they may have.

- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2013
If I could give zero stars I would. Teachers let children fall behind without notifying parents until report cards come out. Principal lets teachers do whatever they please. Send your kids to this school if you could care less about their futures.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2013
My child has attended Dover Shores since Kindergarten and we were so very fortunate to have a new teacher for his beginning year. She is FANTASTIC. Dr. Hart consistently shows his care and support as do most of the faculty, staff and PTA. However, the cafe workers are disgraceful reducing children to tears or just plain ignoring them when they need help (I have witnessed). Many don't even have a minor grasp of English, which is ridiculous. In addition, there are several teachers who need to reevaluate why they are teaching at all because their attitude and actions toward elementary school children is cruel, nasty and permanently damaging. When my family moved to Dover Manor, we looked forward to my son having a great experience at Dover Shores, but the demographics have changed so much that it is now a Title I school filled with behavior issues, bullies, and severe learning deficiencies that force teachers to be police rather than instructors. It is unfair that students who are ready for the rigors and challenges of more in-depth or demanding assignments must be sidelined while a teacher's time is focused on behavioral problems or deficient intelligence.FIND A REAL DEAN!

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2012
I attended this school for all six years of elementary, and I loved it! The teachers are so awesome. They actually make it challenging while not cramming it in at once. It was sad to leave after being there for six years. By far, the best school I've been too yet. The school used to be on the edge, but ever since the new principal (Dr. Hart) came, it deals with problems much better. Always a falcon! Class of 2009!

- submitted by a community member
June 04, 2009
It has very great people and the social gatherings for the kids is wonderful!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating August 03, 2008
I had a great experience with the principal's leadership. I am especially thankful to the dean of students for his forsight in coming up with different programs to help stimulate academics and self-esteem through his 'eat Lunch Wth the Dean'. My daughter is very shy and she pleaded with me to help her get signed up to be able to participate in the dean's program. I contacted him and he made sure my daughter was able to participate. It really made her day. The dean of students really made my daughter feel special and a part of her peers and Dover Shores, thank you a lot!!

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating July 09, 2008
I am a parent of 2 Dover Shores students, one just completed 5th grade and one going into 3rd grade for 08-09 school year. I am on the PTA board and put in 300 hours last year. Our school is awesome and Dr. Hart has been a breath of fresh air for our school. Our teachers and staff are one of a kind and for the most all love their job and all DSES students. We have a 5th grade teacher that has been there for 28 yrs. and he rocks. Both my children are straight A students mostly because I stay involved and there teachers do all that they can to make sure they succeed. The only thing I would like to see is more parents (especially the one's that like to complain from the sofa) get involved in our school and help us make a difference!

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2008
We moved from this school because the violence and discipline is a nightmare. The 'dean of Discipline' is a joke.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2007
The school is a very well educated school. Has its defects like every other school.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2006
We could not be more pleased with the well-rounded education our children have recieved at Dover Shores. The teachers are truly gifted educators and are lead by a strong administrative team. We specifically bought our home so our children could attend DSES. The afterschool program offered by the City of Orlando is wonderful. The staff does not 'babysit', they are actively involved with the children providing additional enrichment and encouragement.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2006
This school is not as good as some think it is. The principal has some issues she needs to work through and it not very friendly.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2006
My daughter has learned so much and has a very diverse group of fellow students. Her understanding of Spanish is incredible as well as her grasp of math, science and social studies. In Kindergarten, she already knows what a line of symmetry is! However, I seem to be the only parent volunteering to do things with the kids. A couple of students constantly act out and make it difficult for our child (and others in the class) to focus on learning.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2006
Dover Shores is an excellent school. I wish my son could go to a middle school with the same structure as Dover Shore. Unfortunately, he can't. I'll miss Dover when he graduates.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
January 13, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
August 08, 2005
The teachers at Dover Shores are awesome! They really care about the students! On the down side, the organization of the school as a whole needs work. There is a lack of clear communication between the parents and the administration.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2005
I went here as a child and the campus remains the same. Very clean and child friendly. The teachers seem to be enthusiatic but not often challenging enough. Excellent parental involvement.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2005
This is a wonderful neighborhood school with a faculty and staff that genuinely cares about its students. My son had a great experience during his time at Dover Shores and we will miss the family environment that has been created there.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
February 06, 2005
School is neat, clean and children friendly. They have a great counseling program designed to follow and help all students with individual attention.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2005
Dover shores is a great elementary school. My son has been in attendance since Kindergarten. The teachers are there for the students but even better the parents are too. Swimming is required for physical education with is a necessity in Florida.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2004
We have had a wonderful experience with Dover Shores Elementary! We are proud that our children are able to obtain their early education at such an organized and involved school!

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2004
My son attended Dover Shores from kindergarten - 4th grade. He was very successful and enjoyed his time at the school. The teachers were talented and caring. The principal and parents were very involved and there was a true sense of community at the school. Our experience was a very positive one.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2003
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Dover Shores Elementary School
1200 Gaston Foster Road, Orlando, FL  32812
(407) 249-6330
Last modified Dover Shores 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.
Dover Shores Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top