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Winter Garden, FL

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311 North Dillard Street
Winter Garden, FL 34787

(407) 877-5000
(407) 877-5009
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March 12, 2014
I do not agree with the last two comments. We are new to the school but my son loves his teacher and the principal! I have been to numerous events that the school has hosted and my so. always looks for Principal Boyd to give her a hug as soon as we arrive. The events have been both fun and educational and my son has made so much progress this year. After years of struggling to learn to read, he is finally reading! I commend Principal Boyd and her staff for helping my son feel cared for and successful!

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March 11, 2014
Used to be a wonderful school!!!! Dillard Street Elementary is going to lose it's "A" rating due to the lack of leadership of the new 2014 school year Principal Katie Boyd. Metrics have it probably moving to a "D", unprecedented! In addition, she has caused untold misery on students and teachers alike, plummeting moral to an all time low. This principal is not a good fit!

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March 11, 2014
I have had my children at this school for many years. I have always thought the teachers and principal Shanoff worked hard to provide the best education for my children. This year it has become clear as the year has progressed that the school is not being lead by its newest principal Boyd. We were an "A" school last year and the projection is looking like a "d" or "F" school. The difference in the feel of the school is very different and not very happy. Looks like I will be moving them to a different school next year.

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February 20, 2014
I am so sad that my daughter wasted her Kindergarten year at Dillard. This school has no heart!! Parents are not even welcome in the class. It is know the end of Feb. and the school has yet to do anything special for the kids.I was so sad to see all my father friends going to father/daughter dances at their school while Dillard did NOTHING. SO SAD!!!! My daughter will NEVER go back to this school.

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August 21, 2013
Fantastic School! Love the teachers and their dedication. I heard the previous Principal (Mr Shannoff) was promoted to another school (good for him, not so good for us, maybe) We still haven't met the new principal, Mr Shannoff always introduced himself to us. Wonder how involved this person is going to be and surely hope the school rating doesn't go down because of his/her uninterest.

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November 04, 2009
Dillard Street is a Amazing School with dedicated teachers!!!

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July 28, 2009
I think Dillard Elementary School is wonderful. My second child is starting the first grade and she can't wait. Both my girls loved it and did very well there. The teachers and staff are wonderful. My oldest daughter started school in NY and when we moved to florida, only then did she begin to like school. I have only positive experiences with their teachers. Keep up the great work!!

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no rating
April 04, 2009
my two children have been going to DSES for two years since we moved to florida, my son is in ESE and has made so much progress thanks to the work of the fantastic teachers and principal Ive never been more happier with a school as I am with this one the teachers are phenonmenal and the principal and vice principal are there to help you. My kids actually look forward to going to school each day Thanks for all your great work!

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no rating
March 15, 2009
I am very disappointed in Dillard Street Elementary School. My child's 2nd grade teacher cannot control her classroom and has the children climbing around in the bathrooms. The classroom is more of a try to control the unruly children than it is about teaching. Whenever I talk to the teacher, she speaks to me in a very condesending tone, treating me like a lower person who just doesn't know anything. I only want what is best for my child and I know that Dillard Street is not worthy of the government money they receive via our taxes. I am not a person who likes to intervene, but, when I hear what is going on in the classroom and verify it with the teacher (while she talks down to me - like I don't have a college degree) I cannot accept this environment for my child.

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July 14, 2008
I have had children at DSES for three years now, including one in ESE. This is a fantastic school that has nothing but the children's best interest at heart. The principal has changed, but Mr. Shanoff, the new prinicipal, has continued to provide excellent leadership in forming tomorrow's community leaders.

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no rating
September 26, 2007
Dillard St Elementary is a school where teachers go the extra mile to make sure that the students are learning. The school is small enough that it feels like a closeknit community. Thank you Mr. Bixler and Miss Recca, you are the best administrators I've ever known.

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no rating
June 29, 2007
Top quality teachers who truly care. Those at Dillard Street strive to see each child as an individual and help them meet with success on a daily basis. Mr. Bixler (principal) and Miss Recca (assis. prin.) know our children, make sure school is a safe and inviting environment they want to come to each day. Thank you Dillard!

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May 24, 2007
Another great year - thank you Mr Bixler - a Principal who is very up to date with the children and staff! Thanks to all the staff who make Dillard Street such a great school for our kids to attend.

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June 29, 2006
Dillard is a corner stone to the community of Winter Garden. We are blessed to have Mr. Bixler and his wonderful team, for our children to learn from. Thank you for your time and dedication to our children of Winter Garden. DG

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February 13, 2006
Winter Garden is growing and they've added a brand new school building. Some of my daughter's teachers have been exceptional--and she was able to maintain the same teacher and class for both second and third grade. They are an A school, but watch out...some teachers will teach to the test to keep that grade.

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March 01, 2005
Dillard Street Elementary is an amazing school! Mr. Bixler and Mr. Jones have done a fantastic job of turning that school around!

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February 14, 2004
Dillard Street has shown a great improvement for this school year. Safety and discipline has been a plus and the tutoring programs are great.

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September 09, 2003
My daughter is in her second year this year at Dillard and my youngest will be starting there next year. The school has had great improvements already since Mr Bixler took over!!!

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August 25, 2003
Hi, I have just entered my 3rd child at Dillard St and personally think this is a great school since we have our new principal. The school will do much better since Mr. Bixler has arrived.

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no rating
July 15, 2003
In regard to the remarks made in June 2003,Dillard has a new Principal named Rob Bixler.Under his direction his previous school recieved A's during his time there.Mr.Bixler is very enthuastic,able and ready to turn things around at Dillard.

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April 21, 2003
there are alot of people who say bad things about this school. when we first moved here i was just horrified that my children had to attend this school. But... let me tell you , a school is what you make it, my children have excelled greatly at this school 2 of them are in advanced classes and my youngest, which this was her first year is top of her class.alot of people blame a school that their children do not succeed,but it really starts at home first,it is not fully a teachers responsibility to ensure that your children are learning. it is our responsibility as parents first. i rate this school a 4 star, because there still is room for improvement in some areas but mostly it is a great school.

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Dillard Street Elementary School
311 North Dillard Street, Winter Garden, FL  34787
(407) 877-5000
Last modified Dillard Street Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Dillard Street Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top