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PK-5
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Dunwoody, GA
Students enrolled: 984
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1923 Womack Rd
Dunwoody, GA 30338

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(678) 875-4002
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November 13, 2014
I can't say enough positive things about this school. Parent involvement is great, the leadership from the Principal is outstanding, and the classroom instruction is innovative and engaging. My kids jumped out of the car excited about going to school and arrive home every afternoon with smiles on their faces. DES clearly fosters a love of learning. As a parent, what more could you ask for from a school?

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2014
We have 2 boys at DES, we're very pleased. Top-notch facility, teachers and staff. We like the high standards set both academically & behaviorally . I would recommend DES to anyone.

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October 26, 2014
The building is beautiful, the test scores are probably not bad. The environment is strange to say the least. Feels more like a jail. Your kid will get in trouble for almost anything. They are not aloud to talk, they are not aloud to choose where to seat in the cafeteria, they are not even aloud to cry because "second graders do not cry". They are not allowed to be human at all, just quiet obedient digesters of math etc. There is few teachers who are different, but you have to be lucky or persistent to put your child in their class.If you think for some reason your child needs strict discipline then it might be a good school for you. If you want your child to enjoy her time at school - look somewhere else.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2014
I have a son that just graduated from 5th grade at DES and another that is a rising first grader. The school does a good job with working with parents and the kids are challenged and it provides a good environment for learning.

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August 03, 2014
My daughter will be new at DES this year. She is entering the 4th grade. Any advice on the teachers and staff would be great

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2014
Our daughter attends DES. What others need to know? Its a hidden jewel! Top facility with all industry leading technology, great afterschool program, wonder class ratios, and fantastic teachers and administrators.

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April 27, 2014
My son is starting Kindergardten at DES. Our experience so far with the Principal and the entire staff have been awesome. All are questions about the program, teacher's experience, curriculum etc were answer immediately. They do care about the kids. We are very pleased with it and also with the PTO.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2014
We came from Vanderlyn and have now been at DES for 3 years. This school is fantastic from the administration & staff to the facility and families. We are now looking for a larger home and desperately want to stay at DES. The principal, Ms. Sanders, has been lead principal for 2 years. She's a visionary leader, hires well, and loves what she does. We also have a great special staff with rotations in art, general music, orchestra & band (4th & 5th), P.E., S.T.E.M. lab. We also have Lego Robotics, a top-notch media center, a nature trail, organic garden, a computer lab, and will soon add a Mac lab. I cannot say enough good things about DES!

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2014
My Daughter goes to DES and we absolutely love the School. The Faculty and Administration are excellent. Even though the School is fairly new most of the staff has moved in from the 10 rated schools and they do a fantastic show ... Greatly Appreciate DES Teachers and Administration .. We all love you.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2014
What a great school. The teachers have all been great and the administration extremely helpful. In a neighborhood with 3 great schools DES shines and hits top marks in all categories!

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February 22, 2014
I couldn't be happier with Dunwoody Elementary School. The administration and staff are dedicated and supportive. During Snow Jam 2014, they put their own needs aside to care for students whose parents were stranded. The teachers are excellent. They challenge students to achieve. The PTO is welcoming and active. The facility is clean, new and equipped with the latest technology. I'm proud to be a DES family.

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February 21, 2014
Principal Sanders is awesome and she has been a huge advocate of the STEM program. DES is the only public elementary school I know of that offers orchestra. My daughter tested into the accelerated math program for middle school, so I know she has been challenged in Mathematics. The facility is very new and has the latest technology, We have had a great experience over the past 3 years.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2014
I have been very happy with DES, it's administration and staff. We have an involved parent community, hard working teachers and a principal that has taken this young school to the top in Dunwoody.

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February 20, 2014
DES is an amazing school. My children's teachers are caring and wonderful. The administrative staff is very inviting and engaged in what is going on at the school. The facility is new and has plenty of space to serve all the students. I especially like the fact that DES has several special education classes. I believe seeing these amazing child learn has taught my children to be more compassionate and tolerant of others.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2014
I have two children at DES and couldn't be happier with the education my children are receiving! From the administration to the teachers to the PTO, everyone is dedicated to providing a quality education to our children. The children of DES are very fortunate!!!

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2014
I have two children at DES and this is our third year at the school. We have been very happy with the facilities, faculty and staff there. The STEM (science,tech, engineering and math) program is moving forward and helping the children are learning to think in a new way. This is the only elementary school around that has band and orchestra starting in the 4th grade! (My kids have been involved in the lego club, reading bowl, and WDES Tiger TV. The school offers so many opportunities for kids and parents to be involved. The gifted program has the best teachers and interesting projects. We were redistricted from another Dunwoody school about 3 years ago and consider ourselves fortunate to be in such a great newer school with so many skilled and caring teachers. Our principal works very hard to improve the school and is very willing to listen to requests and suggestions from parents. She finds creative ways to solve problems and uses the input from teachers and parents to make progressive changes.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2014
Dunwoody Elementary School is a place that foster creativity, individuality and a strong academic base. I am thrilled with the learning process at Dunwoody Elementary and find that the teachers find creative ways to engage students. My daughter and son have both benefited from the dedicated teaching staff at Dunwoody Elementary. With state of the art technology, STEM and dedicated Science Labs as well as orchestra and band, art and music and a dedicated TV station run by students, this school has a niche for every child. We are a proud family of DES Tigers! I can't say enough wonderful things about our experience here.

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2014
Very pleased with the school and my daughter's teacher Mrs.Blair. She keeps me abreast of everything that is going on.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2014
It's such a shame and I too am experiencing problems with the administration at DES. The principal would rather ignore student behavioral situations as opposed to addressing the problems head-on. There is a lack of leadership and we will probably have to consider alternative schools. To the other parents experiencing problems with the administration--let's figure out a way to talk to address this issue.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2014
The school itself is new and up to date. The staff, most are courteous and extremely helpful. The administrative staff is lazy, cold and delusional and have no business leading educators or supervising children. This neighborhood at one time had the best schools, now it's about gifted designations and scores. I see now why there are so many homes for sale. I can't see anything changing until big changes at the board of education are made.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2014
I tend to agree about this administration not doing enough. My child is being bullied and the Administration does not seem to be willing to deal with the situation. It seems to me as if they would rather hide these issues. This is not leadership.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2013
This year I have two children attending Dunwoody Elementary School. The principal, Mrs. Sanders, is passionate about her role and cares genuinely for the children and teachers. She also listens to the parents and wants what is best for the school. So far, we've had a great experience with the teachers that have taught our sons. They love teaching and really enjoy educating our children. DES has started implementing the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) initiative. It is great to see how the program is impacting the kids. The school was also recently built so it is very clean, has additional space and has some updated technology.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2013
DES is a fantastic, community supported school. The administration is A+; their organization and commitment is a good foundation for the culture of the school. We have met tons of great, supportive families at the school. I'm also impressed by the number and variety of resources and options available (band, art, orchestra, gifted programs, clubs, etc.).

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2013
The teachers are definetly dedicated and all the parents I know whose children attend, love the teachers! The grounds are very nice. My children are happy here!

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2013
Excellent teachers, new facilities, love the strings, band and singers and all the extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2013
Thrilled with the new principal who brings her A game and does a great job. We have had some really strong teachers and my children love the art teacher. Beautiful facility. Great parent community. All in all very pleased.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2012
My child has just completed Kindergarten so she has a long way to go at DES. She had an awesome experience and a wonderful teacher. The teacher was very responsive to the needs of my child, to my email and also to my requests for my child. I appreciated her attention to detail around the safety of children with allergies.The teacher was a fantastic promoter of reading, sight words and learning in general. The 1000 most commonly used words in the English language list that she provided is stiil a list my child uses in first grade, only now she is learning to spell the words on the list.. I believe the experience your child has is largely related to the teach your child has and my child because of this teacher has a wonderful kindergarten experience at DES. If her first grade experience is half as good as her K experience, I will be happy.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2012
My son has finished I grade and we are lucky to get great teacher for my son. He loves his teacher and enjoyed studying in DES.

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2012
I have found the office staff to be friendly and inviting. However, once you get to the administrative level (particularly the principal), he is extremely aloof, unorganized, and clueless to what is going on in the running of the school. My child had a bad experience this year, and when I tried to work the principal, no solution was determined, due to his lack of knowledge at the elementary school level. I am looking forward to working with the new principal, who seems much more competent.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2012
I have been extremely pleased with our experience thus far at DES! My son is in Kindergarten and started the year at a school in Gwinnett. We were worried that he would have a tough time transitioning when we moved to Dunwoody over Christmas, but his teacher, Ms. Price, has been amazing. The PTO is really active and parent involvement is high all around--a key sign for success at any school. The facilities are great (new building, this is the first year the school has been open as a full PK-5 school) and the teachers are really creative in their teaching methods. I have always been able to get in touch with his teacher and the staff is approachable too.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2012
We love Dunwoody Elementary! The teachers are engaging, the principal is approachable, the PTO is very active in planning great activities and programs for both parents and students, and the facilities are fantastic. There is plenty of outdoor space for kids to run off their excess energy and the indoor space is bright and spacious.

- submitted by a parent
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Dunwoody Elementary School
1923 Womack Rd, Dunwoody, GA  30338
(678) 875-4002
Last modified Dunwoody Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5
Dunwoody Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top