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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
Very pleased with the school and my daughter's teacher Mrs.Blair. She keeps me abreast of everything that is going on.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.).
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