This is a safe place to share your honest opinions of a school, whether good or bad.
Dunwoody Elementary School5
Posted February 22, 2015
- a parent
Dunwoody Elementary has been recently honored with the highly sought after STEM certification from the Georgia Department of Education, making it the third in the state to ever do so. The state gives this distinction to schools that successfully implement a cross-educational platform that relates science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to lessons across all subjects.
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?
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.
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.
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.