We've been having a very positive experience. Great teachers, classroom atmosphere, facilities, bus drivers, etc. The parents are involved and participate. The kids are constantly exposed to the STEM program. My kids like to go to school and socialize with their friends. I do not feel that my kids are only being taught to take standardized tests. They are growing academically - but be aware, we as parents do put extra energy at home, volunteer and donate. There is no shortcut for a good education - it needs to be a combination of school and home support.
My son has been a student at DES for 2 years. The teachers and the entire staff are great, they do care about the kids and their learning progress. The STEM program is the best, my son is truly enjoying the classes as well as the after school program. The principal is excellent and the community support is amazing.
We are very excited about the curriculum that Dunwoody Elementary has this year. The parent tools that are offered are awesome and it allows the parent to be heavily involved with the student. The last past two years has been a great experience and we look forward to working with the teacher this year.
My son absolutely loves this school. He has excelled in the science and math realm. Coming from Johns Creek in 2014, I was worried about the change, but my son's teacher was excellent and he adjusted very well.
I can't speak for all, but my son's teacher was phenomenal. Not only did she push the students academically, but she also focused on the development of leadership skills, promoted positive behaviors and good citizenship, and encouraged individuality.