School's standard and expectation to kids are VERY low. It does not mean it's bad though. Compare the bar for AC classes with Dickerson, so you will know Dodgen allow many kids to take AC classes. Be aware that majority in AC classes are taking A for all AC classes. It could be a great environment for kids who can be encouraged for the high score, but no challenges for wiz kids. If your child takes B, your child could be in the bottom 10-30% in the class. Your kids will compete with Dickerson kids at Walton. Give some extra practice to them at home, or your child will get into trouble at high school. All academic after school clubs were a sort of "dominated" by Asian kids. (math team, academic ball, science Olympiad...) Dodgen has led by a new principal (a former assistant principal) since Aug 2013.
We moved specifically to go to Dodgen. After touring all the local schools and talking to lots of parents, Dodgen had the best reputation for high level of education and a nice place to be. It has totally lived up to our expectations. Our son had a great year and says he loves it! The band program is amazing and his teachers were all helpful and responsive. He has had great grades and test scores.
This is a great school and I am currently going there, and they teach your kids great descipline which will help in future prefrences. All the teacahers, janitors, and adminastrators all help make every day a wonderful day. I highly reccommend this school to anyone in the district or out of the district.
Okay, but VERY easy to get in trouble. I've never been sent to iss or oss, but many people have for 'talking back' to a rude teacher. They should fire amodeo and olson they are rude and mean
This is a great school. I wish that those who need the help get individual tutoring, however, because I have seen cases where this was not given and it followed the student to high school. It's definitely better than many advanced schools in the area.
im tired of hearing about how this is such a great school its ok but it focuses too much on dicipline and u can get in trouble for almost anything some of the teachers dont teach and just expect that you know how to do everything i want to go back to my old school
awesome activity my sons absolutely eager for the weekend to finalize
From the Principal all the way through the rest of the staff, Dodgen is 1st class. Their love of children and teaching is obvious and their results speak for themselves. A totally wonderful experience, I can only hope that High School will be such a wonderful environment! My daughter loves her teachers and has learned that learning is 'cool' she is a member of the Beta club and I deeply appreciate the schools ways of making learning a 'cool' thing.
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