Great school--teachers, principal and all staff except one. My son was so excited to get into Target last year and now is miserable due to the teacher. I figured that they would pick excited, thoughtful and creative teachers for these positions, but she's negative and frankly just bitter. Could have made a better choice for sure. Otherwise, absolutely love Due West.
We love Due West and have been there many, many years. The teachers are great and the activities fun for the kids and families. My only concern is that since the district now allows teachers' kids to attend any Cobb County school even if it isn't a feeder school where they work, our school is becoming increasingly overcrowded. Our principal needs to consider the kids actually districted for Due West and stop stuffing our school. Say no! There are over 75 Cobb County employee students in our school that can only hold so many. I am all for Due West teachers sending their kids to Due West...it only makes sense. All the others need to move into the district or choose the school or feeder school where they work.
Excellent School! Wonderful Teachers and Staff! Exceptional PTA Volunteers! My child loves DWE - Thank you!
I love this school. The teachers are awesome. The kids support each other, and administration is truly concerned about each child's progress. I have one negative thing to say... Watch out for the PTA. They waste money on frivolous projects (see walking track) and took away the funding from the traditional field to get their project done.
While the community surrounding Due West is growing the teachers and staff at Due West keep that tight knit community feeling within its walls. The teachers care about every one of the students at Due West and this is evident by walking the halls with my child, teachers that don't have a direct "role" in my child's day know them and acknowledge them. As a Due West Alumni I have and will bend over backwards to keep my children in THIS district. My daughter came to Due West in 2nd grade after completing 1st in another county. The teacher there never informed me she was behind or lacking in reading. Not only did her teacher pick up on it immediately but the whole team went into action to work WITH my daughter and brought her to grade level. I feel like every effort was made by every staff member involved and delivered with love as if it were their own child.
This school was TERRIBLE!!!!!! We moved into the district for 4th and 5th grade. Her 5th grade class did two book reports and one "major" project. None of these items were ever graded and when the teacher was consulted she said "she didn't have time to grade them!" What kind of a pathetic excuse is that!!! The students are not required to keep up with their reading and are not actually assessed until the end of the school year. I would never recommend this school! If you want a good elementary school, go to Still Elementary!!! It is about five minutes from Due West...
Due West Elementary is a AWESOME school!! They really take GREAT care of the kids!!! My son is a student there and he LOVES it!!!
As a Black America parent I am not happy with the level of attention giving to my daughter success. My daughter enter Due West reading 2 levels ahead of her class only to be told after a full school year that she was not comprehending Her test scores that I received did not reflect a issue. The teacher did not give any indication that my daughter was having any issues until the end of the school year. To late to address.
The teachers at Due West Elementary are outstanding. I know they care about my child and are quick to respond to me when I have a question or concern. This school has many opportunities for parents to participate in the education process! My family is very secure with the education my children are getting at Due West!
It is a small school where all the staff know the children by name and care about them and how they are doing. Such a a warm, welcoming and postive place to be as a child and as a parent.
We love DWE because of the teachers! They always expect the most from our children and give them the support they need!
The teachers are professional and collegial, and the curriculum, from kindergarten to 5th grade is well thought out, organized, systematic, and continuous. As a parent and an educator in another school, I am profoundly impressed with what is taught and how it is taught at Due West. I know from experience that my children are receiving an excellent education and will be well prepared for future studies after moving to middle school.
I love Due West Elementary School for the genuine love for the students the staff has and the way they portray this by making every child feel they are special and loved. The education a child gets at Due West is hard to compare to any other school in the system. When 'alumni' continue to return with their children, that is a sure sign that DWE must be doing the right things.
This our first year at Due West and we are really impressed and happy. The teachers are wonderful, loving, professional and caring. They are the tops!
Due West is a great school because of the people that are employed there. I feel very confident that the leaders of Due West are empowering their staff to teach our children everything they need to know to succeed in life.
Due West is a small, warm community of actively involved parents that support their children AND their school. The children, parents, and teachers are an awesome bunch! As a teacher, I feel love and support from the parents and children every day. They know how much we love them, and want to see the children be their BEST!!! We LOVE our Due West Pioneers!
We are so IN LOVE with this school!! Starting from the principal all the way down, these folks make my child feel so loved and, as a parent, that is all you can ask for!
Everyone at Due West works together as a family. It's a perfect size school with a lot of heart. We truly have the best teachers, support staff and students.
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