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Chicago, IL
Students enrolled: 586

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6108 South Natoma Avenue
Chicago, IL 60638

(773) 535-2080
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Develops honesty: Strongly agree
June 18, 2015
Dore is a great school that encourages excellence . Dore provides a great enviroment for learning, developing and bring out the best in my child.

- submitted by a community member

January 06, 2014
Dore school is without a dought in my mind the best school in Chicago. I am a current 8th grader and I've gone to dore since kindergarten. The teachers help me and get me to use the best of my abilities. I have never had a problem with any teachers or staff. My grades went down in 5th grade when I use to have straight A's. I truly love dore school. The teachers helped me out a lot so now I have all A's and one B.

- submitted by a community member

July 02, 2012
I am a former student of dore elemantary. I had a fantastic education and wonderful teachers. it is a great school. i am proud to be a dorian. i was a cross country and track star as well as class sice president and member of the math team. it is far better than the near by catholic schools. i have recently been accepted into new york university. so dore has really helped my academic standings. choose dore

- submitted by a community member

September 09, 2011
Oh Wow! I am shocked to hear that. I have never had that problem with anyone in the office or anyone else at Dore. Actually the only person I've ever had a problem with was the security guard yelling at kids.

- submitted by a parent

September 09, 2011
Everyone interprets their experience differently. I have NEVER had any issues with the office staff. My child has gone to Dore for 7 years & the office staff have always been very helpful & accommodating. They genuinely seem to care about the students & the school, more than some teachers. From what I've seen they go above & beyond. I've also been in line at the office & seen them deal with rude parents who had serious entitlement issues & were making demands, and a few times parents trying to get their kids in & didn't live in the area or didn't have any documents. The staff still seemed helpful even when they were getting attitude & being yelled at. I give the office staff, teachers, and administrators a lot of credit for having to deal with "problem" parents. I couldn't do it or deal with the ignorance. Dore provides a great learning environment for my child, and that is the most important thing. I hope people read all of the reviews not just the negative. Sometimes in the heat of the moment people don't think about how they've contributed to a situation & it mars their opinions. Dore is a great school with great staff (OFFICE & TEACHERS & ADMINISTRATORS)

- submitted by a parent

September 08, 2011
Not happy with the school. Some of the support staff need to be fired! I really wish I could post names, but that would be unethical.

- submitted by a parent

September 08, 2011
I agree that some of the office staff can be rude, but the teachers, principals and the curriculum taught there are very good. My son started kindergarten not knowing how to read and after about 3 months in Mrs. Desantis' class he was reading small sentences. By the end of the year he became a very good reader.

- submitted by a parent

February 27, 2011
This is a wonderful school for children. They have excellent teachers always will to help. My granddaughter is doing far better than I could have hoped for. I hope they continue the good work

- submitted by a parent

April 10, 2010
My daughter goes there and shes never had lower then a C or even B i am soo impressed how they make it seem fun and how they communicate! Dore is one of the best schools ever Reallllyy............

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 20, 2010
I think Dore is and can continue to be a great school for all kids of all race, creed, and sex. I think if the parents along with the staff at door come together as one our children can contine to be taught and learn to become successful. We as a people need to learn its not about us its has and will always be about our children future. So, with that being said can we help our children become successful men and woman of the world.

- submitted by a parent

March 18, 2009
This school only worries about things that don't matter. Instead of worrying about the children and there education, they worry about things like, where your from, where you live, and what kind of background you have. If your a little less fortunate, they treat you like your a nobody.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 06, 2009
I love this school, especially the Middle School Teachers, they have done wonders with my son!

- submitted by a parent

January 12, 2007
I'm a former student of dore and during my 8 years there i found that they push me over my the limit. Found my weak stop and help me with them. It was harder being one of three african american in the class but we all got a long great. The teacher there was great! they all had there master, and there ways of teaching was remarkable weather it was humor or game it mad me what ia today. There was some good stop team there, but just not what i was looking for. I was the vice president of the school student government 8th grade year and was on three 5yrs. Dore is all around a great school and was number 1 in the city the last 3 year i was there.

- submitted by a student

January 09, 2006
My daughter is currently enrolled at Dore and doing very well. They offer after school programs in reading and math which are invaluable to any student that is struggling in those areas. The Principal is very goal oriented and demands excellence from his teachers and students. Highly recommended!

- submitted by a parent

April 15, 2005
This is the first year my children have attended a Chicago Public School and I'm very unhappy with the results. My daughter's spelling is atrocious, she's in 2nd grade and is not learning cursive handwriting, and my son is in first grade and complains that the work he does is way too easy for him. I will not be sending my children back to Dore. Everyone says it's such a great school but I don't see where. My kids have told me repeatedly how they don't like it. They'll be back in the Catholic school next year. I could go on and on about how dissatisfied I am with this school. I've never liked the Chicago Public Schools and Dore school gives me quite a few extra reason not to like them.

- submitted by a parent

April 07, 2005
Dore School has always performed well on tests. I am not sure if it is the paper and pencil, direct teaching, teacher centered approach...or if it is because of the students that Dore receives. Page after page, ditto after ditto works for many students. But many students are being left behind. I would like to see a more differentiated approach to teaching. There has never been any cooperative learning, thematic units, engaged learning, or integration of any subject areas. I think Dore would excel if the Principal would step outside of the box and allow students to sit in groups and speak up a little during the day. Wouln't it be great if parents also felt welcome? I am not sure if there are outside partnerships. I wonder why? Parents are willing to help, but often are not welcome. Let's leave no child or parent behind!

- submitted by a parent

November 21, 2004
Dore school is an excellent enviroment for children to learn in. My children as well as children of family and friends attend this school. Each child's growth is promoted. The teachers and staff are fantastic. Dore school really works together as a team to provide the very best to the students. Teachers, staff, and the principal follow a student's progress long after the student has moved on---This creates a caring positive enviroment for learning in. In a system often blamed for leaving children behind, Dore school never leaves a child behind. Every child is important. Over the last few years the music program has really grown and expanded. Childrean are playing recorders and a choir has formed. They are wonderful. There is afterschool tutoring for those in need. There is a Math team, basketball team, volleyball team, and many other wonderful endeavors. I applaud Dore School for their hard work.

- submitted by a parent

March 19, 2004
Dore Elementary School has been a wonderful source of education for the four children in our family presently attending Dore. Dore school far exceeds other Chicago Public Schools. The scores are much higher and the children's behavior and attitudes reflect that they are progressing above others at their grade levels. Their actions are speaking as loud as their words. Although we have never needed the bilingual teaching, I have seen the results of Children that come to the school speaking little or no English. By the end of the school year, they are speaking English and learning. Other school should learn the Dore approach to teaching English. I am proud of Dore School and the fine education they are giving the Children. We are thankful that our Children are receiving an education preparing them for their future.

- submitted by a parent
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Dore Elementary School
6108 South Natoma Avenue, Chicago, IL  60638
(773) 535-2080
Last modified Dore Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Dore Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top