The staff and 2015 Administrators are the best in Baltimore County! They actually care wholeheartedly about their children and are wonderful with the parents. The building however is falling apart! The roof leaks causing causing classes to be evacuated, The water runs brown from the faucets, The school is very OVERCROWDED max capacity is 590 and the 2015 school year there were 750 students enrolled and a full staff of 70, Due to the small cafeteria and number of children lunch starts at about 10am and ends around 2pm with school letting out at 3:05 pm, This school has no Air conditioning and with the outdated electric it can not be fitted for Air, The heating system is horrible most heaters have to be turned on with scissors and IF they do work the rooms overheat causing windows to be opened. Dundalk Elementary was a school built in 1925 with little to no upkeep done. This school is a classic example of a school that has been neglected big time.
My child is in the first grade at DES. I have been lucky enough to be able to spend a lot of time at the school in the last 2 yrs and have gotten to know a lot of the staff. I have found that they really care about each child as an individual and they take a great deal of time helping and making sure each child is successful. They are very helpful when it comes to letting you know exactly what your child is doing in school which I find very comforting. I have loved our first 2 years at DES and am thankful my child gets to be apart of this school.
My child is in the fifth grade at DES this year and we are absoluely thrilled with the school. All of our children have come through this school and this is by far the best year we've had. The teachers are kind, caring, and well-organized. I feel my son has made an incredible amount of progress this year and it's due to the excellent staff! This year's trips have been great, and the students have had many opportunities to do new things.