I like the teachers and staff however, I don't think they know what they are doing when it comes to students with learning disabilities. I do not think Mrs. Ryan is the right person for the job, there really is no leadership there and when I have been there I do not feel the staff works as a team to make sure that the children are striving, I have also heard from other parents that this school is not where any children with learning disabilities/developmental should go. I have found that they (Mrs. Ryan can be very out of line when it comes to things that are not her business and the office staff to be quite nosey as well. I will however say that Mrs. Adams tries very hard and is very down to earth and realistic about where she thinks your child stands.
Not a very good school from what I have seen and heard when picking up my nephew.
Fire Mrs. Ryan and the school may have a chance. All Dillon staff are hard workers and care about the needs of each individual student, they need a leader who shares those same principles not a principal with a laxidasical work ethic
Dillon Elementary has a very nurturing and supportive environment. My kindergartner felt comfortable and immediately welcomed into the school. I had many apprehensions about my daughter's ability to be academically successful and make friends. I found the teachers to be wonderful. My daughter's teacher communicated to parents frequently and my daughter came home each day excited to tell about her day. I found that the overall school environment was very welcoming from the first time I entered the building. The staff is always friendly and helpful. Mrs. Ryan is a great principal who really seems to connect with students and their families. She was available to meet with me on any concern I had, even before my daughter started her first day. Her interactions with parents, students, and teachers set a positive tone for the building. She seems to really enjoy her job and always has a positive attitude.
Good principals are arrive early and stay late. Mrs. Ryan severely lacks quality leadership skills. It's quite sad my tax dollars fund her homework time during the school day. She often times is late to school and is one of the first to leave the building. If I had the test scores Dillon received last year, I would make sure I was burning the midnight oil to get my students and school back on track. In my experience she has not been supportive to staff or parents. I'm sure this is just a stepping stone to an even larger paycheck, because it is clear she does not care about her students' best interests, or supporting her staff. There are plenty of quality charter schools and school of choice options. Parents think twice before signing your children up for a track record of failure. Sad, sad, sad.
Horrible school, principal is on a power trip!!! Going down hill since my kid started there!
This is the first school that seems to not have any BEHAVIOR problems with my 6 year old. On top of that, My special needs 5 year old has for the FIRST TIME in her life been learning!!! She was considered autistic and/ or mentally delayed due to being in school/ school settings/ preschool. for three years and never even learning how to recognize letters, write her name, idenitfy numbers... etc. This year she is able to point to letters and identify them, sound out small words.... write numbers, count, write her name, write out words and even started counting money!! IM VERY IMPRESSED WITH THIS SCHOOL. They take the time to identify the students individual needs and ENCOURAGE A GREAT ATTITUDE . My kids in return are better behaved and have taken that great bucket filling attitude and brought it home. Sadly we will be moving home next year, but this school wont be forgotten~ GREATLY APPRECIATE EVERYTHING YOU GUYS DO
this school has gone way down hill i hatw that i have 1 grandchild there next year it will be 2 short of lwtting my home go into foreclosure i see no way out of the area mrs.ryan trys very hard but the staff and office help are horrible they know nothing about taking care of any child with special needs the whole system is a joke. i might be checking into charter schools my tax money isnt very well spent
One of the best elementary schools! Caring teachers, warm atmosphere, excellent afer-school activities!
This is our family's second year at Dillon and we love it here! The staff and teachers are friendly and welcoming. My oldest daughter is ADHD/ODD/Bipolar and I've never seen a school so willing to work with the child and family on the problems that can develop! Awesome after-school programs and Parent Club, too!
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