My 3 kids go here, I love the ethnicity factor. A+ on that. Most teachers are great however there are bad apples that do not belong! My son was doing great until middle school, he is special needs and had issues with bullying and was even called a lost dog by a teacher! Unbelievable. I want to pull my kids out but worry they won't do will in a larger school.... I don't blame the principle and office workers for the mishap with the bullying teacher, I'm one to focus in weeding out the bad apples (teachers) so a Huge turn over doesn't bother me as long as they keep working to get it right!
I love this school, family based, small and friendly- staff is great hardworking and care! I have 3 kids that go here and do exceptional! Just wish we didn't have to but their uniform shirts :-(
I am a student who attended TDA for 3 years 6-8. Even though its a small school there are many talented students. The teachers are like the students best friends they are very caring and push you to the fullest. Teachers also stay after school for those who need help which is very helpful. The staff is very organized. I seen some reviews and was disappointed, BUT notice the years those reviews were written today is August 31st 2013. TDA has improved alot over the years. I would gladly recommend this school to anyone a friend relative the neighbors. The teachers and staff work very hard to see these students improve and go all the way out just to see them succeed. Not one year I have had in TDA that I don't regret. One Wish I do have is that they make a high school.
they discriminate against kids with special needs the teachers are extremely rude when speaking with the students
Fabulous Staff, Teachers, Administration and children. They are always working on improvements, and I feel they really care.
The schools has new changes introduced to its functional activities and this makes it look good to the community. More programs, like sports, have been introduced and the students enjoy attending. Go Dolphins!
My daughter has attended this school for three years now. It is a great school, the teachers are caring and they listen to your concerns. The only thing I wish would change about the school is; sports. Srorts are only offered to the kids starting in the 6th grade.
I have been a teacher at TDA for 3 years. The teachers here are very hardworking and work well as a team. Students continue to strive and improve upon their academic and social skills - as indicated in our AYP, IOWA tests, MEAP scores and edperformance tests. Keep working hard students and staff!
My son goes to kindergarten @ T.D.A and I have to say it needs a makeover! The bathrooms look dirty and there are no great things going on, where is the auditorium? The kids have no special place to perform, I just think they need to remodel but over all my son is doing well as a special needs student.
I was EXTREMELY disappointed in this Charter school. The students were unruly, the administration was unorganized and unreachable. The teachers were not supported by the administration or the parents. There wasn't any teamwork. I pulled my son after the first quarter. If you are considering either Dearborn Academy or West Village Academy, do NOT.
This school should not exist. The administration is unsupportive and often times unavailable to deal with student and teacher issues. It is quite an awful institution and working there was the worst work experience I have ever had.
The school is improving every year. It still has a long way to go, and it needs to lower the teacher turnover rate. The school has gym and an art program, but the art teacher comes into the classroom. It also has on staff psychologist as well as social worker.
we need fun stuff everyday something new happens then it would be more funer for the school!
I did not like the school. I think that the school is unorganized and needs many things such as a libary, gym, art room, music room and most importanly a play ground for the children.
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