I am extremely shocked by the rating that this school has received. My children attend this school and I am beyond pleased. The instruction at Dresden is completely individualized! My daughter is a part of the chess club, academically talented and gifted program, participates in the annual talent show, is a part of student council, and actively involves herself in the annual science fair. Her teachers know what level she is at for each subject instructed. She has been able to participate in advanced reading groups with grades higher up than her own! My son has had an equally personalized experience in starting out his academic career at Dresden. Last year, his teacher noticed that he was ahead in the math curriculum and had him invited to join the grade above his more math class. His higher math teacher stayed in great contact with me to inform me of his experience. There are countless ways to be involved through the amazing PTO events throughout the year and I CANNOT say enough about this school and our positive experiences here!
A recent change in Principal has left students and parents uninformed. Support for the child's education has greatly diminished. We used to love Dresden and now we can not wait to move on to Bemis.
My Son has Attended Dresden since kindergarten and is now going into third grade - The Teachers and Staff have been wonderful, At home we help him to do his homework so he is getting an Excellent Education. The schgool motto "Live Above the Line" can only be achieved with Parental involvement in their Childs Education
This is a Great school!!! The Staff, the Principal, and Teachers show genuine interest in their students, they now have very good security with Police presence continuously in the neighborhood since last years incident at Newtown
My Child Loves going to school here!!! I have nothing bad to say how well my child is being educcated
My grandson attends Dresden Elementary School and loves it there! The teachers and administrator go above and beyond to assist all children. They truly believe that every child achieves! If a child is struggling academically or socially, the staff are right alongside the children to determine what supports need to be in place to assist them.
My niece went to dresdan for kindergarten and first grade, then we took her out of there and put her into another school which we love everything about it but it ended up closing, at dresdan everything was not ran well right down to the way the buses drove and parked, the staff etc the list goes on and on and unfortunatealy my nephew is back at dresdan this year because our school closed too bad it was not dresdan instead!
Absolutely love this school. Our daughter does so well. All of the staff and teachers are great. Would never consider changing schools.
My daughter is in her third year at Dresden. We love it! Her teachers have all been great, and Mrs. Vande is a wonderful principle. I always feel welcome when I volunteer in the classroom. I highly recommend the school!
I attended UCS from kindergarten through graduation. My daughter attends UCS now and is finishing 1st grade. I am very pleased with the ciriculim she is using.
I am a product of the UCS system. My chid is now attending my old elementary. I am not happy with the fact that our public school systems in MI have less than half that meet or exceed the national average for test scores. This is abysmal. I will be pulling my child from public school and putting her in the Lutheran School near us. I am very disappointed in our public school system considering what we pay in school property tax. We are getting robbed!
My children went from Van Dyke public schools...Both in kindergarten. I think Dresden Elementary is the best school I've seen. I was raised in East Detroit and my husband in Van Dyke. We are extremely satisfied w/the choice we've made and will strive to keep our children in the Utica School system throughout High School.
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