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O'fallon, MO
Students enrolled: 511

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2621 Hwy K
O'fallon, MO 63368

(636) 978-4001
(636) 978-4012
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Amount of homework: Too much
July 07, 2015
The teachers are trying to teach more than the average student can absorb, therefore the homework that is sent home with students is new information and the parents end up teaching the subject. I am perfectly fine with this, however, I cannot speak for other parents.

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Strongly disagree
July 07, 2015
The school is geared to improving the attendance of students and state test scores- nothing else. Not how good or bad the students are doing independently or how the teachers are or are not providing instruction to the children. The principals need to work on people skills as well.

- submitted by a parent

July 07, 2015
The school hired a new principal who doesn't seem to care about the students. The assistant principal acts like a 12 year-old girl, he is that immature.

- submitted by a parent

April 18, 2015
The school hired a new principal last year and has improved immensely! The school rating shoud be higher, the teachers and staff are amazing!

- submitted by a parent

March 24, 2014
My daughters attended this school for the past two years. The loved the teachers and did very well. The teachers/staff know the kids by name and are wonderful.

- submitted by a parent

November 15, 2011
I hate to say it but this school needs a new principle. Shes an older lady and does not discipline the students at all. One student hit another student and she sent the student back to class after talking to him for only 5 minutes. This school is out of control, they need a more discipline from the principle! They need suspension some type of discipline! The kindergarden classes are way overcrowded and are full day.

- submitted by a teacher

June 15, 2011
I have 2 children at Dardenne and they are both thriving! We love the teachers and the principal who have been very involved in every aspect of my kids' experience there. One child will be in an eMints classroom next year and the other is currently being tested for the JET program. I have heard that Dardenne was zoned so that the "trailer park kids" or kids from low income families would all go to this one school I don't know if that's true. I can't imagine that it is out there. Regardless, every child begins their educational experience as a blank slate --it is the responsibilty of the PARENT(S) to teach their children that education is important. You can make a great learning and growing experience for your children at (almost) any school. It's up to YOU.

- submitted by a parent

April 09, 2011
My kids have been in 3 others schools in the district and I have never seen such un controlled hallways, bathroom proceedures and behavior in general. While the teachers seem very nice the control and eduaction at this school was is horrible. NO COMPUTER teacher, no student control.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 15, 2009
Great place to live, good teachers that seem to care for my child.

- submitted by a parent

March 17, 2008
This elementary school is excellent, my yougest child is there now in grade 3. They are the only elementary school in the district that offers E-Mints which is a terriffic program and lets kids learn while having fun. My son loves it.

- submitted by a parent

March 22, 2007
My daughter has attended two different schools in the FZumwalt district. I can say that this school fails to measure up. I believe that part of the problem is the principal. They have some rough kids in this school and they need a strong authoritative presence. They do have some good teachers if you want to hand pick teachers every year. I am glad that this is our last year with this school.

- submitted by a parent

January 02, 2006
I love this school, my daughter goes to Dardenne, and she just loves it. She comes home happy. The teachers are great and the office staff is wonderful!

- submitted by a parent

June 26, 2005
Dardenne is an amazing school with much to offer. The teachers are involved and caring. The principal is dedicated, fair, and supportive. Dardenne is the only school in the district to offer third, fourth, and fifth grade eMINTS classrooms.

- submitted by a parent

May 19, 2005
This school has come a long way! I am pleased with the education and support my children have received. I have watched it evolve into a much more welcoming and positive environment. It is evident by how my children and their peers respond. Dardenne teachers have received various awards and the children there have, through excellent instruction, boosted their scores on standardized testing. Parents are also important in the system and I have seen a lot more involvement and awards earned by the students. Second Grade kids earned the Exploravision national award and, locally, first and second place in 'Picture the Music' through Powell Symphony Hall. I believe in this school and current staff and administration.

- submitted by a parent

November 19, 2004
I have had two different children try this school at different age levels and it is by far the worst school in the district. I have several friends and clients that have bought different houses when they found out that their children would have to go to this school. If you want your children to get a good education, do not send them here. In second grade they are still on 1+2. Look at the test scores, they are terrible.

- submitted by a parent

August 16, 2004
Overall I like the school. I think the school principle is great and so is the staff. My daughter is in the 5th grade and she loves it here. We moved from the Creve Couer area to O' Fallon, and I like Dardenne Elementary better than Bellerive Elementary. Less issues for my child here at this school and she has had perfect attendance since she has attended this school. She loves it and does not want to miss a day. I would like to see a program for children who have mastered basic skills to be placed into more advanced classes.

- submitted by a parent

July 23, 2004
I have 3 children at this school. The principle is excellent, her dedication and interest in each child shows! However, the school itself could use a good scrubbing and cleaning up. The age of the building is showing. There also seem to be a very high % of new teachers every year. Many seem to be first year teachers and I wonder if they come, get a couple of years experience and move on to a higher paying district. The school nurse is fabulous, and overall the staff seem to care very much for the kids. My children have recieved a quality education here, thanks to the dedication of the principle. While I do think it could use a couple of changes, they are minor and I feel comfortable with my children attending here.

- submitted by a parent

June 28, 2004
We've had two children attend this school. We are exremely happy with the education the kids recieved. The experiences with the staff, teachers and administration has been wonderful.

- submitted by a parent

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Dardenne Elementary School
2621 Hwy K, O'fallon, MO  63368
(636) 978-4001
Last modified Dardenne Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Dardenne Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top