Very engaged principle, actually knows who my child is. The "diff" program which is for higher accelerated learners is wonderful! Teachers have been great, nice mix of male to female ratio, which my son has enjoyed his guy teachers.
Dawes could be a good school if it had a principal that was qualified. Her leadership abilities are lacking and she is disorganized. The students seem to "rule this school" and lack any respect for the administration. Terrible experience here -- had to transfer our daughter to another middle school.