I have three children at this school currently. This is our 6th year at Dilworth Elementary. I continue to be impressed by the teachers and staff. Dilworth Elementary is truly a neighborhood school. Many families that could afford to send their children to private school send their children here instead. It is amazing how many bright children attend this school which raises the bar for teachers and students alike. Get involved and volunteer - it's the best way to meet other families here. Many families feel like it resembles a private school in its level of parental and staff support as well as its rigorous academic curriculum. I truly cannot say enough wonderful things about this sweet neighboorhood school.
I think this school is great if you as a parent are of a certain stature in the community. The office staff is extremely rude and show no empathy. Communication is non-exsistant, and the principal and staff as a whole is judge mental and inconsiderate. I'm sure this school is a wonderful fit it you fit the certain "mold" that they want their student body and parents to be, but if not, good luck!
Some teachers are good, and definitely some poor teachers who don't really care and treat children without much empathy. There is quite a bit of negative reinforcement. The new principal is more concerned with students, engages the children and is not hyper-focused on the rules written in the handbook. The school could use more creativity allowed for teachers and more flexibility for parental involvement.