I think Dover elementary is a great school . My son moved here from Basett which is a great school too . The teachers The IB with common core curriculum the activities and electives .There are so many opportunities offered for kids to lap up . The school has a warm welcoming and nurturing academic environment . I believe when with Westlake having such a large number of schools within the city the schools do a great job in not just keeping up but excelling in their academic provision considering smaller school districts who have an easier task doing the same and end up being rated higher without similar challenges . I am so happy I moved to Westlake . Great school and great city !!
My daughter went to Kindergarten here last year. They don't really prepare the kids for first grade, the classes are packed with over 22 kids per class. Her teacher was very nice but academically they are below state acedemic standards.
teachers who care, led by principal with energy and vision. high parent involvment. building is at limit for # students. student opoulation is hampered by some students/parents who do not appreciate nor do they have an interest in learning American customs/norms.
Dover has been a fantastic start for for all three of our children. They have begun their academic careers at a school that maintains a highly qualified staff, both with the teachers & the support staff. The entire school system makes parental involvement possible at many different levels. We're pleased with the schools overall atmosphere where all the children seem to thrive. We never imagined that this quality of education was possible from a public school. I am glad we stayed in Westlake and love Dover very much.
Dover is an excellent school. Teachers are well trained and take a lot of time and effort to work with the kids. Ms. Sycafuse in second grade is outstanding. Very good computer labs, music program and well stocked library. Parent involvement is a big plus.