My son went there last year. He learned so much from is teacher. He liked getting up for school. I never had a problem with the school except my son's big winter coat was stolen.
But the teachers were great the front desk ladies were amazing to me, always so helpful.
And just as sweet as can be.
I fear for where he is at this year. Dennis just didn't have room for him this year.
But Dennis is a wonderful school and should be appreciated for its value.
I really like Dennis Elementary. Although after reading a few comments, I have to agree with them. My child was being bullied at school and came home upset. I called to ask what happened. I understand you can't call home for every little thing. Parents should have been informed in this case. The teacher and principal knew of the matter and failed to follow up. There needs to be more parent/teacher communication.
My child was punched in the stomach several of times and I was never notified of any of the situations. Front office (Lindsey) is very rude and not helpful what so ever. Horrible principle that knows nothing when it comes to her school. Teachers do not communicate with you at all to try and help your child be better if it's needed. My child came crying to me saying she never wanted to go back because of the educators there were so mean to her that I enrolled her in another school that day and promised she would never have to go back again.
My child has attended Dennis from k-3rd K teacher was Great! Young, although very Educated Knowledgeable, in all areas needed in the classroom. Also very respectful, always kept me informed on how my child was doing grades, behavior etc. 2nd grade teacher was Amazing as well. Also young but Experienced, well Educated in her field as well, my child learned a great deal from both, We were pleased. 3rd grade New year new office staff was much better this year, Principal not so much! My child had some difficulties this year with getting hit on more this year, I am usually notified, and play a very active role so I went up to discuss what happen and the level of consequences, I find that nothing more than just a missed recess or 45min after school has taken place. My child has been Punched in the face, kicked in the stomach and choked recently, very lil has been done to rectify the situation to make me feel safe or confident sending my child to school. It is approaching the end of the school year and I hope the Principal, staff and teacher are on a path to furthering the children's Education, no worries in that area, Professionalism, Respect, Fairness and Citizenship needs work!
Unfotunately it is not quality that has gone down in schools as it is quality of parenting. Children just aren't parented the way they used to be. Either too busy, always on the run, or no parenting at all at times. I am a teacher and a parent and know that children are not raised the way they once were.
I had to take my child out of this school because there was too much disruption in the classes for him to learn. All my other children went here and it used to be great. Quality has gone down tremendously.
I LOVE this school! I have had 4 of my 5 children in this school for the past 12 consecutive years. The teachers are wonderful and really care about the students. There is a lot of parent/teacher involvement. I transfer my children into this school because I feel it is by far the best Putnam City elementary school.
This has been by far one of the most awesome school I had my son attend. (we have traveled around the world. We attended there 3 yrs ago, but I just found this site and thought so much of this school couldn't pass up opportunity to praise them. They help me identify my son's impairment. They even help me try to keep him off the medications. I really love you guys for all of that. Thank you so much.
I went to visit and check things out. When I went to enroll my kids they said I would have to enroll one at Dennis and then transfer the other one. I filled all the paperwork out and when I went to check everything out the lady in the office was rude and had the biggest attitude with me. I walked out and never want to go back. HORRIBLE
We have two granddaughters in the 5th grade. They love James Dennis and all the teachers they have had through the years. We just enjoyed having Christmas lunch with them at school. The educational background received at James Dennis has definitely given them a strong basis for Middle School next year. The girls are very good students excelling in their grades. Thank you to all the teachers and staff for the great job in educating our granddaughters. From two very proud grandparents.