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PK-4
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Cordova, TN
Students enrolled: 580

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7105 Dexter Rd
Cordova, TN 38016

(901) 373-3526
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September 02, 2014
I wouldn't recommend this school at all. We have had nothing but trouble since coming here. The teachers are cold and don't even try to get to know their students. Children can't be children. It's like your child is in a military boarding school and there are strict rules to follow. The administrators don't care about their students and seem more inconvenienced by them. They are also very unorganized. If you want your child in a cold, unwelcoming, and high stress environment then this is your school. If not, skip this school all together.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2014
My daughter attended this school for kindergarten, 1st grade and part of second grade. We moved and I wish we could have taken the school with us. The principal really cares and encourages parent involvement. The teachers are really involved and are easily accessible to the parents. It is a well cared for school and it is in a safe and family friendly area.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2011
My son went to this school... we have now sadly moved away but this school had such a positive impact on my son and myself. The staff is awesome and are so caring. His teacher was Mrs. Crossett and she is so awesome and caring and such a wonderful teacher. I wish we could have relocated her with us and for every grade :D lol. The principle and entire staff just care and you know and feel it. I give this school an A+++ no matter what other people may say.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2010
One of the best public schools at Cordova, TN. My daughter is in this school for past 3 years and she has gained a lot from this school. Teachers are very friendly and identifies talent of students in all areas.

- submitted by a parent
December 11, 2009
My daughter is in Kindergarten here this year, and so far it has been great. She has an awesome teacher and she loves everything about Dexter and I do too.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2009
My daughter has started Kindergarten at Dexter Elmentary School and I love it. The staff is very nice and I look forward to her becoming the best that she can be.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2009
My son has been in Dexter Elm. since Kindergarten and we have loved everything about it! The school and staff are welcoming and warm and treat the children as if they were thier own. I highly recommend this school and have been very happy with all aspects since he started attending.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2009
My daughter is in the first grade and just loves her school and her teacher. I could not imagine having a better teacher than she has this year anywhere else. I have also dealt with the principal, who always has responded to my concerns quickly, thoroughly, and to my satisfaction.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2008
I love Dexter Elementary! The staff and teachers are awesome. I have 2 children who attend and I love the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 13, 2008
My son has attended Dexter Elementary for 2 years now. I am very pleased with the staff and regulations that they have there. I am new to having a child in school, so needless to say I have high expectations of the school my child attends. So far everything has been great!

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February 20, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2008
All of my children have attended Dexter Elementary and their lives are better for it. It is a big school with lots of children but it is run by one of the best principals I have ever come in contact with. She has high expectations from her teachers, staff, and students; and they all do their best to meet those expectations. My children have had some of the best teachers--caring, competent, and dedicated to their jobs. While no school is perfect, I believe you will get out of the experience what you and your child put into it. It is a relationship between the school and the parents. Dexter has much to offer our kids and our community...

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 16, 2007
I think Dexter is a great school. I appreciate the way it is run and I think the teachers are great! I have been active and I think the principal does what is necessary in order to keep almost 1000 children in a safe environment where they are actively lear

- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2007
Dexter is a wonderful school! The teachers are great and the curriculum is challenging. The PTA is very active, however, more parents could be involved. The atmosphere is very structured and strict, but it is only for the safety of the children. I would rather have an unfriendly principal that knows how to run a safe enviroment than a friendly one that would put my children's safety in jeopardy.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 14, 2007
I am a parent of a kindergartner at dexter, I am not pleased with the school at all, no friendly atmosphere, not inviting. Communicattion with parents and teacher very poor.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2007
My son went to Dexter 06-07 year. I was unimpressed with his and my first school experience. He had to change teachers after 2 weeks.(Which I was happy about as she was very rude to the students and me)The teacher he went to was no better. As far as the principal, she had no care about my concerns or complaints. he is going to a different school this year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 02, 2007
I have two children that go to Dexter elementary. One has graduated to fifth grade. She went K-4. I have been pleased with Dexter all of their academic lives at Dexter. My children have had some fantastic teachers. The office staff and the principal have been great as well. Kristin M.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2007
My daughter attended school 2006-2007 school year, but will not be going back next school term. This is a great school, but the principal has some major issues. The school board needs to evaluate her duties and look into allegations of all parents. Ms. Davidson is not friendly and has no family roles assuming she has no kids and etc. Good luck to the teachers and parents. Be prepared for the long haul !! Valarie Wilson

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2007
My daughter was in Kindergarten at Dexter during the 2006-2007 school year. Her teacher was terrific and had wonderful communication with the parents. The school is also very 'family friendly' and I spent numerous days eating lunch with her and getting to know her classmates. I enjoyed all the school activities and the Watch DOG program they have is great, especially for children that don't have a father at home. I am also very pleased with her academic experience at Dexter. The kindergarten program is wonderful and they do a great job at making learning fun. The principal is also very helpful and has not been rude in my experience with her. I know Dexter isn't perfect but I think they provide a wonderful environment for learning.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2007
I have been very disappointed with my daughter's teacher. I would expect that a learning environment would be more inviting. I am quite disappointed. We are changing schools in one month.

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December 31, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
This is my sons first year at dexter. I love his teacher she's great now on the other hand the principal and the office staff are cold to the children she runs the school like a prison and don't understand that we are the parents and they are our children not prisoners.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
I have 2 in Elementary and 1 in Middle. I am very impressed with the Elementary. This is our first year here, so I don't know about all of the programs or teachers, but my second grader has an amazing teacher. My fourth grader also has 2 good teachers. There seems to be a very active PTA program from what I could tell from the first meeting. I was worried when we moved here from MS. I had heard horror stories that pretty much all of the Memphis and surrounding area public schools were to be avoided at all cost. That does not seem to be true of Dexter. I just hope that it continues to remain a county school. They have a good reading program in place, and I look forward to learning more about the other academic and the extracurricular programs.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2006
Dexter Elementary has been a fantastic school for our child. She attended 2004-2005 3rd grade, and 2005-2006 4th grade. Each year she has had a wonderful teacher. Dexter Elementary has a nurturing environment that was welcoming to our child, and to ourselves, the parents. The school is still new, and has a wonderful layout. Each classroom is a nice size. The PTA is fantastic, and has many opportunities for you to become involved with your childs school. There are Academic Clubs for all ages, Mouse Squad, Yearbook, Art, and many others. The Support Staff are fantastic. The Educators at Dexter are commited to helping your child achieve their potential as students and as people interacting with others. Dexter Elementary has been a wonderful educational experience for our child. Go Dexter Patriots! Thank you.

- submitted by a teacher
April 20, 2006
I gained custody of my 4 kids in January, my 3 sons all attend Dexter. This is their first year in public schools. I have been very pleased with the staff and teachers. It will be sad when it is annexed into the city. Ms. Johnson is truly a major asset to the school and my family.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2006
My daughter has attended Dexter Elementry for 3 years. We have had outstanding results from our teachers. The principal is hard to get to know & shes not at all friendly. The other staff in the office you just have to get to know.

- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2005
I did alot of reserch on differnt school in the cordova area and me and my husband desided on dexter and now i really wish we would have went with another school I was really disappointed in the school over all . The teachers were really cold toward us they were not welcoming at all and our son has allways liked his teachers exceped at this school he does'nt. I am not saying it is an awful school i am just saying I was highly disappointed and If I could do it over again I would have put him in another school.If I were to rate this school i would give it a 2 maybe b/c of the teachers and the rooms have no stimulation for the kids.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2005
I am so thankful for the great transition into school that the Kindergarten teachers offer. My son had Mrs. Aiken. She was wonderful. I would like to thank the school for the understanding and consideration that they gave through a trying first year.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2004
This is a terrific school! All the teachers truly care and work directly with your child. I have established a relationship with the principal and she has done a wonderful job with the children!

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2004
My children have been going to Dexter since the first year that it was open and so far have both enjoyed attending the school. So far, I have been very pleased with the teachers. My son has ADHD and an Anxiety Disorder and everyone has been very helpful and understanding.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2004
I have been very pleased observing Dexter Elementary grow in the two years of operation. I am sure this year will be another productive year with students working to their full potential under a Great Administrative Team.

- submitted by a administrator
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Dexter Elementary School
7105 Dexter Rd, Cordova, TN  38016
(901) 373-3526
Last modified Dexter Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-4. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Dexter Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top