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Teacher effectiveness: Strongly disagree


- a parent
School administration very lacking - they claim to want to help, but if the problems are too big, they'll ask you to leave.



- a parent
School staff is very inattentive to individual student's needs. Our son is 'special needs' and has come behavioral and sensory processing issues. They were accommodating at first, but we were just asked not to return him to the preschool class he was enrolled in. This was the voluntary preschool, as he was not eligible to be enrolled in the preschool for special needs children. We went into this entire exercise being very up-front about his behavior and interaction issues and the school administration agreed to 'work with him'. After seeing how big of an 'problem' he'd be to them, they simply asked us to leave. Absolute disaster of a school with no one willing to actually commit to 'excellence for every child' as the Knox County Schools claim as their ultimate mission. This school just wants to easy kids...




- a community member
The art teacher is the best ever!!!! I love this art show and all the interactive activities.



- a parent
up until this year, they did not say they pledge in the mornings. We had spoken with the teachers an dthey agreed that it should be done ,

Amount of homework: Agree


- a community member
Teachers are considerate of family time yet aim to master the skills.s and objectives set forth by KCS




- a community member
As a PTO member I can share that Dogwood has a highly professional and caring staff that goes above and beyond to ensure high quality educational experiences and great successes are possible for all students. This is a TAP a school which means that teaching staff is constantly being enriched by and exposed to team of experts that help guide and tailor instruction so that students and teachers get the most out of each lesson. Dogwood Elementary is also partnered with the community in effort to improve the way school meets the needs of staff, students, their families, and the community as a whole. This particular school has many unique features which make it so spectacular and this is why I enjoy collaborating with a team that is always looking to lead the way in Knox County.

Develops character: Strongly agree


- a community member
Yes, this school strives to create models and rewards for citizenship. The opportunities and consequences are fairly enforced in accordance with the liberties taken by each student. The have had a year round kindness revolution, and SOARabrations to reward well behaved students. They offer continuous models for behavior and support for those who needed additional support to meet expectations and according to the latest PTO office refferals are down too!



- a community member
I attended this school for 3 years, and in all of my years I had one absolutely horrid year... Which occurred awhile back I had a total of 4 teachers, which was absolutely ridiculous. However one year I had the best teacher ever!!! I really think it depends on which teacher you get.




- a parent
The Dogwood staff at this school is the most LAZY, IRRESPONSIBLE, AND INCOMPETENT group ever. They tell you one thing, but then say another. When you go to pick your child up early, they find all kind of excuses from they can't hear through the intercom, they don't know where your child is, blah, blah, blah. It took over a week to receive a letter from the office from an incident that occurred with my child with no previous notice or point of contact made in between that time. They even want to see your pick up tag when you are in front of their face with your freaking ID! What really gets on my nerves is the fact that some of the teachers can be degrading and talk so negatively about your child while your child is right there listening to what they're saying. I'm not keeping my child at this school. There's a reason why this is a LEVEL 1 school. Do your research and talk to other parents that have issues and you'll see what the school really is.



- a parent
To the parent who complained about this school being a joke because of the head lice policy, you should know Knox County changed their policy in 2008 to NOT send kids home with head lice, so this is not school specific. While attending Dogwood, my daughter excelled in all areas. The overall state school report card rating may not be impressive, but the socioeconomics of the area is no doubt a factor. If you believe that education at home goes hand in hand with school, then this would be a great school for your child.

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Last modified Dogwood Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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