I could not disagree more with the negative reviews of this school. We have had an amazing experience at Duff. The staff, both teachers and admin, are great. My son has improved so much in reading and math in the short time he has been there. I feel like he is very prepared for the next grade level. There is a very active PTA and many programs available to address your child's interests.
Horrible! They don't open the front door for the children until 7:50am even if the weather is bad they will sit and stare at them. Very rude and condescending towards students of other ethnic backgrounds. I wouldn't suggest this school to parents if you don't have time to be front in center of PTA and all the in-crowd activities.
Duff has the best environment for growth and development of our students. There is a thriving PTA with a ton of parent involvement, lots of fun and creative learning experiences, and many Duff traditions that foster school spirit. The teachers are caring and capable. The administrators are consistent and professional and focused.
The teachers are amazing! My daughter has ADD and has a hard time keeping up with the teachers. Well her teachers come early twice a week to tutor her. Well there hard work payed off she passed the STAR test! Thank you Duff teachers for working so hard!
now have been at this school for our second year, was hoping for a shine of light this year, but still get parent letters dated a week later from teachers (check binder everyday) The staff is very rude, twice this year I have already encountered this within the first six weeks. The first time my daughter was late because our alarm didn't go off and I walked her in to get a tardy slip I got attitude for it and was told well you need to make sure she's on time everyday. First offense and duh!! isn't that the goal everyday, I had to bite my tongue, smile, and walk out. Second they lock all the doors to the school, and you have to ring the doorbell; yes I get doing it for safety but answer the door! I had a family emergency, rang the door bell multiple times with no answer, two teachers walked by and i knocked and got completely ignored!!! Finally a teacher opened the door and with massive attitude, she let me in and walked off, didn't even bother helping me. Also, I already know two families from last year that went else where and one that even went through the trouble of moving out of the school district to go somewhere else.
My daughter has been attending Duff for two years and she loves it! Kindergarten and first grade were fantastic years with super teachers and an incredible staff. We actually moved out of the area last year, but have gladly paid the transfer fee to keep her enrolled. The teachers, PTA, Duff Dad's group, and the other families have made the school so great. Please go check it out if you have any doubt. The principal and vice principal are wonderful and very welcoming. I think everything is there to help your children succeed.
If you plan to enroll your kid from outside of Texas then try another school because when I attended this school they discriminated against me when I moved from Maryland to Texas. The discrimination I received was age discrimination.