Our kid has been in this school since 3rd grade. We have observed the types of teachers in this school. Teachers that care about their kids. There is not a high teacher turnover either. Throughout the years our kid has enjoyed the chess & soccer programs. This year she is in the leadership council. Piano & Spanish classes are especially excellent. I particularly have liked the montessori methods & the international perspective in the latter years. I like the diversity of the school. Its not all anglo, all hispanic or african-american. Theres a good mix - which reminds me of my middle school in NY. One criticism i do have is the disciplinary issues with boys in 7th-8th grade. I feel that some of the test scores and stats for those grades are negatively affected by these kids. They should be expelled! Bus program brings in kids from all over the city which is great. PTA is very active and do a great job of fundraising for the school. There are annual schools fairs, plays and various bake sales. Theres always something going on after school. We like this school so much that after our 4yr old completes pre-k through 1st grade in a bilingual program we will send her to Dealey too.