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School leader NYDIA MAGDALENO

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7310 Bishop Flores Drive
El Paso, TX 79912

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3 stars
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September 30, 2014
My son is studying his 2nd consecutive year at Davinci. Now in 7th grade he likes the school the teachers and his friends. He has A grades.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2014
Disorganized school which specializes in unethical and unprofessional practices. DaVinci has earned its notoriously negative reputation.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2012
This is the best absolute best school for gifted children. The teachers are wonderful and will stay afterschool till 6 pm to help there students. Mrs. Burnham is the nicest women you'll ever meet, and the students I cant even explain how wonderful they are! Respect, responcibility, and trustworthy is the best way to explain them. The coaches especially one specific coach will make you her friend and take care of every student she needs to. If I could do my life over again I would be here to the end.

- submitted by a community member
September 27, 2012
Save your time and money this is the worst "charter " school I have ever seen. Too many faults to list in one forum, just save time and enroll some where else especially military!

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2012
Save your time and sanity find a better school, Not diverse at all, incompetent staff at almost every level!

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2012
This school is hereby the worst school ever, it is very strict, you get in trouble for doing things on accident or you get suspended if you get one thing wrong:/ I am serious parents dont like it because everything is chaging and they try to pull it off by calling it (re-constructing) it profits and it is a non profit charter school,you barely learn anything, and also there is no bus, walking home is out of the question, and if you go off campus after school they can chase after you 500 yards away from school grounds. Trust me, it is torturous for everyone.

- submitted by a community member
May 24, 2012
This school is crazy!!! PEOPLE GET FIRED LIKE THIS AND THAT THERE HAS BEEN AT LEAST 3 PRINCIPLES IN THIS YEAR THEY CANNOT GET THERE STUFF STRAIGHT SO IT IS A HASSLE FOR ALL STUDENTS PLEASE LET ME OUT OF HERE!!!!

- submitted by a community member
March 02, 2012
Alright, look. I'm a 7th grader at this school and I'm going to speak the truth here. A lot of these reviews are bad but their mostly from the students. Sure the school is strict, but that just means it has good discipline. If your reading this wondering if you should put your child in this school or not, I say you should. This school has been doing very well for the three years I've been here so far. A lot of kids say this school sucks, but they have no clue what their talking about because they've been here their whole life. There are absolutely NO bullies in my grade, or at least no one bothers me. I never feel alone either. Everyone is really nice and there's always somewhere to fit in. Actually, you won't even need to fit in. As for the teachers, they are really nice too. I noticed a lot of people said they only speak Spanish. This is wrong. I myself also only speak English, but mostly everyone who knows Spanish knows English also. Everyone has an English class, and in the 8th grade a Spanish class is added. Trust me, they WILL be learning. I finished my Pre-Algebra AP class in 7th grade. Anyways, this is a GREAT school. Students, staff, everything is good.

- submitted by a community member
December 09, 2010
it is the worst school in the history of schools .the students are horrible! the teachers dont teach everyone speaks nothing but spanish the school has no foundation and i cant wait for them to shut it down. dont fall into the lies of the administration and staff save your student!!

- submitted by a community member
August 12, 2010
We chose Da Vinci because we thought it was an excelence school. Unfortunately that was not true. It doesn t matter if the kids are smart or not, all of them are treated equally (I mean, there are no advanced or GT classes). The expectations for the sixth graders are very low. They don t participate in the city science fair and they don t have elective classes (like in the public middle schools). Parents are not allowed to volunteer, and the teachers are constantly changing. The only one thing that is good about Da Vinci is that is a small school. Thanks.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2010
While the school has many good points, there are things it still seems to be working to improve with regard to infrastructure, policy, and principal leadership. Additionally, there are opportunities for parental involvement, but the school could use better guidance and assistance in getting parents involved as the parent volunteer coordinator often takes on much of the work herself.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2010
i really like the school and so do my kids. well except for the teacher changes and the ways of disapline they use.the kids use very bad language and the teachers dont do much.the food is good and the students are cool.i REALLY do like it.

- submitted by a community member
no rating March 14, 2010
I went to this school last year and I have to say that other than meeting new friends going to the school was a complete and total mistake. I had just come from a private school so I was already ahead but by the time that they realized it, about December, The ninth grade was already way ahead of me. So the school was not has not been or probably ever will be a good school except for the Burnham wood elementary school which gets much more attention. In conclusion about what happens to the school I will quote one of my favorite lines 'Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.'

- submitted by a student
March 04, 2010
The school's academic qualities are arguably the best in the city, but I can't say the same for student behavior. I personally believe that the core values are an over-correction of discipline. While respectable students can be found, the majority have drunk too many Redbulls. Not to say that bullies are common, but many kids are not respectful of limits. Phones are a familiar but not to serious infringement... unless of course a single text could void a large room full of innocent students in the middle of TAKS. I advise this school, but be prepared for deceit.

- submitted by a student
no rating January 16, 2010
this school has alot of extra activities for us all to participate. I think the only bad thing about this school is that there is not that many students but other thatn that its great

- submitted by a student
November 08, 2009
Ever since I sent my girl here shes been geting better grades and shes enjoyed the new friends and fun.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2009
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- submitted by a teacher
May 19, 2009
I don't know what to say about this school. My daughter hates it. There are an incredible amount of rules. The kid's lunches are inspected and food they deem 'unhealthy' is taken from them. It has got to the point that she won't even take a lunch because she is afraid of drawing attention to herself. (We're vegetarian and eat very healthy foods.) The teachers do not reurn emails. There is absolutely no communication with parents. The office staff is unattentive and does not relay messages. There are no sports offered and there is no music program. You have to pay extra for the music lessons that are offered. I thought it was a school for the arts. Overall, its ok. I used to sub at other area middle schools and I would much rather have my daughter in Da Vinci than the other public MS in El Paso.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2009
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- submitted by a student
April 23, 2009
My childen were at DaVinci last year b ut removed because they were falling behind in their studies. Constantly e-mail teachers and only a couple would e-mail me back. As a parent there needs to be feedback from teachers before problems get bigger. This is not done at DaVinci, the first time you are aware of a problem is when you see the child's report card. By that time, they have wasted 6 weeks. I am very pleased to have moved my children to EPISD, specially now that the Parent Portal has been installed. Wonderful idea. I can review my child's grade on a daily bases and can follow up on assignments. I am sure DaVinci has many benefits for children with special needs that were not addressed at other schools. Yet, for my children it was a terrible mistake to have them there. No parking or play area available

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April 19, 2009
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March 31, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2009
I have discovered that you get out of a school what you put into it and Davinci allows children to flourish, providing the guidance, and yes, discipline that is necessary to help them reach this goal. My son was having problems with several public schools because his level of intellect was not being addressed. He was always in trouble and failing his classes. Now, he is getting commendations for his TAKS tests, receiving A's and B's in all of his classes and he attends several extracurricular clubs where he has built relationships with both the other students and his teachers. I have found that the the most amazing thing about this school is the possibility for heavy parental involvement in all aspects of school activities. If there is something that you thing could be improved or changed, if you open your mouth about it and offer your services to help!

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2009
I found that the school is not up to the standards of public education institutes and is significantly less satisfying then the owners and staff lead the public to believe

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2009
Omg! too many rules! too much authority ! and omg! well its a top school and ya its good but stil. I like the friends there though and i get straight a's ! so ya . But still too many rules!

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2009
This school has many unneccecary rules. For example 15 minutes of quiet time! This is suppose to prepare us for the real life and in real life and in real life there is no quiet time in the business world

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February 09, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
no rating February 09, 2009
Most of the teachers are well-educated people with a lot of experience; unfortunately, I feel they lack sensitivity, interpersonal skills and friendliness toward the students. I have had the sad experience of seeing good teachers leave for lack of a team environment and leadership. The best thing about this school is all the attention it receives from both the media and national organizations. However, every year there are less extracurricular activities and harsher discipline policies. I have seen the organization deteriorate as they try to expand without a comprehensive or at least well thought-out growth plan. Students are extremely regulated and there is little opportunity for creativity and community out-reach. Most students don t care for the school but, I have to admit it looks very good on paper with its strict policies and high-falutant curriculum. I do not plan on attending again.

- submitted by a student
no rating February 08, 2009
good School, Everythings great, But you see the lunch is disgusting,last year i went there to& the food was catored &now they make it themselves oh i mean they 'Buy it From Albertsons' & yet they still make you pay for it! & there Small portions, they dont even give us straws cause kids chew on them,they check before we throw our food away if we have our 'sporks' because kids Chew on them. Outside Area, well you see, Now sense they're building the high schoool, which they shouldve started earlier(in the summer) we have about a Strip of Land to Be'Active', yesss isnt that Wonderful? & You know what, people may say its a Great Schoool, But get an Opinion from a Student, it Sucks, iHate waking up everymorning knowing your going to the place you hate. Da Pinchii Suckss:)

- submitted by a student
no rating October 22, 2008
I like this school. but i think it has too much authority. and too many rules. but its still a great school and i am lucky to even get in it. i am very very impressed by the curriculum and i am proud to be in it!

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October 15, 2008
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August 14, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
August 11, 2008
GREAT GREAT GREAT SCHOOL!! It is the best school in EP Texas. I am so glad I transfered my children to this school.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2008
DaVinci School is a very good school. They have a great science, math, and technology focus.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 28, 2008
The school is very good. The kindergarten teachers, especially Mrs. Rhonda Barker, are very caring.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2007
This school is the best school I have seen in El Paso, Texas so far.The discipline and the curriculum is great.The El Paso School District needs to learn from Burnhamwood School District.

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August 27, 2007
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June 27, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2007
I have a child difficult to challenge. DaVinci challenges her academically as well as in the arts. The school is well organized with class A teachers and faculty. I cant imagine my child going anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2007
Wonderful school has much to offer in everything. Academics always come first. Saturday tutoring available. Teachers are extremely impressive. Keyboard and violin lessons are available. Lots of sports to choose from.

- submitted by a parent
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Davinci School For Science And The
7310 Bishop Flores Drive, El Paso, TX  79912
(915) 584-4024
Last modified Davinci School For Science And The is a Charter school that serves grades 5-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Davinci School For Science And The Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top