Donald Elementary is a fantastic school! Teachers don't want to leave, new graduates try their hardest to get in, families do whatever they can to buy in this area (unfortunately, houses rarely go on the market) and other teachers in the district drive their kids here to attend if they aren't zoned for it. They don't focus on the standardized tests too much, but make sure that the kids are prepared and learn the material to make the successful in school. The PTA and general parent population is very active in the school. Our kids are nurtured, loved, educated and enriched. They use technology to add to the learning experience, but don't rely on it. My 4th grader has a district-issued Ipad, but brings home just as many worksheets, art projects and writing assignments as I'd expect without the Ipad. Also, cursive is taught, which isn't a big deal to me, but apparently many parents think this is important, so I thought I should add that. I have 2 kids at Donald and one who will attend once he's a Kindergartner.
Donald is great at teaching the students to be caring and to think of others. They do this by having the staff act in a caring Manet and to correct the students when they do not behave in an appropriate manner.
This is our second year at Donald and it has been a wonderful 2 years! The staff are great and treat the kids and families well. I have a son with two learning disabilities and they have always been so good to us and have helped us learn and teach him in a way that has helped him to grow and be more confident. They also offer after school tutoring if your child needs it.
Two of my kids currently go to Donald. We've had a great experience with all of their teachers. I'm really impressed with how they use technology in the classrooms and how they help more advanced learners stay engaged.