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K-8
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Fort Worth, TX
Students enrolled: 523
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801 West Jessamine Street
Fort Worth, TX 76110

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(817) 814-6300
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October 30, 2014
My kids attend(ed) this school (one has gone on to high school now) and we love it. The teachers are fantastic. Communication is superb and I cannot imagine a better environment for children to learn in. I also love that it goes from K-8th grade which means my kids are basically together the whole day, which gives me confidence, just knowing that is a huge plus for me and my husband. This school has been a blessing indeed.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2014
I have a boy and a girl who have attended Daggett Montessori since kindergarten, and who are currently in the fourth and third grade, respectively. I am overall extremely satisfied with the education they have both received. Please allow me to elaborate. My son has ADHD and for the first three years he was in attendance, he was not medicated. The teachers and the vice principle (she handles the elementary school students) were extremely attentive to his needs, very involved with his academics, made accommodations for his attention and hyperactivity issues, and immediately addressed any issues related to bullying that he experienced. They never pressured me to medicate him, despite the fact that they knew he needed it (he is medicated now). The counselor also has an open door policy and is very involved with the students. My daughter has also received a lot of support from the teachers and staff. She has severe dyslexia; therefore, she has had a very difficult time academically. That being said, the teachers and the staff have been wonderful in assisting her with accommodations and with extra academic support. My kids love Daggett Montessori, and so do I!

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2014
In regards to middle school, it is true - the middle school is not Montessori. However, Daggett Montessori has had the highest or second highest Readistep (formerly PSAT) scores for the past 10? years (second to Women's Leadership Academy who can kick a kid out if they don't maintain a certain GPA). So regardless of Montessori or not, I think it's fair to say, they do a great job at preparing kids for high school. And actually, I think it serves a kid well that they are able to transition from Montessori to traditional on a campus that is sensitive to that method. Especially considering that likely 99% of the 8th graders attend traditional high schools.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2014
Once you get to Middle School, forget about Montessori. That's just a title that looks good! PreK to 5th is fine and kids are happy.Not a bad school per say but the transition between 5th and 6th is non existent. It seems like teachers have decided to get those kids into a mold no matter how. Just a regular public school! Academics are OK but not impressive! Well, it may just not be the right school for us.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2014
I love this school. I saw two parents posted that the principal would not help with bullies. I belive the school has changed principals since then and practice no tolerance. Actually I was worried that my child would be bullied at other schools but he had little to no problems here and any problems we did have we took them right to the principal where it was resolved. Now I have a second child that goes there as well who loves the school.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2013
I love daggett monesstori I grew up there from kindergarden to seventh grade now I have family here everyone is so nice and caring if you need help about anything they will help you. Some people have their own oppinions about daggett monesstori but I have a fact that daggett monesstori is family to everyone. ^_^

- submitted by a community member
November 01, 2013
We absolutely could not be happier with this school! The teachers, the students, the families, everything! One thing in particular that stands out to me every time I walk in the school, is the manner in which the older kids treat the younger kids. For example, every Halloween the kindergarteners put on a "Storybook Parade", as they do in most schools. They wear their costumes and march all around the school. I watched this parade for several years and every single year it's the same thing. The older kids are all lining the hallways (like there's not an empty space to be seen!) and offering high fives and sweet remarks to the little ones! It's just an awesome sight. I truly could go on and on about how much our family loves this place :)

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2012
My daughter had a horrible experience at this school. The principal and vice principal refused to do anything when my child went to them and told them she was being bullied. I also went to the vice principal several times with my concerns. After asking the vice principal for help with stopping my child from being bullied several times I was told the school is not the right place for us. They wanted my child to leave and would not help my child. I would not recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2012
DMS is a great school, that you can't find a second school like this... I love the school so much as a parent. I get to involve many activities with the kids and teacher..

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2011
This school is amazing! Because enrollment is based on a random lottery system it took us a while to get our kids enrolled. This gave us the opportunity to have something to compare to and Daggett Montessori far surpasses the other schools we have attended. The principal, vice principal, and the teachers see our kids as individuals and want nothing more than to see them engaged in learning and to create an environment that develops a love for learning. It is hard to find a public school like this when such an emphasis is put on standardized testing for the masses not the individuals. All of the teachers seems to truly love their jobs and it comes across to the kids who in turn seem to love learning. I can't say enough about this great school!

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2011
this school is a horrible experience for our child, the teacher always was had a violence psychological and always others kids were bulling to our child and the principal never do nothing to resolve the problem and always protect to this kind of teachers, please be careful because this is not the best school to children. never put them in this violence school.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2011
I completely disagree with the previous review. Daggett Montessori is a fantastic school, with really a great principal and assistant principal! The teachers are great and work hard to make learning fun, interesting and personalized. Our son also had a problem with bullying, and they were on it immediately. They called conferences with the kids involved, and with teachers, my son and us. It was resolved. We can't say enough great things about this wonderful school. Great atmosphere and leaders who care a great deal about the students.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2010
I grew up from kindergarten to eighth grade at Daggett Montessori. There isn't a second that I would take back. The montessori way is perfect for kids and made learning fun and interactive. Also, growing up surrounded by the same kids has given me life long friends.

- submitted by a student
October 01, 2009
Going to Daggett Montessori has been a wonderful experience for my children. The school has the community environment that i have previously found only in private schools. Parents, students, faculty, and staff work together to create a superior learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2009
The school is the best in FWISD. The staff and facuilty is amazing the students love them so much. My child attended Daggett for middle school and I wish I would have enrolled him from Kindergarten. He worked with the Kindergarteners for his 8th grade year and had an oustanding time with them he loved it so much now everyday he tells me that he misses it. 'm just proud of that school

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 04, 2009
My 7-year-old who goes to Daggett Montessori sat down with his 4-year-old brother yesterday and wrote out a multiplication problem (1982 x 3) and completed it successfully. Then, he taught his brother, who is not even yet in pre-k, how to add on paper. This 7-year-old is in a 1/2/3 class at Daggett Montessori, and this one example illustrates the Montessori ways of students being able to learn up and having opportunities to practice teaching down. I am so proud that my 7-year-old not only is working way ahead in math but that he cares about teaching others and is gaining invaluable practice in articulating what he is learning with helping someone else in mind. Kudos to Daggett Montessori from a two-year-at-DMS parent.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 03, 2009
As a proud Parent of a middle school student that will be promoting into the ninth grade, I must say we have been with Daggett since Kaitlin was in kindergarten we will miss the daggett family tremendously. this is a wonderful school with parent involvement. the staff truly cares about your childs future. If you are considering Daggett Montessori, you are looking in the right direction, you will be pleased...

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June 02, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2009
My daughter attends dms and she is doing great. The teachers really care about the students and always make time for us over concerned parents.

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September 25, 2008
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August 10, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 23, 2008
Daggett Montessori is the best school ever!! It rocks!!!

- submitted by a student
no rating April 15, 2008
Daggett is a wonderful school with alot to offer.Not only do we have nurturing teachers, we also have a kind and respectful students.Even though im going to a private school in 8th grade is was nice to be in an enviroment like the one at Daggett Montessori.If I could stay at this school I would.

- submitted by a student
April 04, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
March 11, 2008
I'm a former student (now a senior at WHHS!) and even though there's a lack of enforcement for the no bullying policy (I went through that myself) and not a lot of extracurricular activities, it's still a pretty good school. The middle school teachers are especially wonderful, especially Mrs. Barker! I still keep in touch with her. I recommend DMS to my older friends with kids about to start school.

- submitted by a student
March 09, 2008
I had to withdraw my son from this school because of other children. Several children continually bullied him, cursed at him, teased him. The vice principal and principal did absolutely nothing to stop the problems. This school does not stick to their written no bullying, 0 tolerance policy on bullying.

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March 06, 2008
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February 05, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 28, 2008
I love this school it is very helpful and I feel like a family with everyone

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November 29, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2007
Our daughter has attended Daggett now for 3 years. We love Daggett Montessori!!! The teachers are very involved and dedicated. I can tell that it is not just a job to the ones my daughter has been blessed to have. Parent involvement is highly appreciated. I am in her classroom on a weekly basis so I see the teachers and staff interactions with the students frequently. Academics are a priority. My daughter is a gifted student and she is encouraged to work independently and set a pace she can thrive at. The only thing I would like to see change is the lack of extra curricular activities for the student population. Overall we are highly satisfied with the school, the staff and the families at Daggett Montessori and feel so blessed to be a part of this community.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2007
I attended Daggett Montessori from kindergarten through high school, and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. The wonderfully supervised yet relaxing atmosphere helped me thrive. I attained close relationships with the wonderful teachers (especially Ms. Barker, the middle school social studies teacher) as well as acquiring close friendships that I have kept into high school. I am in the top four percent in my grade at Paschal (which has more than five hundred students). I adjusted well to the social life at Paschal, even though it varied to Daggett's. -A thankful student!

- submitted by a former student
August 03, 2006
I am currently going into the 8th grade at Dagget Montessori and I couldn't be happier at a school then I am there. Although we don't have sports (besides basketball and volleyball associated with the YMCA) there are so many opportunities academic wise. This year I will be taking four freshmen classes for highschool credits and Daggett also provides Pre-Ap classes. At first when my parents told me I would me switching to a public school after attending private school K-5 I was terrified. I thought I would be an outkast but the first day I got there all the kids were so nice and the teachers were very supportive. I recommend this school if you want your kids to be in an awesome environment with a great education. Although I did not attend the elementary at Daggett my litle sister loves it and I'm sure your kid would too.

- submitted by a student
June 20, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2006
DMS is a wonderful alternative to the traditional classroom setting. This school requires a large amount of parent involvement and this does a lot to bridge the gap between parent and teachers. The children of k/1 and 2/3 stay with the same teacher for two years at a time. This allows for cohesion between students and gives the parent a chance to grow relationships that make things such as playdates and homework help easier. My first grade son reads at a fourth grade level, is willing to read chapter books that my non-montessori 13 year old reads. He is also into multiplication and a little exponentials. We are on a first name bases with his teacher, and know just about all of his classmates and their parents by sight and name, this has happened due to two years of school functions and birthday and holiday parties.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2006
I have two kids that have both attened Daggett Montesorri. My daughter is currently enrolled and my son is now at another school. He has outgrown Daggett. I feel the quality of the education my kids have recieved at Daggett has been a very good experience. Both of my kids where and are happy to have been educated in this school on the elementary level. I feel that have recieved an above average education and have had good teachers influencing their education. I would reccomened this school to others.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2005
My child has attended the Montessori school since Kindergarten and is now in 5th Grade. I am very satisfied with the teacher's performance. The quality of the program is great. The school is in need of more extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2005
Daggett Montessori is a warm and nurturing community for a child grow in. The teachers are caring and knowledgeable, and the staff is incredicble. Parent involvement is very high, in my daughters class I feel that we have not only a classroom to learn in, but a community to grow in. The academic programs are both functional and flexible. I have seen that each child is able to learn in the most effective manner for him/her. I am constantly amazed by the amount and complexity of information my child brings home. Each day holds a 'special class' such as art, music, P.E., foreign language, or computer. All in all I have to say that I had an excellent professional opportunity in another community that I turned down so that my children could remain members of the Daggett Montessori community.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2005
This school has a great enviroment although it still has a long way to go before it can be a great school. The principal is great when she is there. The teacher really love teaching. Other than that the school is small and the classes are small. No intermural.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2005
Daggett Montessori is a fantastic school. It has a close sense of 'family' for those parents who choose to be involved with their child's education. The faculty/staff are dedicated, professional and friendly. We've had a super experience in elementary schooling. There are many opportunities and extra curricular activitites for those children who wish to further their education.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2005
(Elementary only, my kids went elsewhere for middle school) Nice facility. Kids are well-behaved and there is order. Most teachers are good. Plus: Music and Art are mandatory subjects in the Montessori curriculum, so all attending Daggett are safe from these subjects being cut.

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2005
Daggett Montessori has a wonderful environment in which students can learn. The staff is experienced and well trained to instruct students. The middle school offers honors courses and the teachers are concerned about individual students. It is a wonderful place to prepare for high school.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating June 07, 2005
We have met and attended the open house and we feel Dagett Montesori if a excelent program...to bad our daughter was not chosen in the lottery.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2005
My daughter attended this school for two years. The level of parent involvement is great. I felt my child was safe going to school here. After school starts all entrys are locked except for one. The art teacher here is excellent. My daughter has always liked art at home. What she brings home from school is wonderful. You can tell the art teacher leads the students very well. The music classes are good. I love all the hands on learning in the classrooms. I like the creativity in the extras they do thru-out the year. It is a student driven curriculum. Your child can learn as much or little as they please.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2005
My daughter loves this school. The quality of teaching and academic programs is great. There is an excellent level of parent participation in this school as it is a special interest program most parents are encouraged to help.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2005
I'm a seventh grader, and I've been going to Daggett Montessori since kindergarten. So far as academics, I've learned a lot during my time here, especially in fifth grade. But we don't have a real auditorium, we have absolutely no sports, and the electives are really boring. Your child probably won't like it here for quite a while, unless they know somebody who goes here, or if they are coming with a sibling. If it weren't for my friends, I would be out of here in a second. Oh, and your child definitely won't enjoy our vice principal!

- submitted by a student
February 09, 2005
My children loved this program partly because of the music and art components. Choir is an awesome part of the DMS experience. The academics were fantastic, and the teachers were the absolute best. I couldn't have asked for anything more for my two girls. They thrived in the caring environment of Daggett, and they learned so much about the writing process that I know they will utilize their knowledge all their days. Top teachers, quality administrators, and a family atmosphere made DMS the best place for us! If you support high expectations, you'll love Daggett Montessori!

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2004
My daughter has attended Daggett Montessori for 6 years. Although the school is public and must follow FWISD guidelines, there is no better public school in the area. The teachers are very intelligent, well educated, have a strong love for children, and honestly care for the long-term well being of their students. Montessori is not for every child and the older your kids become, the more difficult it is for them to aclimate themselves. The Montessori curriculum encourages independence in our children to help them learn on their own. But, the program also teaches our children how to interact socially with others while respecting their needs. Overall, the teachers here are wonderful and as long as your children have no need to be told to do their work, they will succeed beyond your expectations. -Proud Papa

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2004
I attended Daggett Montessori for one semester. My parents were sure that the Montessori path was the right one for me, and it very well could have been, except Daggett does not use it's program very effectively. The teachers were giving me packets of work to do each week without ever explaining it. Needless to say I was failing and not learning anything. My parents moved me and my younger brother out at the end of the semester!

- submitted by a former student
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Daggett Montessori
801 West Jessamine Street, Fort Worth, TX  76110
(817) 814-6300
Last modified Daggett Montessori is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Daggett Montessori Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 50 reviews. Top