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PK-4
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Fort Worth, TX
Students enrolled: 679

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8700 Viridian Lane
Fort Worth, TX 76123

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(817) 370-5624
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December 04, 2014
I would highly recommend that if you are thinking of enrolling your children, please save yourself a headache and don't. Our family just recently moved to the area and thought that this school would be great for our kids...wrong! The staff are very rude, snoby and not helpful in the least. From what I have witnessed and my own experiences and dealings with the school I now realize that not all, but the majority could care less. They talk down to the children as if they were stupid and the total atmosphere is just off. I find myself doing most of the teaching because nothing is explained to the students. Parents want to have a positive relationship with the teachers and staff. Not at this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2013
Dallas Park has been a wonderful experience for my child thus far. He is only in first grade and not in the gifted program but his teacher, Mrs. Lockard, has challenged ALL the students in her class by offering hands on lessons and class plays which my son has enjoyed! Hats off to this school!!

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2013
We transferred to Dallas Park when our son was diagnosed with ASD & the special ed department at Oakmont was being cut. That has been the best thing that has ever happened to us! We went from a school which was a hot mess to a wonderful, warm & caring school. From the principal to the janitor, this staff of individuals is amazing! Every concern & question is handled quickly & efficiently. The BIC department is AWESOME! Their Zero Tolerance for Bullying policy is exactly that, Zero Tolerance! Teachers are friendly, supportive & they communicate! Phone calls, emails, conferences; which ever is best for you. I even get text messages during the day if there's something I need to know ASAP! Every student is different, but our experience with Dallas Park has been wonderful & we will deeply miss everyone as we move forward this next year.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2012
Dallas Park is a good school and has some very good teachers. The downside is that high performing students aren't challenged. Budget cuts leaves things very bare bones.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2012
Our family is very thankful for the great environment at Dallas Park. My children have enjoyed learning here and have had some of the best teachers in the district. They go above and beyond even though they are already stretched to the limits. We are very happy here!

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2011
I think Dallas Park is a wonderful school with many opportunities for all children. Both of my nieces were challenged and encouraged to be creative in many different ways. As their Aunt I enjoyed watching them grow, developing into great students with the help of there teachers, staff, and parents. DP has a saying "Dallas Park is the place to be!"

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October 13, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2009
I think DP has the challenges that most schools do. The great thing about them is that they try to figure out different ways to reward the studnets. Far too many times, all you see is tutor, tutor, tutor. Well I am happy to say that DP had a wonderful Piano Lab Club, thanks to Ms. Weaver and the PTA's donations, this year and the children preformed admirably. We, as parents have to take the responsibility of the education of our students as much as the school does. I love being there and I have a new kindergartner coming this year. This will be our second child going through DP. Dallas Park is the place to be!

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2009
My daughter was transferred to Dallas Park Elementary two years ago. The first year was a nightmare in trying to get the proper paper work filled out and signed off on. But that was the other school,(Meadowcreek Ele.) Even when the personell at Dallas didn't know us, they tried every way possible to help me get the required forms and signatures needed in order to make the transfer. Since that time, going on three years, they continue to be of Great assistance and always willing to help. The teachers, as well as, Mr. C. have gone above and beyond what is asked of them. They have always been very encouraging and supportive of the children and interested in what they are doing. I would highly recommend this school to any parent with children in elementary school. I appreciate them more than words can say!!

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2009
We moved to the 'Crowley ISD' area at the begining of the school year, with high hopes after a visit with the school! Within the 1st six weeks I was shocked at the teachers, the lack of interest, the lack of concern, the rudeness,& the sarcasam the teachers showed the kids! My daughter came home crying many days because of the teacher smarting off. He appologized once after I confronted him. They dont send home weekly newsletters because they want to save paper, yet trying to get a teacher to email you is a joke! My daughter went from being an A honor student to a C student. Her teachers had no orginization, or communication with one another. On top of that both our teachers were 1st year teachers who knew NOTHING about being teachers! Just needed a paycheck. I would not recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2008
We have been at Dallas Park from the beginning and while this school has seen MANY changes, I think the teachers are phenomenal and care so much about the students. I am extremely happy with Mr. C and am relieved that he has beaten the record by staying a 2nd year with the school. It's very refreshing seeing him talking to parents, greeting the students, and actually listening to what is being said by both parents and students. As for the staff being rude, I will say that the women in the office really do need to make the extra effort to be courteous to parents and children. I have heard 'Who are you?' said in a demanding tone far too many times. Unfortunately, they are representatives and give a first impression that isn't so great. This is the only reason I'm not giving a higher rating.

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2008
We have been at Dallas Park since the first year it was opened in 2002, even though there has been 4 different principals, I still love the school and the teachers are wonderful and caring. I have always been very involved in the school and see that it is gaining new ground for improvements. The comments made about the current principal singing lyrics to a bad song are inaccurate and taken out of context. My children are very well cared for and have excelled in their education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2008
We are very happy with Dallas Park. The principal is very accessible and the teachers work hard to meet the needs of the children. Both of my boys have excelled academically while at Dallas Park.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 11, 2008
We have been at Dallas Park Elementary for 4 years now. I must say that this is by far the best year we've had in our experience with the school. The new principal has an open door to parents--and even hosts a 'Principal's Roundtable' discussion each month- one in the morning and one in the evening--just to get feedback from parents. The principal and all of the staff--especially the assistant principal and the secretary and the attendent and the receptionist are all warm and welcoming. The entire atmosphere of the school has changed! My kids talk about their principals with much respect and love for them--what a blessing!

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2008
We started this year at Dallas Park after my children attending it for the past 4yrs. I was completely turned off by the new pricipal this year. Dallas Park seems to have alot of administration changes and I do not understand why. I withdrew my student a few months back and think is was the best choice I could have made for him. We are attending another school within the district and can not believe the difference, the Dallas Park staff was always rude to the children and at the new school everyone takes the time to be nice to the parents and students. I would not recommend Dallas Park to anyone as long as the new principal is there.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2007
My children have attended Dallas Park for 4 years now and we saw dramatic changes last year when Mr. Jenkins left as principal. I think the new principal this year is going to be very hands on and accessible for everyone. I look forward to a great year. I also think the PTA is greatly imporving and will definitely be an assett to the school. We just need more parents to get involved.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2007
My children enjoy their school and love their teachers. The school is clean, well lighted and maintained. The staff are professional. The student body is a diverse middle-class entity that all seem to be well dressed and obedient.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2007
I have high expectations for this new school year at Dallas Park with a new principal arriving. Hope new encouragement/ motivation arises, art and music re-enforced, not so much emphasis on TAKS test, but yes in academics and go beyond the basics. I have been an involved parent for 4 years in Dallas Park and this past year was difficult for all. Too many changes at once, poor communication from administration and lack of presence in activities. I expect more hands one and less do it yourself teaching. It has been proven boys learn different than girls, all kids need all kinds of different methods to learn, not just reading and piles of papers flowing around your table. A lot of good teachers leaving. Crowley is keeping the small town mentality and we have grown too fast!

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2007
I was pleased with Dallas Park a couple of years ago, but have noticed a decline in several areas. When Mary Harris was the principal, the children learn their academics, the teachers communicated with the parents, and Ms. Harris was accessible to parents. When Chris Jenkins was principal, the children learned academics, the teachers communicated with parents, and Mr. Jenkins was accessible to parents. The current principal is an ineffective leader, communicator, and administrator. The teaching methods now focus primarily on passing the TAKS, and good teachers are leaving the school. The office staff has become inefficient, and there are too many students who have moved into the area who are poor performers, and its adversely affecting the school overall. Dallas Park needs a major overhaul if it's going to be exemplary agian.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2007
Over the years I have noticed the good teachers leaving. The principal this year was not readily available. I see a tension between the principal, teachers and parents. The academic standards seem to be going down. Way too much emphasis on the TAKS test. This school needs much better leadership and communication between the principal and everyone else. A change is needed and plenty of parents have complained about this. Hopefully next year will improve. We'll see!!

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2007
I have seen a significant decrease in the overall quality of Dallas Park this school year. I believe that the new administration is less invested in the students and the school itself. This was demonstrated by the nonpresence at evening activities including the Spring open house. I am also aware of many of the more desirable teachers leaving the school due to lack of administrative support. Crowley ISD will have difficulty retaining highly qualified experienced teachers due to the lack pay raises over the last three school years. The greatest concern is that when administrators are not invested, teachers receive less support. Less support equates to a decrease in motivation. In today's worksheet driven curriculums, students need teachers that are excited about the profession and administration that that available for students as well as staff. If students are to succeed, they need an administration that is supportive and available.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2007
After 4 years this school has gone from good to bad. It is over populated and has lost many of it's good teachers to a near by school. This school has never had an Art teacher. There is a huge lack of communication with teachers and the Principal. The office staff have a hard time with a standard operating procedure and cause much confusion. The drop-off/pick-up procedure is very dangerous. Many broken rules by teachers and staff. Very disappointing.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2007
I have been pleased with the education my children (2) have received thus far. Both my children are in the Gifted and Talented program, which helps with their 'homeroom' placement. There are some teachers I would not want for my children (I volunteer alot - thus, see and hear alot), but my children have to grow up to live in the real world, encountering all kinds of people. I am very involved in their education and don't leave it all to the school. I think a mistake parents tend to make is to think because their child is in school, they do not have to be involved in the child's education any longer. Change can only happen when parents are involved and I see many parents involved here. I enjoy Dallas Park and the teachers my children have had.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2006
Dallas Park is a wonderful school. My children have been allowed to soar! My child has had a teacher that continually allows her to go as far as she can academically, and my other child is continually excited about school because of the things he is learning beyond the worksheets and books. The prinicpal is very caring and easily available to all parents. There is a lot of parent involvement in all grades. The school does an excellent job with such a fast growing area around it.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2006
Dallas Park is not equipped for children with ADHD. With the national average being 2 students in each class having this disorder, more should be done. We have to move to another school district just to get my son the help he needs.

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2006
I have one child at this school. While I have been impressed with most of his teachers, I cannot wholeheartedly recommend this school because of the school district's poor gifted and talented program. While we do have music once a week, and computer education (biweekly), there are few extra programs available. There seems to be a decreasing number of involved parents. On the plus size, we do seem to have a large number of experienced, very good teachers.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2006
Great diversity and parental involvment here! The teachers are dedicated and responsive when need arises. A public school with great potential.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2006
All 3 of my children have attended Dallas Park. The teachers we have had have been great at managing the large classes while still meeting the needs of each student. Chess club after school once a week is my childrens' favorite extracurriclar activity.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2006
Dallas Park is an excellent school overall. The teachers are exeptional. We had a wonderful experience from third grade through sixth grade. There are many extra activities to participate in and they are well supervised. In the classroom academics are stressed and discipline is not a problem. The principal is great. He has taught in the classroom and been assistant principal, and was well trained to take the position. I cannot say enough about how great this school is.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2006
Dallas PArk teachers try hard but are faced with many kids who need extra help. The curriculm is therefore waterdowned and is helping 'dumb down' the average and above average children. This school is an average school but needs to set the bar a lot higher in order to achieve, instead of bring the above average down to the middle of the road. Teachers have their hands full and therefore cannot implement programs that challeneg the more advanced children. They need to break the classes down into academic levels and teach at the level. A very large school at the present time, but as mentioned the teachers do care, as do the wonderful support staff, they just need to get tough and allow all kids to achieve more than they are.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2005
I am pleased to have my son a DPE. The Parent involvement is extraordinary, considering other schools known. The staff and teachers are so dependable, always with a smile and go far beyond their responsibilities to fulfill their goals. Crowley ISD, should be very proud of having such a great team at DPE. My only concerns would be: First, I am not confortable with is the stress that TASKS has caused. It is totally over structured. A lot is expected from little ones to be on top. Gym and Music need to be a classes to teach real sports or instruments. How can you really teach anything to over 100 students at a time? To save ISD money, 5-11 year old kids go in at 7:30am, while Middle and High Schoolers go in later. Among other things, parents that can use the help at home, can't; incurring in additional expenses for daycare.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2005
We have two children at Dallas Park and have been very pleased with it since it first opened. We do wish the district offered more arts, languages, and classics options. Spanish should be a requirement in Texas, but it is not offered to my children.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2005
The area surrounding DP is dynamic as more homes are being built. The 3 years we've experienced has seen the school built for 850 students actually attempt to hold over 1000. With this many students, parents have minimal access to the classroom and the teacher. Lunch, which should be the students chance to socialize, requires seating charts and often silence in the lunchroom and no lunch recess following to 'get the wiggles' out before heading back to the classroom. Sports and PE are done daily, but the arts are once a week. We've only had 1 teacher who actually communticated with parents by returning phone calls or e-mails; the others had to be tracked down at the end of the day. The PTA has done a fantastic job raising funds for playground equipment, most of which was not provided by CISD when the school was built in 2002.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2005
I have been very disapointed in the lack of positive parental involment in this school. volunteers are needed and welcome, but lacking. The adminstration has set a high moral standard for themselves and for the students. Unfortunately there are a handful of teachers that fall far below that standard which has a nageative impact on the children

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2005
I guess our expectations are too high here. My older child has absolutely no homework ever while my youngest is inundated with countless worksheets and projects. Apparently the policy is that no work done at home gets graded. We came from another district in another state and the kids are actually working in the same books they worked in last year. Granted, they were in the gifted programs but it's nearly impossible to get into the district's Eagle program. Very frustrated at this point and considering transferring to Fort Worth schools.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2005
My child is in Kinder, but so far I am totally impressed. We almost sent him to private school, his education so far is as good or better than what he would have received in private. He is already involved in extra curricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2005
I have been absolutely horrified by this school. It is purported to be of high academic standards but all I see is endless 'teaching to the TAKS' test. The TAKS test is a three part test of BASIC skills which any child (except an immigrant) should be able to pass. Don't send your child here if you have any other option, and don't be fooled by the pleasant and new facilities.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2005
My son has been attending Dallas Park since it opened. I have been very pleased with his teachers and with the principals at this school. I would highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2004
My child has attended this school for 2 years now. Since coming from out of state, Dallas Park has been a disappointment to me. My child is never challenged, only taught what is in the curriculum. Our school experience here has been a disappointment. It should not be rated as high as it is.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2004
This is a wonderful school! The teachers give 200%. The admin. is supportive and encouraging to teachers and parents. My children are getting an excellent education in a caring environment. This is the best school!

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2004
The level of instruction is very dissappointing. The subject matter is very watered down compared to other schools in the district at that grade level. It has done the students an injustice for the state of Texas to give the school such a high rating.

- submitted by a parent
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Dallas Park Elementary School
8700 Viridian Lane, Fort Worth, TX  76123
(817) 370-5620
Last modified Dallas Park Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-4. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Dallas Park Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 50 reviews. Top