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PK-5
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Ft Hood, TX
Students enrolled: 598

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52400 Muskogee Rd
Ft Hood, TX 76544

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(254) 336-1620
(254) 539-6069
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August 28, 2014
This school is horrible. Thankfully my son got an ok teacher for Pre-K. The front office ladies are extremely rude and I literally got eye rolls every time I walked in with a question. My son was treated with little to no respect by the staff other than his teacher. He would come home so upset because the discipline level for a 4 year old is RIDICULOUS. Making my son go to lunch detention and keeping him from recess because they do not how to deal with a child who has ADHD. There is NO communication between teachers and parents. The only time I spent with my son's teacher was picking my son up from school and on meet the teacher night. I will say that my son learned a lot during the school year but he is very eager to learn and loves school. The other parents outside waiting on their kids use strong profanity and talk about drugs and sex with no respect for the smaller children that are standing around. It's altogether a trashy atmosphere not much to say there due to the neighborhood being the same and the rest of the school district is just as bad. Would definitely never go back to that terrible place.

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2014
The ONLY good thing about this school is how close it is to my house. My daughter is in the 5th grade. All of her academics this year are IDENTICAL TO HER 3RD GRADE year in Washington state. Her teacher does not see the need to contact parents about any sort of concerns and has cornered my child twice and accused her of lying about things that were proven true within 24 hours. She also does not assign homework because she "does not like doing homework herself". The assistant principal is not in anyway fit to give punishment. She said one thing to my daughter, gave me a different explanation and reported on paper a totally different scenerio. I definitely should have talked to more parents before using this school. My daughter is now a year behind academically. It is sad that they have no standards for the years where our children develop the most.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
My daughter is in 1st grade and loves her teacher. At first the school seemed to be missing thy caring feeling but things are looking a bit better. In the mornings he kids are greeted when entering and it makes them smile .. That is excellent. And the helpers that take my daughter to her class are also great

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
I thought this was a good school, I was wrong. My child sleeps longer than they should and the teacher allows it without waking my child up. The teacher allowed my child to sleep while other kids completed their work. My child does not want to go back. Also some of the classrooms need structure and not allow the children to run wild. I have heard so many complaints from parents since I've been here. I am scared for my child.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
My child is very happy at this school. We are new here but so far things are going great at Duncan!

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2013
I am new to the area so far my daughters teacher is great. She has a great attitude which makes the transition into the 1st grade for my child easier . What I didn't like was some of the dispositions of the office/school employees. Walking my child to class and being new to the school I did not know I could not take her to her room directly. The staff had a nasty attitude towards me instead of explaining and assisting me with getting my child to her class. Again it is not the whole school but a couple individuals with a not so nice attitude. Also, at lunch times maybe someone can check on the younger grades to see if they need assistance with opening lunch or need something to drink. I know some kids are shy and won't ask as it is the beginning of the year. I have met a couple workers that were pleasant and very helpful as well. I do not find the school overall good nor bad. Just needs a little more thoughtfulness,caring towards students. the same for some parents, Some parents could also use a bit of consideration for the school/staff/teachers as well. Other than that there is nothing more to report at this time. My child is happy,enjoys her new school, and I hope it continues.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2013
This school once had a loving and caring staff and admin team. Wow, things have sure changed with the old principal leaving two years ago. The staff looks unhappy. The parents are unhappy and it seems the only happy people there are the three admin members. I see and hear them laughing and making jokes during morning drop off time. They talk about staff members and parents loudly enough so that others around them can hear including me and other parents in our cars. So unprofessional!

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2013
Administration keeps parents at arms length away and makes sure that the teachers are miserable. This principal has been heard on several occasions making rude and unprofessional comments about the former principal, Mrs. Davis. However, when this one leaves and we are hoping that it is soon...there will be many comments about how she has brought down the morale of the school and the negative atmosphere among the teachers and staff. The administration team gives the impression that they are superior and are always behind closed doors. One in particular is always sharing too much personal information about her boys and her grandchild and making every concern that parents have about her. This principal had only two years experience before coming to this school and it shows! especially, after she hired her two friends to be the AP's . Shame on Killeen ISD for hiring and placing an unconcerned, rude, and unprofessional principal at Duncan ES.

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2013
AWFUL! HATE IT! The principal is just nasty. Parents are NOT welcome at this horrible school. Schould NOT be rated six. I give it a 3

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2013
Absolutely awful, we are moving off post solely to leave this atrocity of a school. If you are an uninvolved, unconcerned, drop my kids off and forget them kind of parent then Duncan is the place for you. They go out of there way to discourage parent involvement at all levels. I had four children in this school last year with two of them in the gifted program, so we saw first hand just about every program or opportunity this school offers, and I can honestly say that if Duncan was the last school on earth I would keep my children home. The problem in my mind is at the administrative level, and is only poised to get worse next year with the implementation of even more restrictions designed to desperate the parents from the education of their children.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2012
Great looking school, new and modern. But the teachers all have a pass the problem on to the next person way of teaching.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2011
Very disappointed with this school... it's the first school we've been to where they do not allow you to walk your child to class and instead make you say goodbye at the entrance. I have also found the office staff to be extremely rude and arrogant, they speak to parents in a demeaning way as if they think they are superior, absolutely no people skills... very disappointed overall.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2010
I absolutely love this school!! My daughter loves her teacher! They have made her feel at home and really helped her to cope with being at our first duty station away from family and friends!

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2010
The Reason for a one star, ok well lets start with the Major Problem we had through-out the year; The Special Education Teacher thought she was a doctor and did not agree with the actual doctors diagnosis of ADHD and ODD. Our son has had some issues with the speech theapy; One she only worked with him once a week, and they worked on the same topic the whole year! Terrible service for special needs. We asked for a meeting to discuss the Special Education and they would not give us a meeting until the end of the year which never happened because my husband was deploying shortly after the school year. Don't get me wrong there are a few Great Teachers there Ms. Pierce, Bowyer, Price, and Ferrell. Our Childeren will be home schooled before they return to Duncan.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2010
I love Duncan Elementary school, The staff, Parent Liaison and PTA is Great!!!!! They have a lot of Programs.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 20, 2010
THe principal is good at running the school, but doesn't understand children! They should replace her with the Vice Principal who is always happy and smiling and seems to care about children and productivity alike.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2010
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- submitted by a student
October 07, 2009
This school has great school spirit and positive atmosphere for children. Great academics, and a great music program. This school won a nationwide character award. The program for children with deployed parents is upbeat and supportive. Teachers are knowlegable and love what they do. Great gifted and talented programs and awesome follow through with IEP and special needs support.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2008
Just moved to Fort Hood / Killeen over the summer of 2008, and my daughter started 3rd grade this school year. Teachers and staff have been excellent, and communication between the parents and teachers is great. Good use of take-home materials for students, homework assignments are around average for grade level, and the parent-teacher communication folder and planner allow the parents to track the students progress daily, and to send notes to the teacher. I'm definitely impressed with this school so far.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2008
My Children came from a DOD school in Kentucky to Duncan. We were so upset with the quality of their education at Duncan. My Children never brought school work home. One of my children weren't doing spelling tests in the 2nd grade, They didn't have a AR reading program, and they did this everyday in Kentucky. We pulled our kids out after one year and put them in a private school. It is amazing what my children are learning now, compared to Duncan.

- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2007
The Parent Teacher Liason is fantastic. She has a true desire to make the school and existing programs, especially the PTA a total success. Great job Mrs. Ruby, keep up the fantastic job.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2007
I have two kids in this school. My son has done kinder there and now 1st grade. My daughter did pre-k there and now kinder. The teachers they've had have all been wonderful. My son was a bit behind at the end of kinder, but his teacher, Mrs Longoria, has Really worked with him and he's caught up for the most part. If there is anything that needs attention she lets me know right away and is always there if I have concerns. Even with his ADHD he has developed a Love for schoolwork and reading. My daughter's teacher I cannot say enough about. Mrs Pierce is Wonderful. My daughter was a bit behind last year and is now ahead of the curve! They both Love going to school and coming home to do schoolwork. The office staff is great as well, and really remember their kids. Love this school!

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2007
my child has adhd and attended mrs. ayers class last year. mrs. ayers kept me updated on a daily basis and immediately contacted me if there was anything that needed my attention. vice versa she was always ready when i had an issue to talk about. she was very protective of the children and made sure my daughter were safe at all times.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2007
Mrs Granneman is a great 3rd grade teacher. The school is ok,, but needs to work on some things. Organization is a big one. More eating time and also more help for students who need it with all subjects.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2007
I am enjoying being a parent at Duncan Elementary. I have a Pre-K student in Mrs. Weedens Class and by far she is as good as it get. My 2nd grader is Ms. Barbero and she is all about business, and her students love her. If I had a choice my girls would keep the same exact teacher for as long as they are here.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2007
I htink this school is ok. My child had Mrs. Sursa this year, and she is awesome.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2007
This school is pretty decent depending on what teacher you get. My son's teacher from last year you had to force progress information out of her. His teacher Mrs. Sursa this year is much better I have nothing but wonderful things to say about her, she keeps you informed on progress, or if there is an issue, she is extremely friendly and easy to talk to and my son loves her.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2006
Duncan has a slight problems when it comes to keeping parents informed about students progress. My child has ADHD and was supposed to be monitered for progress. The only notification that we received was on his report cards, and they said pending next nine weeks. It was not until we talked with the principal that we learned what was actually going on. The school itself is a nice clean and well kept facility. The class size is comparativly small. One on one instruction is not hard to receive if needed.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2006
So far my son attended pre-k and k. I still can't stand this school. But will say mrs. Pierce is an excellent teacher.

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2004
It good school. All my 3 boys started in Pre K. I sure going to miss it. My boy love his teacher and PT and Music the most. This school is great place to find a friend. I meet lots of parents. The school makes you feel like home.

- submitted by a parent
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Duncan Elementary School
52400 Muskogee Rd, Ft Hood, TX  76544
(254) 336-1620
Last modified Duncan Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Duncan Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top