"Dove is best known for the incredible parental involvement!"
Students enrolled 595
Hours 4:45 AM - 2:45 AM
School leader JAMIE TORRES
Transportation options Yes
District Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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1932 Dove Road
Grapevine, TX 76051

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(817) 251-5700
(817) 481-6730
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5 stars
Based on 44 ratings

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September 17, 2014
I have to admit I was skeptical through my son's kindergarten year and not sure he was getting the best education, but this year is a whole new story! His teacher is amazing! She is excellent at communication and involvement with her students. Their web pages are a phenomenal idea and it just goes to show the amount of time and length they are willing to go to ensure parents that their children are getting the best quality education possible! They participate in amazing supplemental programs that you can do with your child at home with internet access that are completely free to you because the school has already paid for them! My son is most enthusiastic about Raz-Kids! Their morning drop-off also makes it a breeze for my husband to get to work on time in the morning since they he has about a 25 minute commute to work and Dove opens the doors early. I definitely recommend Dove Elementary!

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
Dove is not only a great place because of the staff, but also because of the parent involvement! Our parents are fantastic!

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2013
We LOVE Dove Elementary School! The teachers are fantastic and truly focus on what your child needs to learn.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2013
Dove Elementary is an outstanding school in all areas. The teachers provide a positive learning experience in a professional manner that is fun for all the students. Technology is integrated when possible. Also, Dove offers many opportunities for students to be involved with various clubs (art, cardio, culture) as well as fabulous musical possibilities (choir and dynamic drumming). It truly is an excellent school in all areas!!

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2013
Dove is an amazing school, I cannot say enough about the Teachers,staff,pta, and even the parents. Everyone is there for the children. My daughter has blossomed there!!

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2013
This is an excellent school. My son (2nd grade) is studying with latest technology and in a program called lead 2021. This school organizes lot of cultural social activities for educating kids along with regular curricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2013
Sending your baby off for someone else to love and care for is scary for any parent. Dove Elementary truly believes in cultivating the best of every student and growing them into future adults! We began Dove Elementary with Mrs. Singley last year, and she was the best start for elementary school that we could have ever hoped for. All of the teachers at Dove, from regular classroom, to ASPIRE, to music, art and PE, really do care about my student and want to help her achieve her potential. We bought our home in the Dove Elementary zone for these very reasons and so many more. We are lucky to be part of the Dove Dolphin family and look forward to many more years, and more memories!

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2013
My three sons have all attended Dove, and I have nothing but high praises. Parent involvement is over-the-top (great!) and there is a lot of school spirit. One of my children needed special education services, and the team at Dove has been very supportive and offered guidance as I navigated through a difficult time. Even when they disagreed with my decisions (not to medicate and to hold back), they backed me and we moved forward. He is now in middle school, still under an IEP plan and making As and Bs in Pre-AP classes. Dove prepared him for success in middle school. Outstanding teachers: Mrs. Singley, Mr. Strang. If I have one complaint, it's the redistricting lines that added kids till we seem to be bursting at the seams, but we seem to be handling that quite well. Second complaint is with GCISD in general and how kids who go to school together at Grapevine Middle School are split up between two high schools. This has nothing to do with Dove, but it's a long-standing sore spot that I have with the district.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2013
With a staff that cares for the children like their own, and a principal who works hard everyday to make dove the best, it's hard to imagine a better place for my children to be shaped for the rest of their lives.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2013
Dove Elementary continues to improve teaching methods and practisings; always looking for ways to ignite the learning capabilities of the students. Exception teachers at all levels from Kindergarten through 5th grade. Strong PTA membership that promotes school activities all year long.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2013
My family loves this school. We have 2 kids in this school and couldn't feel better about our choice in school. I feel like my children are getting a great education. I also am grateful to have the feel that my kids are safe and in good hands. Considering how unsafe things are in the world today. They have done all the can to make sure that my kids are safe and well educated.The teachers are great and all the staff is kind and always there to help. We have a great school in a great community.We love Dove Elem

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2013
Dove Elementary is a family more than a school. Teachers, students and parents all come together, know each other, love each other and interact together to make Dove the best elementary school in our district. The quality of education at Dove is "bar-none" A-Exemplary and I can definitely see this in my child and her knowledge and eagerness to learn and be involved at Dove Elementary. We feel priviledged to be part of Dove Elementary!!! Our Principal, Mrs. Lamb and Vice Principal, Mrs. Torres are positive role models for the children and lead the school with much expertise and dedication, and everytime they speak, this dedication and their love for the school, the teachers, and the students shines through. With such superb leadership at Dove Elementary, it's no wonder, Dove Elementary is such a wonderful school!

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2013
My son was in this school for a year but we had to moved from Tx to Fl.but we still miss this school.school is really amazing and all credit goes to principal Ms Lamb and her wonderful academic staff,my son was in grade 2nd,he still miss his teacher Miss Thomas.I have never seen a principal controlling traffic herself while dropping off and pick-up.her affection for all children and try to remember everybody's name including my son's name as his is a typical Indian name.so everything was good and we still miss everyone there.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2013
Dove is THE best at meeting each child where they are and ensuring that they all get the best education. My children and I have loved all 9 years that we have been there!!

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2013
Dove Elementary is AMAZING! Teachers and Administration are unmatched in their professionalism and sincere interest in the childrens' well-being.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2013
Wow! Dove Elementary is an outstanding school. The teachers and staff are top notch. My child's education includes access to technology on a consistent basis. There are several digital classrooms in the school. Dove Elementary is well organized and the office staff is incredible. Mrs. Lamb provides several ways to communicate with parents and students including a newsletter, emails and a phone system. All of the teachers my child has had have been caring, patient and have viewed my child as an individual. ThePTA and Dads Club are very involved and committed to the students, teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2013
Dove Elementary is by far the most exceptional school. My kids attend Dove and wake up every morning ready to return to school the next morning ! The administrative staff is fabulous. The faculty makes a great team.

- submitted by a teacher
August 02, 2013
Dove Elementary is a school dedicated to meeting the needs of all children. The parent involvement is incredible. They make it easy to become involved in something, whether you stay at home or work part/full time. The teachers and staff make you feel like you and your child matter to them and that we are all in this together. My husband and I are very pleased with the high quality education our child gets from Dove every year! It is evident that this school focuses on the child by the way our child loves coming to school each day excited to see what they will learn today and happy to see the caring teachers. Dove Dolphins are AWESOME!

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2013
My children & I have enjoyed working with all of the wonderful teachers at Dove, & I feel like my children have received & continue to receive a a quality education.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2013
Dove Elementary is a wonderful school. My children feel valued as individuals. I know that they are in a safe learning environment. The staff is professional and committed.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2013
Dove Elementary has been home for our family for almost 13 years and we couldn't be happier. The staff at Dove is dedicated to serving the needs of each and every child. The administration is focused on supporting the students and teachers in their quest for excellence. Not only that, the teachers, administrators and staff support the families of their students in every way imaginable. You won't regret choosing Dove Elementary for your child.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2013
I have been a parent of children that attended Dove Elementary school for the last eight years. Dove is a fabulous school that is so full of genuine caring, kindness and love for the students it serves every day. All three of my children have absolutely loved their school experience and I attribute that to the amazing, nurturing and intelligent teachers & staff at Dove! The administration is supportive, attentive and ever present daily, interacting with both students and parents. Dove is truly it's own little community within a community and we feel so very fortunate that our children began their educational foundation at such an awesome school!

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2013
I have had children at Dove for the past 8 years and it has been the most wonderful experience for both them and me. My kids have excelled in their studies due to the amazing teaching staff. They have had a blast with every activity they've participated in such as choir, KDOV, Drummers, etc. The administration is super welcoming and always there to answer questions or concerns. The best Principal and Asst. Principal EVER!!!! They greet every single child by name and I think just about every parent, too, which floors me. I really can't imagine any other school being better....nope.....none are. ;o)

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2013
Dove is an exceptional school with wonderful and caring staff and teachers. My children look forward to going to school everyday.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2013
This school is great. Ms. Lamb is by far the best I've ever seen. No matter the weather she is always out side greeting the children as they come into the school doors. The teachers and staff are wounderful and do a great job getting parents involved. There is great parent involvement and alot of activities planned. However there is one thing I just can not get past. Ms.Connie at the front desk is rude. She never smiles and always sighs and makes a look of what do you need acting like we are bothering her. She also acts like some of us parents are teen parents ! I'm 35 I look young but that does not mean you look down on me and treat me like Im a teen mother.Anyways most parents I've spoke to all agree the school would be better without the grinch .

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2012
Dove Elementary has the finest faculty a parent or student could ever hope of. It's the small, caring things done every day by everyone that really add up. They have worked endlessly to help with my special needs children and have never, not even once, made us feel anything less than welcome and loved. There are many good schools in Texas, but it's the staff that really makes the heart of the school and the foundation for education. Dove has raised the bar for excellence and is truly an Exemplary school on multiple levels. We have to move out of district and I'm devastated. There are so many staff members that will be missed. Dove has impacted our lives for the better and forever.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2012
I went o Dove in the 90's then moved on to the "old" Grapevine Middle School before transferring to Keller ISD for high school, and at 26 years old, I still have very fond memories of Dove. It's so wonderful to see that it is still as great as it was back then!

- submitted by a community member
March 28, 2012
Dove Elementary has been absolutely one of the BEST experiences in our children's lives. I remember being so nervous about moving from daycare to elementary school when our first son entered Kindergarten. Our past several years at Dove have been incredible and have far exceeded my highest expectations. Mrs. Lamb and Mrs. Torres provide strong, caring and visible leadership which truly sets Dove apart. The outstanding teaching staff takes a real interest in helping all their students succeed. The parent involvement with both PTA and the Dove Dad's Club is amazing. This school focuses on creating a positive learning environment, with a strong since of community. Dove is an OUTSTANDING school!

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2012
Both of my girls went to Dove elementary. I am very impressed with both the Principal and Vice Principal, they provide a very strong and supportive leadership. It is so nice to see the kids run up to them with smiles and hugs. Dove has a very welcoming and positive atmosphere, and one of the best Pat teachers I've seen. The whole teaching staff is superb and my girls very much enjoyed their time at Dove

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2012
I have three boys, all of which attend(ed) Dove. Elementary is such a big part of growing up and Dove ensures that it even more memorable. The teaching is solid and consistent, the leadership is visible and accessible, the PTA is active and involved. There are many stand out teachers, but if my kids were to name a few favorites they might start the list with, Mrs. Birdwell (now Henry), Mrs. Keeling, Mrs. Spath, Ms. Mery, Mrs. Pearson, Mrs. Brown. Mrs. Kerr, Mrs. Preston...It would go on and on. It is more than a school, it is a community. We've also noted that children leave Dove and go to middle school as a group, really bonded, making the middle school transition easier. There are also SO many programs, clubs, and events it makes it possible for everyone to have something extra special at Dove: Culture Club, Choir, Drummers, STUCO, Art Club, Library Programs, Talent Show, K-DOV, and on and on.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2011
My children thankfully attended Dove from 2009-2011. It was the best experience EVER for them. From Becky, Connie, Julie, Kevin Strang, and all the teachers we will truly miss you all. We loved Choir, Cardio Club, LIbrary Assistant, and Bluebonnet Battles. You showed my children what a good education should look like and I will NOT accept anything less. <3, Samantha, Alex & Isabel

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2011
I just wanted to post that even though my daughter is only attending this school for one year (2010, but we will try to get her here for next year), the school has been fabulous!! Everyone from the office to her teachers has been nothing but professional and amazing. I'm part of the Dad's Club so I got to see more than the typical dad did and I could only hope and pray that my kids get the same (can there be any better than Dove?!??!?!) treatment from their future teachers through their lives! Dove Teachers ROCK!!!! They have SOOOOO many extra curricular activities going on during the day and after school that I'm amazed they (the teachers and PTA members) can keep it all running smoothly! If you're a parent, PLEASE please join in on your kids education at school, even if it's for ONE function. You will be glad you did and your kid(s) will be glad you did as well. If she doesn't get to come back to Dove next year then I wish all the best to the teachers and faculty and please keep up the great work you do! NewDad!

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2010
My daughter went to Dove for kindergarten this year. We are so sad to be moving ! She had an amazing year. The principal Mrs. Lamb is so kind and amazing. I would highly recommend this school to parents.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2009
My daughter is finishing up her 5th grade year at Dove and we are both very sad. Dove Elementary has been an extraordinary school from the start of her Kindergarten year. Each teacher my daughter has had the pleasure of having has treated her with respect and fostered a nurturing and dynamic learning environment. The parent involvement is tremendous and the envy of many nearby schools within the GCISD! I have befriended several of the staff and faculty at Dove and encourage all parents to take an active role in their child's education, because that is the essence of what I think makes Dove such an exceptional place to learn. Dove offers many opportunities to become active in both educational and extra curricular activities. Their Dynamic Drummers program, lead by Kevin Strang is truly remarkable and has helped in my daughter's confidence level tremendously. Keep up the excellent work!

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2008
We are new to Dove Elementary and have been warmly welcomed. My daughter is so happy in the choir. The choir has allowed her to express herself in so many creative ways, that her self confidence has overall improved. We are very pleased with Dove Elementary.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2008
I have never seen more involved parents as at Dove. My son was diagnosed with ADD, and my worries about being 'labeled' were completely put to rest by their excellent faculty. Currently, we are looking to move - but one of my requirements is that we stay within Dove's boundaries. GREAT SCHOOL. Standouts: Becky Lamb, Jamie Torres, Christi Strang, Kevin Strang, Margaret Chilicki, Katie Neil.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2008
My grandson attends Dove Elementary ...this is his 3rd yr. and no where else will you find a principle who stands outside every morning and evening to help the kids out of cars in the morning and call their names at pickup time...she knows every child and the car by no later than the 3rd day of school....rain or shine she is there...she and the vice-principle are exceptional together and have a team that make Dove a family school !!! something every parent wants for their child....I am so thankful for them everyday!!! and the wonderful teaching staff they have....they are more than an Exemplary School to me! sej, a grandmother

- submitted by a community member
August 26, 2008
I have one daughter who attends school at Dove. She has already completed grades K & 1 & she is in the 2nd grade there. Her Kind. teacher was excellent and maybe it's because she has been teaching for at least 15-20 yrs. Her 1st grade teacher was excellent as well except for 1 issue we had with her. We reported it to the Principal and it was immediatley resolved. She also attends speech and occupational therapy there as well and we can really tell that it is helping. Her therapy teachers are excellent. I do not feel worried when she goes to school every morning...I feel totally safe leaving her at school. Dove has an excellent security system as well. This is an excellent school for children to attend and I will continue to send her there each year that she is able to go due to attendance zones.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2007
I really enjoyed having my son at Dove. The kindergarten class had alot to offer. You are never to young to start learning new & exciting things! ALL the staff that worked with us are beyond wonderful!! They were caring, attentive, patient, dedicated & very hard working!! The parents I volunteered with & got to know were awesome! We really enjoyed all the school functions. I feel Dove and it's staff takes great pride in the school, parents & most of all the students!!

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2006
I have really enjoyed having my daughter at this school. The teachers have always been very attentive and helpful. There is crazy parent involvement. The only problem is that if you can't volunteer every day it seems no one calls on you for anything!

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2004
I have one kid that has completed all 6 grades (K-5) in this school and one kid that is in 3rd grade. We are very happy about the school despite a poor teacher here and there. There are some excellent teachers in the school (some of them, unfortunately, recently retired or went to another school). Teacher attrition rate is a bit higher recently, but is most probably not above the TX average. The school is responsive to adjusting the curriculum to the kids needs. The school has an above average music program teacher with the famous Drumming Dolphins program.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2004
Principal and teachers have been wonderful to work with. They are very responsive and have done an excellent job answering our questions and concerns during our son's first year of school. The school is well cared for and maintained and is in an excellent area. The school has also recently received a fiscal management award, which is the envy of many schools in the area. The school curriculum is well written and very demanding so it instills the learning discipline in the child early on.

- submitted by a parent
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Dove Elementary School
1932 Dove Road, Grapevine, TX  76051
(817) 251-5700
Last modified Dove Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Dove Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 44 reviews. Top