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K-5
Public district
Plano, TX
Students enrolled: 434
 

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2425 San Gabriel Drive
Plano, TX 75074

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(469) 752-1100
(469) 752-1101
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May 21, 2015
My son is in 3rd grade and rounding out his 2nd year at Dooley. Unfortunately, we are transferring him to a school that is closer to our daughter's high school to make transportation easier for our family. My philosophy on schools is that the environment is a reflection of the leader. Dr. Laredo is an outstanding leader. As a mother who is fiercely protective of her children and highly critical of the education they receive, I don't give this compliment lightly. Dr. Laredo knows the children by name and he engages them regularly. When I first met Dr. Laredo during our initial tour of the school, he took extra care to engage my son throughout our visit even asking him to read some of the signs in the hallways and asking him to give his feedback. When my son expressed that he did not have a love for reading, Dr. Laredo said "well then we're going to have change that so that's something that we will work on when you get here!" On a snow day a few months ago as I sat in car pool, I watched Dr. Laredo greet a young student and immediately acknowledge her excitement about the snow. He then invited her into to make a snow angel with him and proceeded to lay flat on his back side by side with her to do just that. It's these types of displays that send positive messages to the children as well as the parents. My son in particular has frequently commented on how "great" he is with the students. To me, Dr. Laredo is that proper balance between being firm enough to lead and compassionate enough to inspire students, while simultaneously giving the parents the comfort we all need when placing our children's well being in someone else's hands. When we were faced with the stressfull task of getting my son accommodations for STAAR test and addressing a few other issues, Dr. Laredo listened carefully to our perspectives and responded accordingly. You simply cannot ask for more and it is our hope, as parents, that his tenure as princpal serves as a standard for PISD throughout. The Lane Family

- submitted by a parent

November 05, 2013
I love Dooley! I have three boys and they all went to Dooley and the oldest just started Junior high which I am not very fond of. I love the staff and love Dr. Laredo. He is one of the nicest people that I know and this world needs more people like him. My kids love all of their teachers and I cannot be happier

- submitted by a parent

September 30, 2013
I have two children at Dooley and we love our school! Their teachers have always been approachable and quickly respond to any question or concern I might have. The kids are put into a class with a teacher that matches their needs in school. At the end of the year they say "I had the best teacher!". The principal truly loves his job and puts the students first. He wants all of the kids to succeed and be good Dragons. Dooley is a small, close community of families who do a lot for the children, staff, and school.

- submitted by a parent

April 30, 2013
The Teachers are really on top of their game and really put 100% into the kids. Nice clean school with lots of parent involvement .

- submitted by a parent

August 10, 2012
The new principal is wonderful! The families are very caring and supportive of the students. it is a school in transition right now, but is a great place for my child to learn.

- submitted by a parent

February 01, 2011
This is my sons first year at Dooley and he is in Kindergarden. I love the easy access to the teacher. I can email her at any time and get a response back in a timely manner. I will send my last two children to Dooley once they go to school. I did not have any worries when sending my son off to school for the first time. I would definately recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
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February 24, 2010
We love Dooley! Our 4th starts in the fall and we've been very happy at this school. It's a small community that feels more like a family than a school. Admin and teachers are responsive and excellent.

- submitted by a parent

December 10, 2009
If your child is a typical student, Dooley would be a good school. My child has mild special needs and they do not seem to know how to handle it. To them, either he has special needs that render him non-functional (belonging in a special needs classroom) or he is able to be in a typical classroom, which is not the case. There is not much of a step in between the two. Teacher would rather send him to resource room than comply with behavior plan consistently.

- submitted by a parent

June 07, 2008
I've been nothing short of satisfied with my children's Dooley experience. There is a good level of communication, teacher involvement, and many amenities for students to take full advantage of the learning experience.

- submitted by a parent

August 08, 2006
We put our three children through Dooley and they all had wonderful experience. My teo oldest are now in all honor classes in high school and my youngest wh o will attend Armstrond this Fall is way ahead of her grade. Thanks Dooley for all you have done.

- submitted by a parent

August 13, 2005
Dooley has an oustanding environment for students, teachers, and parents. The community is supportive of the staff and students, and there is a positive atmosphere that is evident the minute you walk in the doors of the school.

- submitted by a teacher

January 02, 2005
One of the best secrets in Plano, Texas. Dooley families work together to make their school tops. The teachers are excellent, the principal truly cares about your child's education. The PTA is bar none the best. Everything is geared for you child to have the absolute best quality education.

- submitted by a parent

February 26, 2004
My only child (an ethnic minority) started kindergarten at Dooley this year and loves it. I have found the teachers, principal, and office staff to be caring, involved, and just generally great people. What a great place to start an education!

- submitted by a parent

December 09, 2003
Dooley is the BEST! We now have our 4th child here and love it! The teachers are fantastic - we've never had one that didn't truly care about our child. The principal is very involved and the kids love him! Our kindergartner has a teacher with so much energy and love for her students. Everyday he tells me school was 'AWESOME!!' With their curriculum and great teachers - the kids have all loved learning here!

- submitted by a parent

July 07, 2003
I believe the Principal/Teachers/Special Ed Group work collectively as a team to help my children learn effectively & to the best of their potential.

- submitted by a community member

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Dooley Elementary School
2425 San Gabriel Drive, Plano, TX  75074
(469) 752-1100
Last modified Dooley Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Dooley Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top