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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly disagree (1 response)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly disagree (1 response)
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Disagree (1 response)
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Just right (2 responses)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Very effective (2 responses)
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David A. Dutrow Elementary School
Grateful to: Staff member

Posted November 18, 2015
- a parent
To the entire staff: thank you so much for what you do! I'm so glad my child gets to have this experience that I feel like so many kids miss out on nowadays. God bless you for all your hard work!

David A. Dutrow Elementary School
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective

Posted November 18, 2015
- a parent
Wonderful teachers who actually care. Like teachers were before SOLs! I don't know if they have some sort of different training but it is seriously across the board.


David A. Dutrow Elementary School
Amount of homework: Just right

Posted November 18, 2015
- a parent
I would say not enough, but I appreciate the child doesn't lose their whole afternoon. I admit, I dislike games as homework... They work much better than worksheets but busy days make it hard to do them with the child. I wish they would mix it up a little.

David A. Dutrow Elementary School
Develops grit: Strongly agree

Posted November 18, 2015
- a parent
They have done a great job at helping kids catch up who are struggling, and now they're working to to provide more opportunities for advanced students to work at higher levels, beyond the citywide p-tag/SAMs program.

David A. Dutrow Elementary School
Develops respect: Strongly agree

Posted November 18, 2015
- a parent
Students learn that proper behavior is expected of them and no less is acceptable, but unlike most NNPS faculties, it's not a case of strike 1: meeting, strike 2: suspension strike 3: therapist and Ritalin. The administration will each take the time to interact with kids who need extra help, attention, etc. I have NEVER seen this elsewhere, not to this extent.


David A. Dutrow Elementary School
Develops empathy: Strongly agree

Posted November 18, 2015
- a parent
The school has active programs to teach children about these specific skills. Considering younger kids aren't really capable of these, it's very impressive what they're able to do.

David A. Dutrow Elementary School
Develops honesty: Strongly agree

Posted November 18, 2015
- a parent
Stuedents are punished when warranted, but the school also takes the initiative to not only make sure students know what is expected of them, but why they want to respect and treat others right. I have a "problem" child, who was made to feel unwanted and horrible at her old school. Here, she knows there are consequences to her actions, but she is valued no matter what. Her behavior has improved significantly as a result.

David A. Dutrow Elementary School 5

Posted November 18, 2015
- a parent
My child is in her second year here, and it has been wonderful... This school has an amazing team in place. Considering the past few years have involved quite a bit of shifting, they've done a great job. There is never an issue that goes unaddressed, and the kids are genuinely cared about. It honestly feels more like a family environment, at least in comparison to any other school I have dealt with. Sure, the open floor plan isn't for everyone, and because of it the school is generally more noisy, but that's also because kids are moving, working, and actively learning, not just confined to desks. So for some kids, it could be overwhelming; for others, it's a dream come true. It definitely is for my child.


David A. Dutrow Elementary School
Amount of homework: Just right

Posted July 24, 2015
- a parent
As much as these kids have to "work" at this school then followed by homework is almost too much, but I understand that you still need to keep sharp and the homework does just that. Not to mention the kids still should be reading everyday when they get home as a daily (to include weekends) assignment

David A. Dutrow Elementary School
Develops grit: Agree

Posted July 24, 2015
- a parent
They have many programs in place for the students who may be struggling and also for the students who may be above the rest of the class.

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David A. Dutrow Elementary School
60 Curtis Tignor Rd, Newport News, VA  23608
(757) 886-7760
Last modified David A. Dutrow Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
David A. Dutrow Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 50 reviews. Top