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Dieringer Heights Elementary School5
Posted January 17, 2015
- a parent
This is my son's first year (2014 - 2015) at Dieringer Heights Elementary..... First off my son has a learning disability and has beyond struggled in 3 different school districts. Here at Dieringer Heights it has been different..... very different. I think in the first half of the year so far he has moved forward more then he did TOTAL from K -3rd. I cannot get over the difference it has been. We have had some really amazing teachers in the past and maybe one that just wanted to get him to the next grade no matter what for the rating of the school but the principal, staff and teachers here at Dieringer are so amazing and we feel so lucky to be attending at this school!!!
I am so glad that we moved to this district! There are quite a few things that stand out to me with this school in particular. We moved here in the middle of last year and the transition for my 4th grader was seamless. The principle and both Joyce and Chris in the office were a huge help in getting him in the school and feeling totally comfortable. His teacher was Mrs.Gray and within two weeks of the move she had him so well adjusted that you would have thought he had been there the whole time. She also encouraged him with his strengths in math and also with his least favorite subject reading. The school challenge for reading helped him read 17 books just in the last half of the year. (15 more than his previous semester at the highly capable program in our previous district). The principle makes time to be around at each and every event, encourages parents to join in and most of all loves the kids. The after school activities are great. My son did both skiing and running club and loved both and plans on doing them again this year. It is no surprise to me that everyone in the are raves about these schools.
Very surprised by the previous reviewer's 1-star rating. Our daughter started school at DHES last year and she does have some special needs that require extra attention. We have been nothing but pleased with the staff and principal this far. Looking forward to next year!
Horrible experience for my child. This school is great if you have a child who is of the norm. If your child has special needs or does not fit the mold, they will fail here. They will not get the support they need, even though the teachers and the counselors talk a good talk. No follow through happens and there is gross lack of communication. We mistakenly thought they had our child's best interest at heart, however, we were proven wrong.
I am very disappointed in the principal's respond to my concerns about my child. The teacher are fine, as long as you do not have any concerns. Felt like nobody cared about my child, at this very tender age. Very, very disappointed.
I went to this school years ago. I can't remember much of it. I loved my teacher, the school food was actually pretty good, the music class was fun, gym was bearable (for once), and the education offered was great. Good school.
Wonderful school , staff, teachers, principals! All makes an outstanding district. My daughter rose to the occation by getting on the honor roll. She worked hard all year and finished off strong. She came from a larger district and was starting to fall behind. As soon as we started her in this school she quickly got caught up to speed and wanted to be on the same level as her peers. Very positive and well run school. LOVE MR. ANDERSON, Principal!