Both my kids went through DES. The teachers have all been well prepared, passionate about the kids in their classes and welcoming to parental input. My kids got an excellent education at DES. I would highly recommend the school to other parents.
We relocated from IL and coming from a very small town with a small school district where we spent most of our lives this move was a very scary thing but all of those fears have been put to rest. WE LOVE IT HERE. My son attends the 3rd grade and his teacher has been amazing! She goes way beyond good teaching, she truly cares and takes great pride in her kids. The principle is the best I have ever come across. Concerns we have are taken very serious and have been dealt with immediately. She is great with the kids and very easy to talk to. The staff that we have dealt with have all been very professional yet compassionate making our move and transition great. Another thing that we have noticed here is that the children are so much nicer, meaning way less bullies, plus there is 0 tolerance for that here making it even better than it already is. We are very thankful and happy we chose Dodgeville as our new home.
This is one of the finest elementary institutions in the state. The academic programs are designed to challenge students in ways that most schools would never think of. Every member of the teaching staff is strong when it comes to teaching the children everything they need to know. All in all a great school that any parent would be pleased with.
This school is a great school when it comes to the fluff. It lacks core curriculum and values. It does not teach mastery over math or place strong value upon adequate spelling. The focus seems to be more on being medicore and not upon childrens strengths and making them the best they can be. Staff is very resistant to parental input.