District Summary Ratings

A larger number of schools in this district are rated above average in school quality.

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Reviews From Schools in Dakota Valley School District 61-8
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Parent / Guardian
November 08, 2019
My three youngest children attended this school. I brought them there because I thought it would be better than the school they previously attended. The only difference is that they are more subtle... More
Parent / Guardian
December 31, 2017
Loved the elementary when I worked with The Head Start Program (HS) back in2003. (My HS graduate is a 4.0 senior)
Other (school staff, family member, recent alum, etc)
March 01, 2011
This is the best school I have been associated with. The teachers and staff are very friendly, they care about all of the kids and watch out for them. They have Character Counts which is great for the... More