About This School
In 2011, Doris French Elementary School had 18 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Nevada average is 20 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Grade 3 Reading Performance
Doris French Elementary School Reviews
Teachers and staff on point, organized and caring
After attending a charter school previously and fearing the CCSD schools I am astounded at just how wrong everyone was and just how much my daughter was missing. My child is very studious and a quick learner. I worried that she would be lost in the shuffle and not challenged outside the charter school. Just the opposite. The teacher she was assigned was on her game, had her assessed on all subjects by the end of day one. She immediately scheduled a meeting with us to introduce us to an accelerated learning teacher for the 2nd grade. She did her own assessment and also met with us before transferring her over to her class. It was amazing to see such communication and awareness! Now, unlike the previous charter school I always know what my child is learning and how, here there are constantly fun new programs introduced to motivate learning. The principal, Virreal is involved with EVERYTHING. She is not the warmest per say, but she is on her game and everyone elses. This school is run efficiently. Every teacher I have met is very warm, happy and welcome parent interest. The PTA is very small but they are a very cool group who work hard towards the cause. Much of the student population is hispanic (49%) and some are put off by this. Many hispanic families are less involved due to language buriers perhaps. As best I can tell though, this only pushes Doris French to make stronger efforts to involve parents and learning in the home. Also unlike previous school, no stories of bullying. All the kids and teachers very personable and kind and respectful of all culture. My child has science, music, art, and true PE instruction in addition to her primary class which is project focused. My child comes home happy and excited to talk about concepts learned in math, science and art projects and she even sits down and practices story writing with structure in free time. She has made delightful friends. The only thing I miss about previous school is parents communicating with eachother, but at the other school we needed that to survive. At Doris French If theres a question (and there seldom is) I ask her sweet teacher who responds immediately. My only regret is not going from start of year!
Doris French is a great school. The teachers are very involved with the teaching curriculum and making sure the students are acheiving. The principal and other office staff are concerned over the academics of the school. I'm impressed that most of the teachers and staff know my childrens names. Over all, DF is a good school for kids to learn.
Doris French has great students who are respectful to their elders and surroundings.