Dunsmore Elementary School
Dunsmore Elementary School
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IMPORTANT THOUGHTS FROM THE Dunsmore Elementary School COMMUNITY
THINGS PEOPLE APPRECIATE
A strong Feeling of Community –
I have only been at my school for 1 1/2 years yet I feel very connected to it. I attribute this to the staff’s willingness to get to know the families and nurture those relationships. They promote many family friendly activities that serve the children, the school, the families and the community.
Teacher and Staff –
I am very thankful for dedicated teachers, office staff and classroom volunteers this year. It takes a village to raise a child is a very true statement.
Dunsmore Parents –
The parents at this school help make things happen at this school. Thanks to them, we have plenty of extras. The Foundation provides a lot of our financial support.
Music instruction, new computers, librarian and computer lab teacher –
I am so glad that our Foundation pays for somebody to come and teach music to our primary students. I also appreciate the fundraising that they have done to support an upgraded computer lab, and that they have paid for our librarian and computer lab teacher.
I love that there are fewer split classes. –
Class sizes are still increasing. –
Primary grades are now at 26, and even though one teacher per 1000 students was added to secondary schools, that is may 1 or 2 teachers total. In upper elementary, there are classes of 38. With the new standards, it is hard to help all those who need it with so many students in each class.
There are classrooms with 2 different grade levels. This is not productive –
because students of different grade levels share the same teacher.
Class size is too large in grades 4-6. With behavior issues and other –
learning issues, it is too difficult for any one teacher to meet the needs of every single child.
teacher-student ratio –
We are pleased that the student to teacher ratio for Kinder is 20 to 1. LAUSD school Kinder said the class ratio in friend’s child’s class is 29 to 1! Should be a priority to at least keep the ratio 20 to 1…Smaller would be even better if it were somehow possible. Please don’t cut corners as LAUSD
Whether my kids are getting all the academic instruction they need. –
I want to make sure my kids are ahead of or at least not falling behind kids their age at other schools. It seems some teachers provide more of the academic standards than others.
OTHER THOUGHTS SHARED
Proud Parents –
We are very proud to have our children at this school.
Our Principal… –
is truly amazing and dedicated. She has the right mixture of strength, compassion and care
Split classes should be avoided at all costs. –
Teaching the new standards is a challenge. Teaching two new grade level standards, and doing it well, feels impossible.
Art and music –
I would like to see district sponsored art and music programs for all ages at Dunsmore. While the administration support such programs, The PTA and DESF are the ones sponsoring them (with the assistance of grants and parent volunteers).
Excellent school!!!! –
I like the fact that our school is still small enough for our kids to be part of all activities. Teachers are well engaged with making learning a priority and teach our kids the importance of discipline.
LCAP RESULTS PRESENTATION
Here is a presentation about the Community Engagement results from across the Glendale School District.