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Dore Elementary School9

Chicago, IL | Cook County

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January 6, 2014


Dore school is without a dought in my mind the best school in Chicago. I am a current 8th grader and I've gone to dore since kindergarten. The teachers help me and get me to use the best of my abilities. I have never had a problem with any teachers or staff. My grades went down in 5th grade when I use to have straight A's. I truly love dore school. The teachers helped me out a lot so now I have all A's and one B.

July 2, 2012


I am a former student of dore elemantary. I had a fantastic education and wonderful teachers. it is a great school. i am proud to be a dorian. i was a cross country and track star as well as class sice president and member of the math team. it is far better than the near by catholic schools. i have recently been accepted into new york university. so dore has really helped my academic standings. choose dore

September 9, 2011


Everyone interprets their experience differently. I have NEVER had any issues with the office staff. My child has gone to Dore for 7 years & the office staff have always been very helpful & accommodating. They genuinely seem to care about the students & the school, more than some teachers. From what I've seen they go above & beyond. I've also been in line at the office & seen them deal with rude parents who had serious entitlement issues & were making demands, and a few times parents trying to get their kids in & didn't live in the area or didn't have any documents. The staff still seemed helpful even when they were getting attitude & being yelled at. I give the office staff, teachers, and administrators a lot of credit for having to deal with "problem" parents. I couldn't do it or deal with the ignorance. Dore provides a great learning environment for my child, and that is the most important thing. I hope people read all of the reviews not just the negative. Sometimes in the heat of the moment people don't think about how they've contributed to a situation & it mars their opinions. Dore is a great school with great staff (OFFICE & TEACHERS & ADMINISTRATORS)

Submitted by a parent

September 9, 2011


Oh Wow! I am shocked to hear that. I have never had that problem with anyone in the office or anyone else at Dore. Actually the only person I've ever had a problem with was the security guard yelling at kids.

Submitted by a parent

September 8, 2011


I agree that some of the office staff can be rude, but the teachers, principals and the curriculum taught there are very good. My son started kindergarten not knowing how to read and after about 3 months in Mrs. Desantis' class he was reading small sentences. By the end of the year he became a very good reader.

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September 8, 2011


Not happy with the school. Some of the support staff need to be fired! I really wish I could post names, but that would be unethical.

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February 27, 2011


This is a wonderful school for children. They have excellent teachers always will to help. My granddaughter is doing far better than I could have hoped for. I hope they continue the good work

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April 10, 2010


My daughter goes there and shes never had lower then a C or even B i am soo impressed how they make it seem fun and how they communicate! Dore is one of the best schools ever Reallllyy............

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March 20, 2010


I think Dore is and can continue to be a great school for all kids of all race, creed, and sex. I think if the parents along with the staff at door come together as one our children can contine to be taught and learn to become successful. We as a people need to learn its not about us its has and will always be about our children future. So, with that being said can we help our children become successful men and woman of the world.

Submitted by a parent

March 18, 2009


This school only worries about things that don't matter. Instead of worrying about the children and there education, they worry about things like, where your from, where you live, and what kind of background you have. If your a little less fortunate, they treat you like your a nobody.

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March 6, 2009


I love this school, especially the Middle School Teachers, they have done wonders with my son!

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January 12, 2007


I'm a former student of dore and during my 8 years there i found that they push me over my the limit. Found my weak stop and help me with them. It was harder being one of three african american in the class but we all got a long great. The teacher there was great! they all had there master, and there ways of teaching was remarkable weather it was humor or game it mad me what ia today. There was some good stop team there, but just not what i was looking for. I was the vice president of the school student government 8th grade year and was on three 5yrs. Dore is all around a great school and was number 1 in the city the last 3 year i was there.

Submitted by a former student

January 9, 2006


My daughter is currently enrolled at Dore and doing very well. They offer after school programs in reading and math which are invaluable to any student that is struggling in those areas. The Principal is very goal oriented and demands excellence from his teachers and students. Highly recommended!

Submitted by a parent

April 15, 2005


This is the first year my children have attended a Chicago Public School and I'm very unhappy with the results. My daughter's spelling is atrocious, she's in 2nd grade and is not learning cursive handwriting, and my son is in first grade and complains that the work he does is way too easy for him. I will not be sending my children back to Dore. Everyone says it's such a great school but I don't see where. My kids have told me repeatedly how they don't like it. They'll be back in the Catholic school next year. I could go on and on about how dissatisfied I am with this school. I've never liked the Chicago Public Schools and Dore school gives me quite a few extra reason not to like them.

Submitted by a parent

April 7, 2005


Dore School has always performed well on tests. I am not sure if it is the paper and pencil, direct teaching, teacher centered approach...or if it is because of the students that Dore receives. Page after page, ditto after ditto works for many students. But many students are being left behind. I would like to see a more differentiated approach to teaching. There has never been any cooperative learning, thematic units, engaged learning, or integration of any subject areas. I think Dore would excel if the Principal would step outside of the box and allow students to sit in groups and speak up a little during the day. Wouln't it be great if parents also felt welcome? I am not sure if there are outside partnerships. I wonder why? Parents are willing to help, but often are not welcome. Let's leave no child or parent behind!

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