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About This School

Key Elementary School is a public elementary school in Dalworthington Gardens. The principal of Key Elementary School is Ms Tiffany L Jackson, whose e-mail is 524 students go to Key Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 8% of the Key Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 34% of the 524 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 42% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Key Elementary School is 16:1. Short Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Track
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 6% %
White, non-Hispanic 49% 30%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 7%
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 24% 39%
Black, non-Hispanic 18% 24%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42% 55%
Limited English proficiency 8% 21%
Economically disadvantaged 34% 54%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    My son started 1st grade at Key this year and loves it! We moved here from California and loved the smaller country feel of the school and its area. I would like to address the comments made by one reviewer about the Police at the school and the thought it must not be safe. It is the only AISD school in the Dalworthington Garden CIty limits. DWG has its own police force. These policeman come to direct traffic in and out of the drop off areas as well as to stop speeders in the school zone. They are there to make sure the kids are safe! Especially the first of the school year when drivers don't realize school is back in session and that little kiddos are out and about. We love the Principal Mrs. Jackson and the VP Mr. Howard. They are very accessible and present at every school event. I don't usually post to such sites but had to address the inaccuracies of another post.

  • (10 months ago)

    Do not send your kids to this school !! I had my kindergartner and 1st grader here only one day due to the fact as we walked in on the first day of school there were 5 police officers in the halls and 3 outside at the front doors . My kindergartner came home so sad and upset because the teacher yelled at her and my first grader came home saying she didn't feel safe . I unregistered them and registered them in a much better and safer school I'd say y'all should do the same . Protect your kids and their educations parents !! Good luck !! And ps I had no clue who the principal was and there was no teacher/student interaction .

  • (4 years ago)

    great teachers and Administrative staff. Quality education in a Public School System. My child is happy in her school and classroom.

  • (4 years ago)

    I dont understand where the parent who wrote the review says that Key has a low preformance when Key has the 'Exemplary' rating ( the hightest rating possible) maybe its just her child that is not up to par. Key is an excellent school and the test scores prove the teachers are doing their job.

  • (4 years ago)

    Key does in fact go up to 6th grade it does not have PK that I know of though. I now have 3 children that have attended Key my oldest has moved on to Gunn Jr high. I am paying to have my younger two stay at Key even though I moved into another district. I love Key. The teachers and principals are ALL friendly. I know most of them having been with this school since 2001. I have not ever been a room mom or grade rep and I am rarely able to help with the PTA and the teachers are all still always welcoming. If you participate in your kids school life you will get to really know the teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is what I notice Most teachers will not smile or address you even with a Hello. Unless your a Room Mom or PTA member. So sad too ! The children (unless their PTA Mom's kids Room Mom's etc.) get no positive recognition. But teachers are quick to 'binder sign' for anything & everything. The worst children who are 'known' to be the trouble makers are equal to any other child. No consequenes there either. This is a sad fact in Public School. But it is exactly that..public school. It's an unfortunate reality.

  • (5 years ago)

    Key doesn't go up to grade 6. I have to wonder if the other posts are fake for this reason. Also the school's academics are terrible. We're considering pulling our kids out of the school . The teachers are overwhelmed and do readily show that they don't care. If you don't believe me go to the school and ask to watch a classroom or two. That experience will prove my points. Oh and look at the school's poor performance ratings.

  • (5 years ago)

    We transfer from a low performing school into Key and have found it exceptional! The teachers are warm and encourage parental participation. The parental involvement is awesome without being 'cliquey'.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have a 7 year old son and he is been in Key for the past 2 years he is going now to 2nd grade and I know that it will be another wonderful experience. According with the district school and zone my son have to go to diferent school but I can not see my son in another place than this school and I do drive the extra mile just to get him into this school. Key has teachers that care about the kids and parents too. I will recomend this school to anybody.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have 2 children that attend Key it has been wonderful for both of them. I have 1 child in Kindergarten this year and the progress he has made is amazing! I also have a 4th grader who dosen't like to do his homework but thru parent-teacher involvement is on the honor roll. They are always right on top of where they need to be when it comes to each and every students needs. The Parent involvement is incredible here as well. I am a Room Rep and I never have had any problems getting other parents involved in the activities. I love this school and would recommend it highly to anyone who is thinking about enrolling a child here.

  • (10 years ago)

    Key is a great school all the staff is polite. Both of my children will attend Key until the 6th grade. If I lived 30 min. away I would drive them to school so they would stay enrolled at Key.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is a wonderful school to send your children to. It is relatively small with personal help for your children. Extracurricular activities are a major aspect of Key Elementary and the teachers take pride in what their students take part in. It provides a very well rounded education for your children also.

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