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About This School

Thomas Dooley Elementary School is a public middle school in Schaumburg. The principal of Thomas Dooley Elementary School is Dr. Marion Friebus-Flaman. 404 students go to Thomas Dooley Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 25% of the Thomas Dooley Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 3% of the 404 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 0% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Thomas Dooley Elementary School is 15:1. Jane Addams Jhs is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Japanese
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • P.E. classes
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 8% 19%
White, non-Hispanic 44% 49%
Asian/Pacific Islander 40% 20%
Asian 31% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 7%
Multiracial 12% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1.0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0% 0%
Limited English proficiency 25% 13%
Economically disadvantaged 3% 11%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My kids attend the Dual Language/Violin program at Dooley. Both programs are a success. Teachers are great and supportive. Cons Principal is hard to interact with and micromanages the staff. Neighborhood parents whose kids attend the English only program have animosity towards the Dual Language program which fills 2/3 of their school. Also very low parent involvement in PTA. Even so the pros still far outweigh the cons. The Dual Language Teachers are skilled enthusiastic and very approachable.

  • (1 year ago)

    We bought a house in district 54 just to send our two daughters to this school and we are glad we did. The dual-language program and Suzuki violin programs are both top notch. The week before starting kindergarten my daughters new teacher and the school principle visited our house to make sure she was ready and find out if we had any questions. Outstanding support outstanding parent involvement outstanding leadership equals first rate education. Be warned the taxes in this district are high but if you have children it is an investment that will pay dividends towards their future.

  • (2 years ago)

    Awesome school. Can not believe that our public education still has the schools like this. We were very fortunate all 6 years here.

  • (3 years ago)

    My kids have been attending this school for the past 8 years. It is wonderful. I wish that the Magnet program had not moved from Dooley. It was so much better when it was at Dooley. Parent involvement at Dooley is amazing. The staff are top notch. I feel very lucky.

  • (3 years ago)

    I love this school. The staff is great. Very friendly and great with the kids. I had to move out of district due to financial problems but will be moving back this year. I look forward to it. If your looking for a top notch school then Dooley is it. Campanelli elementary is also a very good school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Children in the Dual Language program at Dooley are immersed in learning English and Japanese which can be a challenge at times but the rewards are seen in the later grades. Since the change of principals Dooley has taken a more effective direction in its dual language program. The Early Instrumental Music (EIM) violin program provides an adequate program for learning violin.

  • (5 years ago)

    We have been to three other nationally recognized schools and find Dooley the best. The caring and academic atmosphere makes it the best environment for children.

  • (6 years ago)

    It is an excellent school. Their Japanese bi-lingual class is very unique and fun. Full time Japanese teachers are native Japanese and they teach both Japanese and American program. They also have a violin class which is probably one of the best in our community. Many families moved to the area only for this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    Great school. Fantastic teachers. Very caring and flexible. My daughter enjoyed the classes for right from grade 1-3. We will miss this school unfortunately we are moving.

  • (8 years ago)

    I love this school! We are moving and this is the only thing that makes we want to stay in the area. The EIM and Dual language program is great.

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