We are thinking of sending our daughter to Deans Mill for 1st grade but what is up with the plywood over the windows? Is the building run down or are they hiding something?
Deans Mill School is a public elementary school in Town of Stonington. 508 students attend Deans Mill School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Hispanic. 1.0% of the 508 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Deans Mill School is 15:1. Child's Garden Montessori is one of the nearest elementary schools.
- Computer arts
- Drawing painting
- P.E. classes
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My daughter went to DMS and she came out of the end of 1st grade not able to read at all. I went to mtgs to advocate strongly. They would not test her for a reading disability which later on we found to be true. They instead treated her as a throw-away. The SW worked hard but could not gain the support of the administration to work more than 1.5 hrs per week with her. What a joke! We fought and fought for her. She left 1st gr without knowing how to spell and read simple site words. If you have a child of color and a reading or math disability then they are overlooked at Dean's Mill. They only pay attention to and reward self starters. The first week of Kindergarten they called my child TOMBOY & TOUGHIE. She was shy and big for her age. She was frozen with fear. And to over come it she slipped into the role they carved out for her. Bad boy. They made her feel Brown = Bad. Fact is my daughter has a reading disability which I fought to overcome and they would not help me. They are completely into Reward the Self Starters punish the rest. especially if the child is of color.
Great school. Teacher/student ratio is very low. Parent involvement and staff are excellent. Low teacher turnover and strong community ties make Deans Mill a great choice. Both of our daughters are doing very well. Great for special needs or gifted children
School including the principal is outstanding
I Third the motion about the women in the office! This school is not all it could be. Disorganized when sending notices home about up coming events. I agree parents are not able to attend events. Student attitudes could be friendlier with more family involvement and activities. No curb appeal.
I agree about the women in the office but it is a great school with fabulous opportunities. The principal can be a little gruff at times also although maybe this is because he feels he needs to be? Fabulous school overall. I wish the parents were able to attend more assemblies.
I believe the school is outstanding. There are a few women in the office who need to understand that they work for us but if you don't let them bully you they quickly change their tune.