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About This School

Deans Mill School is a public elementary school in Town of Stonington. 515 children attend Deans Mill School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 2% of the 515 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Deans Mill School is 15:1. Northeast Academy Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
  • Languages Taught

    • Cantonese
    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 90% 89%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Asian 4% %
Hispanic 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 1%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 2% 13%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    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?

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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

  • (7 years ago)

    School including the principal is outstanding

  • (9 years ago)

    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.

  • (9 years ago)

    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.

  • (10 years ago)

    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.

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