77 out of 10GreatSchools

Del Dayo Elementary School

Carmichael, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades K-6
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  • Enrollment: 562


Del Dayo Elementary School
1301 Mcclaren Drive
Carmichael, CA 95608
(916) 575-2323
Del Dayo Elementary School is located in Carmichael, CA and serves grades K-6.It received a GreatSchool rating of 7 out of 10
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I'm trying to find a new school for my child, who is going into the 4th grade after having to remove her from Del Paso Manor following a disastrous experience. Del Dayo seems great on the surface but the reviews from parents are deeply concerning. It seems to be very elitist. The worst reviews seem to come from parents who are involved with their child's education, while the best reviews come from parents who simply state "It's great!" but provide no supporting information. I'd love to see more reviews containing factual information before I run out of time and have to make a final decision on where to send her.
Our child has attended Del Dayo for the last 6 years. With the exception of one teacher who was retiring that year so did not seem as motivated to teach we have had excellent teachers. The resource staff and all other school personnel are dedicated to supporting the school and students. Parent involvment is abundant and the funds brought to the school because of the active PTO and parent donations really add to the educational environment. The library is truly superb! Music and band program as well as dedicated arts program add to the enrichment. The campus is inviting and in a lovely neighborhood.
This school could be great if it weren't for parents that act like high school student with their cliques. I feel bad for the new Principal and administrators that have to deal with them every day. If you're not "in" your kids get excluded. There is almost no time for lunch which is a rushed horrible environment where the kids are scolded for talking most of the time. Dictated to where they can sit. The educational part is fabulous K-2 then it goes down hill. Many of the teachers have been teaching too long and are miserable.
It's a shame that the teachers seem to rule with an iron fist. They seem respected out of fear rather than admiration or love. With that being said, the teachers have classrooms with 30 or more kids. If you can manage a group of 30 people without motivating them with money--you are a super hero.
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