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Dunham Elementary School

Petaluma, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades K-6
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  • Enrollment: 10


Dunham Elementary School
4111 Roblar Road
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 795-5050
Dunham Elementary School is located in Petaluma, CA and serves grades K-6.
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I'm disappointed in this school. If you have a child that has special needs, Dunham doesn't have the capabilities to handle this type of situation especially in the T-K class. We waited to meet the child psychologist for 6 weeks and never saw one. At our new school we saw one within 20 minutes of meeting the principal. It's a small school and just doesn't have the ability to help children with special needs.
Dunham is a wonderful example of a small school, nurturing teaching staff and strong community that children thrive in. The outdoor classroom and garden program make Dunham so unique and allow students to explore. One of the few schools that still sees the importance of a PE, Music & Drama incorporated into the school day. The teaching staff provides the much needed support and excitement in learning that make Dunham an exceptional place for children to thrive.
My child just finished at Dunham and for a while I was convinced that a change in schools was necessary. In the past three years, the principal has, in my opinion, turned the school around. Teachers and students have been challenged to grow and students are being challenged to not only learn but to be good community members. Like schools all over, Dunham is being challenged by the economic climate but under this wonderful leadership, the school has looked for new solutions to old problems and is finding ways to meet the needs of the students education in a well rounded manner. One parent's review stated that the new math program was bad. I would like it understood that at least a quarter (and it may have been a third) of the sixth grade class was invited to test into advanced Junior High math program!
Dunham may seem great to new parent who had worse, but the school has really dived in the last 3 years. The new math curriculum is so horrible that even the parents don't understand it. The staff has changed a lot in the last 3 years and not for the better.
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