88 out of 10GreatSchools

Dewey Elementary School

San Diego, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades K-4
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  • Enrollment: 377


Dewey Elementary School
3251 Rosecrans Street
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 430-1800
Dewey Elementary School is located in San Diego, CA and serves grades K-4.It received a GreatSchool rating of 8 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Native American
Pacific Islander
Two or more races

Reviews30 Reviews

This school is in a perfect location for military families. It could be a great school, but the principal and PTO are terrible. They don't care about students and won't allow any space for improvements. Its really sad.
As a grandparent to a military family this school is very active in assuring the safety and great education level for every student even when the staff is challenged with many children of a large diversity of backgrounds. School administration is caring and focused on the care of it's student body.
I strongly disagree with the reviews below. Dewey has been the best school my children have attended and we attend a lot of schools didn't I constant military moves. I love the fact that the school is majority military because my children can relate with their peers. The few women I met that volunteer at the school constantly have brought an art program back that the children love. This is a huge plus because California funding has taken Art out of schools. I helped with a few PTO events and the leaders of the board were very nice and inviting. I was nervous to volunteer as most parents are but they made me feel very welcome. The office staff is exceptional and always helped me with anything I needed right away. The Principal is the sweetest lady I have encountered at any of the schools we have been to. I don't understand why people choice out of the neighborhood. All I can think of is the rumors that I've heard of while living in military housing and theyre completely false. My child loves the science lab and I wish my older children could've experienced this in elementary level. The military liaisons are also very helpful and informative. I recommend Dewey 100% and am sad we have to leave to our next duty station. The staff is A+ and always make you feel like family.
I'd rather leave my child to learn in a cardboard box on the streets than take her back here. She was getting physically assaulted on a daily basis and I was told they couldn't do anything because she was too scared to give names. They lost my child for HALF AN HOUR and didn't even bother to call me! Just casually mentioned it at pick up as if it should be no big deal. They also lost one of her classmates at the end of the day because they didn't know who they sent her off with. They told me she was behind (which is laughable considering they were still learning to trace letters at the end of the year) yet when I switched schools it comes out that she was actually already meeting end of year standards and they were either too lazy or just didn't care enough to give her academically appropriate materials. You'd be better off leaving your child with a pack of hungry lions. Look into public charters instead! Free and you don't have to do choice.
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