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  • Destin Elementary School10

    Destin, FL | Okaloosa County

    March 30, 2011

    I have had two children attend Destin Elementry School. The teachers they were assigned are very good, pleasant and very accommodating to each students' needs. I only having good things to say about the outstanding teachers at this school. As with any other Florida public school, there is an overall academic emphasis on FCAT. As annoying as this is for teachers and parents, such is the Florida public school system. My biggest complaint is that the school obviously lacks funding. The facility is dated, there is not an indoor gym. Indoor gym is held in what can be best described as a multipurpose room. The music teacher was also cut this year because of budget problems. So the children are not receiving any formal music education. The only other mentionable criticism is that the school is located adjacent to a public park. This park is used by the students for gym and special outdoor events. However, because it is a public park, it is not gated off or secure during these times. I have always felt that this is a major security concern for the students.

    Submitted by a parent

    May 2, 2010

    I totally disagree with the post on April 27 2010. The principal is exellent! Very responsive and cares about the children above and beyond. We have a child that has a learning disability. She recieves everything she needs to succeed. We valso have two other children who experience the standard class enviroment. The teachers are the best. We consistently see them do the next right thing in educating our children.

    Submitted by a parent

    April 27, 2010

    Teachers have done a great job rating this school here. My child is in a class with thirty children and it's chaos! They learn more at home doing tons of homework. The school is overcrowded and all the principal cares about is FCAT testing and more money. After all the fences put up it looks like a prison. I'm not sure if its to keep them in or us out!

    Submitted by a parent

    July 23, 2009

    All 4 of my children have attended Destin Elementary from 1989 to present. This is the best public school experience your child will ever have !

    Submitted by a parent

    January 11, 2006

    Cream of the crop when it comes to schools! Can't praise the staff enough! They all are caring, knowledgable, and challenge their students to excel in all they do. There is terrific communication between parents and teachers and the amount of parent involvement is phenomenal!

    Submitted by a parent

    August 12, 2005

    Awesome academics, wonderful teachers, superb staff and a super caring environment. DES surely meets our high standards!

    Submitted by a parent

    March 1, 2005

    Destin Elementary is an absolute wonderful school. I have noticed a drastic improvment in my sons reading ability, and math knowledge. The teachers are wonderful and helpful, the Principal acknowledges everyone by name. The teachers are knowledgable, understanding, and go the extra step for the children. Destin Elementary is a great school, I would reccommend this school to anyone moving to Destin.

    Submitted by a parent

    December 10, 2004

    Wonderful school. My children have excelled and been challenged to continue to excell.

    Submitted by a parent

    March 23, 2004

    Wonderful school! Tremendous parent/teacher involvement. We were forced to relocate due to the military,and miss Destin Elem. greatly. The teachers are exceptional and genuinely care for their students.

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