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Dunham Elementary School

7 reviews
4111 Roblar Road
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 795-5050

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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.
Posted by a parent on 10/29/2019
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.
Posted by a parent on 8/7/2019
As a Dunham parent that has seen one child graduate and has another attending I've seen much positive change over the past few years. Dunham finally has a progressive Principal that is working to not only improve the campus but updating courses to stay abreast if not ahead of other schools. My child has had an amazing experience in Junior High & its due to the Dunham teachers and the extra resources that were made avail. during their years at Dunham. I cannot say enough about the dedication the teachers have towards its students. Talking with other teachers/parents from other schools I'm reminded of just how lucky we are to be at Dunham. All schools are facing difficult times, Dunham has weathered these better than I could ever have anticipated.
Posted by a parent on 6/10/2010
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!
Posted by a parent on 6/9/2010
I have two kids at Dunham. As with any school teacher experience and methods differ. Overall my children have benefitted from the school's curriculum and rural environment. Parents are very involved. The Math program has changed in the past couple of years and from our experience it is for the better. My children love learning. Although they hate homework, (what kid doesnt) they get very excited when they talk about the things they have learned at Dunham. It is a long commute for us but well worth it.
Posted by a parent on 5/27/2010

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Petaluma schools - Dunham Elementary School is located at 4111 Roblar Road, Petaluma CA 94952. Dunham Elementary School is in the Dunham Elementary School District. Dunham Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K-6.

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