Dooley Elementary School

Shining Star School

We grow leaders at Dooley! John A. Dooley Elementary School’s mission is to equip all students to be successful in a global society by Engaging all through Quality instruction while Understanding each other and using Innovative technology to Prepare the leaders of tomorrow.

Student leadership opportunities abound across all contexts. The Leader In Me program, Student Council, our music program and our Dooley Community School Garden, in partnership with Charles Schwab and Green Our Planet, all promote student leadership.

We believe all our kids are all our kids. Our inclusive culture embraces all students as individuals. Academic success stems from balanced, differentiated instruction that meets the needs of all learners.

Our strong community base and collaborative culture enable our talented teachers to design targeted instruction that serves to close the achievement gap during our daily school-wide intervention block. Our special needs students are included in the general population to the greatest extent appropriate to promote academic and social success. In-school mentoring opportunities are aligned among grade levels in general education and special education settings. Older students are Big Buddies to their younger Little Buddies. Strong family engagement supports our educational program and promotes greater success for all students.