Dorr Elementary School


1205 King Road
Toledo, Ohio 43617
419.867.5666 (office)
419.867.5734 (fax)
Principal: Cheri Copeland-Shull

Doors Open at 8:15 AM
School Starts at 8:30 AM
Dismissal is at 3:00 PM


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The dedication of Dorr's teaching staff is second to none as theyDorr.Strong.15 work tirelessly and together to help every child be his/her personal best.  

Although the Ohio Department of Education's (ODE) system for rating schools is changing, it is important to reflect that for the past several years, the efforts of Dorr Elementary School students have allowed the school to achieve high ratings from the ODE.   

We are very proud of the entire Dorr family - students, parents, faculty, and staff - for consistently being recognized for outstanding academic achievement. We truly are committed to being exceptional - - without exception!

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Testimonial from Dorr parent
Brian and Holly Wahl

We love everything about Dorr Elementary! The teachers and administration are completely student-focused, with one common goal - - meeting and exceeding the needs of each and every student. This is done in numerous ways to address the unique needs of every child. It is abundantly apparent that the teachers enjoy working with children, and truly care about every single one of them. There is such positive energy in every classroom, and parent involvement is welcomed and encouraged! We can't imagine sending our kids anywhere else.


Principal's Weekly Message

exceptional - without exception 

State Tests at Camp Dorr
As we begin the new school year, we wanted to share the changes that will take place with this year’s testing from the State of Ohio.  As part of the current budget law, the Ohio Department of Education will develop new tests in Mathematics and English Language Arts with the assistance of Ohio educators.  To build these new tests, the department will use its existing contract with the American Institutes for Research (AIR), a well-known test vendor.  AIR currently provides Ohio’s Science and Social Studies tests. 

The new tests will be:
•Shorter than those given last school year;
•Given during one testing window; and
•Given during the second half of the school year, close to the end of the school year. 

Elementary schools will give the grade 3 English Language Arts test Nov. 30-Dec. 11.

Once the tests are constructed, each test will be approximately three hours and will be divided into two parts. Districts will choose whether their students will take a test in two sessions or in one session.  The following grades will take the stated tests:
Grades 3-8        English Language Arts and Mathematics
Grades 4 and 6  Social Studies
Grades 5 and 8  Science

School districts will have the option in the 2015-2016 school year to give students the tests on computers or in a paper format.  Schools may elect to administer some grades/tests online and other grades/tests on paper.

Tests will occur in a period of 15 consecutive school days for online tests and 10 consecutive school days for paper tests.  English Language Arts for all students will be within April 4 to 29.  Mathematics, Science and Social Studies will be within April 4 to May 13.

If you would like to continue to be informed about the new state tests, please visit the 2015-2016 State Tests Updates website at and register to receive updates when they are posted.

Upcoming Camp Dorr Events:
Fri., September 4  Wear GREEN for RESPONSIBILITY
Mon., September 7  NO SCHOOL-Labor Day
Tues., September 8 Dorr School Picture Day
Wed., September 9 Dorr Parents’ Club Mtg. (6:30 pm)
Thurs., September 17 Fundraiser Ends
Fri., September 18  Fall Family Fun Night (6:30 pm)

Kindergarten Outreach Program
In keeping with one of our district goals, we are working to establish better community outreach opportunities.  While thinking about our own school communities, Springfield Schools decided to start with our newest members of the Springfield Local Schools community—our kindergarten friends. 

This year our kindergarten students, parents/guardians, and teachers will participate in a number of activities to help acclimate our newest members and their families to the educational community of an elementary school through our Kindergarten Outreach Program.  Through this program, it is our mission to provide a safe and nurturing environment where children can grow emotionally, cognitively, socially, and physically.  The program is designed to ease the transition to kindergarten, promote parent involvement, and to strengthen community outreach programs.
With the start of this program, kindergarten families will have access to field trip outings, educational presentations, home visits, guest speakers, and more as the kindergarten staff work to establish strong family-school connections to benefit our new little ones.  One of our first connections was with our Dorr Parents’ Club-sponsored “Tears, Tissues, and Tasty Treats.”

Due to this program, our kindergarten students will NOT attend school on the following Fridays:  September 25, October 23, November 20, January 29, February 19, March 18, April 29, and on May 27. 

We appreciate your support as we work to transition our kindergarten students to our Dorr Community. 


Upcoming Camp Dorr Events:
Fri., August 28        Fundraiser Begins
Fri., August 28        Spirit Day (Wear Green)
Fri., September 4    Wear GREEN for RESPONSIBILITY
Mon., September 7  NO SCHOOL-Labor Day
Tues., September 8 Dorr School Picture Day
Wed., September 9  Dorr Parents’ Club Mtg. (6:30 pm)
Thr., September 17  Fundraiser Ends
Fri., September 18   Fall Family Fun Night (6:30 pm)
Fri., September 25   Spirit Day (Wear Green)
Fri., September 25   Kindergarten Outreach Day

The Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators (OAESA) selected DORR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL students, faculty and staff as recipients of the prestigious 2015 HALL OF FAME AWARD!  To help understand the significance of this award, it is important to know that OAESA awards this distinction to only 10 schools (of a possible 3000 in the state) each year!

To achieve this award, schools must go beyond the call of duty to get all excited about education!  The award application process is extensive and reviews a school's instructional system, student achievement, students  development, personnel, administration school management, and stakeholders.
No question, the honor is much deserved!!