Charlotte A Dunning Elementary School
Built in the 1960s, the Charlotte A. Dunning Elementary School was originally the Frost Street Elementary School. The elementary school was renamed in 1965 for Charlotte Alyosia Dunning for her years of service to Framingham.
Framingham Public Schools currently allow school choice among elementary schools. The school has an English as a Second Language program. About one-third of the students do not consider English as their first language.
Dunning Elementary holds an annual art and author night. The school's principal is Kimberly Taylor.
Dunning Elementary also has an active PTO, including its popular Fun Fair in the spring, a family night and a game night. The PTO meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7pm in the school cafeteria; it provides babysitting in the library for children age 3 and older at its meetings.
The YMCA offers an after-care program on-site, for an additional fee.
- Fax: 508-628-1363
- Hours: Mon - Fri, 9:05am - 3:05pm
- Handicap Accessible: There is a wheelchair entrance with ramp.
- Founding Date: 1960
- Parking: Free lot
- Number of students: 480
- Male-to-female ratio: 50-50
- Public/Private: Public
- Student-to-teacher ratio: 14.9:1
- Number of faculty: 32
- How engaged is the school with the community?: Dunning Elementary has a science integration program with Garden in the Woods in Framingham, and the schools has an outreach program collecting items for A Place to Turn, a Natick food pantry.
- Features: Jungle gym, Slides, Swings
- Restrictions: No alcohol, No fires, No pets, No smoking
- Montessori: No
- Grade levels: K-5
- Special education: Yes
- Features: Auditorium/stage, Cafeteria, Library, Sports facilities