John Gordon DuPuis(1875-1955) was a physician and
surgeon in what was known as Lemon City in Miami-Dade County.
He had a dream, a vision, to do only what he thought was
best for the community. He wanted to make a contribution
to society, and used his many advances and theories in science
in order to fulfill his dream. He wanted to empower the
people, teach them knowledge and wisdom as well.
He donated the land on which John
G. DuPuis Elementary School was built.
John G. DuPuis Elementary School
aligns the Sunshine State Standards with the Competency
Based Curriculum in the development of lesson plans to provide
maximum instruction for grades Pre-K through 5. The school
services four emotionally handicapped units in pre-k through
fifth grade. In addition, there are seven self contained
ESOL classes, five Foreign Extended Language
Program classes,and a pull out ESOL and Gifted
Program. Instruction is provided in conventional classroom
settings and is enhanced through the use of computer-based
activities in grades pre-kindergarten through five. School-to-home
connections are forested through access to the school website,
Community Involvement Specialist(CIS)