Parkway Elementary School
31 Best Public Elementary Schools in Maryland
- Frederick County Public Schools, MD
Niche User: Wish we could get funding to improve the school. Since it is a older school, many things have held up over time. Same desks and chairs since I was a student in the early 1980's. But you see where academically, the teachers and staff need support for some students who do not have the support at home. Not the fault of the teachers and staff. Need more parent participation. Although parents are not welcomed into the school and asked/expected to participate enough. And when a parent is interested in participating, feels like they are not needed. Although there are SO many ways this school would operate better if the parents would do more for the school. The school is SOO charming!!! Great location, great established building. Great staff and most teachers are excellent. If this school was given a few million, I think they would be able to improve the weaknesses of being an older school. Enhance each classroom with modern tools, computers, projectors, individual laptops, etc. Also add some more rooms to the school. 3 portable classrooms, which have been there since the 1980's. This school needs to build a large addition onto it to double the size. Classrooms are full and we need more classes.
- 228 Students
- 11:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Nysmith School for the Gifted
- Private School
- Herndon, VA
- PK, K-8
Alum: Our 3 kids attended Nysmith from pre-K to 8th grade and it was the best decision of our lives! They never wanted to miss a day of school, because Nysmith knows how to make learning fun. Our kids went on to a great high school (TJ), that was perfect for their math/science/technology interests, and attended their #1 college choices. They were not only ready academically after Nysmith, but they were also happy and confident. The teachers, who are experts and passionate about the subjects they teach, treated the kids with kindness and respect, welcomed their questions, nurtured their curiosity, and helped my kids discover their gifts and abilities - sometimes before they even knew what they were. I highly recommend Nysmith. Or, better yet, don't listen to me...look at their website, see how their alums are doing, schedule a tour and a couple of student visit days for your child. See for yourselves what Nysmith is all about!
- 570 Students
- 8:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
BASIS Independent McLean
- Private School
- McLean, VA
- PK, K-12
Parent: Our son is currently in the 2nd grade. He has been at the school for two years, and it has been a wonderful experience. The enthusiasm of the teachers, who are truly experts in the subjects they teach, is infectious. They consistently set high standards for all students at every stage of their academic career. This is a school that prioritizes academics and the students themselves; it is targeted to students with intellectual curiosity and a strong work ethic. We are very happy here!
- 375 Students
- 7:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Hollifield Station Elementary School
44 Best Public Elementary Schools in Maryland
- Howard County Public Schools, MD
- PK, K-5
Parent: Love the teachers at this school! They not only teach but support the children emotionally too! I will be staying in this school district.
- 750 Students
- 14:1 Student-Teacher Ratio