Candlewood Elementary School

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7210 Osprey Dr

Derwood, MD 20855

(301) 840-7167

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 330

Students Per Teacher: 21

Parent Reviews

13 Parent Reviews for Candlewood Elementary School

This school has the best teachers for 4 and 5 grade. They are serious about teaching and don't make stupid math mistakes. I was not impressed with school at the beginning but now I feel that they give real impression of kids knowledge and I think it is the most important aspect of successful learning. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/29/13

I have become very displeased with Candlewood. They are not inclusive of all students and only recognized the few. They have made it more difficult to make honor roll than the county standard, their reasoning being, "too many children were making honor roll". I really don't understand this line of ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/21/13

Given the high number of disheartened Candlewood parents you'll meet at pickup, it is surprising to see so many 5-star reviews here. The quality of the school has deteriorated significantly in the last few years. Part of the problem is district-wide and greater than the school itself, to be sure: excessive ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/18/13

Small community of highly committed parents and teachers. The staff are dedicated to enriching children with academics, the arts and positive social relationships. The community also aims to educate children to be responsible and caring citizens.

Posted by a parent on 05/08/10

Great school. Excellent teachers. My daughter love it!

Posted by a parent on 03/03/10

I have two kids at Candlewood. They both love it. They're learning and are challenged. The teachers send out regular emails to keep us informed of what activities are going on and what homework is due.

Posted by a parent on 06/03/09

Motivated teachers and small class size keep the focus on the students - we've been very pleased thus far!

Posted by a parent on 04/20/09

This is an amazing school. My daughter is in kindergarten and I couldn't have asked for a better school for her first year. The teachers are always availbale, give great feedback, & parent involvement is amazing.

Posted by a parent on 04/17/09

The best thing that could ever happen to my children is enjoy their elementary years in such a wonderful school. The PTA is always looking for original ways to keep parents involved and have the kids happy. But the best part of the school are the amazing teachers in every single grade.

Posted by a parent on 09/04/08

I love this little school. My oldest child just graduated this year and the kids (as well as some of the teachers) left with tears in their eyes. The teachers are really great and are able to keep a great deal of discipline in the classroom and, consequently, the kids learn well. A new principal came ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/20/08

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Test scores
Test scores for Candlewood Elementary School

MSA* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Candlewood Elementary School
Montgomery County Public Schools
* In 2011-2012 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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Derwood schools — Candlewood Elementary School is located at 7210 Osprey Dr, Derwood MD 20855. 7210 Osprey Dr is in the 20855 ZIP code in Derwood, MD The school district for Candlewood Elementary School is the Montgomery County Public Schools. Candlewood Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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