I recommend Hearst however, there is blatant grade manipulation and teaching to the test. They may as well just call it "Kaplan" Elementary as there is so much emphasis on preparing for tests.A much insidious issue is the school is now issuing fake, absurdly low grades at the beginning of the year to be able to show improvement by the end of the school year. My son is in STEM and his first math grade was really low - it was insane and no connection to reality. His other grades were also artificially, and dramatically, much lower than reality.He was upset and how does a parent even begin to explain to a child the reason for this approach? Our older son (at Deal) also was at Hearst, and he didn't experience the fake initial report card. I don't understand how DCPS can allow this dishonest approach.