Bannockburn Elementary School

10 reviews
6520 Dalroy Lane
Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 320-6555

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Bannockburn Elementary School
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This is a lovely little school, with a very committed staff and school community. It gets great ratings and its students have high test scores. My only concern here is that there is a very, very small proportion of low-income students here, and a fairly low diversity of students from different racial backgrounds, particularly when looking at the district as a whole. That puts our kids in a bit of a bubble that doesn't stand them in good stead when they go on to secondary school or adulthood in a highly diverse society. I think having a more balanced school community would earn this school its perfect 10 in 10.
Posted by a parent on 8/10/2018
Such a wonderful neighborhood school! Not that one would normally compare a school to a bar - I have to say its like the Cheers bar - a place where everyone knows your name! I've have 2 kids graduate from Bannockburn and they were both really well-prepared for Pyle Middle school. My child that is still there is enjoying the nurturing environment. The parent community is wonderful - so willing to volunteer. There are many great events - Bingo Night, Fun Run, International Night, and on and on. We moved to the neighborhood because of the reputation of Pyle and Whitman but soon realized the gem we had for our elementary school. Yes, it could use a face lift - it isn't nearly as fancy as some of the other schools. But if you look beyond the cinder brick walls - you quickly see that it is a great neighborhood school. Wonderful teachers and a very dedicated principal. Love it!
Posted by a community member on 1/20/2016
Such a wonderful small neighborhood school! We have had kids enrolled there for 7 years now and it has been great for all of them. There is a new principal who is very energetic and is working hard to make Bannockburn the best school it can be. The PTA is very strong and is super active - there are so many volunteer activities. As a parent you can do as few or as many as you would like. They have a fabulous Math Day that has caught the attention of MCPS and other school are now trying to model it. There is also a fabulous after school clubs program and daycare program. All in all, it is a tight knit, but welcoming, community that is full of great kids and really interesting and well educated parents that want the best for their kids and they realize that they have it right in their neighborhood. It also feeds to Pyle and Whitman - top schools in the state. We love it!
Posted by a parent on 6/4/2015
We've had some good teachers and one exceptional teacher so far. Most parents are highly educated and very much involved.
Posted by a parent on 11/14/2013
Bannockburn is a small elementary school, which results in a very strong sense of community. My children are very happy here and adore their teachers. Principal Walder is responsive and understanding, and has done a great job hiring energetic and effective teachers. Many of the families in the Bannockburn school district have the resources to send their children to the private school of their choice, but very few families opt for private school over Bannockburn, which I think says a lot.
Posted by a parent on 10/24/2013

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Bethesda schools - Bannockburn Elementary School is located at 6520 Dalroy Lane, Bethesda MD 20817. Bannockburn Elementary School is in the Montgomery County Public Schools. Bannockburn Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK-5.

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