Longfellow Elementary School

14 reviews
5470 Hesperus Drive
Columbia, MD 21044
(410) 313-6879

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Longfellow Elementary School
Based on data from the 2016 school year
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I have a 1st and 4th grader at Longfellow. The school strives to provide for a diverse population. I love the economic and ethnic diversity and celebration of every student. I appreciate that because we are a Title I school the teachersand the PTA work to make activities affordable for every child.
Posted by a parent on 4/25/2019
Longfellow has been such a wonderful fit for my child and our family! The school is newly renovated and looks great! The teachers are amazing! They work so hard for the students and are very knowledgeable. I am an educator as well, so I can confidently say that each teacher I've had the pleasure of meeting at Longfellow ES, has impressed me! The PTA is not as big as those in some of the other schools in HoCo, but they work very hard and support many in and after-school programs, host festivals, picnics, and fun runs for the community throughout the year, and do a fantastic job of supporting the staff with classroom funds and food! The most amazing thing about LoES, though, is the community of students and families. My son has been fortunate enough to not only be challenged in his classes (they DO have excellerated math classes starting in Kindergarten for those people who are worried about GT/enrichment opportunities, etc), but to also become friends with a diverse group of children. It truly is what My husband and I always wanted for my children's education and I'm so glad we found LoES. I can't wait for my two younger children to attend in a couple of years!
Posted by a parent on 9/30/2016
Longfellow is awesome!! The staff, teachers, and paraeducators are on top of it. A previous review stated they need more math and more focus on above average students. Agreed, however, there are pre g/t programs available, and students could be promoted to the next level. There are many great programs in every subject level. Unfortunately, great schools rating is lazy- and merely an approximation using only subjective criteria.
Posted by a parent on 1/14/2016
Longfellow has dedicated teachers and a lot of after school activities and events. The guidance counselor is wonderful and so are many support staff. The school needs improvement in math and more opportunities for average and above average students to excel. Parents should be more involved; the school used to have more interaction but now it seems more restrictive by limiting when parents can come in. Some class sizes seem too large with more in room help needed especially in classes with behavior issues and other learning needs.
Posted by a parent on 2/10/2015
Longfellow is a great school with talented teachers and administrators. The atmosphere is welcoming and engaging. My children are fortunate to attend Longfellow.
Posted by a parent on 10/8/2014

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Columbia schools - Longfellow Elementary School is located at 5470 Hesperus Drive, Columbia MD 21044. Longfellow Elementary School is in the Howard County Public Schools. Longfellow Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK-5.

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