My son is currently is Preston Elementary. He has done well so far. I read some of the reviews and agree about the recess is way too short. I don't blame the staff for their restrictions on that or what is taught I blame the Maryland Dept. of Education. The teachers and principals are doing what they are directed to do by the goverment board. If changes need to be made, then it has start there. I am not a BELIEVER in any state tests. It directs how much funding they get federally and state wide. Other schools across the bridge get a whole lot more. I would have a really hard time being a teacher and have to teach a way that I felt could be so much better for my students. I can only imagine how hard it is to be a teacher these days. Out of all the schools in the county, this is reported to be one of the better ones in addition to Ridgely Elementary.