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Poolesville Elementary School

9
10 reviews
Grades
K-5
Students
448
Type
Public
19565 Fisher Avenue
Poolesville, MD 20837
(301) 972-7960

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Poolesville Elementary School
Based on data from the 2016 school year

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Awesome great wonderful ..the best best staff .
Posted by a parent on 12/5/2018
My children attended PES, and I've been a volunteer at this school for 19 years. The school is led by a fantastic principal and dedicated teachers. The staff -- from building maintenance, lunch aides, and the school counselor to administration, special education, the media center, and entire faculty -- are committed to creating a culture where all students thrive. Your child is seen, known, and appreciated. Students are challenged and, therefore, shine not only academically, but also through their creativity, teamwork, kindness, and the ways they support each other. An active PTA provides numerous ways for parents to engage. A close relationship with the local high school (one of the best in Maryland) draws volunteers, internships and mentoring -- so inspiring.
Posted by a community member on 1/28/2017
Poolesville Elementary is gem nestled in the heart of Poolesville, MD. With 425 students, it is one of the smaller elementary schools in Montgomery County Public schools. There is *extensive* parental involvement in the school - it was one of the top winners of the MCPS 2013-2014 Outstanding Volunteer Program Award with nearly 9000 volunteer hours. There are a *wide* array of after-school activities - ranging from yoga, drawing, foreign language (Spanish), to engineering and computer coding activities. Horseback riding lessons [a.k.a. Saddle Club] (through Calleva - with Calleva providing bus transportation to/from the school) are also an option. Periodic "movie nights" and dances are also held. My daughter's teachers have been fabulous. The school has a fabulous positive behavior reinforcement program - kids receive "tiger tokens" (school mascot is a tiger), which they accumulate and then redeem for small toys or doing things like reading a book to one of the kindergarten classes, or having lunch with the principal. There is also a Reading Rewards program - kids get coupons for a free Poolesville McDonalds item after getting 25 days' worth of reading signoffs. FABULOUS school.
Posted by a parent on 1/19/2015
Poolesville Elementary is a great school. The principal is very involved and is always willing to meet with parents. The faculty is very dedicated and goes above and beyond to make students feel welcome. The school is located in the charming town of Poolesville surrounded by a tight knit community.
Posted by a parent on 8/21/2014
Overall excellent plus plus. A few "average" teachers but many are extremely good and focused on the kids inside & outside of class. I also agree that the principal is amazing - he knows every student and parent by name, and lines of communication between school and families are fantastic. Very safe environment bolstered by anti-bullying program and strong parent involvement (though it's a pretty small and tight-knit community anyway). Only drawback is imposed by Montgomery County, as their let's-draw-everyone-down-to-the-lowest-common-denominator standardized approach hamstrings the creative teachers. Welcome to the Obama age, I guess, where excellence will not be tolerated. That aside, this and Monocacy are the only places I'd even consider sending my son in this area.
Posted by a parent on 3/3/2013

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Poolesville schools - Poolesville Elementary School is located at 19565 Fisher Avenue, Poolesville MD 20837. Poolesville Elementary School is in the Montgomery County Public Schools. Poolesville Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K-5.

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