Oakland Terrace Elementary School

12 reviews
2720 Plyers Mill Road
Silver Spring, MD 20902
(301) 929-2161

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Oakland Terrace Elementary School
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OT is a fantastic school. The teachers are passionate and caring and overall the school is very communicative and has a very involved PTA.
Posted by a parent on 2/14/2020
The school is solid across the board. The principal runs a tight ship and demands high standards from both teachers and students. PTA is strong. Some very exceptional teachers.
Posted by a parent on 10/16/2019
just awesome. we were nervous having our kid starting kindergarten with all the stories that we've heard about over testing, assembly line style teaching in public schools. I can't speak for other schools in the county but OTES is just a wonderful, nurturing place where my son is learning a lot without the pressure to fit into a certain mold.
Posted by a parent on 6/3/2016
My daughter is in 2nd grade, so we were there for the last year of overcrowding and she was at the local Middle School for kindergarten. I was a bit nervous about the arrangement, but the principal handled it beautifully and did an amazing job to advocate for her students and get them what was needed. Now we are at or below capacity, have below average class sizes for the county, the teachers and principal are fabulous and the PTA is second to none. There are a large number of after school activities, so there is something for everyone. There is a very positive atmosphere with the focus being on positive reinforcement and encouragement rather than punishment. We lost two fifth grade classes due to reorganization and those two teachers opted to move to lower grades rather than leave this fabulous, supportive school. The principal also has an elementary school aged child in MCPS, so she looks at things with her "mom hat" on as well as her principal hat, so things are made clear and fair. She is no nonsense but garners the respect and the adoration of her teachers that work for her as well as her students. We really couldn't ask for a better neighborhood school!
Posted by a parent on 9/24/2013
What a reviewer said about the classes being taught to the middle range is simply not true. The students are pulled out for advanced math and reading. My son just graduated and will be in the Middle School Magnet program along with a record *10* other students from this school! Plus, he and 9 other kids got into the Highly Gifted program and only 2 went because they were sufficiently challenged at OTES! And the MSA are way, way, way above average for the country! Plus the school is very diverse. Really, what more could you want?
Posted by a parent on 8/24/2013

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Silver Spring schools - Oakland Terrace Elementary School is located at 2720 Plyers Mill Road, Silver Spring MD 20902. Oakland Terrace Elementary School is in the Montgomery County Public Schools. Oakland Terrace Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK-5.

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