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Drew Model Elementary School

16 reviews
3500 23rd Street South
Arlington, VA 22206
(703) 228-5825

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Drew Model Elementary School
Based on data from the 2019 school year

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Drew is undergoing a big transformation this year. Previously there were two programs housed in the same building. There was a significant boundary change among south Arlington schools that just went into effect, and this year is the first time the school is one united community. There is a fantastic principal, small class sizes, and wonderful teachers. Our 2 sons love going to school everyday! I can't speak to the reviews from years ago, but there is a new energy at Drew that is awesome.
Posted by a parent on 10/15/2019
My children have been at Drew for 6 years, in the Montessori program. We have had a very good experience - they have learned the necessary grade material (as measured by the standardized test), but more importantly, have developed a strong love of learning and sense of community and responsibility. I'm not sure what the negative reviews are based on, but I would caution that any review that is more than 1-2 years old is out of date, due to leadership changes at the school.
Posted by a parent on 10/7/2017
I have nieces and nephews that have attended 1 of several of Arlington County elementary schools. Drew by far is the worst. If you didn't know any better, you would not think it was in the same county school system. The approach that the teachers and staff have with the students is very dismissive and demeaning. It feels as if they stereotype and lump all the kids because they assume that just because you may come from a low income family you are unable to listen and learn. I could go on and on. I wish there were some way to get them into another school.
Posted by a parent on 7/10/2017
This is my children's second year at Drew. In their first year, my son was in the traditional Drew program and my daughter in the 3yr old Montessori. Let me start by telling you that I am beyond thankful to my sons PreK teacher Ms.Judy (traditional program), she would go above and beyond for all her students. She was firm but also loving and caring. She had an amazing sense of humor and you can tell she loves her job and tries her hardest to help her students. I am super greatful for all the help and support she gave my son while he was in her class. Going over to the Montessori side, I was also very happy with the teachers that my daughter had for Montessori. She loved going to class and she learned a lot as well. Unfortunately her teachers retired this year (Ms.Oakes) but the new teacher that was hired in her place is also an amazing teacher. Drew model school is the best choice I could of chosen for my kids. All the staff and teachers show a sense of love and care for all students. Everyone seems very happy and I have not seen any bullying and mind you I am very sensitive when It comes to bullying. If you are considering to enroll your child in Drew please give it a chance. You will see for yourself it is an amazing school :)
Posted by a community member on 10/25/2016
People should be aware that greatschools.org merges the regular Drew Model with the Drew Montessori school. Therefore, the test scores are inflated, the demographics are completely inaccurate, etc. Drew Model, you should insist that you publish your own test scores and demographics so people can really see what is happening in your school.
Posted by a parent on 5/4/2015

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Arlington schools - Drew Model Elementary School is located at 3500 23rd Street South, Arlington VA 22206. Drew Model Elementary School is in the Arlington County Public Schools. Drew Model Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK-5.

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