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Janney Elementary School9

Washington, DC | District Of Columbia County

November 26, 2014


Janney's curriculum is dumbed down and the teachers in 3rd grade seem very apathetic. Most of the school personnel don't know who they children are and where they are in the school. The school promotes their liberal views and push them on the children. In general the teachers don't seem invested. I guess it is public school and not meant to be high quality.

Submitted by a parent

July 23, 2014


This school has a very diverse population that makes up a strong student body of 700 students. With an awesome principal at it's helm, education strategies continue to evolve to meet the needs of the students. The PTA is very involved with promoting these strategies through financial support from the Janney community. Janney also has an after care program until 6:30pm, and after school enrichment activities, such as robotics, piano, flag football, and cooking. Note: This is one of the top performing schools in north west D.C..

Submitted by a parent

May 26, 2013


Janney is great. My Son is a fourth grader that hated going to school before Janney. The teachers and students welcomed my Son making his school day fulfilled with a well balaned education and social environment. The teachers are dedicated to ensuring the success of every Student academic involvement. The Principal make certain that all students are safe and well taught.

Submitted by a parent

May 2, 2013


The principal has a laser-like focus on fostering a professional community based on quality instruction. The teachers care about good teaching, and they have a shared sense of what it looks like. The principal is level-headed, strong communicator, community-minded---doesn't always do what the parents want, but does always have the children's Education in mind, with every decision. The reason for the positive tone in this learning community starts with the Principal.

Submitted by a parent

January 24, 2013


Our 2nd and 4th graders attend and we feel fortunate to be in a school where parent involvement makes it tick. There are some special teachers there, who aren't "burnt out" and are excited to be at a school like Janney. They have a beautiful library, gym, art room and music. There is even a full time recess coordinator who gets the kids moving. Most are made possible through PTA funds (i.e. voluntary parent contributions) so as long as parents keep contributing, it certainly beats private school tuition.

Submitted by a parent

March 26, 2012


We are completing our first year with a child at Janney and have been delighted with the school. They just completed a full renovation--the facility is gorgeous. The grounds are now being filled in with fruit trees, a science garden, an outdoor classroom and more. The teachers and parents have always been very involved and caring, but under the leadership of Principal Lycknell, this school rivals any you could hope to send your child to. Library, science lab, art room, music room, glass-enclosed gym--it is a joy.

Submitted by a parent

November 2, 2009


The parents and faculty are so involved you just now things will always be taken care of well.

Submitted by a parent

October 21, 2009


Janney has been a wonderful place for my children to learn and play. The school and the staff are wonderful.

Submitted by a parent

October 18, 2009


The Janney community is amazing. My kids are thriving in an educationally challenging and socially nurturing environment. As parents, we are encouraged to be centrally involved in the school. And our teachers -- as educators and people -- are as good or better than any I have seen at any other school, private or public.

Submitted by a parent

October 9, 2009


Janney is a school where there is a spirit of love of learning and and having fun doing it! Children haave many options for learning due to high parent and community involvment.

Submitted by a parent

October 7, 2009


Never was there a better community, a more dedicated staff, or more exciting students!

Submitted by a parent

October 6, 2009


We came to Dc 5 years ago, my kid was 5 when he entered the school without any english language skill, the staff at Janney were wonderfull they help him learn, express and feel at home from day one. My younger daughter is now a kindergarten student she attended janney as a pk too, and loves it. At Janney the team of teachers administrative staff,aids and specialist are loving and wonderfull people. Janney's communnity ,the parents and kid are also fantastic, this is a school were you don't only come to learn the curriculim but also come to learn about respect, caring about others , and love .

Submitted by a parent

October 6, 2009


Dedicated staff and parents make this a great place to send your kids.

Submitted by a parent

October 6, 2009


Excellent teachers, caring staff, supportive parents and strong community involvement make this the best neighborhood school!

Submitted by a parent

October 6, 2009


Everyone from the administrators, teachers and staff, to the parents, kids and surrounding community are involved in the success of the school. It's a wonderful community!

Submitted by a parent

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