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Murch Elementary School8

Washington, DC | District Of Columbia County

March 13, 2015


We have been very happy with the pre-K. Much better than out prior private preschool. Small class size with one teacher and one aide. Great community, and my son is really learning. The downside are the old buildings, scheduled for renovation.

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April 6, 2014


Murch is amazing. My kid is having so much fun! There is one bad teacher out of a lot of staff but other than that Murch is amazing.

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January 25, 2014


I used to go to Murch and hated everyday of school. I never wanted to go and I went there from Kindergarten to 5th grade and never liked. However, I learned well and was in a good place after Murch.

August 29, 2013


Excellent school, experienced teachers, dedicated principal and very engaged parents. Our kids love it there.

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June 20, 2011


We strongly recommend this school! This school has a great principal leadership, very good teacher quality and a lot of parent involvement. Jose Marquez, Rubi Alonso (Mexico)

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April 29, 2010


I love Murch so much because it cares about each student's education, very open and communicative with the parents, also has a vastly diverse school environment.

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October 18, 2009


Murch Elementary School is wonderful. It is a public school. However, it runs like a private school. The teachers put their blood sweat and tears into everything they do. I applaud all of the teachers at Murch. It has always had a reputation of being the best. Parents will not be disappointed.

October 8, 2009


Murch has an excellent teaching staff and an amazing community of involved parents who support the school in so many ways. In 2009 we have a new, enthusiastic Principal and a brand new completely redone playground which the kids love!

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June 2, 2009


Murch has sadly deteriorated in the past two years. Before then we had a dynamic principal who hired excellent teachers, had a strong vision for the school, and created a great spirit. Alas, after she departed Murch has now become a typical bureaucratic public school. With few exceptions, the teachers are competent at best, most mediocre, and totally lacking in inspiration. School leadership is below lackluster and totally lacking in creativity; parents and parent input and not welcome. What a sad change. If you child is a self-starter who can be motivated regardless of the classroom, they'll do well. If they need come help or real teaching....forget it. Look elsewhere. We are.

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April 8, 2008


My son is a third grader at Murch. We came from private schools. I was told that Murch was a great school. I have to say that I am disappointed. There is a lack of language arts. The teacher that he has is inexperienced and is a poor teacher. He is not being challenged. Try Lafayette instead.

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November 29, 2007


Our 4 year old started at Murch in pre-K this year, and we have nothing but praise for the quality of the teaching, the organization, the PTA and the community spirit at the school. Truly outstanding!

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March 1, 2005


Im currently a 6th grader at Murch ES and I LOVE it! Murch has everything you would want in a school: great kids, awesome teachers, fun afterschool activities it has it all. I've been here since kindergarten and believe me its really cool. So if your in the area you owe it to yourself to check out this wonderful school.

Submitted by a student

February 7, 2005


I am the parent of two former Murch students and two current students (K/3). I am extremely pleased with the overall learning environment and academic challenges that my children have and are receiving at Murch. The school has high expectations for academic excellence, strong parental involvement, and plenty of extracurricular activities; including chess, basketball, and choir. The principal and staff are warm and caring and go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that every child receives the extra help that is needed to reach his/her potential. Not only, is Murch a great environment for children to excel academically, but its student body consist of children from different cultures and customs, which also helps the children to grow socially. Murch is a great school!

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August 8, 2004


Hi this is Emily VAughn and I am currrent sixth grader at Murch Elementary,and I have attended Murch since kindergarten.My school is a fun,and working enviorment and even though we are on summer break I am ready to head back to school. I think Murch is a great school for anyone to go to,and I every teacher puts the students before themselves,and the extra curricular activities are great. We have a girls,and boys B-ball team,a choir,cheerleading,and many ithers. Murch is awesome and i really enjoy it. I hope you choose Murch to be your Elementary school,because it is a great enviorment. I hope to see a new student soon,and so I give the school 5 stars flat out.- Emily Vaughn

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