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Stoddert Elementary School8

Washington, DC | District Of Columbia County

October 15, 2014


Very engaged community, this is a neighborhood school with a lot of student resources: garden program, computer lab, outdoor fields and off-site art education. The school needs to improve its communication with parents. Fantastic teachers, large class sizes, and updated technology/facilities. Very pleased with the way my children have learned as part of the Stoddert community.

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December 23, 2011


I love the school, the teachers, principle are great,i was so suprise to see how they know every child name,they listern to your complian and try to work with you and your kid

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December 5, 2010


Stoddert completed its LEED Gold facility with geothermal powered heating and cooling, a full-sized gym and wonderful technology amenities. Now it has a world-class facility to augment its world class educators. This school is raising the bar for public education in Washington DC!

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November 3, 2009


We really love Stoddert. It is a community of caring teachers, parents and students. The school nurtures the child both academically and emotionally. I really get the sense that my kids are being encouraged by the whole community surrounding the school and that they are learning to be good citizens as well as successful learners.

Submitted by a parent

November 3, 2009


Every teacher -- even those that did not have my children -- knows every student. There is an entire community looking out for the kids' best interests.

November 3, 2009


I love Stoddert as it gives the community's children the chance to go to school in their neighborhood without having to go to a private school or for parents to move out of the neighborhood.

Submitted by a parent

November 1, 2009


It is a safe, warm, welcoming place for our children to learn.

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November 1, 2009


I love Stoddert because of its diversity and being rich in many cultures. I also admire the effort from the staff, parents, and the community to make sure that the students are getting the best educuation and the best environment to thrive in. Stoddert is not only a school, Stoddert is family.

Submitted by a parent

November 1, 2009


A neighborhood gem. A quality education, a diverse student body, a beautiful new facility under construction and a group of parents who care about making sure that their kids learn and that they develop a sense of responsibility for their community. What's not to love.

Submitted by a parent

October 31, 2009


Stoddert is a DC public school that breaks all the sterotypes that people assume about the DCPS system. Everyone from the staff, to kids, to the parents and community all are involved and working to make it a top notch school. We are proud to be part of such a wonderful school!

Submitted by a parent

October 31, 2009


Stoddert Elementary School is as warm and genuine as a family. Our child is nurtured, well-cared for and loved. What a great place to start off our child's education.

Submitted by a parent

September 20, 2009


This is our first year at Stoddert. We applied to the out of boundary lottery and luckily won a spot! What a differenct a couple of miles makes. In my home school this past year, my child was constantly put down by a his science and homeroom teachers. The principal blamed my son for lack of motivation and laziness. The ELL teacher was not allowed to do any pull outs. Even when he scored advanced on the DC BAS, his homeroom teacher said it probably by sheer luck. During the entire year the teachers taught only to the test and no more. Here we are 4 weeks into the year and my son has a creative homeroom teacher, very supportive ELL teacher and a principal who listens to what the parent has to say. Thank you Stoddert for making school a positive experience for my son.

Submitted by a parent

May 28, 2008


Stoddert is an good school as compared to the other DC Public Schools, which are currently ranked 51st in the nation. When compared to the local county schools, such as, Montgomery, Fairfax, Loudon, Howard and others, DC schools fair very poorly. There are number of private schools in and around the DC area which are excellent. The DC public schools lack the necessary extracurricular activities such as art, music, and physical education. I believe the children attend these activities once a week. How sad!! The students, teachers and principal are very nice and work hard. The school can only accomplish so much on a fixed budget and without the full support of the DC Public School System. Classes are large and the school seems to be short staffed.

Submitted by a parent

October 30, 2007


Excellent school! Very challenging academics that my children thorougly enjoyed. The administration is very cooperative and supportive of military families. Overall, the teachers were very organized and kept parents informed. However, I did find one teacher to lack the ability to manage the behavior in her class. The school has a safety patrol and a student government for the older students. The opportunity for learning the arts is quite impressive. The children go to Fillmore Arts Center every Friday. My kids learned so much and they loved it. After four years at Stoddert, my kids were sad to leave.

Submitted by a parent

February 9, 2007


Stoddert is an excellent school and they are doing great work with the kids. It is a very small school (less than 250 kids I think) so everyone knows each other. The new Principal Dr. K is wonderful and highly experienced. She has a great personal touch with the kids and so far, the teachers are great. There is a great librarian and computer lab teacher and solid services for non-native English speakers. Special ed services are uneven (as they are in all of DC). There is also a great before and after care program run by the PTA and staffed by current and former Stoddert parents as well as some of the teaching staff. They offer a homework club and extra activities like basketball, languages, knitting, etc. There is also a highly active PTA. The parents are in the school all the time and take an very active role.

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