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Seven Locks Elementary School 3

Posted September 24, 2015
- a community member
Seven Locks student to teacher ratio is too large. Placing a teacher 's aid in the classroom to support the teachers would make a significant difference. While it is important to address all student skill levels, the kindergarten curriculum does not consider children who may already be reading and whose mathematical skills are above the kindergarten level. I believe that all students deserve to be challenged, cultivated academically and not waste an entire school year. I am starting to see why American schools are rated 17th in the world for education on some reports, because we do not allow our children to reach their full potential.

Seven Locks Elementary School 3

Posted May 21, 2015
- a parent
I rated Seven Locks as average. On the one hand, the academic expectations are high, and progress is steady. From K-5, students are expected to perform. On the other hand, like many schools, Seven Locks can not wiggle out of the "one size fits all" mentality. Learning styles and differences are not addressed. Sure, there is differentiation, but not true differentiation where the teachers can teach to all the learning styles/differences. If your child learns differently, be prepared to make him/her like the others. If you don't, then they pull the child out of class for extra help. Likely, this leads to SPED discussions. At the same time, parents are heavily involved in this school. If you are a working parent, the stay at home moms will make you feel neglectful. In addition, there are great enrichment and after school activities for students.


Seven Locks Elementary School
Teacher effectiveness: Somewhat effective

Posted May 21, 2015
- a parent
If not for the parents, students would get the short end of the stick. The teachers are effective, but there could be more of an aggressive approach rather than waiting until there is a problem to address it too late. I suppose this is true at any/all schools.

Seven Locks Elementary School
Develops respect: Agree

Posted May 21, 2015
- a parent
Again, as a whole, respect is valued at Seven Locks. However, for kids of color, there needs to be a lot more attention to those kids who look/feel different. Likewise, families of color are routinely ignored.

Seven Locks Elementary School
Develops empathy: Agree

Posted May 21, 2015
- a parent
While there were pockets of bullying, including girls bullying boys, and swift action was not taken, as a whole, the school culture is pretty decent about invoking compassion.


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Develops honesty: Agree

Posted May 21, 2015
- a parent
The outgoing principal, Carl Bencal, did a good job of maintaining order and a culture of fairness with routine practices. However, when loftier issues were discussed, he was not as strong. At the same time, he was very kind, polite, and demanding (i.e. of character and grit) with all the students. This is not the type of school where fights, arguments, and disruption occurred.

Seven Locks Elementary School 5

Posted April 09, 2015
- a parent
Seven Locks is an outstanding elementary school. The principal is fantastic and most of the teachers are excellent. The parent community is diverse and welcoming to anyone who is interested in getting involved. There are a few subpar teachers but overall the school is a great place for kids to learn.

Seven Locks Elementary School 2

Posted January 06, 2015
- a parent
I disagree with an earlier post. My child has learning disabilities and they have not been able to help him in any way. Moreover, the school does not have a friendly climate. They also seem to tolerate bullying and some of the parents are just as bad as the kids. I think this is an okay school, if your child does not have any issues and you don't care about education enrichment.


Seven Locks Elementary School 5

Posted September 26, 2013
- a parent
Great support from teachers with kids with learning challenges. Excelent involvement from PTA. My kids love the after school programs.

Seven Locks Elementary School 5

Posted June 21, 2011
- a community member
I just attended my grandson's kindergarten graduation party at Seven Locks Elementary School. It was a delightful time and it was so wonderful to see the among the camaraderie students.

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Seven Locks Elementary School
7000 Radnor Rd, Bethesda, MD  20817
(301) 469-1038
Last modified Seven Locks Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Seven Locks Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top