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6720 Old Alexandria Ferry Rd
Clinton, MD 20735

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June 11, 2014
My children have attended F.T. Evans for four years. One has special needs and the other is in the school's Talented And Gifted program - they are on both sides of the spectrum. I only have GOOD THINGS to say about the staff, the principal and their care for my children. The current principal welcomes each child by name every morning. I volunteer several hours a year at the school helping with various programs so I have seen first hand how good & consistently the teachers and students handle themselves. The teachers are professional and the students know how to handle themselves and what is expected of them. The PTA is very active as are the hundreds of parents and volunteers from the base. The Andrew's base school liason is VERY active in the school and works great with school leadership and staff. My children had the opportunity to attend the Andrews charter school on base and we turned it down because of how great the F.T. Evans staff is. MOST of the below reviews are OUTDATED. If you're from a DoDDs school, keep in mind PG County doens't have that kind of budget, but that caliber of people. Every school has bullies, no matter what tutition you are paying..

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February 28, 2014
Just another military mommy who's son unfortunately didn't make it to the charter school. NO child deserve this! This is a bad, bad school. It is extremely sad to see my son struggling here, not only academically but being a victim of bad bullying! If you can, don't enroll you son/daughter in this school!

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December 10, 2013
It is incredibly sad to me that Andrews AFB is zoned for this school. Our military kids do not deserve this, and in fact no civilian children living in Clinton deserve this either. Just a horrible, horrible school. The principal is one of the meanest unprofessional people I have ever met. Be aware that the charter school on Andrews is done by lottery, so if you don't get in then this is your school. Many homeschool as well.

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December 07, 2013
This school is horrible!. My kids went here from 2011-mid 2013. I only kept my oldest there because his younger brother was starting pre-k and the Charter school on Andrews AFB didn't have pre-k. The office staff is rude or ignorant. I tried to get an appt with the principal multiple times and they'll just say she's busy or she won't call you back if you leave a message on her voicemail. I will say that their Special Ed program was pretty decent though. Ms. Stephanie would see my son at least every other day and she communicated well with me as a parent. I was very happy with that. Also Mrs. Brown who was a kindergarten teacher for my older son was a very good teacher but in a bad school.

- submitted by a parent

May 24, 2013
I actually go to this school right now and I have to admit, it has alot of flaws. For example, instead of a cafeteria, we have a multipurpose room where a lot of our programs happen. But then again I have encountered "mean teachers" and things similar but don't blame the school unless the the teacher did something evil like cuss at the kid or something but other than that, I would do the same thing too because in my class, there is several of kids who think their smarter than the teacher and talk back and cuss behind the teacher back.That makes me angry because I know that teachers need to be professional but these kids get the parents called over and over and over again until it becomes a daily basis.My point is why penalize the school when the kids are the one's ruining the school? Remember whoever is reading this,this is my opinion! If you think opposite, fine by me just remember everyone have a right to think their own thoughts.

- submitted by a community member

April 13, 2013
Disgusting!!! I attepted to enroll my children at this school after being stationed at Joint Base Andrews. Upon entrance of the office, I was "greeted" by a woman missing several teeth, that said-'what you need?'. After informing me that I would have to wait about 10 minutes until she could help me, I sat in a chair in the hall outside of the office. As I was waiting, I could hear the gym teacher screaming at a class of children that looked to be about 3rd graders. There was not an attempt to instruct, just screaming. Then she proceded to mock a child for crying. A couple minutes later, she walked past me, a young girl following her. As she was walking the girl to, what I assumed to be the principal's office, she said to the child "yeah, little bastard, now you want to cry." No, I wanted to cry! Once in the office, the principal/vice-principal did not even ask the child what happened. She too, proceded to scream at the little girl about 'how sick of' her she was. It was at that point I left the school, with out registering my children! I would stay as far away from this school as possible! I will homeschool my children until I can find an alterative.

- submitted by a community member

July 23, 2012
HORRIBLE!!!! My kids ended up in the ER more than once & school did nothing, but blame or ignore.

- submitted by a parent

October 17, 2011
If you have order to Andrews AFB you really need to look at your options for other schools. Lots of people homeschool, there is a charter school on base, and there are some better districts if you choose to live off base. This is not a good school. They have major budget issues, the staff is rude, and the kids are the ones who are paying the price. If you have a choice I would look elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent

February 20, 2011
I feel the teachers try to do their best with the limited resources made available in this school. The principal is NEVER available and the very few times she has been is very rude and unprofessional. They do very little to help children that are a little behind, for example the reading recovery program lasts half of the year and ends regardless of the childs progress or lack of. And twice so far this year my son has been sent home on the wrong bus, he should go to an after school program and was put on the bus to come to our house! Thank god for my neighbors!!

- submitted by a parent

April 15, 2010
My daughters teacher is very slow to respond to my requests. The office staff rarely want to take responsibility for anything and when you call for something they always juggle you around to someone else. Discipline is almost non-existent, the teachers really couldn't care less! My daughter does very well academically no thanks to the teachers, she is just a great student by herself.

- submitted by a parent

April 30, 2009
The staff is very unprofessional, the teachers talk on cell phones. It seems like most teachers are in it for what little money they do get and not in educating our children. If you want to meet with any of the executive staff good luck.

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December 10, 2008
The admin. is not very professional at all and The teachers are always yelling at the kids There is a way to talk to kids and the way they do it is not the right way The lunch room monitors are not that nice to the kids either poor babies all they want is alittle help with there food and There is a very nig prob. with hitting and not much has been done about it I kow they are young but They should still be doing something about and The letters home are not working Try something else Rethink sending your child here please

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no rating
December 09, 2008
Don't send your child here if it's at all possible! The administration is unprofessional and the teachers are just there to get the money and run. The fundraisers are crazy, a roll of wrapping paper for 12 dollars and then the kids see nothing in return. When there is a problem with your child they call you to come get them or stick them in another class, as if that's a solution. The teachers don't teach to the kids they teach at them. If they don't get it oh well. We are a military family and the school gets more money for our kids than they do for normal students but the school is still not providing any materials for the teachers or the kids. Please rethink sending your child here if at all possible!

- submitted by a parent

December 04, 2007
This is my dughter's first year at this school. She is in kindergarten and has a wonderful teacher. She is learning in leaps and bounds. Unfortunately this school does not have a good history of retaining their outstanding teachers. The administration it seems is not very supportive of their teachers. Teachers are pulled from instructional time at least twice a month to attend seminars. The kindergarteners are kept separate from the other older classes. I feel confident that my daughter is safe.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
December 04, 2007
My son has no problems with the school. His teacher is awesome and he is doing really well in class. However, the school itself, has many problems. When it rains, it comes in under the walls and the carpet is wet..and moldy I am sure. There are some doors that do not open but 6 inches. Fortunately, I do not have any problems yet. But he is only in Kindergarden and I am sure if he was here in 3rd or 4th grade, we would have many problems. Something needs to be done.

- submitted by a parent

December 03, 2007
There is a significant bullying issue at this school and the administration fail to acknowlege or address this problem! I know this problem first hand. I have a child that is constantly being pushed around and comes home injured! I am currently trying to move my family away from here solely because of this school! I strongly recommend you find another school for your children if at all possible.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
December 03, 2007
This school is unacceptable as far as appearance goes. I know the PTA did some work and that has improved it. FTE needs a complete overhauling and it needs to start with the Administration.

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June 26, 2007
I know some of us don t have a choice where are children attend school, it is based off of our residential address, unless you have the money for private school. With that being said I am horrendously appauld by the lack of class and caring from these so called educators. This was my daughters first year of school. The teachers look a mess. As far as discipline they excuse the actions of these children or pawn them off to another classroom rather than explaining and correcting the behavior. There is hardly any organization and constant problems with school materials and equipment. This schools priorities are screwed up!!! If your child has to attend francis T Evans it is in your best interest to be fully involved!!! Good luck

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May 30, 2007
We moved to this school midway through the school year and have been extremely disappointed! I will say, the squeaky wheel gets the grease. If you are willing to go in and make yourself *known, your child will likely get a better education. Good for you, bad for other kids.

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March 04, 2007
This school is not somewhere you want to send you kids. The teachers are OK. The rest of the place forget it. I am now home schooling my child. The staff I would say is their for the pay check that is about it. Very sad. We are a military family. we live off the base that the President comes to get on his very nice air force one. And you would think being a military family he would make sure our men who fight for our country. Would make sure their children were in nice SAFE schools. Not at all what is happening. I am very disappointed.

- submitted by a parent

January 26, 2007
With this being our first experience with school, overall, we are not impressed. I really like the Kindergarten teachers as people and educators. I do feel that there are too many children in each class and that the school should have assistants in each class. I know that there are assistants in higher grades. They are needed in the kindergarten classrooms. I do not think that it is the teachers fault, it is the schools. As for the school as a whole, I'm not at all impressed. Several of the staff are very unprofessional and lack caring for the children. I do not agree that this school should be aloud military funding when it is not an all military school. There are several teachers that care, but they are over shadowed by those who don't.

- submitted by a teacher

March 22, 2006
My kids went to this school. Wow! Not great. My son was in third grade and so advanced in math, the teacher had him in a 5th grade book, but the principal took it and said what would they do in 5th grade! Kids excel here, because it's so easy! No challenge. As a military family your able to see the awesome education in other parts o the country. This is not it! If a kid has a discipline problem they set him in a lower grade classroom for the day! Great influence on the lower kids! Would not recommend going here. Some great teachers are here, but some not so great!

- submitted by a parent

September 22, 2005
My child is in the kindergarten program. He has 34 students in his class, not acceptable! I have had nothing but problems. Had hoped since we are military that standards would improve. I have not seen it yet. Pulling my child out and having to pay for private school, so that I make sure he gets a good education. The dress of these teachers is not professional. I would not let my child dress like this, they are professionals and should look like one. I would not send a child to this school for Kindergarten. This School is all about fund raising and not spending money. They should have assistant teachers - Child to teacher ratio is 1 to 34 not good!

- submitted by a parent

April 25, 2004
My child & us loved this school, not only did her grades improve drasticly, her teacher & staff are wonderful! She had a hard time in the past with learning and this has been a truly wonderful experiance for all of us. I see children in the middle schools and high schools here and wonder if they even have parental control or involvment, if these children in this elementary school and the parents I have met are bringing the next generation into these higher schools I feel very positive, just truly wonderful kids, and parents. I don't know what this school has that the others don't but they have done everything right in my book! It's like family there. We truly loved it, Thank you Francis T. Evans staff!

- submitted by a parent

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Francis T. Evans Elementary School
6720 Old Alexandria Ferry Rd, Clinton, MD  20735
(301) 599-2480
Last modified Francis T. Evans Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Francis T. Evans Elementary School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top