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12500 Fort Washington Rd
Fort Washington, MD 20744

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(301) 203-1114
(301) 203-3226
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July 23, 2014
My daughter attends PLES and will be entering 1st grade this year. I'm pleased with the school and the teachers/principal expectations for parent involvement. If you are a parent who would like to just have child taught by a teacher and you as the parent have no interesting in teaching your child this is not the school for you. My child's teacher helped to continue what have already as a parent instilled in my child that learning is the building blocks of FUN. This school in kindergarten required my child to have a 2min oral presentation and be involved in the spelling bee not for competition but enhancement in sight words and being able to verbalize her findings. So our past year experience with this schools has been pleasant.

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March 21, 2014
This school is horrible. The teachers are unfriendly, unprofessional, disorganized and lack passion. Everything is outdated....from the staff to the building to the curriculum. They only care about MSA testing. If you are okay with your child having a cookie-cutter education that lacks individuality and creativity, then this school is for you. The school lacks technological resources and any qualified individual that could perform, let alone teach, the students about computers and software. This school is a real museum and could use a major facelift inside and out.

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June 27, 2013
Potomac Landing Elementary School is great for instruction, parent teacher organization involvement, and a staff that demonstrates professionalism and care in every grade. My children both had IEPs and the special education program and leaders were exceptionally helpful. The Principal is a good delegates well, but he picks a hard working staff. I've sent 2 children there and have seen others that have come from private schools lacking the standards needed to succeed in this public school. Well done PLES family. Keep up the great work.

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June 05, 2013
My son just completed his first year of kindergarten at this school and I have nothing but positive things to say about the school, teachers, PTSA, and administration. They were all easy to work with no matter what the situation and most importantly they took an interest in my child and his education. I absolutely loved the entire Kindergarten teaching staff and the methods they used getting the child and the parent involved in the children's education. I would definitely recommend this school and look forward to the upcoming year with two more kindergartens there and one in first grade.

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May 05, 2012
My son came to Potomac Landing from a private school with a great foundation. He excelled at Potomac Landing. The foundation couldn't have been any better if he had started there. I could have a larger college fund had I done my homework sooner. No complaints.

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November 19, 2011
Could be better if the special needs population were serviced more. The services provided are okay, but the distractions of the "inclusion" students disrupts my son's class daily.

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August 15, 2011
I was a former teacher at PLES and I LOVED working there. The teachers were the best that I have ever worked with and really care about the students. The entire staff works as a team and helps each other out. It's not just a school, but a family.

- submitted by a community member

August 03, 2011
My son has been attending PLES for 2 years and I have been thoroughly pleased with the curriculum, staff and activities. The VP and Principal are always reachable and willing to help resolve any concerns. I would like to see more computers in the classrooms and the children to spend more time learning about them and then the school would be perfect to us!

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May 16, 2008
This is an excellent school. The teachers really care about the students and the parents are really involved. I love it here!

- submitted by a teacher

July 10, 2007
PLES is an awesome school. I have three children there and a fourth to come and I would not recommend any other school. The teachers honestly care about their students and they help them in any way they can. The curriculum is great and my children have learned so much while at PLES. The faculty is wonderful and they are always friendly. The Principal and Vice-Principal are on one accord and they care about the students, test scores, parents, their staff, teachers and everyone they encounter. Overall, this school gets a five star from me!

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July 06, 2007
Classrooms are overcrowed. quite a bit discpline problems. many students from District of columbia. Curriculum is supposed to be advanced howevr many students expereince failure, due to lack of prior knowledge of concepts presented. If you must place student here, please get extra tutoring support.

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May 30, 2007
Over the past seven years, I have had two children enrolled in PLES. I have been thoroughly impressed with the professionalism of all of the staff. The teachers possess knowledge in the areas they teach, they are caring, committed, and compassionate. The principle is extremely involved with school activities and the atmosphere is welcoming. I am blessed to have experienced PLES and for my children to attend this dynamic school. It is comporable to a private school education to say the least. Thanks for many years of positive learning, growth and development PLES. It has been an enjoyable ride.

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March 28, 2007
We moved here from Northern Virginia mid-way through the year and I have to admit I was worried about leaving Fairfax County Schools and entering PG Schools, who wouldn't be right. I know that it is just kindergarten but everyone has been great here. I can tell that the faculty really care about each and every student. I can see how my child has grown and her work has improved. I am truly pleased with PLES. Thank you, you have made this an easy transition for our family.

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August 22, 2005
Totally awesome and the Principal is great!

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April 29, 2005
We have been pleased with Potomac Landing Elementary. We pulled our children out of a private school. Mostly because the curriculum at Potomac Landing is much better for the children. Here are the biggest advantages I see at Potomac Landing: the children who are here belong to parents who care and the energy level of the teachers (older and younger). When I decided to remove my son from private school after the 1st quarter I was a little worried, he doesn't adjust well to new environments. The teacher he was assigned to here was awesome. She really cared about him and his individual needs. Our daughter is excelling fine in kindergarten. What a mistake in thinking that because you pay for education you are getting the best. When my experience is just the opposite. This is a good public school with awesome teachers and administration.

- submitted by a parent

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Potomac Landing Elementary School
12500 Fort Washington Rd, Fort Washington, MD  20744
(301) 203-1114
Last modified Potomac Landing Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Potomac Landing Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top