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Gaithersburg, MD
Students enrolled: 374

4 stars
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Dufief Elementary School 5

Posted November 23, 2014
- a parent
Great school!!! Amazing teachers and new pricincipal. Low child to teacher ratio is great for the child to get enough attention in the class room.

Dufief Elementary School 5

Posted September 23, 2014
- a parent
My son graduated from Dufief last year, great school!!! excellent education He is well prepared for Frost MS

Dufief Elementary School 5

Posted September 21, 2014
- a parent
Our daughter has really excelled since starting at Dufief elemenatary. The teachers are fantastic, and are really attentive to the kids needs. The new curriculum challenges the children, but in a good way. The PTA is active but not pushy. The new principal Mr. Mascot is friendly and has brought good energry to the school. He always has a smile on his face and the children like him. A rating of 5/10 is completely wrong. The school is easily a 9 or 10!

Dufief Elementary School 5

Posted September 12, 2014
- a parent
We sent two kids to Dufief where they received outstanding education. Both kids are in top Ivy league colleges. Thanks to Dufief for helping them build a strong foundation. Neither my wife nor I spent any time tutoring our kids. The teachers at Dufief played this role. We shall be eternally grateful to the teachers at Dufief.

Dufief Elementary School 5

Posted September 06, 2014
- a parent
This school should definitely be rated higher. We sent our two kids to this school and the oldest just moved to Robert Frost and he is doing very good, a testament to the good education at Dufief. The teachers are great and very dedicated.

Dufief Elementary School 5

Posted August 24, 2014
- a parent
I cannot understand how this school rating decreased from 7 to 5 it is said that it has improved with the new principal who's come with new ideas and dynamism. Both my children (2nd and 5th) were new to the state and the school last year and we felt welcome by the staff and the families. My 2nd yr old received a lot of support from the school counselor Ms Pope. She was great and so were my children's teachers. Very few times I felt that my teachers really know my children. 2013-2014 was one of our best years. We are very thankful to the dedication and support received. The school rating does not reflect the school's character and quality. The lowest I would rate this school is 9. We attended a Montgomery County school rated 9-10 last year and the environment was nothing like the family, small community we feel at DuFief. I am not in the PTA but I know the PTA is very active. I've enjoyed a number of extracurricular activities that they organized including a free Geography Club. The PTA is great, very committed parents.

Dufief Elementary School 5

Posted August 07, 2013
- a parent
The scoring system is biased. It is unfair to the dedication and hard work of all the teachers of this school. It is extremely unfair to blame the former principle. This school has a special program for students with special needs. This is why there are about 10% of students are just at basic level.

Dufief Elementary School 3

Posted September 07, 2012
- a parent
Principal is really checked out. We generally don't have very much direct interaction with the principals of the schools our children attend, but in this case we actively avoid school management. It's a shame, really, and could probably be corrected with more dynamic leadership.

Dufief Elementary School 5

Posted March 07, 2011
- a parent
Super school! The teachers are caring and challenging. They take their time to return calls or meet with the parents. The principal and new vice principal are very visible and willing to speak with parents. My child has recieved a great education thus far.

Dufief Elementary School 5

Posted January 28, 2011
- a parent
This school is EXCELLENT. The teachers really challenge the students, the activities are great and unique and the parents in the community are very involved. We are happy with the school and the community (Westleigh). I highly recommend this school.

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Dufief Elementary School
15001 Dufief Dr, Gaithersburg, MD  20878
(301) 279-4980
Last modified Dufief 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.
Dufief Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top