I have two children that attend RWES. I love how welcoming the school is in the mornings. The teachers stand in the main lobby playing instruments and dancing to upbeat music. Most days the Principal and Assistant Principal stand at the doors shaking hands and greeting each and every student. Both of my kids are happy to go there every day.
Do not send your child to ANY Harford county schools IF they have ANY learning disabilities. This county is backwards and provides as minimal support as possible. Expect the fight of your life for little to nothing. We had to hire an advocate AND pay for private tutoring just to get ANY education at all for our child. Moved there from another district where I was comfortable. Left there and went to a third district where my child is excelling. Learned more in one year here than he learned in the entire 3.5 years we spent there. Deeply regret I let them have any control over 3.5 years of his educational life!
Roye-Williams has been a great school for my three children that have attended there. Mrs. Osborn, Mr. Hoffman, Mrs. Dacey(retired) Mrs. Field have been some of the most amazing teachers! I am happy my children attended this school and anytime one of my kids have had an issue it was addressed quickly! One of the first schools off base that I would recommend highly. I hope soon all states adopt Core Curriculum and soon so we can keep our kids education on the same level in each state.
I have 3 children at RWES and I love the school. They have some of the most caring teachers at this school. My oldest has went to this school since K and is now in 5th grade and there has only been one teacher that I haven't liked. She is no longer at the school. All the other teachers my children have had were wonderful. The only bad thing I will say about the school is that it could use some remodeling.
This is a great school. The teachers are great, and the school is always clean. Though, the principals and the other office staff could use some work. I'd like to give a huge thanks to Ms. Peyton, Ms. Mahoney, Mrs. Field, Mrs. Lichty, Mrs. Bartlebaugh, Mr. Stump, Mrs. Eure, Ms. Pettit, and Ms. Mehaffey. They make this school truly great.
There are some great teachers.. especially the music teacher and the art teacher.... but overall this school is by far the worst school I have come across... my son went here for two years and in kindergarten he actually went backwards... I'm pretty sure he didn't learn anything outside our home... then he went to first grade and had five different teachers and a substitute every other week... and they don't want parents to be involved and I'm pretty sure the principal doesn't even like children or people for that matter.... so glad were not there anymore!
We love the school!!!!! We are military and my 3 kids are all in RWES for the last 3 yrs. I dont know how the school was the past years, but all i can say we love it. The teachers are awesome (1st to 5th grade), the office staff is always nice. They have extra programs for special gifted and also for kids who need some extra help. The music program with orchestra/band and chorus is really nice. It is an old school but thats the only negative thing about it. Read only the newest comments... WE LOVE RWES ;)
My oldest daughter started at RW in 4th grade and did very well. She liked the school. The only concern I had was with the GT program or lack there of. The plus side was that they do offer chorus and band.