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Indian Head, MD

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4200 Indian Head Hwy
Indian Head, MD 20640

(301) 743-5454
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January 28, 2013
My son has attended this school for sometime and I think it's great. Administration, as well as teachers, We are in the Second report is great to know that my son and others are going so well. thanks to all the staff and thier support. My wife and I would like to thank the Strong principal and the Excellent teachers as well their leadership and new programs.

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January 27, 2013
I was just wondering why the test scores haven't been updated. It says you are using the test scores from 2012 - 2011. The 2011-2012 data has been in for some time and Maryland is now using a new system to analyze certain schools, identifying schools as a strand 1 to strand 5. (1 being the best and 5 being the worst, requiring intervention). Indian Head is currently a strand 2 school, which is the top 50% in the state.

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July 22, 2012
My son attends Indian Head Elementary School and my daughter will start kindergarden there next month. There is an active PTO and the school has lots of fun activities for children and families. It s easy to contact teachers to request conferences and I ve felt that my son s teachers have genuinely had an interest in him succeeding! There are pretty cool extra curricular activities like the math team and an awesome jr. robotics team for younger kids! Parents are also welcome to volunteer!

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July 05, 2012
My child has attended this school for sometime and I think it's great. Administration, as well as teachers, have worked to pull out the best in my child. The school offers challenging programs, great extra curricular activities (Math Team, DI, MESA) and lots of after school events for parents and children to attend together (Math Night, Family Fitness) that are both fun and educational. As a parent, I am given many opportunities to volunteer and be apart of my child's learning. The school has so many technology resources that they have the ability to reach all types of learners. When I had an issue with my child's teacher, the Principal was always available to meet with me and to understand my feelings about what was going on. I was offered guidance that allowed me to not offend or make the teacher feel attacked, but to get the results needed for my child. They have a very active PTO that sponsors events and drives that teaches my child, and reminds me, to be more civic minded. AWESOME SCHOOL!!

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June 22, 2012
Indian Head Elementary School is a wonderful school. Our adminstration is supportive and cares about the teachers and students.

- submitted by a teacher

January 27, 2012
There are no walls and no doors on the the vast majority of the classrooms, making it a very noisy environment for learning. The classrooms are small under-equipped and overcrowded. My son's assigned seat this year is right *behind* the overhead projector. I have mentioned that they current layout of the classroom obstructs the view of 4 students, and I suggested an improved layout. The classroom teacher has still not corrected this significant impediment to learning. The Principal is not on top of her responsibilities and relies on parents to reveal the most efficient way to ensure the safety and orderliness of school. My son has been bullied, targeted, harrassed and is scared to attend that school. Office staff and teachers are rude, untruthful and do not appropriately respond to parent concerns.

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November 23, 2011
the school feels like a prison, no solid walls that divied the class rooms, no doors or windows, This is a tremondous distraction as you can hear other classes going on. We have been lucky to have excellent teachers, Loved Ms Pounds for my daughter when she was in 5th grade, and my son loved Ms Heard for 1st and Miss T Davis for 2nd. My husband is military but I am glad we are moving soon! Not a very good learning enviroment when all you hear is teachers yelling at unrulely students and everyday lessons of other classes

- submitted by a teacher

July 30, 2009
This was a wonderful school for my daughter to attend K. Her teacher was excellent, along with the aide. She learned to read so well, it is amazing. We have moved, and I was sad that this school would not allow a waiver for her to continue attendance. The only down side is that sometimes the office staff is less than friendly and the Principle would not grant the waiver (I think b/c my child is difficult).

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January 20, 2006
My children have attended IHES over the past 5 years. During that time we have had 2 changes in the school leadership. That, however, has not dramatically impacted the nurturing and supportive environment that exists. IHES has several teachers and staff that have worked there for many years.

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Indian Head Elementary School
4200 Indian Head Hwy, Indian Head, MD  20640
(301) 743-5454
Last modified Indian Head Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Indian Head Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top