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Landover, MD
Students enrolled: 722

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700 Brightseat Rd
Landover, MD 20785

(301) 808-8160
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August 12, 2014
As a student at tgp since 4th grade I've enjoyed myself. Middle school was fun and I learned at lot and meet a group of amazing people I'm currently about to do my last year at thomas pullen and overall the social aspect of the school is great but sometimes people don't know when it's time to shut down the behavior problems and that you should respect everyone and sometimes there are things that go on that in my opinion aren't that necessary

- submitted by a community member
May 08, 2014
Thomas G. Pullen has excelled in academics and art for 25 years. Keep up the excellent work!

- submitted by a community member
March 25, 2014
I was excited when my child started in drama in 6th grade; it appeared to be an arts school that still prioritized academic achievement. Now with an 8th grader, I still agree, but the arts part of the school is a let down. They offer little variety in elective courses or opportunities for kids to cross participate in other arts. For example, a vocal student participating in guitar or a drama student participating in vocal performance. So you end up with health and gym every quarter. The vocal department used to have lots of high profile opportunities, not quite anymore, the band/orchestra I think went to the white house, drama has none. The building is rundown, but the energy inside is positive. Parents are involved & show school pride & support their children's education. The principal is OK, but there is little evidence of her leadership or growth. The kids are good but there is a great deal of mean spiritedness happening and I doubt that it's being addressed widescale which helps with prevention instead of handing a few individual cases. Overall, personal experiences not withstanding, I'd still say it's a pretty good school, better than most even. But you may find better.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2014
At first my family and I were excited when my child was accepted after their audition to be in the orchestra. If you have the great pleasure to have your child instructed by Mrs. Shieh, consider your child fortunate! The rest of the environment, however, leaves much to be desired. The school houses some of the most ill behaved,supposedly AP,TAG/Magnet students you will ever come across. For some reason discipline in this school is lacking, bullying is ramped and overlooked or seen as a "thing kids go through"....and that was told to me by the guidance counselor!!!! The parents are encouraged to be involved and from the performing arts standpoint, most if not all parents show up. Teachers are very active in responding to emails when contacted, but cliques, bullying and all out foul language and cursing spoken by children in the hallways as young as 7 is the order of each day......What they provide in instruction should not come at the cost of breaking the spirit, well being and mentality of a child just because they may be shorter, taller, darker, lighter, thicker or slimmer than their counterparts.......

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2013
Thomas Pullen is one of the best middle schools in Prince Georges county. the arts program is excellent and the academic program is too. Their test scores are good. Also for the past few years this school is one of the only middle schools to get people from PG county into the junior all-state chorus band and orchestra. this school may be old and worn down but the staff is great and students love this school

- submitted by a community member
December 05, 2013
This is a great school with great faculty. Pretty much everyone I know agrees. Keep up the good work!

- submitted by a community member
October 24, 2013
My daughter just started Kindergaten in the fall. Everything seems good so far. They really try hard to give their students the best.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2013
This school has potential and was a good school at one time. They offer great performing arts programs, but what's the point if the kids are unable to learn? Nothing but constant FIGHTS at this school and the staff doesn't have control.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2013
Nothing good to report at this time - in need of a NEW principle, The staff is unprofessional the moral is LOW - it has potential to be a good school if they revamped a lot of things.

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2013
I absolutely love Thomas Pullen my son has been there since grade K and is now in the 3rd grade,and I have LOVED all of his teachers thus far. As many of the older schools in the PG county area this is one of them so its not very pleasing to the eye BUT the inside of the school (teachers, students, and etc) are all well worth it! I highly recommend Thomas G. Pullen.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2012
One of the BEST schools in the nation... that really made me laugh out loud...I think not... I would beg to differ...These reviews MUST be coming in from staff members, or friends of the staff members there because as a parent I have had the worse experience dealing with this school... unprofessional would be an understatement, the appearance of the school is an eyesore The Principle is nice but lacks enthusiasm The ONLY good thing is that they do offer some pretty good programs as far as dance, music, etc.,but not enough to keep us there...I'm currently debating on whether to keep my child at this school or not... 1 year and 3 weeks and I'm pretty much fed up with this school. Going to this school should be a privilege and an honor but I really don't feel that way. I've been holding out hoping it would get better and so far no such luck. The only reason I'm still there is because my child (as resilient as kids are) doesn't appear to be affected by any of this..My child has made friends there so this makes it hard...Luckily for me it's still early enough to transition.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2011
Thomas Pullen is one of the best schools in the nation. The staff is amazing. They not only teach the kids, but they nurture and invest in them. They know most of the kids by name, have built relationships with both students and parents and quickly respond to any concerns expressed by the children and parents. Their arts programs are enjoyable, but challenging, and they allow the kids to be who they are, while loving them. Its a fantastic school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2010
Very challenging curriculum and a multitude of activities make this a very enriching learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2010
Pullen has excellent teachers that really care about the students! The school leadership definitely puts the kids first and provides great leadership. The academic programs are challenging and they are teaching the students to be responsible and accountable. The creative & performing arts programs are also excellent and offer many opportunities to the kids!

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2010
this school is awesome it lets u be urself while havin any major but also learnin and gettin a good education

- submitted by a community member
May 26, 2010
My daughter has attended Thomas Pullen since the fifth grade and we are seeing the hardwork from the staff. . I do think overall the transition has push Pullen back since they transfer many staff members to the new school. In the end, I recommend Thomas Pullen for its strong principal leadership, engaging staff and outsiding art support to help make our children the best in Prince George's County.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2010
i love this school. i have been here since kindergarten and will be graduating next year. because of them i have been in the honors class the whole time. we have gotten high scores on our test. i would highly (10 stars) recomend this school for your child. i hope to see your child at thomas g. pullen creative and performing arts school next year as a polar bear. we also adopted our own street. our address is 700 Brightseat Rd Landover, MD 20785. it is directly next to fedex field 'home of the redskins'. the phone number is (301)808-8160

- submitted by a student
November 23, 2009
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- submitted by a student
June 08, 2008
My child came from a private school and entered first grade 2007-2008 and just in during that time I think she has fallen behind. i don't think the teachers have the assistance that is needed with 25 7yrs olds. The homework that came home did not get challenging until the third quarter. I think too much time is taken to review. I don't get the family feel that I experienced with the private school. I may give it one more year and review this again.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2007
Well I graduated last year, and I am glad to get out. Being there since kindergarden, I had a good elementary career filled with teachers who made learing fun, and A principle who strived us to do better. But middle was not that great, Nothing ever interesting happened because all the teachers were watching our every move. it was filled with the worst lunches, bathrooms, teachers, and middle school administators. Some of our teachers could never control us. But there were 2 good teachers that taught us through those three years. And the arts program was way underfunded. Overall, the K-5 is good, 6-8 is severly overrated and poor, with bad administation,teachers.

- submitted by a student
December 01, 2006
Ms. Lucas and staff are doing a great job at thomas pullen. We had a few problems in the being of this year, but all that has been taken care of.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2006
My daughter is a current 8th grader and she started Pullen in the 6th grade. I think the school is terrible. Both academically and artistically. I feel the teachers don't expect much from the students. Education is not taken seriously here. With regards to the arts, the dance program and the drama program are weak. My daughters has been a dance major all 3 years. She came in on the top level. Outside of the school, she is considered just slightly advanced for her age. The drama productions have been very poor quality. The system as a whole is extremely poor. I am taken both my children out of the county next year.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2005
The academic program at Thomas Pullen is much to be desired but that comes not from school only but the County. When you chose Pullen, it is for the arts only. My daughter is very artistic but extremely academically sound and unfortunately Thomas Pullen does not foster a environement for children who can do both. There focus is the Arts and you know that coming in. The teachers I have worked with are wonderful if you show envolvement with your child. The music is exceptional at Thomas Pullen and I enjoy every program there. But because I feel my daughter needs more of the academic than the arts she won't be attending and I must admit. I will definitely miss this side. The schools with strong academics needs to take the hint from Thomas Pullen. A mixture of the two would be great. Overall, I like The Pullen Family.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2005
I like the school so far. The teachers and the staff are excellent. The cirriculum is great and my daughter is learning a lot. I have good communications with her teachers and I hope she continues to excel. The have excellent trips and activities. And being an artist I enjoy having her learn through the arts.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2004
In response to the last review of this school, if the arts are not going to be your child's primary focus, then transfer him or her back to their neighborhood school. The arts enrich us in ways textbooks can't. They foster critical thinking skills and creativity, skills that improve reading, writing and math abilities. The arts promote leadership, initiative, self-confidence, and independence. It's unfortunate that the limited enrollment at Thomas Pullen is taken up by students who do not devote themselves fully to their art form, while hundreds of other students from around the county would gladly take their place. Instead of criticizing the excellent work the staff of Thomas Pullen is doing, become more active in your school and your child's life. Join the PTA, observe your child's classes. You'll see the wonderful things going on here!

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2004
As with other schools, there has been a lot of turnover that has impacted the quality of the curriculum. The teachers and staff are excellent. The elementary kids could be challenged more academically, but their exposure to the arts and music is outstanding. The middle school has been excellent. The k-8 model helps kids worry about their work and not the social and physiological changes they go through at that age.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2004
My child has been going to this school since Kindergarten. Kindergarten was a great year. First grade and second grade was not challenging. I don't think that the curricullum is strond enough so far. In my opion it takes a good principle with strong leadership and comunication values to run a school. I didn't see that here with the old principle, and I don't see that with the new principle. My child is now eight years old. I know that he will not be here for his third grade year. I am very dissapointed. Even though they have an arts program, I think that academics is of great importance. I don't see my child excelling in this school. I want more for my child, and I know there is a better school out their that will give him what he needs. His needs are definitely not being met.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2003
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- submitted by a former student

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Thomas G. Pullen School
700 Brightseat Rd, Landover, MD  20785
(301) 808-8160
Last modified Thomas G. Pullen School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Thomas G. Pullen School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top