Moved to a neighboring area and enrolled my child in KG. Principal Turman is always walking the school, which I can appreciate. I also see the VP always interacting with the teachers, smiling and happy throughout the day. The ladies in the front office are very professional and polite. Everyone does their jobs very well. I can say I had high expectations for my child's education, especially in PG county. I too was a PG county student K-12 and my experience overall was very mediocre. But don't leave it only up to the institute to educate your child, as parents we must involve ourselves. Get to know the school, the teachers, classmates...volunteer your time! My little one started in one teachers class (whom I wasn't so pleased with after viewing how she dealt with the class) and shortly after the school year began, thankfully upgraded to Ms. Davis, Ms. King, and Mrs. Major amazing class. I love those ladies and appreciate their hard work. I felt completely comfortable with leaving my child's developing young mind in their hands. If only I can take them with her as she progresses through her elementary years. The staff members that direct school buses and parents during drop off and pick ups are great! And let me not forget the countless staff members that I walk pass every morning and afternoon to see my child to class... they always speak "good morning" "hello" "enjoy your day" "have a good weekend"... and it continues always followed with a smile! Keep it up Cora Rice Elementary!!!!!!
This school gets bad rep because of the location however teachers and officials are very caring. School is new and easily accessible, we must not forget us as parents that need to complement school education.
My children have been attending Cora L Rice elementary for the last two years. I could be no more happy with the staff there. It is indeed a family atmosphere. They truly look out for my children to strive.
As of the 2013-2014 school year all four of our children are attending Core L.Rice Elementary. For the last three school years I have entrusted this school with the education of my children. The staff keeps me well informed and on top of any issues. My children have received county level academic awards and continually land on the principal's honor roll list. With proper backing and attention from a child's loved ones at home and school there is no reason Cora L. Rice Elementary would not be ranked with top level public schools in the nation. Mr.Landers
My son was involuntarily transferred to this school when the county decided to do some 're-zoning'. I am very disappointed with the quality of education and with the leadership of the administrative staff. Myself along with many other parents have had a problem with safety and the drop-off/pick-up policy of the students. Currently, there is no structured policy in which visitors must report to the main office to be identified and required to sign out any child released to them. (I was told that new policies will be implemented next school year [2011-2012]). I had a horrible experiencewhich led to me involving the Deputy Superintendent of the county because the principal's conduct at the time was unsatisfactory. If you decide to enroll your child here, please be an ACTIVE parent and know what's going on at all times. You will need to check behind some of the teachers to make sure they are truly looking out for the needs of your child and for the children as a whole. I would NOT recommend this school for any child. I'm so glad that this was my son's last year and we will be transferring out of the county altogether.
My child has attended this school since Kindergarten and with only one year left I can say that I can't wait for it to be over. Overall the school is really nice although I agree that there is definitely a huge lack of communication issues between the parents and teachers. Even though they have methods of contacting you they don't utilize them until it's too late. Some teachers don't arrive on time and express very little excitement about teaching the kids. In the past the teachers were great but now I can say there are only two that seem to be very genuine about these kids future endeavors.