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PK-6
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Lanham, MD
Students enrolled: 479
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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8400 Nightingale Dr
Lanham, MD 20706

(301) 918-8770
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April 02, 2014
Magnolia Elementary is an EXCELLENT school. I love the teachers and the Principal is just a Beautiful Woman. My daughter's Teacher, Ms. Wiggins has given her a burst of energy and her self-esteem is at the top like never before. She can't wait until she gets to school. Ms. Canty the Music Teacher is OUTSTANDING! I LOVE MS. CANTY! She is very serious about her students! The Academics as well as the production of shows they put together is Phenomenal & Incredible! This is a First Rate School! You will love sending your child here! As a parent you want your child to get the best rounded education and arts that is available, and Magnolia definitely DELIVERS!!!! If you ever have a problem, Ms. Gillens, the Principal is so soft spoken and soothing that you know she will get to the bottom of what is going on and she handles everything with efficiency and gracefulness! Again, this is a first rate school! I'm Impressed!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2013
My Children do attend Magnolia (2nd and 4th grades). The teachers feed parents on the children's performance, behavior and assignments on a daily basis. The amazing thing is that there is good follow up.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2012
My children go to this school, and I've always felt it was a wonderful place for my children to attend. ALL THE STAFF is friendly, and have had great communication with me about my children. I just read the other post, and was shocked someone would write such bad things about this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2012
When I read the reviews for Magnolia I was sold on sending my child to this school. BEWARE DO NOT send your child to this school. This school is NOT GOOD in helping your child succeed. I monitored a few of the classrooms and noticed the disrespect the teachers give to the students. The faculty/staff is a gossip mill - with lack of enthusiasm for teaching. I have yet to see one happy teacher in the building. The principal is allowing poor classroom instruction to take place. She seems to be a very nice lady but has no real authority over the teachers. The teachers scream at the children and speak with a lot of sarcasm. This school really needs HELP.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2011
I've worked at a few schools in the county, and I must say this is the best school I have worked at!!! The staff is very involved, and they work very hard to accommodate every student. There are many clubs before and after school, and the children really seem to enjoy it here. The principal is very involved!!

- submitted by a teacher
August 21, 2009
I must say that I am proud to be a teacher at Magnolia Elementary School. The principal is great and the staff is very team oriented and willing to go above and beyond the call of duty. We work together as a family and the students are like our own children. At Magnolia we truly live by the motto ' No Child Left Behind.'

- submitted by a teacher
July 30, 2009
It is very organized and friendly by my opinion it is the best place to get educated Magnolia is also a clean place most of the time and the students can focus without worrying about what they are wearing that is why we have uniform

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2009
My son was in the 6th grade at Magnolia last year...the 6th grade team was wonderful! My son came from a Christian School and he adjusted well because the staff kept the students on target. I was sad that my son was leaving. The 6th grade prepared my son for 7th grade, I am grateful

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 13, 2008
My experience for the first year has been wonderful. My daughter teacher was great, but the key factor to all is to work together as a team effort. I was nervous entering her into a public school (coming from a Christian Academy), but she has done well and I was able to form a great relationship with my childs teacher to make sure that she was able to get the teaching she needed. I also think that if you have teachers who are well-trained, then your child will also excel. I also think the Principal, Vice Principal and the Before and Aftercare Coordiantor are awesome, they are like mothers away from home.....they care and they will correct them if needed. Kudos to a Great school and a wonderful staff.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2008
My beloved niece has advanced to 1st grade for the ('08 - '09) year at Magnolia Elementary School and her first year as a Kindergartener was wonderful. She's now reading near or @ 2nd grade level and I credit her teacher and the rest of the staff at Magnolia for doing a great job. And as long as there are well-qualified teachers and staff, no doubt she and many other students will excel in every way. :) Additionally, the principal is strict - but's that's a good thing and I hope she'll continue onward making the school a better place for all. Kudos to the Magnolia staff!

- submitted by a community member
March 07, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating January 30, 2008
Magnolia Elementary is a great school. My son is currently in 3rd Grade and this is his first year at this school, he came from WMCS. His teacher at Magnolia is Ms. Marshall who is super teacher and knows how to work with kids. The students are very respectful and I have not seen any problems at the school. My son made the Honor Roll for the First and Second quarter of the school year thus far. I will highly recommend Magnolia Elementary to all.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2008
Magnolia Elementart is a very nice school. My son is currently in Kindergarten and he has been at the school since Pre-K. The principal and the teachers are very professional, nice and their attitudea are great towards the parents, the students and towards the children's futures. The students are very respectful and I have never seen any problems happening at the school on my many visits there. Hopefully, my son will be able to stay at Magnolia for the rest of his elementary school experience.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2008
I love Magnolia Elementary! My daughter is currently in the 5th grade and she has been at Magnolia since the 2nd grade after going to a Christian Academy. The decision to send her to Magnolia was a hard one because I had heard about the Prince Georges County Public School system but once at Magnolia, my daughter was identified as a TAG student and she has since been on the Principal's list as well as the Honor Roll. I would recommend Magnolia Elementary to all of my family and friends because the leadership of the Principal as well as the dedication of the teachers makes this a place of higher learning.

- submitted by a parent
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Magnolia Elementary School
8400 Nightingale Dr, Lanham, MD  20706
(301) 918-8770
Last modified Magnolia Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Magnolia Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top