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K-5
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Millersville, MD
Students enrolled: 401
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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310 Governor Stone Pky
Millersville, MD 21108

(410) 222-3851
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September 16, 2013
We weren't happy there. Very cliquey and if you don't fit in, you don't fit in and are basically excuded from a lot of social events. Kids learn from their parents and our son had a miserable time as he got older when his old friends decided they didn't like him anymore. We have encountered rudeness (from parents and children), exclusion, fakeness (when they want $$$ for PTA, etc.). I tried to get involved and interacting with some of the parents made me feel like I was back in high school again. The worst part about it is, you can't just ignore all of this. The community is so intertwined you can't ignore when you aren't invited to parent hosted social gatherings or if your child isn't invited to a birthday party. We moved into another district and are much happier. If you are into cliques and are accepted you will probably be happy here. Otherwise be prepared to go thru high school again.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2013
It is a decent school. No diversity. Parent involvement is over the top and not in a good way. Very cliquey. Wasn't a good fit for us but others love it. We moved and are happy with our current choice.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2013
Our son just finished Kindergarten at SCES, and we could not have been more pleased with his introduction to public schooling. The teachers and staff at SCES are wonderful, and the varied programs that are available for after school enrichment were a pleasant surprise. Our family is looking forward to many more enjoyable years as part of the Shipley's family!

- submitted by a parent
July 04, 2013
Shipley's Choice Elem is situated in one of the most amazing, community-based neighborhoods we've ever lived in. With a teacher ratio of 1:11, the closeness of student friendships spills over into this close knit neighborhood. This school is one of those rare gems that exist in a community that supports its neighbors and families.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2011
We picked this neighborhood primarily for the school and I would have to say overall, it's very, very good. There is an enormous level of parent involvement and the students rank high in state test scores. The principle seems to have the children as his number one priority. That being said...I believe there is TOO much focus on test scores and they probably teach to the test. The school also severely lacks cultural diversity and some individuals are a bit cliquey and gossipy.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2010
We were well pleased with the school. A great positive principal, dedicated teachers, and hardly any discipline problems are a wonderful combination. The only downside to this community is you may have to wait 4 years for a pool/ tennis bond if you own and if you rent, forget it. That is a long time for kids and EXTREMELY disappointing to them. Therefore, I do not recommend this school if you like to use the pool or tennis courts because it is not a community pool.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 31, 2009
Fantastic teachers, great kids, wonderful principal and highly involved parents!

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2009
We moved into Shipley's for the school. The teaching staff is good and the principal is excellent. Unfortunately, a lot of the children who attend this school seem to lack basic manners and can be down right mean. Because of this, I would suggest a different school.

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June 22, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2006
Truly a 'one in a million school!' The faculty is outstanding and the parent participation is evident - over 14,000 volunteer hours this year alone! Parents choose this neighborhood for this school!

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2006
Great school in a great neighborhood.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2005
Principal knows the names of parents by heart and greets students at the main entrance. Quality of school matches housing price .

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Shipley's Choice Elementary School
310 Governor Stone Pky, Millersville, MD  21108
(410) 222-3851
Last modified Shipley's Choice Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Shipley's Choice Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top