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840 Sunflower Dr
Odenton, MD 21113

(410) 222-6542
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Grateful to: Staff member
October 23, 2015
She's not at the school per se, but the behavioral therapist that comes once every two weeks, because she helped my child escape that horrendous place.

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Somewhat effective
October 23, 2015
Once again, it depends on the teachers. Its sad because there are some really great teachers at this school, but they are so beaten down in the culture that the principal has created. My child got stuck with the not so great teachers, and the principal was none too concerned about fixing the issues.

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Don't know
October 23, 2015
This varies from year to year and teacher to teacher. I can tell you that they won't tell you if there's an issue until it's way past the point when you should have been notified. Communication is not their strong suit. If they can sweep it under a rug, they will, all the while gossiping about it in the front office.

- submitted by a parent
Develops grit: Strongly disagree
October 23, 2015
Grit, maybe, but only because you've got to have grit to make it through a day in that toxic environment.

- submitted by a parent
Develops respect: Strongly disagree
October 23, 2015
This school definitely does not develop respect in its students. If anything, it creates a culture of fear. All they do is scream at the children - over nothing. I witnessed some really terrible humans that should not be in charge of children there.

- submitted by a parent

January 28, 2015
This school has been amazing. We are a military family and move around quite a bit. When my oldest child arrived at the school she was about half a grade behind in reading. Now two years later she is doing extremely well and reading a bit ahead. I attribute 90% of this change directly to the teachers she has had. Even when they were not teaching her directly they were allowing her to use personal interests to drive herself.

- submitted by a parent

August 25, 2014
This school is phenomenal. I've had two children attend Waugh Chapel and they both loved the school, teachers and the staff. My oldest son just started middle school enrolled in advanced classes and is consistently achieving honor roll. I've had the pleasure of meeting with Ms. Edmonds (Principal) and Ms. Earby (vice principal) on numerous occasions and they are always a pleasure to work with. My son had some issues in Kindergarten and they were both phenomenal with taking the time to get to know him and providing time and patience to assist him and find solutions to help him accel.

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2014
This school has GREAT teachers who truly care about their students, however the principal and assistant principal have a lot to learn. Easy to see they don't care about their own staff and as far as their students, that's questionable too.

- submitted by a community member

August 21, 2012
The teachers are great. Principal Mrs. Sims was an exceptional principal. Staff is friendly and helpful. There is at lot of parents involvement in the PTA. Nothing negative to say. Great school!

- submitted by a parent

March 21, 2011
I have one child in the school now and another in middle school, but went to Waugh Chapel. My daughter was very well prepared for the next stop when she left the school. My son who has had develepment problems is showing signs of maturing due to the fact that teachers and administration care about the childred. Ms Simms is the principal that others need to emulate.

- submitted by a parent

July 23, 2010
Great school loved it nothing bad ever happend loved this school no cons Great school

- submitted by a community member

April 15, 2010
We recently moved to the area and were surprised by the attention and friendliness shown by all. We are looking forward to her finishing out at this school.

- submitted by a parent

March 08, 2010
I have a child in the 3rd grade and 1st grade at Waugh Chapel. They love it, I love it, the teachers are great and Mrs. Sims (Principal) is wonderful to the students. We could not be happier. Thank you to all the staff!!

- submitted by a parent
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December 26, 2009
My two sons attended WCES and I believe it to be one of the best elementary schools I can imagine. The staff were extremely helpful and professional... they cared for my sons as if they were their own children. Even my son with developmental delays did extraordinarily well because the staff and faculty were led by the most caring of administrators, Mrs. Sims. I can't thank them enough for what they have done for my boys!

- submitted by a parent

September 16, 2009
All 3 of my kids have done really well at Waugh Chapel.

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August 21, 2009
Pleasantly surprised. Reminds me of when I went to elementary school years ago. Great community feel. My daughter enjoys school and is doing well. Facilities are old, but they do the best with what they have.

- submitted by a parent

October 07, 2008
I sent my child here for Kindergarten, first, and second grade. I didn't really enjoy the experience. I thought 90% of the teachers were horrible. They didn't help me at all. My daughter was having some trouble in second grade because the family was going through my divorce with my ex-husband. She was very upset and needed help. I asked the teachers for things and they didn't help me at all. They never returned my emails or phone calls. The principal was great but the faculty wasn't. Other students were mean too. I then sent my child to School of the Incarnation which is a wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent

October 15, 2007
My children love this school. The teachers are great and the PTA is wonderful. We are very happy with the school.

- submitted by a parent

April 19, 2007
We have 2 boys in WCES in K and 1st grade. Teachers are outstanding, experienced, and excellent. Facility and grounds are old and tired. The school draws from mixed income neighborhoods: good for diversity; bad for some behavioral influences; principal and staff handle these conflicts expertly and seriously. Most kids are from professional, well educated families, with a few exceptions. My kids love to go to school and love their morning bus driver, Mr. Mike. In all, I give this school excellent marks.

- submitted by a parent

February 15, 2006
I have had all 4 of my children attend Waugh Chapel. My youngest attended Piney Orchard from kindegarten through 3rd grade and then moved to Waugh Chapel. Piney Orchard is the new school with the 'best' of everything, however my daughter has excelled at Waugh Chapel where she wasn't at Piney Orchard. The staff at Waugh Chapel are great ... couldn't ask for better. The teachers and staff show a true concern for the children. When my daughter moves to middle school next year I'm truly going to missed the daily interactions with the staff at Waugh Chapel.

- submitted by a parent

July 12, 2004
This school has a caring staff that is committed to helping students do their best. There are a number of reading programs that run throughout the year to motivate children to read. There is also extra reading help for those who need it. The guidance counselor is a treasure and is really there for the children. She is constantly in the classrooms connecting with the children, and she runs small groups for students with issues like divorce, death, friendship and study skills. There is a DI program for gifted students as well as enrichment in the classroom. The principal is devoted to helping students achieve their best and making sure the school is organized and well run.

- submitted by a teacher
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Waugh Chapel Elementary School
840 Sunflower Dr, Odenton, MD  21113
(410) 222-6542
Last modified Waugh Chapel Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Waugh Chapel Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top