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2901 Smith Ave
Pikesville, MD 21208

(410) 887-1212
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June 16, 2015
This school offers a wide array of experience for children. The school is run rigorously academically and behaviorally. I have to say that for the most part, the younger teachers are very welcoming and caring. The "seasoned" ones, more so the office staff though, are very ARROGANT and RUDE! this school is very lucky that it is in a very good neighborhood . As much as I appreciate the character training this school offers to kids, I would love to see the same for the office staff!

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March 13, 2015
Our school is very high-dedicated in helping our future in higher grades and in life. Our teachers are always telling us about getting ready for middle school. In fifth grade , we get extended privileges and trips if our behavior is well.we also get to choose a logo t-shirt to represent our school. We get to vote on what other people came up with. It is pretty fun! I attend the French immersion here at wellwood and I think that it is really helping us comprehend the different languages and how they compare and contrast. I also love the idea that even when your are not in the French immersion, you get to learn some French,too. I personally think that the help kids get when they are coming from different countries and don't understand our language is exceptional and the teacher is super-nice. I doubt there are more than >3 disruptive children in the primary hallway but through the years they participate and work effectively with others. I definitely think that your child should at least try our school. By the way I have taken French at this school for 5 years. -a fifth-grader

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October 17, 2014
I love the diversity of the school and the curriculum. However, the office staff is not welcoming and the principal is a rude witch. My students came from a similar school but the faculty and staff were so kind and friendly. If Wellwood had a friendlier office staff I would give it more stars.

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August 23, 2014
I attended this school and must say that it is the best one I have ever been to. I started at a private school and was only making an B or C average. When I moved to Wellwood by the time I was in fourth grade I had straight As and was moved to advanced placement. The children at wellwood came from all over the world. The faculty were all very supportive. Wellwood is the best school I have ever attended.

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May 20, 2014
The school itself is great , but the principal is not so good she is the rudest person that you will ever meet it disgusts me to know that someone like her could be in charge of a school she is not a nice lady .Most elementary school principals are kind this principal isn't and they only care about test scores at this school while putting everything else on the back burner I love the French program and the teacher she is very kind .Hopefully they get another principal and some different people at the desk most of them are all very mean .

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March 13, 2014
Wellwood is a great school. the teachers really take the time to make sure the students understand what is going on. The teachers really care for the children and want them to leave Wellwood speaking good french and ready for middle school in the core subjects. I am a student at Wellwood.

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September 27, 2013
Wellwood has a principal that only believes in test scores. She does not support the French Magnet program and reduces the hours they spend in French. The teachers greatly dislike her and are frequently transferring out of the school. Many have referred to her as a bully. She is self-serving and dishonest with parents.

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August 05, 2013
We have completed one school year at Wellwood and we could not be happier with our decision to send our children to this school. I love the enthusiasm of the principal, teachers, and staff! Each one, down to the janitorial staff, takes a personal interest in the children. The only area where I could see improvement is with the parents. Our school has great parent participation but hey, the more the merrier!

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July 02, 2013
I find this school lacks leadership. Leadership starts from the top and the staff will follow. Our daughter was accepted into the French Magnet program, so I decided to visit and see how the school operates. After a brief walk through I decided this school was not for our daughter. They have a lot to improve and it starts from the top. I recommend any parent looking for a good school to look elsewhere you will not be disappointed in your decision.

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January 15, 2013
This school claims to be a magnet and international school but lacks the essence of both. They only teach, I mean offer french and no other "international languages" SMH!! Just because they hang flags from other countries does not make this an international school! Plus the teachers don't even push the students. My son was placed in the "red group"( 3 letter )words until he came home with the wrong list for the "blue group"(8+ letters). Once we questioned the teacher why is he in the red group, she said because he was doing fine in the red group and didnt think about putting him in the blue group. She said would give him a try and the blue group and he did great. I will no longer send my child to a school that has educational limits.If you don't get a bigger flower pot then the plant won't grow to its full potential!! So much for no child left behind! Stay away!!

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January 12, 2013
Be careful if you think about sending your child to this school. They only focus on numbers/ratings/ test scores. All else falls second, literally. They claim to be a magnet school because of the french program, which is very limited to a handful students. They wait until 4 or 5th grade for music. The teachers don't challenge all of the kids. This school is a joke!!

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September 27, 2011
This school is amazing! Their academic level is exemplary.The teachers really go the extra mile to ensure the children comprehend their curriculum.

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July 07, 2011
This is a great school and also culturally diverse with students from all backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses. It has been a great experience so far for my child. Baltimore County Public Schools needs to provide more necessities like air conditioning for classrooms and the cafeteria, but overall a great school and supportive community.

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April 14, 2011
My grand-daughter started Wellwood in the magnet as a kindergarden student and is now in the 5th grade. I sat in her fist day at school and wacthed and listened to children being spoken to in French and their understanding what was going on. What makes Wellwood's magnet so special is that these children stay together for their entire elementary school experience. My grand-dughter shared with me that everyone in her class except for 2 students will all be attending the same middle school's advance French magnet program. This is a special school and program. Thank You, Wellwood.

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April 23, 2009
My son has been at Wellwood for three years and he is in the magnet program. this school is not all it's cracked up to be. The only work that he seems to receive is french work. every piece of paper that comes home is in french with no english translation and sometimes he doesn't even know what to do. The teachers when asked how the child is doing they will say very good until the work is sent home and all they are doing great in is French. The best thing that I have found about this school is the warm response you get from the staff, diversity and the Mr. Burke is outstanding. I would not recommend the magnet program to anyone unless they want there children to grow up and move to France.

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no rating
March 27, 2008
My son is in 1st grade. He loves going to school, have fun w/kids at school. His teacher Miss Redmond is very good, the principal is super!! I haven't seen a principal that serves the students like Mr. Burke. I also attended their Diversity Day and I loved it!! If you want your child to know and to learn to respect other race and nationality, then this is the place to go.

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March 04, 2008
Dont care much for this school. My son transferred from another county school last year. His teachers are very old fashioned meaning- the students dont enjoy being in class. My son comes home saying that he hates his teacher.

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January 05, 2006
Our son started kindergarten here excited and happy. But a few weeks into the year, he was punched in the face on the bus, a classmate stole his sandwich during lunch and stomped on it, and there were numerous children in his class who had serious behavior problems that constantly demanded the teacher's attention. The classroom was overcrowded with 22 students in a small room. Despite claiming to support healthy eating habits, the school provides pepperoni pizza, hot dogs, popcicles daily at lunch and allows all students to choose their own food. Snacks in kindergarden included oreos, popcicles, chocolate pudding, gummi worms, cookies, cheez-its. Buses are unreliable, picking up children 10-30 minutes late in the AM. Despite its reputation in the past, Wellwood's student body has undergone drastic population change recently, reflected especially in the younger grades, where parent involvement is low and children are not academically oriented or well behaved.

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October 04, 2004
I have a nephew in this school I really enjoyed the school and the teacher and its staff are very frendly and kind and respectfull. He has accompulish so much in learning and is processing so well. this school is very inpressives and he communicating with other kids from the world. The teacher are very understanding caring.

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September 13, 2004
My daughter has been at Wellwood for three years. Tis is one of the better schools in the area. However the books are, especially the Math books are very outdated. I expected more from this school, from Baltimore County in general. They are on their 3rd principal in 3 years. Not happy with that at all.

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August 26, 2003
This school is amazing! Their academic level is exemplary. In addition to the French Immersion program offered for select students in all grades, this year they are offering French to kindergarten through second grade for all students. The teachers really go the extra mile to ensure the children comprehend their curriculum; not just shuffling them along to the next grade. My son loves this school.

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Wellwood International Elementary School
2901 Smith Ave, Pikesville, MD  21208
(410) 887-1212
Last modified Wellwood International 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.
Wellwood International Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top