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District Caroline County Public Schools
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225 Main St
Preston, MD 21655

(410) 673-2552
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3 stars
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January 05, 2014
My son is currently is Preston Elementary. He has done well so far. I read some of the reviews and agree about the recess is way too short. I don't blame the staff for their restrictions on that or what is taught I blame the Maryland Dept. of Education. The teachers and principals are doing what they are directed to do by the goverment board. If changes need to be made, then it has start there. I am not a BELIEVER in any state tests. It directs how much funding they get federally and state wide. Other schools across the bridge get a whole lot more. I would have a really hard time being a teacher and have to teach a way that I felt could be so much better for my students. I can only imagine how hard it is to be a teacher these days. Out of all the schools in the county, this is reported to be one of the better ones in addition to Ridgely Elementary.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2011
The staff and admin. put on a good show at this school, but behind the scenes it is all about helping the lower students pass the state test. Many of the higher students go on to private school once they leave this school.

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2011
My daughter is in 5th grade. She has done wonderful in school and if ever she has had a problem with a subject they made sure it was addressed

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2010
High faculty turnover, new principals every couple years, parent apathy. When a friend recently pulled her daughter out of Preston to send her to an independent school, the principal said, "That's too bad, she would have been great for our scores." I moved to get my children out of Caroline County schools. Children may leave Preston ES with good handwriting and know how to stand in a line, facing forward, not moving like a statue, but they certainly don't know how to problem solve, or think for themselves. Take a good, thorough look and do some classroom observations before sending your children here.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 29, 2009
I had 4 kids go through Preston Elementary and it was the best part of their education yet!

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2008
I am a former parent.Former, because I moved out of state to get my boys out of that school system. They only teach to the test,do not challenge the students and I feel the administration is to blame. I have four children that attended that school and most of the teachers were great but were held back by administration. I hear you have a new principal. Thank goodness and good luck! I knew it was bad but, didn't really know the extent until I experienced the expectations after entering a new school. The difference in the level of expectations is incredible, beyond belief! You really have no idea what your kids are not getting there. Do not let the test scores fool you because they definitely do not reflect the level of education your child is getting!! I have to mention the biggest exception, Ms. Phelps(K), she rocks!! Good luck, Sharon Molden

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2008
My 3 daughters have attended Preston elementary for two years now and they absolutely love it. This school is superbly managed and the atmosphere is warm and posotive. My oldet daughter is off to middle school this year and she is not looking foreward to leaving Preston elementary.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2008
I've found the teachers and staff at Preston Elementary to be caring, patient, kind, well-informed and wonderful educators. We couldn't be more pleased with our son's school and the people who are helping to educate him there. I've also been enormously impressed with the level of parental involvement.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2008
Any school that has only 20 minute recess for 5 year old kindergarten students, doesn't understand developmentally appropriate practices. While the school is clean, it is run down and in desperate need to be renovated. This is definitely a school that 'teaches to the test,' just ask any teacher. It is more concerned about their scores, than the children.

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Preston Elementary School
225 Main St, Preston, MD  21655
(410) 673-2552
Last modified Preston Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Preston Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 9 reviews.