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7210 Osprey Dr
Rockville, MD 20855

(301) 840-7167
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October 11, 2015
I have all of my three kids in this school and I must say that I have never felt anything but safe and well taken care of. My kids have never wanted to miss school and they look forward to going to school every day. The teachers are caring and responsive to all the emails I have sent. The new building is beautiful and is located in a very nice neighborhood.

- submitted by a parent
Grateful to: Teacher
October 11, 2015
Mrs. Graham is one of the best teachers one can have. She can be a little strict but firm and very helpful with good advice!

- submitted by a parent

July 30, 2013
Candlewood is a GREAT school because of the dedicated teachers in ALL grade levels.They truly care about the well being of their students and make learning FUN for kids.

- submitted by a teacher

July 29, 2013
This school has the best teachers for 4 and 5 grade. They are serious about teaching and don't make stupid math mistakes. I was not impressed with school at the beginning but now I feel that they give real impression of kids knowledge and I think it is the most important aspect of successful learning. They do not praise everybody for everything but ask for serious work to deserve a praise. They give foundation for lifetime learning.

- submitted by a parent

April 21, 2013
I have become very displeased with Candlewood. They are not inclusive of all students and only recognized the few. They have made it more difficult to make honor roll than the county standard, their reasoning being, "too many children were making honor roll". I really don't understand this line of thinking. One would think the administration would want to promote the fact that a large percentage of their student body earn honor roll. The enviornment has become more rigid and punitive as the years go by.

- submitted by a parent

February 18, 2013
Given the high number of disheartened Candlewood parents you'll meet at pickup, it is surprising to see so many 5-star reviews here. The quality of the school has deteriorated significantly in the last few years. Part of the problem is district-wide and greater than the school itself, to be sure: excessive standardized testing, a vapid 2.0 curriculum, etc. But even at the school level, I can say that the principal (who has been in this post since forever) is fairly incompetent and has negatively impacted teacher morale. The enthusiasm is just not there, and the academics are woefully lacking. With two Candlewood kids (one now in middle school), my wife and I are now looking to move so our one Candlewood kid can attend a better public elementary school. It is true, as some reviewers have pointed out, that many Candlewood parents are involved, which is nice. The school is small (though it's about to undergo major construction to expand) and has a neighborhood-y feel, which is also nice. But at the end of the day, I would say this is an "average" school and nothing more. Hence the 3-star rating.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 08, 2010
Small community of highly committed parents and teachers. The staff are dedicated to enriching children with academics, the arts and positive social relationships. The community also aims to educate children to be responsible and caring citizens.

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March 03, 2010
Great school. Excellent teachers. My daughter love it!

- submitted by a parent

June 03, 2009
I have two kids at Candlewood. They both love it. They're learning and are challenged. The teachers send out regular emails to keep us informed of what activities are going on and what homework is due.

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April 20, 2009
Motivated teachers and small class size keep the focus on the students - we've been very pleased thus far!

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no rating
April 17, 2009
This is an amazing school. My daughter is in kindergarten and I couldn't have asked for a better school for her first year. The teachers are always availbale, give great feedback, & parent involvement is amazing.

- submitted by a parent

September 04, 2008
The best thing that could ever happen to my children is enjoy their elementary years in such a wonderful school. The PTA is always looking for original ways to keep parents involved and have the kids happy. But the best part of the school are the amazing teachers in every single grade.

- submitted by a parent

June 20, 2008
I love this little school. My oldest child just graduated this year and the kids (as well as some of the teachers) left with tears in their eyes. The teachers are really great and are able to keep a great deal of discipline in the classroom and, consequently, the kids learn well. A new principal came last year which did change the school a bit, but it's still a positive experience. The parents are very involved in the classrooms as well as fund raising and providing extra activities for the kids. there are a lot of extra-curricular activities for the kids, both during the school day and after. Classes and the school are small. Special requests are also considered and parent's positions on issues are generally respected.

- submitted by a parent

November 06, 2006
Parental involvement is extraordinarily high and friendships are the norm rather than the exception. The school honestly feels like the kind of extended neighborhood and community that most of grew up as a part of in the 50's and 60s'and 70s. The faculty and staff are enthusiastic, experienced, and dedicated, but they take a no-nonsense approach to education. Discipline (in the form of order and structure) in the classroom leads naturally to academic achievement and the school's test scores reflect that commitment to education for every child at Candlewood.

- submitted by a parent

February 14, 2006
The teachers at Candlewood are great. My daughter loves the school, her teachers, her classmates, and both academic and extracurricular activities (she's in dance club now). As a kindergartener, she started to think about behaviors and consequences, reasoning, and safety very quickly after she enrolled in Candlewood. We're very happy to see her progress steadily and quickly at school.

- submitted by a parent

June 06, 2005
My two daughters have attended Candlewood and loved this school. The teachers and administrators are wonderful people that really care for the students. The whole Candlewood community is very caring and committed to the students.

- submitted by a parent
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Candlewood Elementary School
7210 Osprey Dr, Rockville, MD  20855
(301) 840-7167
Last modified Candlewood 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.
Candlewood Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top