No rating

GreatSchools Rating

Spencerville Adventist Academy

Private | PK-12


Be sure to visit


Living in Silver Spring

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $385,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,550.

Source: Sperling's Best Places
Last modified
Community Rating

3 stars

Community Rating by Year
Based on 1 rating
Based on 2 ratings
No new ratings
No new ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

3 reviews of this school

Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted May 15, 2014

As a former parent, our experience was just ok. The politics of the school are troublesome. If your child is not an extremely conservative republican, you'd better keep your mouth shut. This is not a place where every Christian is valued. My child was afraid to chime in with her views when she realized that her views were unacceptable. The school follows The Matthew approach...if a child has a problem with a teacher or administrator, she/he has to approach that adult themselves before the adult will speak to an adult. My daughter was too afraid to do this because she was a child, This method isn't even developmentally appropriate and serves to terrify the child into compliance. The principal appears to not really want to lead, but to intimidate and take things personally when confronted with issues. And there are inconsistencies within the teaching staff. Some keep up to date grade books, others update grade books whenever, and others seem to only give very few assignments at all. There is one teacher who encourages the kids to go to community college above four year colleges which makes me wonder if I made a mistake in paying so much money for this school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 30, 2013

My children have attended Spencerville Adventist Academy for 3 years. While there is an emphasis on religious education, there is also emphasis on leadership & confidence building through the strong music and drama program. The academics is excellent in areas, as well as average in other areas, as in all schools, depending on the teacher. It is a sweet, safe environment for children to learn and grow. The parents are an involved group, which adds to the sense of community.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 16, 2013

As a parent of a former SAA student I will attest to the poor quality of the academics in the elementary school at SAA. Although my child was consistently on the honor roll at SAA, my child was testing in the 10th percentile on national standardized tests for math. As a rising 6th grader, an independent reading specialist determined that my child was reading on the 4th grade level. There is a great deal of emphasis placed on spiritual life at SAA, not much on academics however.
—Submitted by a parent

Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

We currently do not have any test score information for this school. Unlike public schools, private schools are not always required to report data about their schools or not required to take the same tests as public schools. Many private schools take different standardized tests; however, that information is often made available only to families of enrolled students. We strive to acquire additional private school data whenever available.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 45% 45%
Hispanic 20% 10%
Asian 18% N/A
Black 14% 40%
Two or more races 2% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

  • Coed
  • Seventh-day adventist


Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
  • {{date}}
Export calendar
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...


To learn more about enrolling, please call the school.

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

15930 Good Hope Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20905
Phone: (301) 421-9101


Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »


Add this school to compare

Nearby schools

Briggs Chaney Middle School
Silver Spring, MD

Cloverly Elementary School
Silver Spring, MD

Fairland Elementary School
Silver Spring, MD