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2000 Callaway St.
Temple Hills, MD 20748

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(301) 702-3950
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September 29, 2015
This school has been renamed Maya Angelou French Immersion and has a new principal that was plucked from the former Robert Goddard. The new principal has years of experience as the former RG French Immersion Coordinator. Also, this program is a good one but be forewarned that you need to be a participating parent. You have to engage on the English --vocabulary development, reading and writing. Please either secure a English tutor or buy a workbook like Scholastic Success With: XX Grade (Little Friends Series) Paperback so that your student can work from home beginning in Kindergarten. Fight to get in the best teachers class for your student; know the personality of your child so that you can ask for the best teacher. Also note that French grammar & conjugation is taught in later grades. Roll up your sleeves because there is work to be done and your students will grow from the experience.

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September 29, 2015
I would say thanks to a number of the teachers and administrative staff like the K-4th grade teachers, music teachers, test coordinator, principal, front desk staff, lunch ladies, and security guard.

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April 16, 2015
The teachers are great. Love the school. All three of my children have attended this program.

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January 31, 2015
The faculty and PTSA are supportive and strong. The program offers students the opportunity to travel abroad. 5th and 6th graders travel to Canada. And 7th and 8th graders travel to Europe. Academically speaking the school is really strong in math. The Engligh Reading Language Arts (ELA) is not strong at all. In fact students tremendously lack in this area. Grammar and writing are the two biggest areas where kids here are deficient. Unfortunately it's not really until middle school when this really shows up. So the good - math, French. The bad - ELA and the behavior of some of the students at the school. Also the middle school is not strong. But that could be more a county curriculum issue.

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January 30, 2015
My daughter is in kindergarten, and is doing well. I have no complaints. Her homework is challenging, and she is quite engaged. I thought I would be able to share her experience in learning Francais; however, she has already surpassed me. I'm excited about what's to come.

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October 17, 2014
Great school. Great School Leadership. Excellent PTSA!!!! My kid is a 2nd grader (3rd year) at JHFI and I couldn't have made a better choice. His level of fluency in French at 7 is remarkable. Every year is better than the last. Keep up the good work JHFI family.

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September 03, 2014
Wonderful School. My child is excelling. The curriculum is challenging and my daughter already has a working knowledge of the French language and she's only in the First grade.

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October 28, 2013
Our school is an academic stronghold. We offer our children an immersion environment with excellent activities to enrich young lives. Our programs include dance, STEM club, robotics, Mandarin, Parent Empowerment and much more! If you are looking for a challenging school with great academics and after School activities, check out John Hansom French Immersion @ Shugart!

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October 25, 2013
My school is awesome, active, alive and academically achieving! My 2nd grader is already quite proficient in not only math, science and reading, but becoming quite fluent in the French language. I would say that is a great achievement for a 7 year old! The school is supportive of the academic needs of the children, and strive to provide top-notch education to our children. In a county that has not always been at the top of the leader board in Maryland, this school sets a higher bar, and helps to launch the county and school system in Maryland forward. The school also has a very strong PTA, complete with very passionate and active parents. Collectively, with the school and PTA effort this truly is a family and community spirited school, complete with a common set of core value to promote excellence in our students and school system.

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October 21, 2013
John Hanson is an awesome school where students are getting fully immersed in a second language for no extra cost! I have two children currently in attendance due to the much appreciated automatic sibling enrollment policy! If you decide to let your kids attend know that your involvement is paramount to your child's success and no English is taught until the 2nd grade. The only improvements I would like to see is for the program to be expanded with more teachers so that the class sizes can be smaller for the younger grades and extended to the 12th grade onsite.

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October 21, 2013
I love the opportunities that this school presents to our youth. Language immersion offers a great advantage to students in the greater DC area for job prospects in the future. The staff is very committed and stays after to help students. They tailor the instruction to meet the needs of the students.

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October 21, 2013
This is a great school. My daughter is in the Second great and academically she's doing very well. I must say the program is very rigorous so if you want to send your child to this school make sure that you have the time to be involved in his or her education. The principal strives for excellence. She is very much liked and respected by the rest of the staff. I am hoping that when my son is old enough I can send him there as well.

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August 05, 2008
I agree. My son will be entering the 6th grade this coming school year and each year has been a challenge for him. With the support he receives from my husband and I as well as his teachers he has managed to remain on the honor roll throughout his years in the program. The experience of being taught by educators from various countries has taught him to be worldly at a young age. and this is what we want. As parents we also expose him to the French language by taking him to countries where French is spoken. It is an excellent school with an excellent staff.

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Maya Angelou French Immersion
2000 Callaway St., Temple Hills, MD  20748
(301) 702-3950
Last modified Maya Angelou French Immersion is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Maya Angelou French Immersion Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top