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7100 Woodyard Rd
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

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(301) 599-2500
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April 14, 2015
This year has been my first experience with the Prince George's Country public school system. I had heard horror stories over the years; however, to my great surprise, under the leadership of Mrs. Fossett, Melwood Elementary School's staff members have dispelled all of those negative myths! Mrs. Fossett has demonstrated the perfect combination of no-nonsense professionalism coupled with deep care and nurturing for the students. With Mrs. Fossett's leadership style and the excellent tutelage of Ms. Williams, my kindergarten scholar has excelled! As a "new learner" she has embraced the importance of her academic studies and has developed a desire to continuously excel. I sincerely appreciate the Melwood Elementary School staff for their hard work and dedication. I especially appreciate Mrs. Fossett and Ms. Williams' dedication, professionalism, accessibility, responsiveness, and willingness to go above and beyond they are exceptional representatives for the entire Prince Georges County school system! I applaud you!

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March 26, 2015
My children are excelling at Melwood Elementary School! My son had difficulties at his prior school, he was almost retained. His teachers were very harsh and tense. This year, his teacher is more hands-on, and keeps me informed. My son's grades are almost the complete opposite to last year! My daughter is in kindergarten and she is blossoming as well. The first day of school was so exciting! Ms. Manners (dance instructor, THE BEST dance instructor) had children at the front door playing drums to greet all students, parents and staff. The school was nicely decorated. The staff members were all on their posts with huge smiles and in their "flight" themed outfits. Amazing! The school has many activities to keep the children and parents involved and excited. My son plays trumpet, they are both in the Good News Club, they have dance weekly, media time, Spanish.....we truly enjoy being the parents of Melwood Hawk scholars!!

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November 21, 2014
I can not say enough great things about this school. This is my son's second year, he is a 1st grader and I can not imagine having him any where else. The principal, Mrs. Fosset is truly DYNAMIC. She truly seems invested in the school and the scholars acheivements. I can tell that his teacher is about her buisness and I appreciate the effort she puts in her work. My son is proof positive that learning is taking place at Melwood. Every day he comes home telling me something new he learned in Spanish class, or tid bits of his lesson from his teacher Mrs. Simms. I am truly blown away by the staff. 5 stars in not nearly enough.

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September 07, 2014
All I can is WOW, the staff is really on point and show great concern for the children. Back to school night covered all areas from lunch to bullying. I fill my child is safe. Jobs well done!

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May 12, 2014
Caring teachers and lots of individual attention. Schools get such a bad reputation in Prince Georges but this school is an undiscovered gem.

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December 18, 2013
The school has had some issue due to the inclement weather.The buses dont come on time or they just dont come at all.They have to fix this because if the weather the children have to sit out in the cold until the bus comes. I dont feel that that is right. They could possibly freeze to death.Other than that the school is great

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November 12, 2013
The school allows bullying, there are many children with behavioral issues and being medicated for their issues. These children bully other students and know problematic children. These children pick fights recess and are not expelled or disciplined. If your child is the victim and you complain, the school will target your child and try to put them on a "counseling plan" which is a paper trail to mark your child as a problem child. The classes are over crowed. The staff is very unprofessional.

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August 12, 2013
I love the teachers my child have had so far and the principal is awesome. My child have some reading disabilities and the teachers involve have been great in helping her to achieve what is needed to get her back on task and stay on task.

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November 16, 2010
I used to go to this school now my kid is going to that school and I really love it .

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March 23, 2010
This school could be much better if it had a total administration make over. I have to admit that there are a few staff members that are truly concern about the students. But they need more parents to become more involved in their child(ren) education and behavior. Parents need to become advocates for their child(ren). If this occurred, then this school would be much better because they will be force to their jobs accordingly. There are a lot of kids struggling with classwork and teachers are stating and thinking that the child is 'just lazy'. I am pretty sure that I am not the only parent who has heard that from a staff member at that school. But, That is not the case. That child may have a learning disability and is unable express his/her needs.

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February 24, 2010
My kids love going to school and i am impressed with their academic progress. I love the mixed culture and the obviously caring staff. Off course I would like to see more extra cullicular activities and special programs, but the basics are great, now WE need to work on the icing on the cake.

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February 22, 2010
My children have attended this school for 5 years and I've seen some good and not so good factors. More support to the curent Administration is needed. The PTA needs an entire makeover and a new approach; please step into the new millennium. More enrichment programs are also needed. Region IV, MUST DO BETTER!!!! The only thing that is currently saving parent & student moral is the fact the most of the teachers are caring and compassionate.

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July 02, 2007
ok school, I've seen better and much worse, teachers are pretty good, not to keen on principal..don't know much about vice principal, could use more funding, need more notice from administration about upcoming events, PG county schools need a takeover, a makeover and an environment which is more technically advanced so our kids can keep up with the world, we need more music, art and other enrichment programs

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November 15, 2004
This is an excellent school for children to learn. Afer paying thousands of dollars at a Christian school where the emphasis was only on money, I am very impressed. The new semester brought only one flaw with it,the new Vice Principal. My personal encounters with her shows she does not have time to speak with parents or even say hello. Setting her aside, the school has great parental involvement and the staff and PTA are consistently working to improve the enrichment programs.

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September 09, 2004
I have found that the teachers are highly qualified. The atmosphere is conducive to learning. My children have been there for three years after years of Christian Schools. The education exceeds what we had been paying for in the past.

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June 29, 2004
Our Kindergarten teachers where fantastic! Because of twins we experienced two teachers. Although the teaching style was different at the beginning, during and at the end the end results were the same. My hats off to the school for having great teachers!

- submitted by a parent
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Melwood Elementary School
7100 Woodyard Rd, Upper Marlboro, MD  20772
(301) 599-2500
Last modified Melwood Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Melwood Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top