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4800 Lancaster Circle
Waldorf, MD 20603

(301) 645-9053
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February 02, 2015
We pulled our child out of this school. Some of the administrators are excellent, but the principal at the time and the teachers were not satisfactory.

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July 03, 2014
Barnhart is a very good school. The staff and teachers are great. The administrators are fantastic. Everyone is one there A game. The kids are great with learning and being friends.

- submitted by a community member

April 17, 2014
I love Barnhart and especially my daughter's 4 grade teacher Ms. Johnson. In my opinion, she was the best teacher my daughter had. She does not coddle her students, she expects the best from them no exceptions. Ms. J also keeps parents informed and that is essential to helping children succeed. Thanl you.

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August 26, 2013
Sometimes all it takes is a smile, a hello and a big thank to let your school know that you appreciate what they've accomplished with your child. So when you drop off or pick up your child this year say "Good Morning!" , "Good Evening!" , "Have a good day" or whatever good comes to heart. It'll make your day feel brighter or pick your spritis up knowing your child(ren) are in good hands. I know I do:)

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April 30, 2013
barnhart is a good school.. My daughter has enjoyed going there since kindergarten and they are all like a big family...

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June 20, 2011
My daughter has been going to Barnhart since the first grade, she will be going to middle school next year. All her teachers were good, but her 5th grade teacher, Mrs. E.R. Johnson was great. Mrs. Johnson really cares for the children in her classroom. My daugher, Asia loves to learn and has enjoyed the time she has spent in the class. Mrs. Johnson gives children one on one attention when they did it, she not only cares about what happens good in the classroom but also gives advise that will make your child a better human being. If more parents get involved with thier children in the classroom and for the school, and more teachers were like Mrs. Johnson the school rate would go from 5 to at least a 10. - YH

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January 20, 2011
I don't care what anyone say about my favorite school it was fun and also made me very smart. After I left that school i read at an 8th grade level. My math skills also had me at an 8th grade level. Thanks to Barnhart I'm in 3 John Hopkins programs. Overall best elementary school I ever went to and I went to 4 elementary schools

- submitted by a community member

April 10, 2010
Not to thrilled here, this is my child's first year here in 5th grade and I am glad that it is his last. This is an average school that at times feel borderline to below average. Everything seems basic, with really no critical thinking for the child. My child comes home frequently saying he's bored. When there are science programs after school there is poor organization, never starts on time, and the presentations are to me below standard. If you are looking for basic teaching/schooling, then this school is it. The Principal/Teachers are good, but they don't push the kids enough.

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March 18, 2010
It would be wonderful to have more parents be involved. I can't count how many times I went to an event on education given by the school or Title 1 were there were I was the only parent from Barnhart. Even when they have give dinner and have child care for younger children. It's just sad. If there were as many people at educational events as there were in the parking lot when the kids went to Baltimore. Our school would be rated a ten. (yh)

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March 17, 2010
Barnhart is a good school, my sons teacher is very concerned about his education and also makes learning fun for him, her nam eis Ms Baldwin Sincerely Mrs. Gamble

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December 07, 2009
This is a great school! Both my kids go here one in the third grade and the other in the 3's program. There teachers are excellent and they really care about my children. I get updates about my childrens progress and they are learning alot here. If I were to move I would still want my kids to attend this school!

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May 10, 2009
I love Barnhart. My daughter is in Kindergarten and her teachers really care about her education. I am very impressed with this school.

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November 14, 2008
This year both of my children started attending Barnhart Elementary. One is in Kindergarten and the other is in 3rd. I belive that their teachers are extraordinary. They go the extra mile to make sure kids understand their lessons before they move on. If my son's third grade teacher notices a child is lacking in a particular area she will send home suggestions for the parents on how we can help them as well as asking for permission to enroll them in special tutoring program that the school hosts. My daughter's kindergarten teacher sends her home with so much enthusiasm to learn that she even wants to practice her words, numbers and patterns on the weekend. I highly reccommend Barnhart and I do not do that lightly, my kids previously attended a military base school. So let's just say Barnhart measures up!

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September 09, 2008
My daughter has attended Barnhart since the 1st grade and while I don't particularily like a few of the teachers, it would appear that most teachers make the students their priorities. The thing that most parents have to realize is that your child's education is dependent upon how much both you and your child are involved in the process. If there are issues then address them, and don't ease up until the issues are fixed. Overall my experience has been with bad parents and not necessarily bad teachers. Overall our experience with Barnhart has been positive and I feel as if my child is getting a quality education.

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May 28, 2008
C. Paul Barnhart has been a horrible experience for me and my kids. Many of the teachers act like they are children themselves. My son is in the accelerated classes and have attended the summer gifted program. He thinks the programs are boring and not very challenging.

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May 09, 2008
My daughter attends Barnhart.. The teachers, staff, and administration care about all of the children. They bend over backwards to help out in any way they can. Teachers are dedicated and work very hard. There are many after school programs that the students can be a part of. Barnhart Elementary has the best staff and is the best school in Charles County!!

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January 15, 2008
I am very pleased with the education my child has gotten at Barnhart. My child is in the excelerated classes there. The teachers are involved and dedicated. The teachers are on top of problems as they arise. Educating our kids is a two way street...it takes involved parents and dedicated teahers....I think that is why we have had such a great experience there.

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September 09, 2004
In my opinion about Barnhart Elem., if your child needs special attention or assistance from the school then you can forget it. This school has to deal with a lot of 'baby sitting'(if you know what I mean) and my son didn't get the special help that he was due. If he had gotten that extra help then he would have done better. To me, my son went backwards instead of forward for this past school year 2003-2004. Paul Barnhart staff is friendly and helpful but not understanding to the students with health or mental problems like ADD or ADHD. They drag their feet in solving your problem or concerns. They also didn't give out enough homework. My son didn't have to do a science fair project in 5th grade (just a paper). Come on.

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C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School
4800 Lancaster Circle, Waldorf, MD  20603
(301) 645-9053
Last modified C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top