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Great Teachers, Great Administrators, Great Leadership. Loved Doctor Bowers and was sad to see him leave. All 3 of our kids have had great experiences.



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This is only a reflection of the office staff, one in particular who is extremely rude and condescending. Every single time I was in the office, she made me feel like she's doing me a favor by answering a question. If she treated a parent this way, I have to wonder how treats the students.


Develops character: Strongly agree


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Great School, the administration has excellent team group,teachers are very care about students. I'm so glad of being parent of Arcola Elementary School Teachers provide good feedback to students which is constructive in the development of student skill and characte. The PTA has good number of programs to enhance skills of Students outside school curriculum.



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Great School, the administration has excellent team group,teachers are very care about students. I'm so glad of being parent of Arcola Elementary School Teachers provide good feedback to students which is constructive in the development of student skill and characte. The PTA has good number of programs to enhance skills of Students outside school curriculum.



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We have been Going to Arcola for the past 4 Years, very good teachers and great management. We like the way teachers respond to Parents questions and any issues raised to improve the quality of Education. This School has good Futura Department which analyzes student skills and guide them on the right Path


Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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My son had just finish his first grade with Mrs. Hall. I love how the teachers have gone out of their way to help your kids at Arcola. They will let you know right away if something unusual happen in the school in and outside of the classroom. They are big in training my son to deal with bullying while helping him excel with his academic. During his kindergarden year, Mrs Forcade had separated my son along with a few others in the class during their reading time so they could do more challenging asignments. Mrs. Hall had gone to the local library to borrow series books to introduce them to my son toward the end of his first grade. He is now a happy camper reading all kinds of books :-)) I love a tight connect between teachers and parents, they are willing to listen and adjust accordingly to help your kids. The people in the neighborhood are very close. The movement the school sends out the class asignments, our IMs, emails and phones start working non-stop and by the end of the day, everyone knows who will be in the same class with who. It is such a small community that my son have the same friends riding the bus, doing cub scout, and joining the swim team with him. He knows many friends, teachers and parents in the neighborhood that make him feel very comfortable at school or while doing different activities. Arcola is not just a school, it is part of our community, where everyone blends in. Strongly recommend!!!



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We moved from a different school in Loudoun County to Arcola Elementary and we could not be happier! The level of organization that this school has displayed has amazed us. The teachers are excellent and the principal and assistant principal are exceptional. The PTA is engaging and very active. This is a school that will rize to be one of the top elementary schools in Loudoun county.



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We are so lucky to have our kids at this school! I hear the restrictions other schools put on parents and their involvement in the classroom, but Arcola is the opposite of this. They love to have parental involvement. The staff is warm and welcoming and we have loved all of the teachers for our 3 kids. Sad to leave this great school when our kids go onto middle school. Go Dragons!




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We have been going to Arcola for the past 6 years and have not been happy. The front office staff can be rude and unwelcoming. There is too much politics and favoritism going on at the school, and this starts with the principal. A couple of years ago we had our child evaluated for Autism/HFA, Asperger's Syndrome, and we had to pull teeth to get anything done. Some of the teachers are young and inexperienced with Special Ed and could use a lot more training. It isn't always just a behavioral problem. Not many teachers and staff have been willing to take the time to understand our son and help him through his troubles. Except a few: Mrs. Hess, Mrs. Barbic, Ms. Bruley, Mrs. Parziale and Ms. Dailsey. They have been wonderful with us and our son. They claim NO BULLY zone, but when it happens over and over they don't do much about it. The counselor could use some work. There is too much emphasis on getting good grades and being perfect instead of letting the kids make mistakes and learning from them. A lot of pressure put on the kids from teachers and administrators. Kids should be kids. PTA parents are too intertwined with the teachers and admin staff which leads to favoritism.



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Anyone who has been to this school during school hours, during events, or on fieldtrips is struck by how happy the kids are. The school has a great energy that can be traced directly to the teachers and staff. They clearly love working with the kids and the students respond to that.

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Last modified Arcola Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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