My child had a teacher (2015-16) who was absent 1-3 days each month and the substitutes were unable to make forward progress in the curriculum. Frequently math homework was sent home to be completed without having been taught the lessons in class first. Teacher repeatedly lied about classroom situation and lessons. Very frustrating! And when we sat down to talk to the powers that be, the answer was that we can practice over the summer. I would have preferred to hear how THEY were going to fix the situation with the new teacher to prevent a reoccurrence. Having said all this, this was our 3rd year at this school and this was by far the worst experience. The other years weren't this terrible.
My family Loves Stratford Landing!
Many of the teachers are passionate about their love for education and children. Excited my child has the opportunity to attend such an excellent school.
This year they cut back on the HW for smaller children as it was taking up too much time in the evenings for both parents and kids. Still just as equally effective!
Great new teachers, everyone is positive (front office folks could still smile more), more administrators who seem to be keeping things in control, homework that makes sense, no more worksheets, kids seem to be doing way more interesting projects this year as compared to previous 2 years and lots of good communication about the renovation.
The administration does not meet the needs of the community. Teachers are micro managed and miserable. Responsive classroom is touted as wonderful - it is anything but - ask any kid or parent. High curriculum standard of the past has been replaced with hand holding and extensive rule system with lack of due consequences. Principal does not support higher learning of Center program. Worst the school has been in years.
I had child there she did not receive homework for the entire school the class was out of control.Teacher missed over two months of class unexplained she got demoted.The principal does not listen she thinks she knows everything and talks down to ppl.THIS IS A HORRIBLE REPRESENTATIVE OF A FAIRFAX COUNTY SCHOOL.GET YOUR CHILD OUT OF THIS DUMP IMMEDIATELY! Bellview Elementary School IS LIGHT YEARS AHEAD OF THIS DUMP.