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.
First of all, the enrollment is over 900 so the number listed here is incorrect. Stratford Landing is a VERY large school, that being said, it is a GREAT place. Teachers are happy and communicative, the administrators who are new to the building are upbeat and friendly to the kids and parents -- they are visible daily which makes quick questions possible. There were lots of changes made this year which did not sit well with some parents at the beginning of the year (assigned tables at lunch), this seems to be going well, and after having lunch with my children 2x this year, it is WAY better than last year. Volunteers are amazing. PTA has a great Facebook site. The school website has a new webmaster and it seems to be updated regularly. Overall, we have only been here two years but we are very pleased with what our children are experiencing.