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School leader:  Ms. Rae Covey
1101 Janneys Ln
Alexandria, VA 22302

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(703) 461-4190
(703) 370-2719
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"Great neighborhood community school with high learning standards"

BASIC INFORMATION

  • Before / After care
    After
  • Dress policy
    Dress code
  • Transportation
    Buses / vans provided for students...
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PROGRAMS & CULTURE

  • Academic focus
    General - school does not emphasize one particular subject
  • Arts
    None, Band, Choir / Chorus...
  • World languages
    None
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53 reviews

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Recent Reviews


Overall:
Submitted by a parent · April 17, 2017
My daughter is in 1st grade, and we can't say enough good things about MacArthur. The teachers, the administration, all top-notch. Her kindergarten teacher in particular was amazing. Another reviewer complained about 504 plans, and that has not... more

Teacher effectiveness: Agree
Submitted by a community member · July 18, 2016
I believe they would be more effective if they were given the opportunity to teach holistically rather than to the test.

Amount of homework: no rating
Submitted by a community member · July 18, 2016
Homework cannot be graded so children are not always required to do anything. This is frustrating for teachers and parents.

Develops character: Agree
Submitted by a community member · July 18, 2016
Honesty and compliance is drilled into the children. Most children are naturally this way and the families are good that have their children attend. We love the new AP as of the last year and 1/2.

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About this school

A sixty-five year old neighborhood school with a great reputation. We have a strong and involved Parent Teacher Association and a welcoming atmosphere.

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Last modified: April 17, 2017
Last modified Douglas Macarthur Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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