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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly agree (3 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly agree (3 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly agree (3 responses)
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Just right (6 responses)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Effective (4 responses)
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Is there someone at this school who you want to say "thanks" to?
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Currently, most people answered Teacher (4 responses)
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John Adams Elementary School 4

Posted July 18, 2016
- a parent
I love dual language program. My children love their school, they like their teachers. Great school. Mrs. Shirley is a very committed teacher.

John Adams Elementary School
Grateful to: Teacher

Posted July 18, 2016
- a community member
Ms. Lee, Principal - You are a teacher at heart and want the best for all students. Continue the march. Teachers - Mr. McCune and Ms. Shirey - thank you for all you do to include all students. You are amazing! - Ms. Beth - Thank you for including all special education students in all the wonderful activities that you do each year and for raising the money for these activities. You are a rare teacher that is valued.


John Adams Elementary School
Teacher effectiveness: Effective

Posted July 18, 2016
- a community member
Many teachers are amazing and go above and beyond to make a challenging situation productive and positive for all students. Thank you!

John Adams Elementary School 3

Posted July 18, 2016
- a community member
John Adams is a diverse school that exposes both the student and family to multiple cultures and languages and abilities. - Over 1000 students including pre-K, Head Start and 5 classes of self contained special education. - Dual Language - EXCELLENT music program - Thanks to Mr. McCune for years of service! - Going into the 3rd year with Ms. Lee, Principal, who walked into a mountain of challenges in this school. She is working hard and it is apparent and appreciated. Our experience has been up and down. Overall the school teaches inclusion for all which is necessary for a school such as this. Parent involvement has been necessary for this to be effective. Teachers come and go in droves...it is not an easy school to work in as resources are low overall. There are amazing teachers...some not so much. Office staff and Assistant Principals are not supportive or even helpful at times.

John Adams Elementary School
Teacher effectiveness: Ineffective

Posted June 09, 2016
- a community member
About as effective as teachers can be, teaching in any school in Calcutta. That would be my frank response.


John Adams Elementary School
Develops grit: Neutral

Posted June 09, 2016
- a community member
Yes, perhaps it develops persistence, grit and determination in the same context as one develops them by surviving a war.

John Adams Elementary School
Develops respect: Neutral

Posted June 09, 2016
- a community member
Respect for what? How would one quantify this for any school? I don't see this question as having any easy answer.

John Adams Elementary School
Develops empathy: Neutral

Posted June 09, 2016
- a community member
This is a delusional goal in most regards. It is a sufficient task for the authorities simply to maintain order.


John Adams Elementary School
Develops honesty: Neutral

Posted June 09, 2016
- a community member
I don't see, in the context I have described, how one could expect the school to be particularly successful in this endeavor.

John Adams Elementary School
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective

Posted October 23, 2015
- a parent
The staff and John Adams Elementary School is truly amazing. They provide excellent support to the students.

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John Adams Elementary School
5651 Rayburn Ave, Alexandria, VA  22311
(703) 824-6970
Last modified John Adams Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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