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This school has an effective approach to homework:
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John Adams has a dedicated teaching staff, few student discipline problems, and a beautiful diverse student population! This school is committed to the arts and hosts a dual language curriculum for Spanish.



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I love dual language program. My children love their school, they like their teachers. Great school. Mrs. Shirley is a very committed teacher.


Teacher effectiveness: Agree


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Many teachers are amazing and go above and beyond to make a challenging situation productive and positive for all students. Thank you!



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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.

Teacher effectiveness: Disagree


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About as effective as teachers can be, teaching in any school in Calcutta. That would be my frank response.


Develops character: Neutral


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I don't see, in the context I have described, how one could expect the school to be particularly successful in this endeavor.

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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The staff and John Adams Elementary School is truly amazing. They provide excellent support to the students.



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One of my children is flourishing in the dual language program and my second child is preparing to start kindergarten next year. My family is very happy with the excellent staff and wonderful services John Adams Elementary School provides. The teachers are knowledgeable and I feel this school is a hidden gem in the city of Alexandria. Mrs. Lee, the principal brings excellent skill sets to the school. She and the staff are providing a wonderful atmosphere for learning.




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Love one of the administrators. The receptionist is friendly. Love LOVE the diversity. That was very important us. That said, most of the families are low income with little education. Most of the office staff is unprofessional. The dual language program is probably the best they have to offer. Most of the teachers in the K-2 dual program have been great with the exception of one. We drive in every day because the bus driver told our son to shut up. parking is a mess.

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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The teachers are constantly striving to learn new ways to reach out to the students.

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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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