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K-5
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Alexandria, VA
Students enrolled: 417
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600 Russell Rd
Alexandria, VA 22301

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(703) 706-4440
(703) 683-5146
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May 01, 2015
The field trips funded by the Maury PTA and managed by the teachers and staff provide wonderful educational opportunities. Our children have seen the following on Maury class field trips: Jamestowne and Yorktown; The White House; U.S. Capital; The Kennday Center; DC's Decatur House; George Washington's Mount Vernon; Alexandria's Gadsby's Tavern, Ledbetter Apothocary, City Hall and Masonic Temple; Alexandria's Winkler Nature Preserve; and Alexandria's trash incinerator/power plant; and Alexandria's water treatment falicility.

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April 20, 2015
Our family loves Maury Elementary and would highly recommend it to others looking for a high quality education in a wonderful community.

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April 10, 2015
Our child tells us he loves this school. We as parents love it, too. The teachers and the administration are great at communicating with families. We have noticed over time that the educators consistently deliver the message to each child that he or she is expected to do his or her best at all times. Of course, the staff support the children in this. Class sizes are small and the music and art teachers are exceptionally talented educators. On-site afters school enrichment programs are run by the PTA and provide excellent additional opportunities for learning.

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January 09, 2015
We highly recommend this school. Our boy thrives there and the teachers he has had have been highly skillled. The administration focuses on all the right stuff and the PTA is resources beyond imagination.

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December 19, 2014
Our child has spent five years at Maury School. Each year, he has developed skills beyond his grade level and his highly-skilled teachers have been dedicated. He has loved this school and his community of friends in Rosemont. We, as parents, think his experience at Maury has positioned him well for academic success going forward. We like to think we focus on academics in our family. Maury focuses on academics, too.

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October 31, 2014
I cannot say enough great things about Maury Elementary. The faculty and staff are very effective leaders. The Rosemont Community provides an unbelievable level of positive support for the school. I have become friends with many people and the PTA's raises a large amount of money to support curriculum enrichment programs for all grades. Abobe all, Maury provides a nurturing and caring environment for our children.

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September 10, 2014
Maury Elementary School meets our high standards. The faculty/staff display amazing skills daily. The community supports the school in amazing ways. The school systems provides abundant resources. There is a wonderful positive culture around the Maury Community as well. We are pround to send our children to this excellent school.

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August 29, 2014
Our family moved to Alexandria from Europe where our children attended excellent schools. We have found that Maury Elementary provides our kids with a very high quality educational experience. The active Rosemont community is very engaged as well. It is an amazing convenience that all our children's school friends live within a short walk of the school and our home. We highly recommend this school.

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July 29, 2014
We are first time parents and Rosemont residents. Two years ago as our oldest started Kindergarten, and we analyzed many school options (public and private) in detail before deciding to send him to Maury School. The school has been terrific for our child and we highly recommend it. The staff is caring and skilled. The community is incredibly involved. Our child does well academically and socially at Maury. W are very happy that we have become a Maury Family. We highly recommend this school to other families.

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June 13, 2014
Our child has been at Maury for a number of years and achieves far beyond our expectations academically and musically. We credit the top teachers, the focused school administration and the supportive community for creating an excellent school.

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April 13, 2014
I am an educator by profession and I believe Maury is one of the best elementary schools in the National Capitol region.

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February 26, 2014
I can truly say with gratitude and tremendous appreciation that the faculty and every staff member at Maury work especially hard to ensure that our precious child develops a love for learning. The student population is diverse and class sizes remain small by design our children s classes have ranged from 17-22 students. The school is located in the wonderful Rosemont Community of Alexandria and the playground is a gathering place for the whole neighborhood in the afternoons and on weekends. The PTA is very effective, and the school sponsors activities throughout the year including: math night, science night, social study night, art night, curriculum based field trips, etc. I am hopeful that our young kids will carry their Maury friendship with them throughout their lives.

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January 02, 2014
Our two children continue to thrive at Maury School and continue to be excited about learning year after year. The teachers challenge the students in a positive way. The enlightened Alexandria City Public School System and Alexandria City Government provide great resources for a full range of student needs from talented and gifted to special needs. The soccer field could use some work but the school system and the PTA have an initiative to improve this in the next year.

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December 09, 2013
Generally a good public school but with poor central administration. It's sort of assumed that you'll get all of your information from other parents. Very strong pta, which sponsors a number of great after-school clubs.

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December 08, 2013
Maury's teachers and staff, the PTA, and the community at-large are all focused on the kids and their success in a loving, supportive, welcoming way.

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October 24, 2013
Awesome academics, wonderful teachers, superb staff and a super caring environment. Maury surely meets our high standards!

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October 17, 2013
We just enrolled but already feel so luck to be at this school. It's something special and once to enter you feel it.. The principal is amazing, teachers appear caring and well prepared, and the children are respectfully and orderly. They run a tight ship. Very loving environment which fosters a successful learning environment. I question some of the ratings on this website having moved from another elementary school in town. If find it hard to believe that their student body is testing as high as reported.

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September 27, 2013
Maury is a excellent school. The staff took time with my child to make sure he was on track. They put the students needs first. Ms jackson really is a great leader. She is definitely taking the school in the right direction.

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September 27, 2013
We love being a Maury family. Our children succeed in school and test above grade level. And all their friends live within walking distance

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June 27, 2013
We moved to the Alexandria so that our two kids could attend Maury Elementary. Maury is what attracted us to Alexandria and is part of what keeps us living in this wonderful community. Maury has top administrators, top teachers, and motivated parents; as a result the students do very well.

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June 02, 2013
Maury is a terrific school. I can't imagine a better place for our children. I question this web site's methodology if it doesn't give Maury it's highest possible ranking.

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May 31, 2013
Maury is an amazing learning community with involved parents, engaged and happy kids and skilled teachers and administrators. We have been a Maury family for several years and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great elementary education experience for their children.

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May 28, 2013
Our daughter and son thrive at Maury School. We find the school to be well-funded and the educators to be highly skilled. It is hard to imagine a better learning environment or supporting community.

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May 28, 2013
We think Maury provides an outstanding education for our children. We are particularly impressed with the quality of the science and math instruction. However, the basic classroom instruction has our child (and most of their classmates) reading at a level which is 1-2 grades above expected.

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January 26, 2011
This is our third year at Maury and we are very happy. It is a very nice school community and active parents who work to provide access to programs for all students. All of the teachers we have had so far have been very good and the school has a very positive culture. My daughter loves it.

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April 23, 2010
My goodness this site is out of date! Makes me question the validity of the other school ratings. Maury is an amazing school. You cannot walk in the door without feeling the tremendous love and enthusiam these teachers and staff pour into the kids. My daughter cries on days she is sick because she wants to be at school. Go to the play ground any evening and you will find highly educated, professionals who send their kids here instead of the local expensive private schools. The PTA organizes an incredible array of enrichment activities after school and the Campagna Center conducts on-site after school care there. We move this summer--so sad to leave Maury!

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April 23, 2010
I actually opted IN to Maury and it was the best decision we ever made. It truly is a community, not just a school. Ms. Jackson is a beloved principal, by staff, students and parents alike! My daughter is in her fourth year there and each year we are happier than the one before.

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April 23, 2010
My daughter transferred to Maury in first grade, and the instructional level has been significantly higher than in the private school she first attended. The atmosphere is perfect. The school is exceptionally warm and loving, and yet also well-structured. The students know the high expectations the school has for them; the fact that they also feel loved inspires them to strive and achieve. Parents are incredibly supportive of each other, as well as of the school. The Talented and Gifted teacher is incredible. I highly recommend Maury.

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April 23, 2010
I love this school and so do my kids. They have been here since K and have learned so easily and enthusiastically. The principal Ms. Jackson is full of positive energy and love for the kids it creates an amazing atmosphere. All the teachers are great. I am thrilled my kids are going to Maury!

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July 02, 2008
This is a terrific little school. It fell on bad times a few years back, and the test scores reported on this site are still a bit out of date, but don't let that mislead you. It's got a dedicated principal, energetic and talented teachers, and a terrific parent community. it's diverse, happy, and all in all just a great, old-fashioned, neighborhood school. We live a few blocks away and on any given nice afternoon, many of the neighborhood children and their parents can be found at the school playground or the adjacent park. A warm, friendly feeling. The children learn-- my kindergartner was reading well by the end of the year-- but it is not unpleasantly competititve-- low key, but good.

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February 05, 2008
Maury elementary school has exceeded all of our expectations. The principal and the staff are passionate about making Maury a wonderful-learning experience for every child. The PTA is very active and host many after-school and evening activities such as chapter book readings, chess club, yoga, game night, movies and several other fun events. Also there are two quality after school programs on-site.

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August 07, 2007
This public school has uniforms, an incredibly accomplished and loving principal and dedicated staff. We are sending our daughter here for the full five years. Wouldn't dream of sending her elsewhere. If you have doubts about sending your child to a public school, go for a tour and see how great it is for yourself before jumping to conclusions.

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April 09, 2005
I was a teacher at Maury a couple of years ago. Maury is a very neglected school with a lot of potential. I feel truly blessed to have worked with such professional teachers who truly cared about the kids. They had high expectations and truly went 'the extra mile' for the children. I hope that Maury continues to improve! - Kent Kolb

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Maury Elementary School
600 Russell Rd, Alexandria, VA  22301
(703) 706-4440
Last modified Maury Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Maury Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top