Awesome school, friendly environment, kind teachers who care, and a dynamic principal who is visible, engaging, and very approachable. Implementing Watch Dog Dads was a great move on the schools part! Video newsletters are very 21st century, not to mention a solid and regularly updated Face Book page and Twitter account! A new focus on technology is very visible in this school, and the teacher are working hard to embrace all student needs and learning styles!
As a former student of this school, I can honestly say this place was incredible. I stayed every year, from Kindergarten to 5th grade. The teachers were absolutely perfect. The school is really nice and clean too. Everyone there was just full of energy, motivated, and excited to learn which is what kids need to be in elementary school. I remember how amazing the assemblies used to be, how fun the choir concerts were, and making lasting friendships. If your child or someone you know goes here, they are lucky, because this really is the best school in the county. Trust me ive seen the other ones.I wish I could have stayed forever. Love you Cedar Lane. LIONS RULE!!!!
I volunteer a lot at Cedar Lane. I cover K-5, the atmosphere is very positive. The students receive Paw Prints for demonstrating acts of kindness. The Principal, Mr. Marple and Vice Principal, Mrs. Hines are active with the student body, staff and parents. I think the expectations of a school starts at the top. Mr. Marple defiantly sets the tone with a happy, supportive environment. He has an open door policy and is very easy to talk with. He works hard to have a team atmosphere. And it shows! Of course, kids have disagreements, however, these are taken care of immediately. I have 3 children. We have been at 2 other schools in Ashburn. And to tell you the truth, we have enjoyed all of them, however, Cedar Lane has a family environment. There are fun programs happening and everyone is involved. There is even a club for people who have English as their 2nd language. They pair up families that speak both languages. And toghether they attend the school programs. So bullying a problem...No, not at all. Just the opposite. Congratulations to the entire staff who make Cedar Lane a positive place to learn!
This school lacks what many of the other Ashburn schools have. It's breeds a tolerance of bullying. The kids aren't properly supervised on the playground so when bullying issues occur, it is always one childs word against another and nothing is done. The bullied kids can't go to the administration and have no recourse but to switch schools. Very disappointed in this school.
We have been at Cedar Lane for almost 5 years and it has been an amazing experience. There are many schools that can boast great test scores, but Cedar Lane is more than that. The school is a very special environment of tolerance and inclusion which is important for all students - from special ed to the gifted. The culture starts with the amazing administration and is pervasive throughout the school.
Mr. Dallas won Principal of the Year! He also is the recipient of the Washington Post's Distinguished Educational Leadership Award! We are so proud of you Mr. Dallas! Cedar Lane is blessed to have you. The leadership of our school starts at the top and filters through the teachers, staff of the building, students and parents. All the staff, students and parents rise to do their best due to your commitment toward education. Thank you for all that you do!
I have 4 children in Cedar Lane.. My 4th actually just graduated so I now have 3. From day one if I have ever had any issues or questions they are addressed and handled immediately. From the ladies in the office to Mr. Dallas and Burns to the cafeteria ladies to the bus drivers.. I wouldnt trade this school for anything!!! LOVE IT!!!! From all the teachers we have had I truly have LOVED all of them 15 so far total with 4 kids... (Only 1 did I not care for!! ) This is an AMAZING school
Awesome! All three of my children have bloosomed at Cedar Lane. The teachers are wonderful. They not only teach a subject, they have the students aply the information, by completing fun projects. This way the information stays with them for life. I also think the teachers, parents and principal make a great team! I'm proud to be a Lion Parent. Thank you everyone for all your dedication and hard work to make Cedar Lane such a great place to learn.
We have 2 children in Cedar Lane (2nd grade and 5th grade) and have been very pleased. Even the bus drivers are top notch. Principals Mr. Dallas and Mr. Burns truly care about the children and their quality of education. Keep up the great work!!!
Our children have attended Cedar Lane from day one. We have seen both leaderships. Mrs Mc Manus and Dr. Hall. The other elementary schools that came after Cedar Lane have used this school as a benchmark (most of the original staff presently teach at these schools). Prior, to coming in this area, we were a little sceptical about public schools but Cedar Lane helped us relax. The level of parent participation is consistent with excellence.
We had a wonderful first year at Cedar Lane in First Grade - my daughter did not attend Kindergarten here. Second Grade was also good, but left a little to be desired. Third Grade has seen my wonderfully passionate positive child go to pieces with pressure and attention only to the Standardized Tests. This has been very disappointing and we have not had a great response to our issues with the pressure that seems to have been visited on these very young children. We have considered other options and will see the year through - but have questions of concern as to whether our particular issues have been addressed or ignored. My child has also been dropped several reading levels although she is a very advanced reader.
This school is wonderful...you will be very happy here with the teachers.
I have two children at cedar lane - one in 1st grade and one in 3rd. Both teachers are young but have so much patience and spend so much time with the kids. Both my children had reading issues and were put in reading programs that made an incredible difference
We have been very happy at Cedar Lane for the last 3 years. We have found the teachers to be very responsive when our child has had issues at school. The teachers show a true interest in helping our child succeed. There are many opportunities for parent involvement in the school and many activities planned throughout the year for all to participate.
My daughter has had an excellent three years in this school. Teachers we have had have been excellent and my child is blooming. I have found the new Principle Dr. Hall to be fine addition to this school. She is reponsive to both student and parents needs. Such a fine school makes my thinking of moving out of the area difficult. We will be challanged trying to find a comparable match in a new area.
We have had a wonderful 3 years at Cedar Lane. We will miss Mrs. McManus greatly but the new principal Dr. Hall seems to be doing a good job.
My child had a better year overall in third grade than in second. First grade left a lot to be desired, so all-in-all I'm pleased with the progress. I'm somewhat concerned about how the school will fare with its beloved principal, Nancy McManus, taking a position elsewhere, but ... here's to hoping that all goes well.
Cedar Lane did not prove to be a 'Toadally Awesome' (this years motto) school this year. My child's kindergarten experience was less than challenging. The children did not learn anything new. Everything my child was exposed to this past year was covered in pre-K. If I had the opportunity to do it over again, I would place my child in a private kindergarten program.
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