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Ashburn, VA
Students enrolled: 891

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43330 Loudoun Reserve Dr
Ashburn, VA 20148

(703) 957-4490
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Map of Rosa Lee Carter Elementary School address.
April 28, 2014
Great school, Great teachers and staff. My son loves the school the teacher is always concern with each kid as they progress!

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2014
Great school. Both my kids love the school and the teachers are excellent. My kids are performing very well in this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
We are very happy with the school although we only started 1 year ago. Compare from Maryland public and some private schools, RLC exceeded our expectations.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2013
Although the school is good, I am a bit depressed about the way students are handled during pickup at morning. There are no rules (K first etc) or anyone comes at anytime and stands anywhere in the queue. I am writing this because, my kid was pushed back from the queue and other kid went ahead. There was no student patrol. In fact friends of student partroling kids come after maybe 15 kids but go in bus with them before even all other kids who have come before them. I would strongly suggest to mentor Patrol to observe discipline during getting on the bus.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2013
Great school which does everything well. The teachers are great and hardworking. The only thing that takes away from this is lack of competitive activities and fun options.

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2013
Love the school! Teachers are great and best school in loudoun county! My kids had a great time

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2013
this school is the best nice teachers the teachers help you so much. and i can help out so much I love this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2013
The diversity in this school is non existent. The teacher my son had was horrible. She only had one method for teaching, which did not work for my child. They are very stereotypical and are quick to classify a child b4 offering different strategies. The overall curriculum is good and sound, as the avg teacher seems caring. The front desk is horrid, they never smile and act as if you are bothering them. I am moving just to get out of this school's district. Very sad as my intentions to moving to loudoun county was b/c of the better education for my child.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2013
I want to follow this school as it is the prospective school for my little one.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2012
This is my daughters 6th year at Rosa Lee Carter ES. She has enjoyed every minute at the school. She loved every teacher she got. She hates holidays because she can t go to school and has to stay home .She had 5 great years and I am sure she will have an excellent 6th year. I admire the principle, the teachers, and the staff members. They are all very caring about the kids. I am a little shocked by the negative comments by the parents. In my opinion the parent s are equally responsible in the education and development of their kids. Depending on the kids development/ability the kids will be placed in more challenging circle at school. I like the way the teachers make the curriculum enjoyable for the kids. They feel more like a play than a lesson.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2012
I researched so many schools before we decided to move into the neighborhood for Rosa Lee Carter and am very happy with the school. My children are excited to go to school and are having fun learning.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2012
This is my second year as an RLC parent and I have nothing but good things to say about this school. My children enjoy going to school and I feel they are in a safe, caring environment while they are at school. I believe this school provides a great foundation for a lifelong love for education.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2012
My kids attend 1st and 3rd grade at RLC. I am fairly impressed with the school in terms of safety, hygiene, healthy learning atmosphere, competitiveness and quality of education. The school's strategy of teaching good values to the kids is commendable. Kid's workload is fairly balanced. Both my kids enjoy going to school and have good friends. Many of the kids at RLC come from well educated & well to-do families, which, I believe, also helps in creating a safe & healthy learning environment. The teachers have always responded promptly to any of my queries. The teachers pay attention to my kid's individual needs, which I liked very much. My kids had a quality time at RLC this year. As a parent who wants to provide the best available opportunities to my kids, I believe Rosa Lee Carter is a good place to start!

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2012
I just moved in to the community and my children came from Belmont Station. I strongly feel that my two girls 1st and 2nd grade are not being challenge academically. My daughters beg me everyday to take them back to Belmont Station. The teachers are absent to often and the children have substitutes that of course don't have a plan. I cannot afford to send my children to private school and I am very unhappy with the school. I also agree that the principal makes excuses for the school not being up to standard. I wish I could transfer my children back to Belmont Station which is a great School.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2011
this school is awsome and 8 out of 10 but i got to say millrun has 9 out of 10 and rosa lees great though

- submitted by a community member
October 09, 2011
The school has awesome facilities. But the quality of education that is being offered is dependent on few teachers. My daughter has been here since grade 1. There is a lot of concern about the quality of education that is offered by the parents. But the principal tries to defend that the school is well. The kids are not challenged, often there are no home works and teachers do not stick to any gameplan, mediocrity is ok. For kids who are brilliant and want to be stretched, they will be very disappointed.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2011
Hello, I am a possible future RLC parent. I am 27 and I have two girls ages 5 and 7. I made a choice to move to this area for my children and their education. Overall to a nicer area of Loudoun County. I was walking around in the neighborhood and came across a couple of middle school kids who was doing a fundraiser and they asked what school my kids would be attending because they wanted to know if it was going to be the same school they once attended. So I told them that they would possibly be attending RLC. The boys eyes lit up with excitement and only spoke positive things about the school! So that is what brought me to this cite today. After reading the reviews I was a little disappointed in a lot of the review in regards to the academic program not being challenging enough. I am in a debate between public and private school so keeping up with the reviews of the school is important to me. We will see how RLC does this year in school ratings so that I can make my determination next year between public or private school.

- submitted by a community member
August 11, 2011
Our son will be a 3rd grader at Rosa Lee Carter this fall. We have been very happy with the teachers, administration and facilities. Our son has been challenged and very interested in all of his subjects. We have nothing but positive things to say about RLC. It is a great school!

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2011
My daughter almost finished the first grade there. The school is fantastic, great facility, and great staff and she learnt a lot ! For kids beyond their reading level and math, the teacher formed different study groups to encourage learning. Most of all, everyday when she comes back, she is really happy and excited to share the stories/activities happened in school. Thumbs up with no reservations.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2011
My family's experience at Rosa Lee Carter has been wonderful, and I am surprised by some of the reviews. The school is very focused on academics, and my children have never been bored. Children are assessed and placed into groups based on their level. I have a gifted child, and one who has ADHD. The administrators, teachers, specialists and counselors have worked hard to make sure my children receive what they need. In fact, the principal goes into the classrooms regularly and gets to know each child. Because of the staff's caring and devotion, my children have been very successful. I would recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2011
My son has been going to Rosa Lee Carter for 2 years and I have to say I agree with all the other reviews, that my child is not challenged enough and is on occasion bored. I believe that kids are like sponges and this is the time while they are still young and with the amount of competition out there, that they need to have a bit of a challenge to prepare them for the future. I am very much involved with my child and his homework and sometimes I feel that I am picking up the pieces that the school is not providing. I do not like when my child's class has a substitute, the work that they do is boring and below their grade level. If you are considering dropping off or picking up your child at this school, be prepared, it is disorganized and frustrating.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2011
I am surprised to the rating for this school as 6. Based on what we are told by the school administration, i was hoping that the school rating is in the vicinity of 8. Also keep in mid this school is not very old.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2011
My son attended this school for 3 1/2 years when we had enough and moved him to a private school. He was not challenged in reading or math. I spoke with his 3rd grade teacher and the principal and was told that he was above grade level not to worry. He was also bullied on the playground and his teacher didn't notice it at all. We moved into this expensive neighborhood to provide our children with the best education possible and now find it necessary to pay for private school.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2011
I have 3 children who were there at the opening of RLC. We have had a wonderful experience with them! My oldest is now at Stone Hill Middle School and said that she felt absolutely prepared for middle school and LOVES IT! Wonderful school there, as well! My other two have ADHD and the teachers, guidance counselors and administration have been caring, attentive and creative with finding solutions to meet their needs and keep up with their giftedness, as well. They have been understanding in tough times and cheerleaders for us and our kids throughout it all--believing the best and praising the kids. My suggestion to parents is to GET INVOLVED. Our kids' education is a team effort--school and parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
My son is in 3rd grade. The teachers are very good and they work with every students by grouping them according to their learning capability. For example: If a group of students are good in math, the teacher gives more challenging maths to that group, same in reading also. I found it a great school.

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April 08, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating April 07, 2010
For the amount of money the parents are spending on housing in the communities around this school, we would expect good education for our kids. The teachers at this school need to Either be more motivated or simply replaced.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating February 22, 2010
My son transferred to this school last year and after one week, he cried for help from us (parents). He was bored and wanted to learn more. The teacher just asked him to slow down and doodle. I talked to the principal and she basically said to me she is going to do nothing. After two months, we had enough and have to spend money and transfer him to a private school.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 05, 2010
My daughter went to Belmont Station last year and this year she is going to Rosa Lee Carter. I can very well see the difference. My daughter is not challenged enough and she says she is bored. I have spoken to the teachers. They only seem to worry about what the kids need to know to get through the SOL's. No one really wants to go above and beyond. I am really disappointed with this school. When we were hunting for homes, I was under the impression that the great school ratings and low because it was a new school. But I guess that is not the case.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2009
I am a 5th grade teacher at RLES and enjoy each day that I have the opportunity to teach. The students, parents, and staff have a wonderful way of working together for the best interest of our future...the students.

- submitted by a teacher
October 15, 2008
my son is attending the 4 th Grade in the school. lot of excellent programs for students ( reading and maths).

- submitted by a parent

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Rosa Lee Carter Elementary School
43330 Loudoun Reserve Dr, Ashburn, VA  20148
(703) 957-4490
Last modified Rosa Lee Carter Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Rosa Lee Carter Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top