Any negative review prior to 2013 is not reflective to how the school is now. The new administration is forward-thinking, innovative, responsive, caring, and top-notch. This school had the best test scores in the entire county last year and is regarded as the top elementary school by the school board. Each teacher is highly-trained and implements effective, engaging, higher-order thinking, project-based learning. I have never been more impressed by a school. I know that many people complained about the bus/car line situation, but that is not within the school's control. When the county took away buses from schools that had houses within walking distance, the staff at RLC campaigned to have them returned. The staff works in the car line every day to make sure that each kid get's home safely now that they lost the extra buses. They have done everything within their power to make transportation easy for parents, but anything bus-related is out of their control.
You will NOT be disappointed by RLC. If anything ever comes up, just email the teacher and it will be resolved immediately. What a school!
Dropping off and picking up kids is a big challenge. They don't have enough school buses so most kids either have to walk or get a ride from parents. You can't even park near the school to pick up kids. You literally have to walk from your home to pick up your kids. If you want to bring a car to pick up your kid, expect to wait in car for at least 30 min. Rosa Lee is also right next to a High School. These two schools create big traffic in the morning and afternoon.
We love Rosa Lee Carter and will stay in this area of Ashburn for as long as our children are in Elementary school! Principal Ms. Hines is just amazing and our daughter's kindergarten teacher Mrd. Peng has made the entire year so much fun and our daughter has learned so much. We are almost sad the Summer is here!
We are SO excited for the Rosa Lee Carter school community as they just (last week!) received the Academic Excellence Award for the second year in a row! So exciting! The administration has been very attentive to any student or family concerns and for that we are thankful.
We can't wait to return next year to see all of the wonderful things Rosa Lee Carter will be doing!