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PK-5
Public district
Bealeton, VA
Students enrolled: 485
 

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6248 Catlett Rd
Bealeton, VA 22712

(540) 439-1913
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Teacher effectiveness: Somewhat effective
August 07, 2015
You have different teachers using different methods, some are great, some aren't. It boils down to their patience level.

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Develops grit: Strongly disagree
August 07, 2015
No its all about test taking and numbers. The goals and awards they give their students only matter if it affects the schools accreditation.

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Develops respect: Strongly disagree
August 07, 2015
No the kids are treated like kids, and if they step out of line there is major repercussions on their actions instead of teaching them the right way. As a parent, you literally have to go into the school and ask for help before they will take the initiative, otherwise you are subject to receiving written reprimands on the same form as drug and weapons charges.

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Disagree
August 07, 2015
This school only seems to care about numbers, you have a few staff members who genuenly care for students, but mostly they are concerned about numbers.

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December 28, 2012
My daughter attended GMES from 3rd to 5th grade. Our experience while she was there was adequate. My husband and I feel that they did not prepare her well academically for middle school. Our son then attended Kindergarten at GMES for the first couple months of the school year. We did not find his teacher or staff to be supportive of his academic needs. We explored the gifted program (our son is reading fluently and is advanced in other areas as well) but found it difficult to have him properly assessed for it. He has a muscle tone disorder (hypotonia) that affects fine and gross motor skills. The staff members we interacted with, were uneducated about this condition and did not provide reasonable support or accommodations for it. Lastly there was an incident on the playground where our son was assaulted by two classmates stepping on his tummy and chest and then pushing him down on the asphalt. He was sent to the nurse for the scrapes on his knee and arm but the incident was not reported. We learned about it from him and informed the principle who was unaware. We are now home schooling through a virtual academy. Our son is currently top of his class academically.

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March 07, 2011
Many of my children have attended this school for a year or 2. One child *almost* made this from K-5 but ended up switching to a home school alternative due to conflict with the administration. It was the best decision I have made. The teachers all seem to be qualified for a public school and are great if you have an average child. If you have a child that is gifted - expect them to become "average" by the end of the year. I don't have a problem with the office staff, but would love to see some cheerful happy people to greet me when I need to visit the school. I guess the "grumpy" attitude starts at the top and trickles down to the staff. There have been many instances where I have run into very unprofessional behavior by the upper level people at the school both in person and on the phone. I have to say, I really miss Mr. Wine. The school fell apart when he left. He was great and kept a positive attitude throughout the school. I would love to send my children back to GMES but fear they will regress again...

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July 22, 2008
The principal, Ms. Williams is excellent. She and her staff are the most professional group of people. I am so glad my boys go to Grace Miller, we moved to Grace Miller district just for the shool.

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November 02, 2007
My oldest has attended GM since KG, he's now in 4th grade and I now have another son in KG. I have no complaints about this school, my children are receiving the most education and attention they can get in a public school. My oldest son (VP of the SCO) has been in advanced grade classes and the Gifted program for years now and that has been the icing on the cake for this school to try their best to give him the most out of the box education they can to keep up with what his abilities are. The school and PTO have so many wonderful after school/evening events to help bring the community together. The school itself is a very modern and clean facility. Both my boys love attending school each and every!

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August 22, 2007
I am a student at grace miller elementary and i really do injoy the cerricluim classes and love learning. Fied trips are edacational and fun!!!!

- submitted by a student

February 21, 2007
My daughter has been attending Grace Miller for over 3 years now. She seems to really love attending, but I think that has to do more with her friends than the school programs or academics. The teachers do their best with what they are given, but the county does not offer much financial support to schools even though they receive a lot money through property taxes. I think the best thing about the school is the principal. She made a bet with the students to kiss a pig if they achieved a certain amount of donated food for charity. Of course they achieved their goal and she kissed a pig on stage in front of the whole school.dedication. The only complaint that I have is with the Gifted/Talented(GT) program. My daughter received A's and B's all the time, but they decided she no longer qaulified for the program.

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July 16, 2005
I have three children attending this school. We have been in a total of four different elementary schhols in six years. And the teachers and staff here are awesome. All three of my children love it here. My oldest has had struggles in school and they take the time every month or so to meet with me to keep everyone involved updated on where he is and how he is doing. More than that they have taken the time to give him exactly what he needs to succeed. They truly care. My middle one is so well adjusted here they have a great art and music department that he enjoys alot. My youngest is feels completely safe. All the parents in each grade level seem to be as involved as I am. PTO is very active here. They could use a foreign language class.But that is my only complaint.

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Grace Miller Elementary School
6248 Catlett Rd, Bealeton, VA  22712
(540) 439-1913
Last modified Grace Miller Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Grace Miller Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top