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Dumfries, VA
Students enrolled: 691

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16125 Dumfries Rd
Dumfries, VA 22026

(703) 670-3173
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Map of John F. Pattie Sr. Elementary School address.
January 24, 2015
We could not be any happier with Pattie Elementary! The Principal, Asst. Principal, teachers and staff are simply amazing. They listen well and really care about each individual child and their needs. Our child has ADHD as well as sensory issues and the staff is amazing with him. People told us we would really have to fight for services for him but that has not been the case. They proactively approached us and have handled his situation with professionalism and care beyond our expectations. We absolutely love his teacher and all of the staff. From the secretary to the nurse to the PE teacher, art teacher, music teacher, etc. everyone is so friendly and caring. I know the Great Schools rating is a 6 based on test scores but we would rate this school a 10 in every way. We could not be happier parents and our son absolutely loves school. it's a terrific school!

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2014
My kids have really enjoy this school and I can say that the staff is amazing, the principal is very engaging and responsible. The PTCO moms always working hard to great community oriented activities. My youngest is about know to begin Kindergarden there as well. School is located in a great neighborhood...the kind of place were you want to see your kids grow along with great friends. My kids have been very focused thanks to their teacher evolvement. None the less parents involvement is key for a child's successful education

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2013
i love this school! my son finished kindergarten there about his last 6 weeks because we are a military family and moved at the end of the school year. he loved going to school there and finished 1st grade before we had to move again. they teachers are very approachable and understanding and the office folks are so nice and helpful. I would send them to this school again. all of my children would. they listen to the parents concerns and i have had no problems reaching them or getting a conference set up. they listen and always come up with suggestions. parents are very involved in their kids educations! only positive things to say.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2012
I have to say I am very disappointed in this school. I had high expections the reputation was very high.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2012
i have three children attending Pattie. They all started in K and have moved through the 4th grade now - 14 teachers in all. 95% of this time has been wonderful. The VP is wonderful, approachable and responsive. Having a child with special needs of classroom support - they were so proactive. My only disappointments are with just 2 teachers who I feel have let my boy down. While it's expressly not tolerated somehow his teacher in 3rd grade ignored the bullying and exclusion of him. "why don't you just go and read. Why don't you just not play with them." while to some extent this is understandable there is also nothing done to the offenders. VERY SAD.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2011
its one of the best and richest i love it. Its awesome the teachers are great the school is and etc...

- submitted by a community member
February 20, 2011
I am very pleased with the education my children are receiving at John F. Pattie Sr Elementary. Most of the teachers exceed my expectations. This school has a family atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
We are somewhat new to this area and we LOVE Pattie!! I find the education there to be top-notch and such AMAZING teachers!

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January 27, 2009
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March 13, 2008
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March 11, 2008
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January 29, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2007
We love Pattie! The teachers are awesome, the assistant principle & principle are great, the set up with the two buildings is wonderful, the parent involvment is amazing.....we love Pattie.

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March 10, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
December 31, 2006
We are very disappointed in Pattie Elementary. We specifically moved to this neighborhood to attend this school, but were surprised to find it lacking in some important areas. The special education department failed to provide our daughter what she needed to succeed in the classroom environment. The Vice Principal is very resistant to parental opinion regarding accomodations. It appears to be a fine school for the average student but if your child has special needs they may not be met at Pattie.

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October 13, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2005
Both my children have attended Pattie. The principal & teachers are a cohesive group working together to provide the best educational environment. Parent involvement is welcomed. The teachers strive hard to met the needs of all the children in their classrooms. The gifted education program is one of the best in the area. There's diversity in the student mix which provides a great opportunity for the children to learn and understand about different types of backgrounds. The music program is developed around the course curriculum and offers many wonderful opportunities for children to perform. Parental involvement in the classroom is readily welcomed. The PTO needs better support, but is difficult to develop in the transient community the school is based in. Afterschool activities are minimal, but there are many local sports programs available to children in the area.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2005
We have a kindergarden student and truly love this school. They have a great speech pathology program through Prince Williams Child Find Program and we love the staff.

- submitted by a parent
December 27, 2003
Pattie has helped our LD child grow academically her first year there and we still have half the school year to go. The teachers are caring, yet professional. The principal is warm, approachable, and knows practically every child's name. He makes it a point to greet all and hear about their day. As the school motto goes: Pattie is a fine, fine school.

- submitted by a parent

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John F. Pattie Sr. Elementary School
16125 Dumfries Rd, Dumfries, VA  22026
(703) 670-3173
Last modified John F. Pattie Sr. Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
John F. Pattie Sr. Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top