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Earlysville, VA
Students enrolled: 261

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185 Buck Mountain Road
Earlysville, VA 22936

(434) 973-3865
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March 17, 2015
I was very nervous about enrolling my children in public schools, but the principal, teachers and office staff made our experience wonderful! Even the other students are great! BWS is like a family; Everyone helps each other to learn and grow.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2014
This is my third and last child to attend BWS. We had moved from the area and came back so he could go to BWS because it was such a great school for the others. I have been disappointed since before he finished his first year. I have never seen such unhappy teachers.The principal, teachers and staff are unable to get along among each other. They should be a team. The sol test scores have continued to go down with the passing years. My child had a teacher last year who did not believe in sending homework home because every child didn't have a home computer. She sent 1 math work sheet a night. Since we have been there more and more parents are taking their children out and putting them in private school. Something should have been done about this some years ago. She is coming back this year. Many parents like myself work with our children at home after school. We have a teacher who removed her children from this school and put them in private school, says a lot about BWS. I wish that we had not come back to BWS it's the school it once was and can be again. The supernatant should take a honest look at this school and make the changes to make it the great school it can be.

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2014
The school has an exceptional principal and caring teachers. I am very glad my family has experienced such a wonderful school.

- submitted by a community member
March 03, 2014
Love this school. Lots of activities and parent involvement. Office staff great - knows every kid and parent. Teachers are great.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2013
Broadus Wood is a great school. My child transferred there from another school and I could not be happier. We were welcomed into the Broadus Wood family with open arms. The teachers and administration are wonderful to work with and the facilities are nice. There is always something going on and it is a fun learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2013
Broadus Wood is an excellent school, with dedicated, energetic teachers. Class sizes are really more like private school; most classes have under 20 students. The administration is very active and communicative. I have two children at the school, both have been enrolled since kindergarten, and I couldn't be more pleased!

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2013
BW is NOT a great school. We moved into the BW district after having been to several other schools. One of the "worst" Title 1/low-income/high-minority public schools in Cville was better than this place- better administration & teachers. BW- the teachers we had seemed dispassionate and parent-school communication was sorely lacking. My son's grades went from straight As to Bs & Cs, and yet he aced every SOL test at advanced level. If your kid loves doing nothing but worksheets, they will love it at BW. The current administration is just.. off. Talks down to all parents like we are kindergarteners, talks in circles without saying much of anything, totally over-the-top on discipline. They suspended a boy out of school for 2 days for aiming a banana at another kid while playing. Seriously?! Oh, and God help you if your family isn't 100% WASP. The only thing I liked about this school was the office staff- they were very nice and helpful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 16, 2010
What an amazing school. As a former teacher, this is the place that I only imagined when I studied education. The teachers, administrators, staff and students all seem to LOVE being there. I am thrilled to be sending my children there and pinch myself when I think that this is a public school. Can't imagine better.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 25, 2010
Broadus Wood School has an excellent principal, teachers and staff. Teachers are always trying to bring the best out of each student regardless of natural ability. I love volunteering at Broadus Wood.

- submitted by a community member
January 21, 2010
Don't know why it got low rating. It should be a 9 or 10. This school is fantastic. The Principal know every student's name. Teaching quality is superb. Lots of activities like Roller Skating nights. Everyone's kind hearted here. Very nice school

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2009
Don't let the Great School rating fool you. I moved to the area last year before the school year started, at that time Broadus Wood had a higher score. As I have come to realize that there scores are base only on SOL's. As we all know standardized tests are flawed, it does not reflect the truth of the education our children are recieving. Please read all the other parent reviews you will not be sorry you choose Broadus Wood as your school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 08, 2009
We love the school. It is a very loving and nurturing environment. Lots of great learning goes on at Broadus Wood.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2009
Broadus Wood is a great school! I have two children there and have been very happy with all aspects of the school. The teachers are fabulous and have recognized the different needs of my children and have really gone out of thier way to be accomodating. Parent involvement is encouraged and there is a very active PTO. The after school activities are too numerous to list, and include robotics, chess and languages. The staff is great - there is always a friendly smile and a helping hand. We have had 4 great years there and are looking forward to 4 more!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2009
I love Broadus Wood. The teachers are wonderful. I have 2 children that go to the school. They both have learning Disabilities and the teachers have always done a wonderful job helping me to figure out what is best to do for my them.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2009
We have been very pleased with the education our daughter and son have received at Broadus Wood. We have found the staff and administration to be very accessable and welcoming of parent involvement. There are many extra activities for the students and parents to participate in after school hours. My children love the skate nights and the parents love the chance to socialize with friends. We have a strong sense of community. Broadus Wood truly is a special world.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2009
We have been very pleased with the quality education that our children have received at Broadus Wood. Broadus Wood is a big part of the reason we built our house where we did. A rating of 4 is outrageous! A rating of 9 with potential room for continued growth is more like it!

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2009
My youngest is about to 'graduate' from Broadus Wood, and we have had wonderful experiences there.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2009
I moved to Earlysville 2 1/2 years ago from Fairfax County which has an excellent school system; I have found Broadus Wood to be as good, if not better than those schools. I have 2 children there currently and another on the way there next year and I would not hesitate to recommend Broadus Wood! The level of school community found there is unmatched and the personal care that is afforded each student by the loving staff there is superb. Student/teacher ratio is great and the principal is innovative and open to new ideas and directioins for the school. My children have been exposed to so many cultural events due to a very active PTO and enthusiastic faculty; field trips abound and outside speakers are brought in on a regular basis. Parents are very involved there and the school serves as a major community touchstone.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2009
We have two boys at Broadus Wood and have been impressed by the personal attention they receive. And, the sense of community at the school is second to none. Special events like Friday Night Skate Night, Boy's Bash, Father Daughter Dance, etc create a warm, open environment. We tried private school for our first two years in this area, but prefer the experience and education at Broadus Wood.

- submitted by a parent
November 24, 2007
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- submitted by a community member
March 11, 2004
Broadus Wood is a great school! My two kids are at very different academic and social levels, and this school is great at catering to students individual needs. There is outstanding parental involvement, and the teachers are great...very small class sizes and one of the only elementary schools in the county to provide after school foreign language classes ...A+

- submitted by a parent

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Broadus Wood Elementary School
185 Buck Mountain Road, Earlysville, VA  22936
(434) 973-3865
Last modified Broadus Wood 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.
Broadus Wood Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top