As a military family, we chose Northern Virginia among many options due to the reputation of the schools. DRES absolutely met our expectations. Our son attended 4th & 5th grade ('11-'13) & felt like one of the long-tenured members of the community from his first day. The Administration, Faculty, Staff and Parents have an excellent working relationship. While I can't speak for every family, we felt like our son was in a nurturing environment where he could grow as a student and as a person. His 5th grade teacher- who was very new - did an AMAZING job looking after him during my deployment, keeping us informed of how he was doing when mom and dad weren't around. The breadth and depth of academic and extra-circular activities are remarkable, and we are thankful to have had the opportunity to be part of the DRES community. Our only complaint is that there isn't an option for after-school programs on Mondays, which is a problem for working parents because school lets out very early on Monday. Fortunately we had enough flexibility in our schedules to account for this, but it is something of which you should be aware if your are moving to the area.
My daughter just finished her first year as a Fourth Grader at Daniels Run. She immediately felt like she was part of the community. The new administration this year was great. The Principal and Assistant Principal quickly learned student's names, dressed up crazy for spirit days, and were committed to helping each student learn. The teachers are a caring team who work together to make things happen.
My son has attended Daniels Run since 2008. He's loved this school from the moment he stepped through the doors. He's had excellent teachers, a wonderful supportive staff, and everyone treats him well. All of the teachers at Daniels Run are amazing, and that includes all the resource teachers (Physical Education, Art, Languages). The staff in the office is welcoming and helpful. They go out of their way to make things work. The Principal and Vice Principal are innovative and engaged. They stress student involvement, parent involvement, and responsibility. I was lucky to move into an area that gave my child such a wonderful start to his education. I'm a proud DRE parent.
I really had a bad experience with my oldest son, a lot of issues, he was attending this school x3 years it was awful they used to call me every single day complaining about my child, last time I had a meeting they wanted me to take my child to evaluate him for ADHD of course as apparent was so bad I decided to move my two kids to other school St Leo is the Great school Religion Math and Science are better I'm really doing something fabulous, they are happy they feel safe
My daughter has attended Daniels Run since 2008. During that time, she has received the first-class education afforded by Fairfax County Public Schools in a state of the art building that is owned and maintained by the City of Fairfax. The office staff is exceptional. Although DR is a larger school, I have always felt welcome and included as a parent. The leadership is forward-thinking. This year they launched a blog and a facebook page. Our daughter was offered a space in the GT program at Mosby Woods, but she refused to leave her school. All school events are highly attended--from International Night to the Fall Ball, parents are involved and supportive. DR is a great community of learning and friendship!
My daughter is currently attending Daniel Run Elementary. The teachers are wonderful. The teachers are well-organized, pro-active and excellent in communicating up-to-date information with the parents. The administrative staff are also very knowledgeable and helpful.
My son attended Daniels Run K-4 ... overall, we had a positive experience and absolutely loved the teachers. We struggled with 4th grade, as the teacher was new and inexperienced. We were fortunate, however, that the new teacher's mentor teacher was my son's amazing 3rd grade teacher! We made the hard decision to leave DRE, as my son was accepted into the AAP program for 5th & 6th. DRE is a beautiful school, updated, always very clean. The teachers care about their students and take the time to follow up with parents with areas of concern. We couldn't have been happier and Daniels Run! Well run school!!
Great school, and great Principal. The Principal ,Mrs.M. is so patient and organized. She really knows what she's doing. The school runs so smoothly and everyone is so happy there.
My child attended this school from K-5th grade. We were honestly not happy with the school, the teachers and the amount of attention given to students to help them learn and excel. My child struggled with math and history the entire time. The teacher's solution was to always say they need to work more at home. My child is now attending another school in the same county, which has much higher test scores, and is already comprehending more. It was very frustrating to speak with the teachers and explain that your child is struggling, and then to be told they must do more at home. They need to focus more in class so the children are able to comprehend and complete the homework assignments without so much stress and frustration. I would also like to see more communication between teachers and parents when a child is obviously struggling in a subject.
WoW!! What an amazing school. We move around so much and usually stick with a private school. After 2years of private I finally made the switch and what a huge difference. Both my kids are doing so well. They have become more confident and can't wait to get to school the next day. This school is also part of Bayscaping Project which is amazing when you listen to your forth grader explain it. We are going on our second year and it's great going into a school where you actually feel welcomed. If you are active in your child's education, trust me this is one school you will LOVE!
Daniels Run Elementary is a wonderful school. The teachers are very involved with the students and the parents. Parents are always welcomed to be involved in most of the school activities. And the school has a very good curriculum.
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