My child attended Lees Corner from 2007 to 2013, and had a wonderful experience. Students have multiple teachers in 5th and 6th grades, as the specialize in subject matter those years. With one exception, all of her teachers were outstanding and understanding. The office staff was very helpful, and the PTA members whom I encountered were always ready to listen and assist. No one and no school is perfect, but I highly recommend LCES. Since Mr. D'Amato's arrival a few years ago, he has added so much to the school from the standpoint of instructional program upgrades and physical facility improvements. This school is a proponent of Respect, Collaboration, Excellence!
its good but they should ask what students .want not but 6 TV's just two show pictures and cut funds for the six grade party i think mrs.D' amato does not know how to save mony or spend it hopefuly he see's this review
What a breath of fresh air! Awesome new leadership has brought this school alive. Parent involvement and the PTA has always been excellent but there is a new, positive energy in the school thanks to Mr. D'Amato. I am very pleased to see how far this new leadership takes the school and happy that my 3 kids will be there for the next 4-7 years!
We have NO idea how this school is rated so highly. Our experience with children in two other Fairfax county schools has been wonderful, but we are deeply disappointed with Lees Corner. Management seems to be missing, and the teacher we must deal with is disinterested and unresponsive - not to mention repeatedly absent. The situation at pickup time is chaotic and many children are acting out, clearly due to poor management. The teacher does not respond to simple email, saying to send a written note. Written notes are either ignored or a vague non-answer appears two+ weeks later. No in-class volunteers are welcomed, although other Fairfax schools have excellent experience with parent involvement. At best, parent volunteers are seemingly used as copy-machine gophers. We recently purchased a home and relocated, in part because of this "excellent" school. We are very sorely disappointed and wished we'd stayed with the previous Fairfax Co. school that really IS excellent.
I have kids at this school and I have to say that all the teachers that we have had have been wonderful. They know what they are doing and the teacher turnover is very low (they seem to only leave when they are moving out of the area). The parents are very involved and volunteer a lot which gives the teachers even more time to concentrate on the kids. The PTA is always looking to get as many parents involved as possible. The principal has always been available to talk whenever I've had a concern. Great school!