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105 Primmer House Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22405

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(540) 361-1455
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Develops respect: Disagree
July 12, 2015
I am sure they are trying, but the huge classroom size makes any real attention difficult. If the child learns respect it is in the home, and only the home.

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Develops empathy: Disagree
July 12, 2015
Great big sign in the cafeteria - no sharing. Broke my heart. I understand allergies, but there is a much better way to express that.

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July 12, 2015
Conway, as with many others in our area is doing the best with what they have, the problem is they have very little funding and overcrowded classrooms. We left Conway not because of a big incident, but rather a really mediocre experience. We didnt want our children to have a mediocre education. They have some really great teachers, but they give them 25 or 26 students. Way overcrowded, and forget it if you have one or two children who have behavioral issues, the whole class is affected because it eats up the teacher's time and energy. And Stafford public schools are not doing so great on the national stage either. I would suggest seeking alternative schools in the area. We pulled our children and have been very happy with their new school. A class of 14 and two full time teachers for kindergarten.

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Teacher effectiveness: Ineffective
July 12, 2015
They are overworked with classes too large for K, or even first or second grade. There is no way to be effective in a classroom of 25 kindergarteners.

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June 26, 2014
I think the school has many great and dedicated teachers and staff, the problem is the huge classroom sizes, and the need to teach to the test. My kindergartner was standardized tested, I understand the need to make sure they are making progress, but was really disappointed in our public school systems, this isnt the fault of Conway. I was concerned for my son - he was 5 years old in a classroom of 26 kids one teacher and a part time aid, those are staggering teacher student ratios. We decided to pull our son and find a better learning environment for him (no standardized testing, no teaching to the test and two full time teachers for kindergarden and first grade). We see a clear difference.

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April 01, 2014
I was worried about the large size of Conway when my daughter started kindergarten, but those fears are gone! It is clear Principal Raybold (JR) expects a lot from the teachers, and we have not been disappointed. JR knows each child's name, which is just incredible to me. He sets the example for his school, and each child feels important. We love Conway!

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March 23, 2014
I am extremely confident in Principal Raybold and his staff. I have never met an administration so friendly, respectful and dedicated to my child. My son's teacher keeps me in the loop daily and sends home a summary of the weeks activity every Friday. The PTA is always coming up with neat ideas in terms of fundraising and currently have organized after school enrichment programs. Phone calls are made and emails are sent when necessary, which provides peace of mind. I am proud my son goes to Conway and other parents I speak to have nothing but great things to say about the staff and how the school is run.

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March 15, 2014
Dedicated to the well being and academic advancement of all student. Top notch teaching and administrative staff.

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March 11, 2013
I have had 2 children go to this Conway. It is a wonderful school with excellent staff. My son has had some of the best teachers I could ever ask for.

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February 10, 2012
Our sons have and do attend Conway. The teachers and staff care deeply about each child in the school and make a phenominal effort to encourage and challenge each student. It's a strong anti-bullying school. The teachers, staff, and students promote and celebrate cultural differences. The PTA is very, very involved, and parents are always welcome to volunteer in the classrooms. It is truely a school community.

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November 29, 2011
An excellent school where both the teachers and the principal seem to genuinely care about all of the children, including my nine year son. Keep up the good work!

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July 24, 2011
I especially love the leadership that Mr. Raybold brings to this school. Every day the kids are taught about EFFORT and INTEGRITY which are as important as academics. My children have very different needs from autism to ahead of grade level, to needing a little extra help and all of their needs have been met here. I am so happy my kids are Conway Cougars!

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May 13, 2010
Conway Elementary is a wonderful school. I have three sons that span 15 years of dealing with schools in three states! This has been by far the best experience we have ever had with public schools. The teachers and administrators are top notch. They are kind and caring. The teachers and staff nurture and expect nothing less than a student's personal best. Mr. Raybold is the new principal this year. I have never meet a more dedicated and outgoing principal. He is always smiling and very involved with all of his staff, students and parents. He has children of his own and understands what it means to be a parent. He is very visible and always greets my children and me with a smile. The school also offers many extra activities outside of the normal school day. Conway also has a great group of parents who participate at this school.

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September 27, 2009
We moved to Stafford Virginia from another state in 2008. My wife and I were initially concerned about sending our child to public school, since our child has only attended private school prior to our move. We are pleased to say that Conway Elementary is an Outstanding school whose staff has shown in many ways that they care about the children. Our child seems to be very excited about attending school everyday, and talks constantly in the evening about all the engaging activities that took place in the classroom. Great Job Conway!

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April 29, 2009
We moved to Stafford county from Spotsylvania and enrolled my daughter at Conway. From the time she started until I removed her from the school it was a nightmare! Staff was so rude and extremely unprofessional. The principle had no clue of what was occuring right under her nose, because she never left her office. If your child attends this school i would highly recommend that you find out excatly what is going on in her/his class! I placed my daughter back at her old school{Salem Elementary} and her attitude grades and self confidence is back to normal! Thank God i was a concerned parent!

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April 15, 2009
I love Conway. They have so many outside activities and the staff is super friendly. Both of my children seem to be learning quickly and are happy.

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October 10, 2008
Academically the school is fine. Our family found the staff to be rude and non communicative. No call backs when requested. All in all very poorly run from the Principal on down.

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July 16, 2008
I have been extremely pleased with Conway thus far. My son will be in first grade in the fall but the attentiveness of the teachers and staff has been top notch. My son loves all the extras offered by the school as incentives 'To Stay On Track' (tickets, gold coins, shopping cart, movies, ice cream socials, etc.) Their is a commodary amoungst the parents and school and that helps the school thrive. I do hope that it continues as the school ages from brand new status to older.

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no rating
February 25, 2008
All the staff seemed to be really friendly and care about the children. I love Conway. Mrs. Cooper has a great team. Keep up the good work!!!!!!!! Sherry L

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January 07, 2008
I have found the teachers to be very warm and caring at Conway. My 3 kids have each received personal attention in their classrooms and love school! The PTA is involved and there are great activities offered here. They welcome volunteers and I have spend many days helping out in different classes as well as ice cream parties, movie days, etc. Overall Conway Elem has been a wonderful place for my children to attend school and make friends!!

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May 24, 2007
I love this school! My 3 kids go here and I feel the positive-ness from all staff and teachers. It is a brand new school with a great 'new' attitude. Lots of extras, music, art, and foreign languages are offered, even to my preschooler. I cannot say enough good things about this school. Top notch.

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Conway has become a safe place for children to grow into leaders of their own lives and learning. We give our hearts and energy to our kids each and every day. We believe it is our job to work with parents to help each child become the best he/she can be. We promise the Conway experience will be unlike any other school experience you have had. We are a school that does what we do for all the right reasons, KIDS! We hope to see you in our beloved Cougarland.

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Conway Elementary School
105 Primmer House Road, Fredericksburg, VA  22405
(540) 361-1455
Last modified Conway Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Conway Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top