We have been pleasantly surprised by Sugarland. The principal is amazing. My kid's teacher runs an organized, efficient classroom. Bullying is absolutely not allowed at this school. Sugarland creates a tolerant environment where the kids treat each other respectfully. I have heard the complaint that more time is spent on children that are learning English so other kids are ignored. I have had lunch with my kid s class; nearly all the kids speak English well. Children are all in competition for the teacher s attention because of the class size. That is going to be a problem regardless of the school. Sugarland does have more kids that are poor and start school unprepared. However, they are teaching the exact same thing in the classroom as the other schools. Loudoun has a set curriculum. My husband and I are both well educated with advanced degrees. I am sure that our kids will have top test scores, go to college and do well. As a member of this community, I also hope that the other children will do well. I am not raising a calculator, I am raising a person. I want my child to grow up to be kind and tolerant, as well as intelligent. Sugarland is working out very well for us.
My daughter went there to be close to my sitter. She had a wonderful teacher. The staff was very caring. Field trips were great. We went to the Washington D.C. twice and once to the Washington National Zoo. Field day at the school was very creative. We had a great time! The multi-cultural night was a joy. One older lady at the office isn't very nice but the other is wonderful.
Sugarland may have a 'bad rep', but it is really a great school. Class sizes are small and the teachers really care. The new administration is great, and the new addition is coming along nicely. The PTO does a great job making fun events for families. It's a shame more parents aren't involved with the PTO. It could have even more programs for the community. I am glad that my kids are going to a diversely populated school. That is the way of the real world and by exposing them to it early in life, I hope they will never know bigotry.
The teachers and staff at Sugarland truly care about the students. Students are given extra help and assistance if needed and are challenged as needed. My child is treated as an individual learner and is receiving a wonderful education! I love this school and wish that I had gone there as a child!
I do not recommend this school. Spanish appears to be the primary language for most students. Since teachers must concentrate on teaching English as a second language, native English speakers are not given the attention or quality that they deserve. If you live here and can afford to, enroll your child in a private school.
It was a great school for me when I went there. I wish that I could go back but I know that I can't. The teachers there are great with kids and always were. They always try to help the kids if they have problems if they can and if they can't they try to find someone who can. At least that's what I think about that school.
Tremendous amount of community involvement invited and welcomed. I love how entire families are welcomed at school activities, from back to school night to sharing lunch with your child. The assistant principal is both a friend and leader to the students, and is present at most school functions (along with a large number of staff members). Several family friendly activities are planned each year with great turn-outs and school spirit, boosted by the presence and support of teachers. Each child is treated as an important part of how the school functions, and students are enlisted as reading buddies, 'positive friends', etc. I've witnessed a huge ampount of teamwork and support between the staff- as opposed to competition- over the past 4 years of my son's exceptional education. I truly cannot think of any negatives!