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20196 Carter Court
Sterling, VA 20165

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(571) 434-3240
(703) 444-1917
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Develops respect: Strongly agree
August 28, 2015
Respect is one of the school's pillars. Students are rewarded if they are caught showing respect.

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Develops empathy: Strongly agree
August 28, 2015
Just this year the school ran various drives to help people in need which helped breed compassion in my son.

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Develops honesty: Strongly agree
August 28, 2015
The school uses a positive reward based behavior modification system. I feel that this provides a safe environment where a kid feels comfortable being honest (without fear of getting into trouble) and then rewards good behavior .

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August 28, 2015
Everyone at the school has been welcoming and wonderful with my son. The school has a small, homey feel. The new leadership is stellar. My son is getting a great eduction that I am confident will prepare him for success in middle school and beyond.

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March 02, 2015
This is a great school with dedicated teachers and very involved PTA. My daughter loves going to school everyday. New principal Mr. Blubaugh is excellent.

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August 26, 2014
Teachers were so unhappy with the principal that there was a mass exodus. Morale is low there. The teachers seem to teach to the mean and do not individually challenge or motivate the students.

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August 23, 2014
We have great hopes for the new principal of the school, as the last one managed to practically kill it. The teachers were unhappy and left in droves. The good points for Algonkian are that the teachers do really care, and they have fantastic support staff.

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February 02, 2014
Sadly, Algonkian has been declining the past few years with our new principal. Our ranking on "greatschools.org" has gone down dramatically, we have lost fantastic teachers and the moral at the school is an all time low.

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April 23, 2013
So happy with the education that my child has received, the dedication of the teachers, the plays and all of the activities that Algonkian Elementary provides. Fantastic job and thank you!

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April 22, 2010
It's the best kept secret!!! Small school with a great 'family' feel! Super close with all it's students and families. Great learning environment!

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February 25, 2010
Our son is in first grade. He has learned so much in the last few months. His teachers are wonderful and he loves going to school everyday.

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April 30, 2006
Unfortunately, since Mr. Duckworth's departure as principal last year, this once-stellar school has become an average elementary school. Some teacher dissatisfaction is evident, and the once-cohesive parent community has become divided along neighborhood lines. A very sad situation for what once was a happy and productive learning environment.

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October 25, 2005
Algonkian has a wonderful, warm feeling for children to learn and flourish. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to be involved. I have three very successful students here.

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April 11, 2005
The school is ok as compared to many. But not nearly as good as those in Fairfax County. If you can afford to move, do it.

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August 26, 2003
Since the arrival of Principal Duckworth 2 years ago, Algonkian ES has gone from a mediocre to excellent institute of learning. With 20% less students this year, due to a new E.S. opening up the road, hopefully, our standards of learning will increase!

- submitted by a parent
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Algonkian Elementary School
20196 Carter Court, Sterling, VA  20165
(571) 434-3240
Last modified Algonkian 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.
Algonkian Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top