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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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