"We are best known for improved test scores."
Students enrolled 391
Hours 8:35 am - 4:00 pm
School leader Rena Johnson
Transportation options Yes
District District Of Columbia Public Schools
Preschool capacity no info
Before school no info
After school Yes

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2701 Naylor Road Southeast
Washington, DC 20020

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(202) 671-6180
(202) 645-3264
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4 stars
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November 01, 2013
Stanton is a turn-around school in Ward 8 of SE DC. Previously one of the lowest schools in the country, Stanton has made incredible gains over the last few years. In fact, the rate of growth is the 15th highest in all of DC. While many students are not yet where they need to be in terms of academics, they have shown incredible growth. Teachers, leadership, City Year, the PTO, and family members are all super committed to making Stanton the best school in all of DC. There are obvious community challenges- high rates of poverty and homelessness, for example- but everyone works really hard to get students where they need to be. The boys' basketball team and the boys' and girls' track team are both stand-outs in terms of extracurricular opportunities and were finalists in the City Championships last year. This year, the addition of a girls' basketball team and a step team will provide even more opportunities for kids to shine. After-school is provided, free of charge, through the PAL program. The school has many partnerships within the community, such as the Woodland Tigers, the Girl Scouts, CityBridge, and the Flamboyan Foundation. Watch Stanton continue to rise in the coming years!

- submitted by a teacher
October 31, 2013
Dc Scholars: Stanton is a school with a dedicated staff, supportive families, and amazing kids! The teachers are passionate about their students and hard work is celebrated. Students understand what it means to be in school and be ready to learn. There is some room to grow around "fun" stuff like school dances, field trips, etc. but every year, Stanton gets better and better!

- submitted by a teacher
October 31, 2013
Every morning before my children go into the building of their school, someone is there to greet them with a hand shake and smile and says "Good Morning". This morning some of the teacher was dressed up in costumes. I love that they have APTT at Stanton. The teachers give you the tools that they are learning in school, to help your student at home. I just love that about Stanton!!

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2013
Stanton has passionate, hardworking, qualified teachers and administrators who care about helping students learn and improving the culture of the school. Teachers and administrators are friendly and positive. We have three students at Stanton, and we had home visits from each of their teachers before the beginning of the school year. We have been pleased in our experience with the school so far. Test scores overall are not great, but they are improving. Parent involvement is low but also seems to be improving; this is the school's first year of PTO.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2013
I'm really amazed at how far we have come in 3 years. We have a great culture where students and parents are valued just as much as the teachers. We were one of the first schools to start homevisits and its great to see how involved the parents are. Our scores doubled and tripled in just 2 years. I'm proud to be a part of this staff. We are a bunch of individuals who really love kids and it shows in all of our work that we do. #wearestanton.

- submitted by a teacher
October 31, 2013
I like the teaching staff. I like our teachers involve the parents. I like how the teachers teach the parents to do the school work just like the students. It helps the parents who dont remember or know how to do the school work to be on the same page as the student. I don't like that they don't have an elevator.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2013
I'm a security guard at Stanton Elementary school. I like how the teachers interact with the kids and staff. I like how I see teachers teaching because I feel like teachers get on the same level as the students. When I walk into a classroom, I notice that the teachers are sitting with the students and doing the work with them. This is very different from when I was in school and the teacher just stood at the chalk board. I also like how the teachers do the home visits because its like the teachers care about the environment that the students come from. I love how this school goes "outside of the school" to do different things with the kids. I don't like how afterschool is ran because there is a lack of communication between staff and it causes parents to be upset. Also, I wish that there were more security officers because now that we have a new bulding some times the doors are propped for afterschool and we can't check all the doors all the time because we have to stay at our posts.

- submitted by a community member
October 31, 2013
As a parent, I like the organization and the curriculum of the school. I think its great because for my son's kindergarten class they implement a lot games and snap words. I like that they want you to set goals for you child. I like that they use collge as motiviation for the students. I don't like how the school is upkept. I wish that it would be remodeled.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2013
I love working at this school because I like the individual support that is given to students based on their academic needs. The culture of the school is family oriented and a positive environment. I love working at a place where kids love coming to school and learning. As a staff memember that deals with culture I like how the school emphasizes culture as much as academics.

- submitted by a teacher
October 31, 2013
I love how our teachers are very involved and passionate about the kids understanding each concept they learn in school. The culture is good. They give the kids a different outlook on life.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2013
As a student, I love that the teachers are more respectful. They teach us lots of things and they don't yell at us to get our attention like other schools. I like the sports that they have. They push us to do really well and I have won 3 medals in track and field. I also got a math award for being proficient on the DC CAS.

- submitted by a community member
October 31, 2013
I like the fact that the teachers team team and that they are cutting down the acheivement gap. Last year, the school got 200 more students and I like the way the teachers accomodating the new students.

- submitted by a community member
October 31, 2013
I love the fact that my daughter is college motivated. She's encouraged to go to school every day. There was a time when there was no interest in getting up for school. Now my daughter gets up at 5am!!! I have to tell her to go back to sleep. Her reading level has improved and her math level is above level. When she first started here her math was below level. Im very impressed with Stanton Elementary School. I love the parent involvement at this school because the teachers have encouraged me to be a family engagment parent trainer. I would have never done this before. Homevisits are also a plus.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2013
There is excellent student and teacher relationships. Excellent teacher and parent relationships. My 1st graders is talking about college, and my 5th grader has excelled in all areas since hes been at this school. Kudos to Stanton!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2013
As a dad I love Stanton because they stress education a lot. They take students on college field trips and get them motiviated in having long term goals. Academic Parent Teacher Teams is a highlight of the year because it gives me an update on my students and it gives me a chance to set goals for my children. I also love the homevisits. By doing homevisits the teachers show us that they really care.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2013
Stanton Elementary School is one of the best elementary schools in Washington DC. It is a school with a love for culture and a strong belief that every student IS going to college. We have high expectations for every student and are very sensitive about any child being left behind. If you enroll your child in Stanton you can assure your child will be not only on but above grade level with the love and support they need to carry them all the way to college. We are a big team , a big family with much love for education.

- submitted by a community member
October 31, 2013
I like this school because the faculty is there for you, your kids, and all parents. My son, especially wants to go to college because the teachers talk about college all the time. The teachers are great because they really push the kids to be ahead of their grade.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2013
Stanton's faculty and staff work hard every day to ensure that the scholars are not only learning, but also developing a life-long love of knowledge.

- submitted by a community member
October 31, 2013
I love our school because the academics and test scores have gone up. I really like how they keep the kids involved and the teachers don't tolerate any behavior problems. I love the way we all pitch in to help all the students. At other schools I find that teachers just worry about their class and thats it. But at Stanton everyone worries about everyone and everyone cares about everyone being successful and that really makes a difference and makes the school feel more like a family than a school.

- submitted by a teacher
October 31, 2013
Stanton Elementary is a great school that pushes the rigor with its students. The staff works very hard to ensure that students needs are met and that great learning takes place.

- submitted by a teacher
October 31, 2013
I love our school because the staff is committed and the students are harding working aspire to be great leaders.

- submitted by a teacher
October 31, 2013
Stanton is a really wonderful school that continues to learn and grow as a community everyday. While there is certainly still room for growth, the staff and administration are extremely passionate about creating a positive learning environment for students. I have never been around a group of people so committed to creating positive change, whether through instruction, relationship building with students and families, or many other miscellaneous programs and supports. I love working at Stanton and am proud to be part of the school's amazing turnaround!

- submitted by a teacher
October 31, 2013
This is my first school year at Stanton and so far I am very impressed with the culture , parent engagement as well as the structure of the school. There is a strong focus on reading and math and students are excited about being on the path to college. All students receive support from teachers and administrators. It is evident that everyone supports the schools vision and care about every student. At Stanton, everyone including the students care about what students are learning, how they are progressing as well as how they are moving towards their academic goals. Data is used in a very purposeful way and students as well as parents are encouraged and kept informed about data that concerns student progress. Also, students are aware of their reading levels and are motivated to do whatever it takes to move forward in their reading. The students are excited about learning and proud of their achievements. The families seem to genuinely care about their children's education. Many of them are invested in partnering with the school to put their students on the right academic path. The teachers and staff take pride in their work in the effort to make the Stanton community a great place.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 31, 2013
Stanton is an excellent school. I an currently a City Year there and I know that it is a much better learning environment than any of the schools that my peers work in.

- submitted by a teacher
October 31, 2013
I have worked at a couple of schools in the past one being in the District and none compare to Stanton. There atmosphere is just amazing. Everyone works together towards one common goal and that is making our scholar excel. I am so thankful to be a part of the Stanton family.

- submitted by a teacher
October 31, 2013
It's a great learning environment. That is structured well and tries to keep students engaged at all times.

- submitted by a community member
October 31, 2013
Teachers here care about their students' learning and it shows. This is one of the strongest, most college-ready schools I have ever seen!! Principal Johnson is an inspiring role model whom we all admire. I only hope that Stanton's scholars attend middle and high schools that can keep them as engaged as Stanton does.

- submitted by a community member
October 31, 2013
DC Scholar Stanton is an amazing place to be. The teachers are all hardworking and really care for all scholars. Students are prepared to go to college starting at pre-school. You want your child to attend this school!

- submitted by a teacher
January 14, 2013
DC Scholars: Stanton Elementary is a promising turn-around school. After decades of mismanagement and nonexistent school culture, the faculty and administration are working tirelessly to advance children in math and reading by at least 1.5 years each year. The large majority of the teachers are rated effective or highly effective. They have become a model in DCPS for how to approach parent engagement. They have partnered with the Flamboyan foundation and have successfully completed hundreds of home visits and dozens of Academic Parent Teacher Team meetings with parents. Standardized test scores are improving dramatically as a result of student-centered teaching approaches and family engagement. They still must work on providing substantial instruction in science and social studies.

- submitted by a teacher
October 07, 2012
stanton is thw worst school in history. the kids fight alot the staff is not what you think they be. laugh in face and talk about behgind your back i give them one star

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 05, 2010
In comparison to other Elementary School's in the area, I would have to say that Stanton Elementary School is ran more Efficiently than others. I think the Principal is a great guy, and only heard good things about him. In my opinion I do think the school lacks communication between the staff, and there seems to be no set stucture at the facility.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 27, 2009
Stanton has one of the most accomplished science resource teachers in the nation, Mrs Hardett Taylor-Brown. I have never seen a teacher who has this level of classroom management in any school. She is the best.

- submitted by a community member
no rating December 26, 2008
I think that Stanton Elemtary School is kind of wild but it needs a little more improvement. And that Mrs. K. Jackson is wonderful and she gets alot of work done. I believe Dr. Donald Presswood is doing a outstanding job also.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 15, 2008
Dr. Donald Presswood is doing an outstanding job there. I think the school will finally make AYP for the 2008-2009 academic school year.

- submitted by a teacher
October 06, 2003
I strongly believe that Stanton Elementary could be a more effective school if parent involvement is stronger. The faculty at Stanton works diligently with the children and promotes perfection.

- submitted by a parent
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Stanton Elementary School
2701 Naylor Road Southeast, Washington, DC  20020
(202) 671-6180
Last modified Stanton Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Stanton Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 35 reviews.