"We are best known for blending technology into every day instruction."
Students enrolled 155
Hours 8:00am - 3:15pm
School leader Andre Samuels
Transportation options Yes
District District Of Columbia Public Schools
Before school no info
After school Yes

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4400 Iowa Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20011

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(202) 576-6207
(202) 576-6212
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August 21, 2012
Macfarland Middle School has all the structures and components to be an excellent school this year. The Principal is organized, excited, and has high expectations for both his staff and the students there. He has assembled a high quality team of teachers and instructional personnel that has been likened to the Avengers. MacFarland will be a school of high quality instruction that nourishes the whole child.

- submitted by a teacher
August 21, 2012
This school has what it takes- a dedicated staff, an inspirational principal, and a vision of success for it's students!

- submitted by a teacher
March 22, 2012
this school is very good.Have a good education for every student and all staff help all the student's the principal is interesting in all the student education.

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2012
I like this school because of the communication here of the teachers and principals. They also notify me with information, behavior and how my son is doing in school.

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2012
i like the school,and the teachers, tandien porque a mi me informan del conportamiento de mis hijas lo unico k no me justa cuando tienen k pagar un 1 dolar por no traer el uniforme porque siento k eyas cuando tienen k yevar el uniforme ya no quieren de ay todo me parese exelente ok grasias

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2012
Teachers are very good at keeping parents up to date on everything. I love the dedication that they have! This school has a great open door policy and loves for parents to pop in and see how things are going. Parents are encouraged to interact with teachers and staff on a regular basis and children are taught to love learning (something previously lost within dcps).

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2012
I enjoy working with the teachers and support staff here at MacFarland. I have witnessed the improvement over the past three (3) years, and appreciate the time and patience that the staff offer to all of the students and parents.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2012
MacFarland Middle School is a great place to send your children to school!!! The principal is very invovled. The office staff is the great! The teachers are of high quality. It is a great partnership between parents and teachers.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2012
Well, well, well...Macfarland is on the brink of returning to its essence in being the district's first and premier middle school. From the change in the building climate to aesthetics to the innovation and investment of the staff, we are rising. We are steadily working to increase our commitment to academics and community. Come join us and "be the change you wish to see" in our school and in our neighborhood. We dare you!

- submitted by a teacher
January 18, 2012
The performance of teachers, and the behavior of students is the product of a good administration. The principal is a person with human qualities, and above all a fair person. I feel welcomed, and appreciated working at MacFarland. The motto of the school is that children come first.

- submitted by a teacher
January 17, 2012
Macfarland boasts strong and energetic teachers as well as curious and involved students. There are SMARTBoards in every classroom, 2 mobile laptop labs, and multiple computer labs for literacy work and general use. Principal Samuels is a strong leader, and the entire staff is invested in communicating with parents and helping students succeed. A partnership with the Latin American Youth Center brings a great variety of after-school extracurricular and tutoring opportunities to Macfarland as well.

- submitted by a teacher
January 15, 2012
As a first year teacher at MacFarland, I had heard plenty of stories of the old MacFarland. At first I was wary of the supposed changes, but after six months of working for an incredibly dedicated administration, I can say that the changes are genuine. While the achievement gap statistics remain a reality at MacFarland, everyone is invested in seeing the tide change for our students and community. On a daily basis I see parents, teachers, administrators and community members in the building asking the same question: How can we do more? This type of energy and constant push to improve is contagious, right down to the classroom level. It is a true joy to have students beg to stay after school for math tutoring because negative numbers are hard, but not impossible. Others ask to forego their computer time so that they can read their independent reading books because they only have six months left to reach their reading goals. This type of excitement and passion can only happen in an environment in which students feel safe, confident and happy to learn. This is the new MacFarland, and I m proud to be a part of the change.

- submitted by a teacher
April 14, 2011
MacFarland's new administration ad staff are doing an amazing job of turning around a school that had a horrible reputation in past years. Respect and self discipline encouraged by both strength and love make a winning combination for the students of MacFarland. Having a strong male influence has been of great value to this community. In an area where two out of three students don't have a positive male figure in their lives, it is a blessing to have these excellent male mentors!

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2011
Macfarland is a different place than it was two years ago. The administration is one of the strongest I have ever seen, and the teachers are consistently going above and beyond what they are asked to do in order to create a challenging academic environment for each of their students. Teachers know most students by name, and there are wonderful relationships between students and staff. The school culture is positive and focused on the students who are achieving and trying their best; not on the students who are disruptive.

- submitted by a teacher
February 28, 2011
MacFarland has come a long way in the past 2 school years. Student behavior and academic achievements have greatly improved. All staff members are invested in student learning and go above and beyond to ensure student success. Throughout the school year MacFarland offers interesting and challenging programs to meet the needs of the students, including Chess Club, Colin Powell Leadership Club, Holiday Musical and Theater performances, Science Fair, and after-school tutoring. If the current school leadership and staff remain in place, I'm sure we will see more great things coming from MacFarland in the coming years!

- submitted by a teacher
February 28, 2011
The school's administration is working very hard on school-wide improvement and their efforts are paying off.

- submitted by a teacher
February 28, 2011
Our school is on the upper boundjourney.Since the new adminstration has been commanding, Macfarland is making great stride. The new approch by the admin of zero toerance of negative behavior,but carrot behavior approch is working.This model with strong learnig to excel one to one system, with the student body is lesding the school to future acdamic excellence.

- submitted by a teacher
February 28, 2011
As a three year veteran, this year has by far been an amazing year at MacFarland! The new leadership has greatly improved safety and student behavior, have been a great resource to teachers old and new, are diligent in working with parents to see that student's needs are met, and have every student in the building wearing a uniform! Students have personal connections with the leadership staff, respond to their positive re-directive efforts, and appear to be learning and retaining information at a great rate. Teachers are utilizing multiple strategies to meet every student's needs. The leadership team is dynamite and really encourages teamwork to the fullest! I am very impressed with their diligence, flexibility, steadfastness, creativity, and appreciation for all aspects of the school. I am so proud to be a part of an environment where we finally see our daily issues as manageable and recognize the strengths of this historic neighborhood school, expanding on what it has to offer, rather than giving up in the face of a challenge. Thank you for transforming MacFarland!

- submitted by a teacher
February 28, 2011
MacFarland Middle School is an innovative middle school. The school environment is extremely supportive. Students are expected to help their classmates without giving away answers. The students are motivated and eager to learn. Overall, MacFarland is a great school.

- submitted by a teacher
February 28, 2011
Macfarland is place where great learning takes place. There are high expectations of both the staffs and students. This schoool has changed for the better in the past couple of years.

- submitted by a community member
February 28, 2011
MacFarland is quickly on the rise! A great administration and motivated staff members make this a greatly improved learning enviroment for all students!

- submitted by a teacher
February 28, 2011
MacFarland is a school that I think is on the cusp of becoming THE SYMBOL of Education Reform for DC Public Schools. What was a traditionally underperforming school has created new structures for the success of everyone in and outside of the building. Parents are becoming more engaged and involved, teachers are receiving more targeted professional development, and students' needs are being identified and provided with very specific instruction. The learning challenges our school faces are deep, but our leadership has greatly improved and empowered the amount of EFFECTIVE collaboration between staff in order to improve student success.

- submitted by a teacher
February 28, 2011
MacFarland Middle School is on the rise. We have a great new staff with excellent teachers and hard-working support staff. Our students have unlimited potential and we are doing everything we can to tap into that potential. Test scores are on the rise and the school is safer than it has been in years. With support from the parents, community, and DCPS there is no limit to how high MacFarland can rise.

- submitted by a teacher
February 28, 2011
Macfarland Middle School is a terrific school! Warm, friendly envioronment with teachers who truly care about each and every child. All of the teachers are becoming more caring and enthusiatic. The administration especially works hard to keep the students safe and also make learning and coming to Macfarland a positive experience.

- submitted by a teacher
February 28, 2011
MacFarland is turning around. I have enjoyed this school year. The teachers and staff are very approachable. They really have students best interest at heart.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2011
School administration is key in making MacFarland a great school. It's great to have administrators that are positive and want to see their staff feel great about their environment. This attitude carries into the student body. When teachers are happy and feel good about their school, the students feel good also. Teachers are freed up to focus on the students versus other issues. The students are excelling and this is largely due to the added resources given by the administrators and other teachers. There is a real sense of collaboration that exists here that doesn't exist in other areas. As a first year public school teacher I feel like MacFarland was a great school to make this start at!

- submitted by a teacher
December 28, 2009
I am student in Macfarland MS. I'm in the 8th grade. I'm in this school for 2 years now. This school is known to be one of the worst school in DC, but it's not let me tell you. The new administration office are always there when you need them. The teachers are great. The students are so so but with the help of our new principal and all the workers, I now this school is going to turn out to be one of the best schools out here in Washington DC. Sadly this is my last school year left here at Mac and I'm going to miss all the people, from the students to even all the teachers. One thing I'm sure about is that next year Mac is going to be a new and improved school! I am so thankful to attend Macfarland Middle School!

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2009
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- submitted by a student
June 29, 2005
I think that this school has a lot of potential. It is a very hard working school and they will acheive greatly. THe greatest thing I like about this school is that the teachers and administators and all the staff are very caring for the students and they teach them what needs to be taught.

- submitted by a former student
February 17, 2004
This school needs new leadership. The principal is never around,my child has been going to this school for two years and I haven't met or seen the leader,he/she is always out and they need some new structure.

- submitted by a parent
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Academic Enrichment • Flagship Autism Program (Self-contained & Inclusion) • READ 180 – Rated #1 in DCPS for fidelity • Scholastic System 44 Reading program • Imagine Learning • Adaptive Curriculum Science & Math • Wellness & Fitness • Students Forward - pilot program brings together leading practices from the fields of education and mental health, with the goal of fully serving the entire student population. • Support Staff in Full Service School- Dean of Students Student Resource Coor

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MacFarland Middle School
4400 Iowa Ave. NW, Washington, DC  20011
(202) 576-6207
Last modified MacFarland Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8
MacFarland Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews.