"We are best known for academic & enrichment program."
Students enrolled 330
Hours 8:45 am - 3:15 pm
School leader Dr. Victorie Thomas
Transportation options no info
District District Of Columbia Public Schools
Preschool capacity no info
Before school no info
After school Yes

3 stars
Based on 6 ratings

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April 28, 2014
Patterson is a great school over all . This was my son's first year there. I love the principal Dr. Thomas. When there is a concern with myself or other parents she doesn't waste time getting the situation resolved. I had a major concern about my son's reading and once I took my concern to her she helped me my giving my son the help he needed as a first grader...

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2014
This school is just a waste of time. The teacher there only help the kids they want to help. They are very disrespectful.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2013
Patterson Elementary school and i HATE IT! the staff is very unprofessional, rude and GHETTO!

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2013
Patterson is a great school and my child is doing excellent in his classes.. Send your kids to Patterson its a wonderful school in Southwest DC.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2010
Pattereson elementary is a overcrowded elementary school. My sons have special education needs,whiich at the beginning of last year were met but now have dissapated into nothing. The principal/school leadership is Iffy would be best to describe them. Long office waits, no straight answers , unresolved issues, below par teachers, constant confusion. Special education program is non-existent, Some teachers do not have a grip of their classes. Hiring of substitutes that are not qualified for the specific grade. If a issue occurs in the school with your child no calls notifications or nothing. They do have a great auto-notification system when it comes to attendance. There are only two teachers that go above and beyond to help the kids but everyone else is just getting a paycheck at the expense of the childrens education. I will my children as soon as I find a suitable school.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2009
I have a daughter in the school who is struggling with the consolidation that took place this school term. Patterson is a receiving school for the closed P.R. Harris. Now all of these discipline challenges are at Patterson wrecking havoc! My daughter is in an overcrowded classroom with about 30 students. The principal resigned, and the assistant principal, Ms. Gibson is now the principal. She is better than the previous principal is, cares about the students and actually listens to parental concerns, but she has no help from DCPS. In a school, that size there should be two assistant principals. I ve seen no one since December except her! And she's dealing with misbehaving kids every time I'm there! Ridiculous! Teachers are not teaching because no one is watching! I'm writing to the US Department of Education and contacting the media. Someone has to care!

- submitted by a parent
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Last modified: June 18, 2014

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4399 South Capitol Terrace Southwest
Washington, DC 20032

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(202) 939-5280
(202) 645-4705

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Patterson Elementary School
4399 South Capitol Terrace Southwest, Washington, DC  20032
(202) 939-5280
Last modified Patterson Elementary School is a public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Patterson Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 6 reviews.