Ross is a high performing warm, welcoming school that is giving our child the gift of a great academic experience coupled with strong social and ethical values through both instruction and example. Bravo, Ross!
I love the diversity at Ross and the fact that classes engage their students in many different ways including technology and the arts (Fillmore)! Teachers are very interactive with parents and provide a very supportive learning environment.
I am going on my 5th year as a Ross parent and really love the school and community. It is a very small and friendly community where all the kids know each other, despite the grade, as do most of the parents. Parents are very involved -- I think you have to be in such a small school, as there just aren't the economies of scale you find in larger schools. It is very diverse socio-economically and racially, and we have lots of families from other countries. The principal is fantastic -- creative, committed, and energetic -- and our staff is overall excellent. We have seen steady improvement in test scores since our family has been there -- it honestly just gets better each year.
Ross Elementary School in Washington DC is a wonderful school. As a parent of a current, attending student, I am pleased that my daughter is able to attend a school with a great teaching staff and a dedicated principal who takes her responsibilities as a leader seriously. I believe that the programs offered at Ross Elementary - aligned with the Common Core Standards - will help my daughter and fellow students - master the basic skills that are so important to middle, high school and even college success. I highly recommend parents and guardians consider this school as an educational option for their children. It is great to be part of a school where community support and parental involvement is a key component to the success of the school. Because of this, I do believe that event after my daughter graduates, my family and I will maintain a positive relationship with the Ross Elementary community.
I have two kids who attend Ross Elementary School in Dupont Circle. Our school rocks!! Thanks to our outstanding principal and teaching staff, we just achieved REWARD status. Our test scores went through the roof! I feel so fortunate to be at this small school where the teachers are smart, dedicated and focused on our children's academic growth.
Ross Elementary School is an excellent school. The Principal, the teachers and the staff are wonderful. My daughter just started and is having a very good experience. Her teacher is always available and sends regular newsletter and reports on the class. There is a wide-range of extra-curricular activities and field trips. We are very happy with this school and glad to join the Ross community.
Our children have been at Ross since PK and we cannot praise it enough. There is a very close community of parents, children and teachers and we have found them to be extremely supportive every step of the way. It is a friendly, challenging, inspiring environment for children.
Ross provideds quality education and is a PTA driven school. The Principal works well with the PTA and teachers to ensure the needs of the children and parents are met.
I have been a parent at Ross for about 3 years now. I was raised in DC Public schools and knew what to expect of them. However, Ross is not your typical DC school. There is so much parent involvement. The Ross community is so tight nit and very welcoming. Both my daughters attend this school and love it! The staff and faculty are very helpful and both of my daughters have shown significant academic growth throughout the year. I am very satisfied with both my daughters academic growth throughout the years at Ross. Every year the school get better and better. I am definitely a proud Ross parent!
My 4 year old daughter is new to Ross Elementary School and is enrolled in Pre-K there. To date, we are pleased with the pace of classroom instruction, the quality of the teacher-student interaction, and the involvement of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA). The school makes appropriate use of external community resources to meet the needs of its students, including music, drama, and art.
Ross is an amazing little school. High quality teachers, an atmosphere of calm learning and caring, and a tight community that has pulled together to create and do some pretty amazing things. Our daughter has been there for three years and we couldn't be happier.
This School feels like a family. I am new to Ross Elementary as my child just entered Pre School. Thus far the environment has been very welcoming and the teachers and other staff of the school have all been open to discussion, questions and have offered assistance at all levels. It feel like I have entered a family at Ross. I also like the many initiatives that the school has and appreciate the use of technology. I much prefer to receive information and updates via email so this really works for me. The only reason I have not given 5 stars is because I am so new to the school. If things continue how they are going however, Ross will be getting 5 Stars for certain.
We love Ross! This is my son's first year at Ross Elementary, he is in the first grade. We absolutely love the school. The staff is super friendly and welcoming as well as the other families. We feel at home at Ross and hope to be there until he graduates.
The school is very welcoming and informative. I am adequately informed of my child's daily activities and school activities. My questions are answered and follow up information is provided. I am always invited to share in the learning process and what efforts/initiatives the staff is working on to improve the teaching and learning process. My children had a good school opening.
My child started at Ross last year after transferring from another DC public school. We were welcomed by the amazing Ross community: a warm, engaged principal whose accessibilty and professionalism never cease to amaze me; teachers who go all out for their students and who work tirelessly to educate our kids; professional staff who work to keep our kids safe and happy; and an involved parent group that works collaboratively to support our principal and teachers. Ross is a hidden gem - a tiny school that serves a diverse community well. Our last school was well-regarded but rested on its reputation - I never felt we were part of a cohesive community and communication was not the best. At Ross, we will never have a fancy gym, art room or a million dollars of parent contributions. But we have a wonderful community that works hard to put our children's education and well-being first. My only wish is for a better middle school option but even there, parents are working tirelessly to try and change things for the better (all good in my humble opinion).
I love that in downtown DC our school feels like a family. We moved here last year and everybody welcomed us with love and support. The teachers here are amazing and really go above and beyond for the students. The worldwide diversity offers my children an experience that wouldn't be available in many places. We love Ross and are so fortunate to be part of the Ross family.
We love our school! It's just around the corner, fantastic dynamic principal who gets stuff done in record time, committed teachers and staff, and a wonderful community of parents who are very involved in all aspects of the school. I wish it would go through 12 grade so that we don't have to move out of this great neighborhood for our kids to have quality public ed.
In the last few years Ross has turned into a great neighborhood school. It's a place where children grow their love of learning and build lasting friendships. The parent community is fun and inviting too.
We are entering our third year at Ross. Our two children have thrived there and loved their respective teachers. The PTA makes it really easy for parents to be super involved with the school. We love there is only one class per grade which enhances the wonderful community feel. We love that local businesses and neighbors support the school. We love Ross!!
I have lived in the neighborhood a very long time and even volunteered at Ross many years ago when it was a different kind of school environment. Now my son is in Kindergarten and we couldn't be more thrilled. The brand-new renovation is fantastic and combines the best elements of the older 1888 building (original floors, big windows, large rooms) with bright, happy and modern upgrades that make it a comfortable and happy place to be (yay - new HVAC system!). Parents and the local community are involved with Ross and it shows. But the most exciting parts about Ross are the staff and teachers and the kids themselves. It's a friendly and diverse place and it's small size means that everyone gets to know one another and feel like they are involved in something special. I still will never love the evolution towards testing, testing, testing in all public schools but I think that Ross is a creative and interesting place to learn and that is what most parents are asking for ...
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