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4201 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue Southwest
Washington, DC 20032

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March 30, 2015
We were hesitant to send our children to Leckie based on the fact that it was only rated a 5 . However it is very close to where we live and we decided to take a tour and see for ourselves. The school is much nicer on the inside than the outside! The halls are bright, clean and filled with student art. After our tour, we were able to meet with the principal, Ms. James and we were extremely impressed with her. She has a lot of enthusiasm and energy and she genuinely seems to care about all the children and their academic and emotional success. The school isn t perfect and it isn t rated a 5 (as of Mar 15) for nothing, but you can tell that they are on the turn-around. Our children have adjusted well to their new school and they both enjoy attending classes.

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January 11, 2015
My son love Leckie. This is his fourth school he have attended but I truly feel like this is the place for him. Before coming to Leckie is was struggling and reading but now he finally enjoys reading. The principal always have the students best interest at heart. I would definitely recommend Leckie to any parent looking for great school.

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January 08, 2015
Leckie is a child centered, family friendly school focused on high levels of academic achievement. The school is focused on giving each child the best possible chance of competing in the 21st Century World. They: Departmentalize in Math and Reading from K -5: children begin research projects at 4. They offer STEM at the Elementary School Level--they sent an all girls team to a Robotics competition and they placed! My children LOVE school-crying to stay in after-school. From Zumba classess to a Farmer's Market and Organic Garden, Leckie provides parents an opportunity to be involved in a meaningful way. The faculty and staff are kid first, patient, loving kind and SMART. I am a PROUD member of this PRIDE(Leckie Lions)

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September 11, 2014
My children have attended Leckie for three years. Two of those years were awesome. The teachers are phenomenal, but leadership in that school is atrocious. The lack of communication is disappointing. Atasha James is a horrible principal. If you don't agree with her, then you are against her and she will not listening to your side or your opinion. It's sad what Leckie has become under her leadership. I would not recommend you send your kids there. They deserve better.

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June 18, 2014
All I can say is that this school has changed drastically in one year. Every since Mr. Wright left, the school has gone downhill. I wasn't his biggest fan. However, when he was here, there was order and the teachers and students seemed happy. The new principal is all about her own self and does not have the school, students or teachers as her priority. It's all about her.....my daughter will not be returning to Leckie next year.

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May 06, 2014
Those who have negative things to say about Leckie elementary school are ones who have no idea what is actually going on there. I have three children attending school there currently. They love it and I love the teachers and staff. I also volunteer there on a regular basis. If your kid is having issues it is your kid not the school that has the problem. Don't blame them. Instead try using the array of academic support systems in place at the school for academic concerns. As military the base will give referrals to behavioral health in VA. The only concern that I have is parent involvement. It seems that it is always the same few parents that are helping out, and no it is not only military parents I see. I am actually pretty disheartened by the lack of military parents that support the school yet complain about anything having to do with the school.

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April 21, 2014
This school is a joke. My child goes here due to it being a servicing school for the Military. All I can say is I have not had any luck. The teacher makes my child to be the devil child. When just a few months ago when I was stationed at another school she was an angel. How can she go from good to bad. I have spoken to other parents who are having the same issues. The teacher will claim that the child is doing poorly acedemcly but will then recieve an "A" in the class.

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January 29, 2014
I am saddened that the behavior specialist is no longer at leckie elementary. I am a military parent and can honestly say that he showed kids and parents so much love. Now that he is no longer there the kids are unsuppervised in the morning and they are acting out in the school. The two individuals who are supposed to be in charge of behavior are nowhere to be found. No matter leckie is still a great school unfortunately know one can replace the behavior specalist that used to be there.

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August 30, 2012
Better school than the rating indicates. I've put my kids in here, and I had a choice; I'm glad I did. --Many more military folks have kids in this school in the last few years. The demographics have changed a bit from 2010. Good folks in the community, though. --Key useful point: If your kid is reading at third grade and doing math at second grade, that's the class he or she goes to. No stigma either way; the teaching is to the level appropriate to the student. This is good for advanced students and those who are struggling. --Some support for special needs kids. There are schools in the district with more resources for autistic/etc students, so above a certain level children usually go to a different school nearby. --Drumline and fencing for older students. --New interior renovation summer 2012. Our kids like the new renovation; I like the safety improvements. --Strong principal. Good leadership. --Budget cuts over the last three years have eliminated the library tech, the Spanish teacher, and some other teachers. The core is still good. --Some of the admin staff have poor customer service skills; most are just fine. --Teachers are dedicated and friendly.

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May 15, 2012
By far the worst school I've ever seen! It's been nothing but problems with the teachers and principal since day one. Disorganized and highly unprofessional staff.

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September 23, 2011
I had my inihibitions about sending my children to this school because of the negative things I've heard about DC Public Schools. Quite the contrary...I am thoroughly impressed with the curriculum for my 3rd grader. He is being challenged to the highest degree!!!! The teachers and parents are very involved an extremely motivated. I dont regret sending my kids here one bit...highly recommended!!

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August 29, 2011
This school has gone through some major changes over the last couple of years. It went from a school I was nervous about sending my kids to, too a school that I would recommend to anyone in the area. The teachers are amazing, the staff is always kind and willing to help, and Mr. Wright is also an amazing man that the kids look up to. He's doing a fantastic job; especially with the addition of so many military children. He is meeting every parent, student, and staff members needs to the best of his ability. I'm glad my children are going here.

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March 29, 2011
I have two children currently enrolled Kindergarten and 6th grade this was our first year with our children enrolled in this school and it has been a pleasent experience. We are a military family living in Bolling AFB just a few minutes away and we have been pleasently surprised by the teachers.

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March 20, 2011
I have two children who attend this school and I have nothing but GREAT and WONDERFUL things to say about my experience these past two years. The teachers are excellent and the principal has done an amazing job restoring order to the school. My son and daughter's teachers communicate with me regularly. I can not be happier with my choice of schools. I hope nothing changes next year.

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April 15, 2010
I have a child at this school, this is a very good school. My daughter has been there since 1st grade, she is currently in the 6th grade now. She has a wonderful teacher name Ms. Robinson. This teacher is amazing, very good, strick and organized. I really love this school, however last year they got a new principal. The new principal is not parent friendly, does not listen. I am glad this is my daughter's last year. This is the perfect school if you can deal with a principal that does not know what he is doing. However, the teacher make up for him. If you want a good education, send your child to Leckie.

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December 18, 2009
My kids have been in this school for 2 years and im very thankful that we are moving next year! My kids got lucky on having really great teachers for prek, kindergarden, then 1st and second grade. they have a new principal this year who not only does not listen to the parents, but to me is rude. I have had numerous problems with kids hurting my son very badly and the school doing little about it. Im thankful for the good teachers but think this school is very poorly run. the only reason they went to this school a second year is because I knew it would be thier last year (we are military) and the school is very close to our house (bellevue housing). If we were here any longer my kids would not be going there next year!

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January 20, 2009
This is probably one of the best elementary schools in DC. I live on Bolling AFB and I am so happy with how my boys are doing at school. My PreK son is reading. In fact, his teacher wanted him to go to reading with the 1st graders, which he did for awhile. He was nervous though so now he stays with his class and his teacher works with him one-on-one with his reading comprehension. My 2nd grader is excelling academically. He has done well on all the standardized tests. The principal is excellent. She cares so much about all the children. All the staff put a lot of time and effort to teaching and caring for the children. They give the children opportunities to excel, be responsible, and be leaders.

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February 20, 2006
This is the last year for my child at Leckie and I must say that the four years my child has attended I have been extremely pleased with the teachers and I think the Principal and Assistant Principal are wonderful caring people. They staff really cares about the children acamedic success.

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February 10, 2006
Most of the teachers that taught my children are just amazing. they not only cared but made a difference.

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Leckie Elementary School
4201 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue Southwest, Washington, DC  20032
(202) 645-3330
Last modified Leckie 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.
Leckie Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top