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Washington, DC
Students enrolled: 297
Before care: No

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1825 8th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001

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(202) 939-4380
(202) 673-6461
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Map of Cleveland Elementary School address.

October 07, 2013
I'm so pleased with the achievements of my son. Thanks to the teachers and guidance he receives at school, his academic level is of an advance grade. WELL DONE CLEVELAND!!!

- submitted by a parent

September 17, 2013
A great school. The staff all get to know the students and families on an individual level. Excellent teachers.

- submitted by a parent

June 15, 2013
Cleveland has a very well recognized bi-lingual program. When we enrolled our 3 year old 2 years ago we were told he'd be fluent in spanish by the beginning of his entry into first grade and it has come to fruition. The staff is attentive and accurately keeps us abreast of our child's progress. My only wish is that other programs around the city could use what Principal Mair has constructed as a model for all elementary schools in the city.

- submitted by a parent

November 27, 2012
Great school ! The educational discipline that is instilled at Cleveland is priceless. My son is in the bilingual program and he is thriving. He was once a shy and unexpressive but very bright child who is now very cognitive and approaches his schoolwork with a confidence that has been instilled at home and Cleveland Elementary. The school is a direst reflection of the leadership provided by the principal, Mrs. Annie Mair.. as a former DCPS administrator, I have seen both the good and the bad . Cleveland Elementary is very good !

- submitted by a parent

November 26, 2012
Based upon an earlier reviewer, I thought I would just pick up the telephone and get some background on the school. And best of all, I got answers! I found the staff to be extremely helpful and personable. I pay a LOT of money for day care, and I could hold my breath and turn blue waiting to get someone on the phone or a call back. Just based upon this initial conversation, my experience was a big positive.

- submitted by a community member

March 13, 2012
The school is not what I thought it was. The staff constantly yells/barks at the children, in all grade levels-PreS-5th grades, to shut up, sit down, come here, etc. They are not allowed to talk in the restaurant. The Home School Association needs work and a audit of the funds. The school is segregated -bilingual track verses English track. Problem children are moved out of classrooms when a tour is going on so that prospective parents won t see them in action. Teacher moral is down and it shows. There have been a few fights this year.

- submitted by a parent

March 16, 2011
This school has a strong principal that really loves the school. The teaching staff is consistant and committed to teaching. I love that the some of the same teachers that taught my older son who is now at an excellent public high school in the District are the same teachers that are teaching my youngest son. I also love the special education staff that are committed to what is best for the child and not arguing with the parent like my past experience at another DC Public School. This school is simply excellent and has been a wondeful school choice for two of my children. They are committed to providing an excellent education and they truly love and are committed to meet the needs of each student.

- submitted by a parent

March 14, 2011
I have an third grader and Kgn in the Bi-Lang program. The teacher quality is great they actually care and love their job of teaching. As a involved parent in my children education they are not intimidated but welcome it and we work together for the "common good" which is my children education

- submitted by a parent

August 30, 2010
I am researching elementary schools for my child. I have called numerous schools, including a few of the more well known public and charter schools in DC. While I cannot yet speak to teacher quality and academic programs, I can say it is the only school where the assistant principal called me back one day after I left a message, and arranged for a parent of a child in the school to call me the following day. At other schools I was told to monitor their webs site for notice of an open house and in some cases the person answering the phone was less than polite. Cleveland does not have a website but if they are willing to give a non-parent a bit of time and attention, it leads me to believe that they are doing the same, if not more, for current parents and children.

- submitted by a parent
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September 08, 2008
I am a new parent of a first grader and my daughter is in Head Start at Cleveland. So far I am happy of the caring, responsible staff also the enviornment is wonderful w/ the 2 computer labs, library, music room, and gym

- submitted by a parent

May 19, 2008
I am a parent of a kindergarten and very pleased with the out come of my childs learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 26, 2008
I am a parent of a first grader at Cleveland Elementary school and I rate the school a 9 out of 10. I am very pleased with the teachers and leaders of this school.

- submitted by a parent

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Cleveland Elementary School
1825 8th Street Northwest, Washington, DC  20001
(202) 939-4380
Last modified Cleveland Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cleveland Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top