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401 I Street Southwest
Washington, DC 20024

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(202) 724-4867
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April 25, 2015
I am suspecting that the 1 - star givers are trolls. I find the comment of Jan '15 very, very hard to believe. This is a good, well-managed, well-resourced school. There is room for improvement, of course, but the energy is great, and it's nice for a child to be in a positive and uplifting environment. The school is on the upswing, and if you want to raise an optimistic child (while grounded in the real world, and not in a rarefied-air bubble), this school is awesome.

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March 02, 2015
Amidon has already matured into a first-rate school. Students are very well behaved and respectul. Classrooms are well-managed. Your child will matriculate with excellence. Reading and writing beyond a grade level is not uncommon. Well-adjusted children is the norm. New library. A modern computer lab. Wonderful playground with lots of green space to run and play. Well-loved and dedicated coach AND soccer training supplied by DC United! Best school music teacher and stocked music room. If you child has a penchant for music, he or she could not be in a better place! Logistics your child s friends will also be living in the neighborhood. It'll make play dates, sleep overs, outings a lot easier! Also, you child will have a sense of community vs attending a remote school where they will be seen as outsiders and friendships are hard to maintain. Effective PTA. Free, safe after care. You can engage with your child more and you can afford to send your kids to private lessons (piano anyone?) or extra activities to enrich them even further! Schedule a visit today. You will be happy that you did!

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January 15, 2014
This school prolly is the worst.. the teachers and staff r wonderful but the vice principle doesn't do his job.. my child is bullied everyday and nothing has been done about it... parents r not notified when serious issues happen at the school we had to learn from our children.. that's school needs to be shut down...

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May 14, 2013
Amidon-Bowen has been selected to be a site for the DC Reading Corps, a strategic initiative of The Literacy Lab. The Reading Corps will provide multiple full-time reading tutors at Amidon in SY13-14 to provide targeted students in grades K-3 with daily 1:1 reading interventions. These interventions are designed to provide students with extra practice on concepts covered in the classroom and have demonstrated significant effectiveness in supporting students to reach grade level proficiency by the end of third grade. Since 2011, Amidon has recieved donations related to literacy which include: - New library (renovation, books, furniture) from Target/Heart of America Foundation. - $40,000 (3,000 books)for classroom leveled learning libraries from Mandarin Oriental Hotel. - $750,000 3-year grant for literacy from Target Foundation - Thousands of volunteer hours from Everybody Wins Mentoring/Reading Program. Naturally, these programs benefit all children at the school. Amidon has done a great job of moving children who are proficient readers into the advanced level. Sincerely, Martin R. Welles, Esq. PTA President Amdion-Bowen

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January 10, 2013
I know that this school is trying its best to improve, but I am doing everything I can to get my child into a charter school next year. The teachers have no control over the children once they reach 2nd grade. You see adults yelling and a bunch of students who don't care if they are yelled at. Absolutely no discipline! The principal works herself to death and probably still doesn't have time to help teachers. The test scores are barely improving as a result. They seem to be more worried about playgrounds than they are academics. Why is that the focus of every PTA meeting? Why not spend this money on teaching my child how to read? I want strong teachers, not state-of-the art jungle-gyms.

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October 28, 2012
So originally I was very apprehesive. However, I LOVE the school now. The staff, including the adminsitartin, is very personable and open. Although some issues arise from time to time, they are very focused on resolving them quickly. I could not have found a better school for my son.

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August 18, 2012
I just enrolled my child and met the principal. She greeted my 4 year old and talked to her for a while. I love her energy and how she approaches child's development. I am very very pleased with my initial experience.

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January 11, 2008
The best hands on school in the distric of columbia. I love the way the teachers and staff have wonderful patients with the students.I can actualy say that I have found the best school for my child.

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December 19, 2007
Not clean. Has no good academics.

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Amidon-Bowen Elementary School
401 I Street Southwest, Washington, DC  20024
(202) 724-4867
Last modified Amidon-Bowen 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.
Amidon-Bowen Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 10 reviews. Top