Ramsay has had issues with lack of parent involvement for many years. The school has had 3 principles in the past 5 years. Teacher morale has been decreasing in the past 2 yrs. The PTA has a skeleton crew (I'm talking 3-5 people) of active members who have to work very hard to get anything done. The school does have some "fun" activities but academic progress has been lacking for quite some time. The students are happy yet oblivious to the declining reputation of the school. It is overpopulated with 750+ this year with growth expected to continue. A lot of resources are used on ELL programs and improving reading levels. Afterschool enrichment programs are limited to teacher taught 'clubs' . The school's physical environment is dim not like the brightly colored halls of the other ACPS elementary schools. The dumpsters are located right at the entrance of the school. Their playground is the least maintained in the entire ACPS system and the advertised Rec Center and Nature Center do not belong to the school and are not useable for school functions outside of school hours. One of the lowest ranking schools in ACPS for a reson.
About This School
William Ramsay Elementary School is a public elementary school in Alexandria. The principal of William Ramsay Elementary School is Rosario Casiano. 829 students go to William Ramsay Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 68% of the 829 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at William Ramsay Elementary School is 15:1. John Adams Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
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