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About This School

Kenilworth Elementary School is a public elementary school in Bowie. 411 students go to Kenilworth Elementary School and identify mostly as Multiracial; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. 5% of the Kenilworth Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 26% of the 411 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Kenilworth Elementary School is 13:1. Bowie Christian School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 39% 73%
White, non-Hispanic 36% 5%
Asian 2% %
Hispanic 15% 19%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26% 47%
Limited English proficiency 5% 10%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    We have a child in first grade who's been there since kindergarten. The teachers and school nurse are excellent approachable and responsive. The principal on the other needs some improvment he's not as responsive as he could be.

  • (8 months ago)

    My oldest has been here since K (Miss Harris) she's now in 3rd. My youngest has been here since last year K (Miss Harris) she's now in 1st. I have been very happy here. The diversity of students staff is important the parent involvement is huge the principal (Mr. Henderson) is approachable and very involved. The community activities have been wonderful especially for my kids. Teachers are good at communicating with u about your child's progress/concerns. My 3rd grader tested into TAG and got accepted into Heather Hills but turned it down because she was doing so well here plus at KES we take pride in our school and make things happen. We are the 1st to have a Natural Habitat for wildlife at our school. My teen attended Heather Hills I was not happy with some of the teachers there and the results that I did not want my 2nd child to deal with. The same teachers are there at HHES. We CHOSE Kenilworth for the progress we are achieving. So happy!!!

  • (8 months ago)

    We are parents that chose Kenilworth after a private school option. The diversity among the students and the community culture among the entire school has exceeded our expectations. The principal is extremely involved without hindering progress (it isn't always that way) and the community atmosphere has worked well towards our child's maturity. I ansolutely adore the way everyone works together for our children. The PTA is fantastic and growing towards innovative activities. It really is a model comprehensive school.

  • (11 months ago)

    Kenilworth is a great community school. It's small but very diverse and emphasizes and inclusive learning environment that has both students with special needs and TAG (Talented and Gifted) students in the classroom together learning alongside their peers. The test scores actually demonstrate very little. Because the kids are all mixed together they may not be the highest scoring school around but it's not for a lack of educational rigor. Regardless I'm thrilled that my children learn compassion respect and an appreciation for their peers alongside their ABC's and Math. They have a great principal and a super involved PTA. Very good school. Most of the students I know that have TAG'd out to Heather Hills return to Kenilworth for the environment that they are most successful and comfortable in. My children are very happy here.

  • (1 year ago)

    Excellent teachers that really teach challenge and care about their students. After care is also available at the school. I can't say one bad thing about this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I like this school for a different reason than others. They don't settle for just a bad grade. If your child need work on something trust me they will work on it.

  • (4 years ago)

    Reall liked the school staff and the parents who came too see how the kids were doing. More than anything My child love this school!

  • (5 years ago)

    This was my daughter's first year at Kenilworth. I can honestly say that I throughly enjoyed the experience. She learned alot was very excited about learning new things. She was exposed to many new subjects that expanded her mind. Her teacher was great! The principal was very helpful. The PTA planned alot of good activities that my family and I were able to participate in. Overall I enjoyed this educational experience and because I enjoyed it so much I am sending my youngest daughter next year.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have two children at KES nnd I have nothing but the best to say about the teachers staff members office workers principal PTA all the way to the bus drivers. I love this school. We will be leaving them soon and it crushes me but I am so glad that I had the opportunity to be apart of the KES family.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is my 2nd year at KES. I have nothing but terrific things to say! My child is in 4th grade this year and I am so thrilled to see what the new year holds! I was pleased with the whole experience last year as it was our first year in a public school environment. My student excelled had fun and enjoyed school. The PTA Board plans exciting and fun things for the students. This year has been no different. Even in the midst of the fire the staff and community rallied around to make school ready ASAP. I love KES.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have been very pleased with KES so far. My child is a Kindergarten student in Miss Harris' class and I could not be more impressed with her seasoned approach to enlightening the minds of her little sweethearts. The principal is approachable and very well organized. I must admit that I was very worried about my child attending a Prince George's County public school however I have been very pleasantly surprised.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have been very pleased with Kenilworth. The teachers are experienced and they make learning fun for the children. I moved to this area because I heard a lot of good things about Kenilworth and I have not been disappointed.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love KES. MY Teacher is very nice and school is fun.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son has attended Kenilworth for three years and overall I am satisfied. I am a teacher and I keep track of the Maryland State curriculum for each grade he's been in. His K and 2nd grade teachers were experienced and excellent. They knew how to implement the curriculum and still made it fun. The school also uses teaching interns from UM who are very good. They take off some of the paperwork burden so the teachers can teach. His first grade year was chopped up by subs and not getting a full time teacher until Oct more the County's issue than the school's. Parents are very involved and vocal about keeping standards high. My son has either music or gym every other day. The Before and After care program is excellent but you must sign up in May for the following school year.

  • (8 years ago)

    What a dump. As far as academics my child spends most of his day waiting for the teacher to handle the discpline problem kids to do another work sheet. They have art once in a blue moon and have little if any exposure to the library. What a poor excuse for a top rated school.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have a first grader and a fifth grader at this school. Test scores are high and it's rated one of the best in the county. The PTA and parental involvement are VERY strong. My fifth grader excels in all his subjects especially math. He is in the gifted and talented program and honor roll. My first grader is following in his footsteps. This is due in part to hard work quality academic programs and the great dedicated teachers this school employs. My children enjoy the various extracurricular activities such as pizza and ice cream socials art projects field trips fun fairs fun days book fairs etc. There are also exciting fundraisers throughout the year including an auction/dance just for adults. Kenilworth is a great elementary school and I will miss it when my children leave.

  • (9 years ago)

    I had the priviledge to have sent 4 of my children to Kennilworth last year and they really made me a proud parent. I am pleased with the staff and teacher involvment as well as support they show for our children. I am gald to be a part of the the Kenilworth family once again.

  • (11 years ago)

    Both of my children attended this school and now my grandchildren attend Kenilworth Elementary. The teachers are excellent and very involved with the students. The PTA is strong and very supported of the school. Parents are involved in every aspect of the school. It is rated one of the best in Prince George's County.

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