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About This School

Edith Ort Thomas Elementary School is a public middle school in Frenchtown. The principal of Edith Ort Thomas Elementary School is Mr David Bailey, who can be contacted at 163 children attend Edith Ort Thomas Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 18% of the 163 students here get reduced lunch prices.The average class size at Edith Ort Thomas Elementary School is 14, and the ratio of students to teachers is 9:1. Alexandria Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 90% 93%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% %
Asian 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18% 14%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Some really wonderful teachers work at this school and because of the size one would believe your student would receive a lot of great personalized attention; that is not the case unfortunately. Unless your student is completely self-driven and a stellar student he/she will be left to status quo. Only a select group gets treated as if they are worthy of extra attention this who are already succeeding. Ironically this is the very group that does not really need the extra attention. BOE members' children are treated better due to pressure from them and get more opportunities than others. FES is a school choice school but you would be better off choosing Kingwood or Alexandria public schools also school choice schools. Their administration is more balanced fair and even handed and have excellent teachers. Teachers would agree to this as well but fear backlash. Highest per student cost in county with fewest offerings and pay high school to teach their 8th graders math including fuel to transport them! Time to merge with other small local schools and all will benefit especially the kids. Small size is not worth it.

  • (5 years ago)

    The school has a many caring and competent teachers and a dedicated administration. Lots of emphasis on the arts (theatre music chorus etc.) Children feel like they are part of family which has its pros and cons given that students are with their peers from K-8. Parent input is valued particularly if it conforms to the status quo. Resources for classified students are restricted sometimes in a pro forma manner. The CSA/principal is the CST case manager. Wondeful town to live in.

  • (6 years ago)

    There is the overall feeling of a community raising a child. In Frenchtown and Frenchtown school because of its tiny size there is an enormous amount of individual attention to each child. There are many extras available to students for example French Art Shakespeare and Enrichment.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a great school in a great community. Classes are small and the students receive plenty of individual attention.

  • (10 years ago)

    An excellent school with a very involved and inspired faculty. Teachers work together to inspire students of all abilities to excel.

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