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About This School

Wayside Elementary School is a public elementary school in Potomac. 560 students go to Wayside Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 8% of the Wayside Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 4% of the 560 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Wayside Elementary School is 17:1. The Diener School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 23%
Multiracial 6% %
White, non-Hispanic 55% 39%
Hispanic 4% 22%
Asian/Pacific Islander 30% 15%
Asian 28% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 4% 27%
Limited English proficiency 8% 12%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    The test scores are excellent. The families are focused on directing their children to achieve mastery. The teachers and staff strive for the students to achieve mastery. The school offers in school instrumental music lessons in 4th and 5th

  • (2 years ago)

    This is a lovely community-oriented school with rich cultural diversity and many highly educated warm & friendly families. The principal emphasis is largely on math and teaching students how to pass standardized tests based on a Kuman style rather than how to learn. We struggle with the challenge of Wayside teachers' cookie-cutter approach that requires a Tiger Mom philosophy at home to have a child excel in that environment.

  • (3 years ago)

    They push the kids too hard you you have challenges in Math there is no alternative for you. As a student you are doing math with extensions to the next class. My son struggles and we had to fight to get him a class that will teach at his speed (a grade level class) until this is resolved it is difficult for students.

  • (5 years ago)

    I've never worked at school with so many experienced and dedicated teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    Wayside is the best school in Maryland

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter passed her KG from this school. This school is great in so many ways. Her KG teacher was so wonderful. Kids used to love her so much. I personally saw that how kids used to share everything with the teacher and how teacher used to answer their questions with so much patience. Academically my daughter learnt a lot in KG. She became a responsible and social kid. Overall a very nice school.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter is in KG and she's my eldest - I'm reviewing based on little experience. Her teacher seems fantastic and I like the way all 3 KG teachers work together. For the first couple weeks the kids had little/no real work or homework. They spent that time getting acquainted with their teacher and one another and getting acclimated in general. My daughter has 22 kids in her class and I would've hoped for 20 or less but her teacher is experienced. Lunch room is chaos though. KG'res

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