This school is ran by a fantastic principle; it has great energy and always performs well.
Fort Washington El School is a public elementary school in Upper Dublin. The principal of Fort Washington El School is Mr William Del Collo. 476 children attend Fort Washington El School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 9% of the 476 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Fort Washington El School is 14:1. Open Door Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.
- Ceramics sculpture
- Computer arts
- Drawing painting
- Theater drama
- Video film production
- Cross country
- Field hockey
- Martial arts self defense
- P.E. classes
- Water polo
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The school is over-rated and ok at best. There are some teachers that are very good and you can tell they really care about education. That being said the more visible teachers are a joke and the kids that are lucky enough to get into these classes are obnoxious towards the other kids. the older they get the more insulting they are to the other kids. While teachers preach against bullying they themselves are the bullies. While I understand a teacher would have favorites it is a DISGRACE that they should show it to the children. The new principal is practically invisible although in her defense she is doing the work of two jobs...being the technology director. There is plenty of opportunity for parent involvement if that is for you. The building itself is old and disgusting. When your child comes home on a semi regular basis with giant cockroach stories and mouse stories I'd say there is a problem. But SHHHHHH don't mention any of the above. They'll call you negative.
FWES IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MY SON IS IN 5TH GRADE AND IS SAD TO LEAVE. ( BUT WE ALL LOVE THIS SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!! GO PATRIOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We decided on where we wanted to live in Montgomery County based on objective and subjective criteria in terms of the schools. After we decided on Upper Dublin School District we moved to Fort Washington specifically so that our daughter could attend FWES. She is finishing her fifth year there and we have never doubted that it is one of the best decisions we have made for her.
Both our daughters attend this school. Wonderful community attentive teachers exceptional principle. We're very pleased.
Fabulous school! Great leadership great teachers and great supporting families. Couldn't ask for more!
We have two daughters who attend FWES. The FWES community is kind caring and motivating to all children. There staff has a true passion for education and a love for children. We feel fortunate to live in a community that puts childrens education first! FWES is the best!
We considered both private and public school for our children when they began elementary school many years ago. We have never been disappointed with our choice of Fort Washington Elementary. The school has been a wonderful nurturing envirnoment for both my boys and girls. The teachers are kind caring and creative and the administration is fabulous. We have never had a bad experience in over eight years at FWES. There is a very strong community of parents who are active in the school with plenty of opportunity to be involved in the classroom and the PTA. We would highly recommend Fort Washington Elementary to any prospective parents. You can feel the energy the minute that you walk in the front door. It is one of the happiest places around for your child to grow and learn!
My son is currently in third grade and my daughter is now at the Middle School. We could not have 'hand-picked' a better elementary school for both of our children! The teachers are motivating and caring and respect each students' needs! It is a true community at FWES and one where everyone is encouraged to get involved and be a part of! It is a wonderful school!
Initally everything sounded great when we enrolled our daughter into kindergarten. We are very dissapointed with the lack to enforce their prided motto 'No Bully Zone'. Dicipline issues are handled very casual. My daughter's classroom environment failed to provide harmony and respect among the children. Parent feedback is encouraged but the response to feedback is sometimes discouraging. Academically this school seems to be performing well-but it is my opinion a child can only make the most of the education when it is offered in a safe and respectful environment. Social development and academic development are not equal in this school. There is an imbalance of the two. Overall I have been very dissapointed and am glad to take my daughter out of this school.