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About This School

Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer Elementary School is a public elementary school in Waldorf. 595 students go to Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer Elementary School and identify mostly as Asian; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 4% of the Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 21% of the 595 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer Elementary School is 17:1. C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 8% %
Black, non-Hispanic 63% 53%
Multiracial 6% %
Hispanic 6% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 16% 39%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21% 25%
Limited English proficiency 4% 2%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    William J. Clark Middle School it is the best ive ever been to ! it has the greatest teachers eve and i want to thank them for getting my sister to where she is today

  • (1 year ago)

    This school has teachers who appear to care about the students. They encourage and acknowledge their efforts talents and abilities. With that I think the school could do more. They appear to be functioning just at an average level. They are not doing anything extraordinary. Not sure if it is the principal or overall climate of the school. My child has one more year there but I have one starting in K next year. I hope they get a little more excited.

  • (1 year ago)

    very unsatisfactory and has no idea about special ed. Really bad communication tell you things to keep you quiet. Made my child ill.

  • (4 years ago)

    In the last two years that my daughter has attended Jenifer I have been thoroughly impressed with the Mrs. Wright the principal and her staff. My daughter has gone from reading at grade level to soaring above grade level and is enthusiastic about learning. All staff have been courteous and loving and care about the general well-being of the students!

  • (4 years ago)

    One of best schools and best Second Grade staff ( Ms Stafford Excellant teacher). Challenges kids all the time meets the childs above grade needs and my daughter got very good scores in Charles county in Match 97.4 and in Reading 98.4. Out standing performace by the Principal and all the staff. Not enough to describe in words their good work. We miss them a lot since we moved from here.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is our daughters is in kindergarten and she absolutely loves it Jenifer. All the teachers and staff seem nice and they have a lot of after school activities for the kids. I really like the inspirational speech that the kids do every morning. I really liked the teacher/parent meeting we had when they gave out the first report cards it allowed us some time to meet one-on-one with her teacher. The only problem I have is.... my daughter might be a little further along then most of the kid in her class; and I'm not really sure the school knows how to handle it. The work they give her is so basic and elementary but I m not sure if all Kindergarten classes are like that. I know they have to teach to the lowest common denominator but I don't think my daughter is being challenged.

  • (7 years ago)

    Both of my son's attended this school and I had a wonderful experience. My younger son had developmental delays and was just starting in a regular classroom setting. The teacher principal (Mrs. Fowler) vice principal (Mrs. Wright) were very patient and we all worked together as a team to ensure that my son was making the proper adjustments and when he had difficulties in certain areas we all worked together to solve them. Now my son is going to first grade and at the end of kindergarden he was reading at a second grade level. He has made tremendous progress and is behaving and progressing as any other first grader. All I can say is that this is a great school. The staff is willing to work with parents and they really care about all of their students. I would recommend Jenifer to anyone.

  • (8 years ago)

    We had a great year at Jenifer. Our kids were in K 3rd and 5th grades. We enjoyed the age-appropriate activities and were challenged by the curriculum. The administrative staff is professional and helpful. Would like at least 3 field trips per school year for each grade level.Parent involvement is encouraged for lower grades. Teachers were highly qualified. We give Jenifer two thumbs up!!

  • (10 years ago)

    My family and I love Jenifer. My son arrived there 4 years ago as a transfer from a private school. I was very hesitant about his tranfer and concerned that he would not receive the same level of education that he had previously received. I was wrong to worry. Jenifer strives for academic excellence from every child. Jenifer is a caring school. From the principal to the support staff everyone takes pride in educating your child. We are graduating but we will always love Jenifer. Kudos to Mrs Fowler and all her staff. We will miss you. Go Patriots! Ms. Chisholm

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter has been going to this school for 2 years she is now in the 3rd grade. The Principal Mrs. Fowler and the Vice-Principal Mr. Evans are excellent leaders. The teachers are great. I am very pleased with my daughter's academic performance.

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