Janney's curriculum is dumbed down and the teachers in 3rd grade seem very apathetic. Most of the school personnel don't know who they children are and where they are in the school. The school promotes their liberal views and push them on the children. In general the teachers don't seem invested. I guess it is public school and not meant to be high quality.
Janney Elementary School is a public elementary school in Washington. The principal of Janney Elementary School is Norah Lycknell, who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. 599 students go to Janney Elementary School and identify mostly as Multiracial; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 5% of the Janney Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 4% of the 599 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Janney Elementary School is 13:1. National Presbyterian School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
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This school has a very diverse population that makes up a strong student body of 700 students. With an awesome principal at it's helm education strategies continue to evolve to meet the needs of the students. The PTA is very involved with promoting these strategies through financial support from the Janney community. Janney also has an after care program until 6 30pm and after school enrichment activities such as robotics piano flag football and cooking. Note This is one of the top performing schools in north west D.C..
Janney is great. My Son is a fourth grader that hated going to school before Janney. The teachers and students welcomed my Son making his school day fulfilled with a well balaned education and social environment. The teachers are dedicated to ensuring the success of every Student academic involvement. The Principal make certain that all students are safe and well taught.
The principal has a laser-like focus on fostering a professional community based on quality instruction. The teachers care about good teaching and they have a shared sense of what it looks like. The principal is level-headed strong communicator community-minded---doesn't always do what the parents want but does always have the children's Education in mind with every decision. The reason for the positive tone in this learning community starts with the Principal.
Our 2nd and 4th graders attend and we feel fortunate to be in a school where parent involvement makes it tick. There are some special teachers there who aren't "burnt out" and are excited to be at a school like Janney. They have a beautiful library gym art room and music. There is even a full time recess coordinator who gets the kids moving. Most are made possible through PTA funds (i.e. voluntary parent contributions) so as long as parents keep contributing it certainly beats private school tuition.
We are completing our first year with a child at Janney and have been delighted with the school. They just completed a full renovation--the facility is gorgeous. The grounds are now being filled in with fruit trees a science garden an outdoor classroom and more. The teachers and parents have always been very involved and caring but under the leadership of Principal Lycknell this school rivals any you could hope to send your child to. Library science lab art room music room glass-enclosed gym--it is a joy.
The parents and faculty are so involved you just now things will always be taken care of well.
Janney has been a wonderful place for my children to learn and play. The school and the staff are wonderful.
The Janney community is amazing. My kids are thriving in an educationally challenging and socially nurturing environment. As parents we are encouraged to be centrally involved in the school. And our teachers -- as educators and people -- are as good or better than any I have seen at any other school private or public.
Janney is a school where there is a spirit of love of learning and and having fun doing it! Children haave many options for learning due to high parent and community involvment.
Never was there a better community a more dedicated staff or more exciting students!
My children love their school! They love and respect their teachers who show them how to have fun while learning.
We came to Dc 5 years ago my kid was 5 when he entered the school without any english language skill the staff at Janney were wonderfull they help him learn express and feel at home from day one. My younger daughter is now a kindergarten student she attended janney as a pk too and loves it. At Janney the team of teachers administrative staff aids and specialist are loving and wonderfull people. Janney's communnity the parents and kid are also fantastic this is a school were you don't only come to learn the curriculim but also come to learn about respect caring about others and love .
Janney has a warm comfortable feeling with happy children in the classrooms and hallways. Our teachers and administrators really care about our kids working to provide extra help to those who need it and additional challenges for those who are ready. My son is blossoming under their care. And we have an incredible PTA!
Janney is one of if not the best public elementary school in DC. Kudos to our new principal and our many fantastic teachers!!
Janney has a fantastic sense of community. It is truly a neighborhood school with groups of kids and parents trooping up the street each morning a schoolwide morning meeting and lots of local community involvement.
Everyone from the administrators teachers and staff to the parents kids and surrounding community are involved in the success of the school. It's a wonderful community!
Excellent teachers caring staff supportive parents and strong community involvement make this the best neighborhood school!
Dedicated staff and parents make this a great place to send your kids.
Best school in DC with the best teacher Lauren Rockwell!