School Details

Naylor Road School

2403 Naylor Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020
(202) 584-5114
NR

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 216 students 13 students/teacher (DC avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

About this school

Naylor Road School is a private middle school in Washington. The principal of Naylor Road School is Jennifer Cooley, whose e-mail is info@naylorroadschool.com. 216 students go to Naylor Road School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic and White, non-Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at Naylor Road School is 13:1. Kramer Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 89% %
White, non-Hispanic 11% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Naylor Road school is a lawsuit waiting to happen. Children aren't issued textbook.. they're given xerox copies of books. The middle school students are disrepectful...and threaten to have teachers fired all the time (because they know the principal will if they go and complain). This school has over 70% turnover of staff by the end of the first marking period. It is a revolving door of teachers. Teachers are given NO planning time.. and NO duty free lunch. They work 9hours a day for $25 00 per year. That comes out to $10.75 per hour. The middle school classes are self-contained which means the students don't get properly instructed in all subjects. The teachers are not state certified and several don't have college degrees. It is obvious that the post deate 2/14 was written by the principal. SHe is the ONLY person at this school that has anything positive to say about it. The teachers call her faculty meeting b*** sessions.. because all they consist of is her telling teachers what they're doing wrong. Children forced to sit in the same seat for 9 and (and in some cases 12)hours per day. This is NOT the place you want to work.. or send your child

  • (2 years ago)

    I work at Naylor Road School. Let's clarify a few things. Ms. Ruggles asked for volunteers for the comuter room. A 4th grade parent DID volunteer Ms. Ruggles never got back to her. The Spanish teacher left because they were cutting her hours and she couldn't afford to take the pay cut (teachers at Naylor Road only make $25 000 per year). Ms. Ruggles DIDNT LOOK for a Spanish teacher. She was given several referrals.. but decided that she could save the school $25 000 per year by NOT hiring a Spanish teacher. She gave the excuse that she wanted a person "with a lot of experienece". for $25 000? NOW THAT'S a joke. So teachers got ONE HOUR of planning time PER WEEK to grade papers write lesson plans perform curriculum checks meet with parents tutor at risk students etc. Last year.. 4 teachers WALKED OUT without even giving resignations because of the treatment by the administration. Ms. Ruggles talks to teachers like they're dirt. The principal doesn't even have a master's degree..and DOESN'T REMEMBER what it's like to be in a classroom. As soon as I pass my Praxis I'm out of there. If you want to believe your child is learning here... believe what you want...Im just teach

  • (2 years ago)

    First Ms. Ruggles has nothing to do with the tution at Naylor Road School. She used to be a teacher and understands what it is like to teach and also to teach at Naylor Road School as she did teach there. I find it funny that the parent said undersized classrooms like they didn't know what the school looked like before they registered and the class sizes are so small there my kids class have 10 kids it. Yes Naylor Road does have an old fashoned philosophy towards learning but it works. Schools today are so concerned with modern day technology that our kids are not learning the basics in Math or in Reading. I applaud Naylor Road for it's low cost which oh yea includes beforecare and aftercare! They may not have much in resources but the students learn and isn't that the most important thing? Oh and maybe there would be more resources if parents would participate in the fundraisers and in the classrooms. I know Ms. Ruggles has asked parents to volunteer to teach computer class and no one volunteered. She has also been looking for a Spanish teacher but no one has come forward to help with that either. For what we pay to attend Naylor Road you couldnt get any better elsewhere

  • (2 years ago)

    Do not work here. Do not send your kids here. Mrs. Ruggles the principal is most concerned with getting your tuition $$ and/or taking advantage of over-qualified teachers than she is providing acceptable leadership at Naylor Road. It is truly a disgraceful place with undersized classrooms limited facilities and old-fashioned philosophy of education that serves only to make things easier not more effective.

  • (4 years ago)

    Naylor Road is great! It truly is the best school in the area for the money. I have a daughter who has attended Naylor Road for the past 2 years and now attending the 2009-2010 school year in first grade and her comprehension level math skills and dynamic reading ability far exceeds that of a student of the same grade level attending a public school. It's well worth my money spent and I will continue her education there. The Principal Mrs. Ruggles is supportive and attentive to the needs of the students teachers and parents. Mrs. Jefferson and Mrs. Jones are outstanding educators at the school which I've been fortunate enough to have my daughter attend their class.

  • (4 years ago)

    Naylor Road is an outstanding school. My son is currently in the first grade and has a collegiate spelling vocabulary. Most of the students in his class are reading at a second/third grade level. In addition his first grade class is taught 2nd grade math. I'm extremely pleased with the school's educational curriculum and highly recommend Naylor Road to parents who are seeking a great school that will promote academic achievement.

  • (4 years ago)

    Naylor Road School is a great school - they worry more about academics than tnhey do about extra curricular. Which is important to day as so many students in DCPS just get promoted. They care if the students can read and write they care if they know their math facts ect. I behavior problems exist in all schools this school actually does expell students who stop other kids from learning! All schools do fundraisers and there is no policy that says you have to participate - but you should a it benefitsyour child!

  • (5 years ago)

    The classes are no larger than 15 kids and my daughter has learned so much in the 8 yrs. she's attended.

  • (5 years ago)

    Naylor Road has been played an important roll in how my child has developed into the student that he is today. I certainly appreciate the past 5 years that my child has had at Naylor Road but going into the 6th grade I could not send my child back to Naylor Road. I know all children deserve an education better than DCPS can provide but when it s obvious that they are accepting children with behavioral problems and there are no consequences that s when I have a problem. Naylor Road needs to be more selective when accepting students instead of focusing on the money that they are receiving from the voucher program and work on making the school more modern

  • (5 years ago)

    Every school has fundraisers. Every school has teachers who leave before completing the schoolyear. Naylor Road is a great school who worries about the students and wants to make sure each child gets the best education they can. The tuition is kept low so that working moms and dads can afford a private education or their child I personally resent comments that the school is only out for the money it makes off the parents. Check with other schools and who will see the tuition is much lower and a better education is given.

  • (5 years ago)

    Our child attended this school for the past 4 years (K-3rd). Some of the teachers are excellent. We were fortunate to have the better teachers. We noticed a lot of teacher turnover in other classes. Parents were not happy about this (rightfully so). Foreign language and Physical education are weak (PE improved this year). We thought the material could be a little more challenging. The rooms could be remodeled to allow for better use of space. Communication from the office is inconsistent. The Spanish teacher was let go and parents were not informed. Traffic around the school is a concern (double parking speeding); not sure what the school could do about that. Cost is reasonable. Fund raisers are annoying. Aftercare is okay. I would recommend Naylor for 3rd grade and under. Older kids need more room and challenges than what I see being offered.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter just completed her first year at Naylor Road School. This is the third school she's attended since the age of 3 and I AM VERY PLEASED. So pleased that I've recommended Naylor Road School to everyone I've come into contact with. I've never seen teachers who really love and dedicate themselves to their profession as I've seen at Naylor Road. In the beginning my daughter did struggle (she was use to taking naps doing little to no classwork etc.) however her teacher Mrs. Harper stuck it out with her and showed much patience (more than I could have given). There were times that I was ready to throw in the towel but her teacher worked with her and even offered helpful suggestions to me. I would definitely recommend Naylor Road School to anyone looking to provide the best education for their child(ren).

  • (6 years ago)

    the best school i ever went to two thumbs up....

  • (6 years ago)

    This is sooooo true. It seems that since the voucher program was entered along came a lot of discipline problems from DC public school

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter has attend Naylor Road School for the past two years. I like the small class size and open communication with the teacher and staff members. The curriculm is excellent my daughter has excelled in reading writing and math. The classrooms are small but I'd rather have a small learning environment than a big disruptive space. Overall the educational experience is good.

  • (6 years ago)

    Naylor Road school is a big law suit waiting to happen. The class sizes are small but my child complains of being in the same chair allllll day long. The teacher turnover rate is ridiculous. Unless you are used to a new teacher every three months or so ... if you truly value your child send them to a better school.Our people are not even represneted in the office I do not know if it is school or a big fund raising effort to keep money rolling in their pockets?

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter is a 3rd year student. I have the greatest respect for the school and faculty. The teachers split their schedule to provide aftercare so your child gets extra tutoring if needed homework help and the classes are so small no child is 'really' left behind. The tuition is affordable for both single parents and married couples. My daughter had experiences this year I've never had. We met DC's Congresswoman she interviewed her personally and a member of her staff and we saw a play in ASL at the Kennedy Center. All the parents know eachother care for eachother's children and respect the authority of the educators. Mrs. Ward the director is a beautiful soul and the school's open door policy provides relief for the working but involved parent. The school's teachers are unrivaled in education and character.

  • (6 years ago)

    At first my husband and I were so hopeful regarding this school. We sign the agreement and was excited about what our son would be learning. As soon as school began the Director was let go..then followed by the lost of 1 teacher and 2 aids. My son was crushed because he didnt understand the change. No meeting was held for the parents. Just some note that was given in each parents box. My son complained of the teachers yelling a lot and by April 1 we decided to keep him at home. Too much drama and change. Spanish was dissappointing. I taught my son more on my own free time. I would not recommend this school to anyone. It has been a huge dissappointment. Seems like the focus is always on money and fundraising and not focused on the children's education. My son will not be returning next year.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter is in the K3 program at Naylor Road Annex. As other parents have stated the school is reasonably priced and in an convenient location. The academic curriculum is pretty good. My daughter knows all the letter sounds can write her name recite the months of the year and can do beginning sign language. The biggest issue I have had at the school is the teacher turnover. There has been a 90% turnover with teachers this year. The school has has some excellent teachers. My daughter has had 3 teachers so far this year. Although I am pleased with the academic portion of the school I am researching other programs for next year due to all the turnover we have experienced this year.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son loves the school so that alone makes the tuition acceptable. Be aware the tuition is fair compared to other schools but Naylor Road will issue fund raisers every month with threats that the tuition will be raised if you dont participate. After we did participate we were still charged another fee at the end of the school year. The eduction is pretty good although the foreign language course is pointless. My son takes spanish and hasnt learned anything I can remember more from Highschool (12 years ago) then he has learned from Naylor road. I have a 2nd child will I enroll them into naylor road chances are I will not!

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