88 out of 10GreatSchools

Buckland Mills Elementary School

Gainesville, VA
  • Public
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  • Grades PK-5
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  • Enrollment: 655


Buckland Mills Elementary School
10511 Wharfdale Place
Gainesville, VA 20155
(703) 530-1560
Buckland Mills Elementary School is located in Gainesville, VA and serves grades PK-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 8 out of 10
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Reviews25 Reviews

My 2 sons have had a great experience at this school. Teachers have worked with before and after school.
Being a family that moves a lot, Buckland really feels like home. The staff is beyond amazing. I have a son, now in middle school, that attended only 5th grade here. He is on the spectrum and gifted. He was nurtured and it was the first year he didn't feel different. He even made his first friend ever. I wish he could have gone to Buckland from K up. My daughter now currently goes here. She was in 2nd last year and had one of the best teachers I've met (and I'm a teacher). This year she is thriving as well. First year of SOLs but she isn't nervous. Huge difference from my son's experience at an elementary school in Manassas during his 3rd grade year. Finally the PYIBP is fantastic at this school. I know teachers who have worked here and rave about how wonderful it is. If you're on the fence, I cannot recommend this school enough. They really prepare them for middle school without focusing on tests. Caring, nurturing environment.
Contrary to what a few others here noted, the principal is outstanding. Her teachers and staff adore her. She truly cares about the children and the community she serves and expects the best from all. I know this because I have actually talked to her and worked with her on a regular basis. She is a wonderful , efficient, and encouraging problem solver and puts children first. Many of the current teachers are enrolled in administrative programs which I feel is due to her example, support, and encouragement. I have had students at the school for over 6 years and feel that the current principal has done so much to improve the school. Some office staff has changed over the years, but the current staff is wonderful and caring. I have been in the office to see how the office staff interact with parents and children and I have never seen anyone be rude, even when faced with difficult and downright rude patrons. Although I do not have a child in the Autism program, I know that this is another area where BMES stand out. The current staff are caring and knowledgable.
We love Buckland Mills Elementary School. The teachers and administration are top notch. Our kids are receiving the best education imaginable. We are soo thankful.
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