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Hollywood Elementary School
9811 49th Ave, College Park, MD 20740
Hollywood Elementary is a public elementary school that serves grades Pre K-6. A focus on active education is intendedMore to encourage kids to become lifelong learners. To this end, the school holds a variety of events meant to make learning fun and meaningful. Book Log, a program which emphasizes reading outside the classroom, has a 94% participation rate, according to the 2009-2010 School Improvement Plan. Mad Scientist Day, musical performances, and a variety of after-school social activities comprise a large part of the school's annual calendar. Parental involvement is particularly high as well, with 87% of parents attending their child's parent-teacher conferences.
Paint Branch Elementary School
5101 Pierce Ave, College Park, MD 20740
Paint Branch Elementary School is a public school that serves grades pre-kindergarten through sixth. Its proximity toMore the University of Maryland has enabled a close partnership between the two, with UMD students maintaing active roles in student teaching programs, service learning, tutoring and more. According to Principal Jay Teston, Paint Branch prides itself on being a project-based institution and University of Maryland students are integral to fulfilling that goal.