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Rodgers Forge Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 422 students

 

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Posted September 17, 2009

RFES is a great school because it works as a community of caring adults. The parents and the teachers and staff at the school really care about our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

We love our school. Great families, great community, great teachers= Great School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

The Principal, AP, faculty and staff produce amazing results even with severe overcrowding. Kids are in good hands here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Great teachers; well organized
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2008

This school is impacted by the overcrowing situation. The education is strong but I think the children are paying the price. The kids can't talk--anywhere! There are constantly being told to be quite. My daughter says she can't get to know other kids because there is no chance to talk. It seems like all work and no play. That is not fun and school should be more than just academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2008

This is a wonderful place for children. Although it has experienced overcrowding, the teachers and staff have contined to make it a fun and nurturing learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2008

This school continues to have great teachers and administrators, and involved parents. But Rodgers Forge faces a crisis. The school is now extremely overcrowded. The school nurse is having to turn sick children away. The toilets are breaking down regularly from overuse. Classrooms are packed. WIth a state-rated capacity of 408, the school enrollment now sits at 625. And that number is expected to reach 700 next year. What's worse, Baltimore County has no plan to solve the problem. And, in fact, has not even made it a priority. How long can a good school stay good? You can learn more at www.towsonfamiliesunited.com, begun by a group of concerned Towson parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2007

As a former student, I enjoyed going to RFES very much. It was a kind of second home. However, I am dissapointed that the school has declined since I have left. It is hardly the wonderful place it was when I was there.


Posted September 2, 2004

My child has a learning disability and has repeatedly surprised us with his on-going progress. I credit his enthuasium and desire to exceed to the patience of his teachers. My only concern is the parents who drop off their children with 'dog in tow', which was noted under the Safety and category heading.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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99%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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96%

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96%

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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98%

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99%

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2011

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
97%

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
97%

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
95%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 42%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Black 3% 35%
Two or more races 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment

Arts & music

Music
  • Instrumental music lessons

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
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Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School counslor
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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250 Dumbarton Rd
Baltimore, MD 21212
Phone: (410) 887-3582

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