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Rodgers Forge Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 422 students

 

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Posted October 24, 2013

I have a fourth grader a RFES and he has been here since first grade. I love the school and the teachers are very communicative with parents and will address any concern at any time. My son's teacher often sends emails to us of pics that he takes of the kids doing group work or other in-class projects so we get a good idea of what goes on in class. The PTA is great and sponsors lots of assemblies for the kids' enrichment. Overall, a great school. I think they are going through some growing pains with the new Core curriculum but it seems as if the whole district is having difficulty getting this new curriculum off the ground.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2009

Rodgers Forge Elementary is the BEST! Wonderful teachers and a wonderful community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2009

The level of involvment of the community is astounding! The school has an excellent staff who are always available to help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

I have two children currently enrolled at RFES and two more who will eventually enter. My two currently enrolled children are at opposite ends...one is a challenge and the other is exceptionally bright. RFES has been amazing about approaching each child to meet his/her needs and abilities and working with us to make sure our children have what they need to be successful. The teachers are very proactive and hands on and do an excellent job communicating with us. My children are learning in leaps and bounds and genuinely LOVE going to school. I can really see progress every day. And the social opportunities RFES affords my children is unlike anything I've ever seen at any other school. The community of parents and teachers makes this a great school. I'm glad I opted for public school for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

Despite being hundreds of students over capacity, this school continues to excel all around. The teachers, administrators and staff are all wonderful. RFES has lots of parent support as well. I am proud to send my son to Rodgers Forge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

It is such a caring and nurturing environment for students. Students from all different cultures and backgrounds come together to learn in an environment that celebrates their differences yet fosters a real sense of community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

The teachers are amazing! They go above and beyond their duties to meet the needs of the children. The school itself reaches out to the community, supports the students inside and outside of the school, and provides resources for the parents, community, and students to use on a regular basis. Regardless of the severe over-crowding issues at RFES the teachers accomodate all learners and meet the needs of every individual.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

Rodgers Forge Elementary is an amazing school! Despite it's over crowding, the faculty and staff make it an exceptional place to be under the leadership of Mrs. Diese.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

Rodgers Forge Elementary School has great, caring teachers and a principal who truly cares about what is best for children. The are hundreds of parent volunteers who rack up thousands of volunteer hours each year supporting our school in every way possible. Many parents were students at Rodgers Forge! The school is at the center of our community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

It's a great neighborhood school. My children have thoughtful, very competent teachers with connections to our area. Educators and parents appreciate the importance of each others' roles and communication is excellent. It's a learning community in every way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

The teachers are caring and dedicated, the staff is experienced and efficient and the community continuously supports the school's efforts. The atmosphere there is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

They have done well considering the enormous overcrowding problem in this area. Academics and school spirit remain high. Just an amazing school!!!!
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Posted September 22, 2009

My daughter is in kingergarten and made a graphic organizer on her own last night. AMAZING!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

RFES's teachers are wonderful. Every child is recognized for his/her strengths and is encouraged to improve every day. It's a great learning and social environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

Terrific teachers and principals. Parents who volunteer. Great community school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Great teachers, great parent involvement! Moved to this area just for this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Just a great community of parents and teachers who are devoted to the best education for their children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

My kids are learning and enjoy school. Even with a significant overcrowding issue, the teachers are excellent, the kids are all engaged, and the parents are very involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Rodgers Forge Elementary is a wonderful place where the administration, the teachers, and the parents support the students. Our kids not only get a great education, but a feel part of the community and ownership of this great school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

The teachers are genuinely concerned for their students. I have never felt so taken care of as I do with my child at Rodgers Forge!
—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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Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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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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Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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97%

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>=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%

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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

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  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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250 Dumbarton Rd
Baltimore, MD 21212
Phone: (410) 887-3582

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