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16 OVERALL RATINGS

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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly disagree (2 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly disagree (2 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly disagree (2 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly disagree (2 responses)
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Just right (1 response)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Effective (2 responses)
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Is there someone at this school who you want to say "thanks" to?
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Currently, most people answered Teacher (2 responses)
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Rockledge Elementary School
Teacher effectiveness: Effective

Posted February 24, 2016
- a community member
The teachers could be very effective if PGCPS would address the discipline problem. Most teachers are passionate about their duties.

Rockledge Elementary School
Amount of homework: Too much

Posted February 24, 2016
- a community member
Often too much homework was assigned to catch up because the classroom was so unruly. One or two students with behavioral problems consume an inordinate amount of teacher and classroom time, and the principal and school system ignore the problem. The result is putting the burden on students and teachers to make up for PGCPS unwillingness to discipline defiant children.


Rockledge Elementary School 3

Posted February 24, 2016
- a community member
“Pros” and “cons” about Rockledge: First, the “pros.” Rockledge used to be a great school, so it’s nice to know that it’s attainable. Diversity has always been a strength and attribute; and there have always been good parents around who would step forward and get engaged, not necessarily through the institutional PTA, but as drop-in volunteers or irregular visitors. The great, dedicated teachers are the bedrock of the school but they are undermined from above. Rockledge has iron-fisted management, but no leadership. The management puts on a pleasant face and seems eager to please and agreeable, but goes to absurd lengths to prevent parents from getting too involved in the school. They’re happy to take your monetary contributions, but they really prefer that parents stay out during school hours unless specifically called upon, and not question school operations. It used to be the other way around… Many parents who have invested much time and money in the school have thrown up their hands and put their kids in private schools. Those who can’t afford such luxury are stuck with a disdainful school system, an apathetic school board, and an ambitious front office where ambition and PGCPS insider politics guides every decision. To PG County, it seems that Rockledge is firstly a jobs program, then secondly a county institution that happens to warehouse and educate children. A throng of non-teaching staff has ebbed and flowed through Rockledge in recent years, some with contrived, meaningless job titles. Several times the past few years, the school has hired teachers who quickly exited for extended leave, only to be replaced for months by unqualified—and sometimes unwilling, non-teaching staff or a parade of uninterested substitutes. If missing a day of school matters, then how about missing 3 months of 4th grade math because the school won’t bring in a real teacher? If PGCPS is too financially strapped to do that, then why do they will hire a horde of aides and assistants to do odd jobs around the school? Teaching the kids should become first priority again.

Rockledge Elementary School
Grateful to: Teacher

Posted September 21, 2015
- a parent
Thanks to the great Teachers who gave us great experiences but have now left the school.

Rockledge Elementary School
Amount of homework: Not enough

Posted September 21, 2015
- a parent
The homework is of no value. It doesn't excite children - it's the same old boring, unchallenging work that does not push for any creativity or thought.


Rockledge Elementary School 1

Posted September 21, 2015
- a parent
Sadly, this school is an embarassment to the Bowie community. It starts with the incredibly poor leadership! The principal has no respect for her teachers or parents and does not even appear to like children. So many good teachers have left over the years and the school ratings continue to decline. It's run like a prison and the fights on the playground are a regular thing. Teachers yell because they are so frustrated, children are mean because they are in a bad environment - it's a vicious cycle. Stay away from this school.

Rockledge Elementary School
Develops respect: Strongly disagree

Posted August 27, 2015
- a parent
The principal has no respect for parents or students so how can they respect others

Rockledge Elementary School 1

Posted August 27, 2015
- a parent
Teachers fine. Principal and assistant, terrible. Ive had numerous problems. Other moms too. I hope there is a change!


Rockledge Elementary School 5

Posted August 29, 2014
- a parent
This school is great! My little one loves his teacher. The school administration and the teachers provide a warming and welcoming environment to teach the children. The facilities are always clean and the overall school facilities are in great shape. The PTA is very organized and the community participates activelly!! We plan to spend the next four years in the school.

Rockledge Elementary School 3

Posted August 07, 2014
- a parent
Ms. Seidel who is the principal does not work with parents. I have had an issue for the last couple of years and I did not get a resolution. I had to get the school board involved to get action taken. When you talk to her she seems like she cares, but when you try to follow up she puts up a bunch of barriers that don't make things happen. Also combing grade levels isn't working at the school.

Nearby schools

Rockledge Elementary School
7701 Laurel Bowie Rd, Bowie, MD  20715
(301) 805-2720
Last modified Rockledge Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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