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Robert R. Gray Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 408 students

 

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Posted September 5, 2014

Don't let the location fool you. Everyone is polite , courteous.and professional. Robert Gray has a high standard of teaching children. PARENTS, please don't leave your child's education up to the teacher alone. Our children need to know so much more now in order to succeed in this world. Hooray for Robert Gray Elementary School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2014

This school is the best Elementary school in the world. I am in highschool now but I still remember this school, It was just amazing the teachers weren't just teachers they were your best friends and I still keep in contact with some of them, I recommend this school to anyone who wants there child to have a bright future.


Posted November 19, 2010

Robert R. Gray Elementary is the best school in the universe. The staff cares about their students and want the best for them. When you walk through the front door, there is a positive energy felt. I am proud that my daughter attended Robert R. Gray. The marching band was awesome too. Children are first at Robert R. Gray.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

My daughter is in the 5th grade. I am a proud parent! robert gray is on top of everything from the principal to the staff. Whatever ms.Franklin, is doing is wonderful. The attitude carries thru out the school, my daughter never wants to miss a day and if she does there's an attitude that i have to deal with. The marching band is awesome, i attended the parade (keep up the good work robert r gray).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

My daughter is in second grade. I am please with the academinc progress that my daughter is making. I can't speak for anyone else, but my child is doing quite well and that due to her teaching staff as well as the rules and regulations set forth by the Principal and the staff. I, as a parent am very involved in my daughter's academic career and would encourage every parent to get and stay involved, so that all of our children would develope and keep an enthusiastic attitude about school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2008

Two of my children are currently enrolled. I have had godd experiences with all of their teachers over the years. They have a lot of caring staff that know each child by name.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2006

I am so impressed at Robert R. Gray Elementary. There are a lot of programs for the students to look forward to. The school's Marching Band, the only elementary band in Prince George's County, was in the National Cherry Blossom Parade. They did a marvelous job. As a parent of Robert R. Gray, I must say that I am proud that my daughter attends there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2005

This school is not parent friendly. It is more of a dictatorship than a partnership. On the first day of school parents are not allowed in the classrooms of the older children. My personal observation is that the teachers use a lot of intimadation by yelling at the children. Don't bother to try to reach a teacher by phone or e-mail. They are either never available or they don't respond. Even though their lips say parents are welcome, don't believe it. If you have a child with special needs/disabilities you have to stay on top of it because the staff does not comply with eduational plans. My experience is they don't bother to read what is given them even if it is a leagal document. Watch carefully over your children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2005

The enviroment does not seem too welcoming. The staff is very strict and lack patience with the children. They tend to be too demanding of the children.
—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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
48%
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 68% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
82%
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
Black 80% 35%
Hispanic 16% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
White 1% 42%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 4%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4949 Addison Rd
Capital Heights, MD 20743
Phone: (301) 636-8400

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