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Rockburn Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted August 23, 2014

Rockburn is great - i have 1 child finish up there , another in the middle and the youngest about to start. The principal is open to opinions and dialogue, she is fair and very professional. The staff on the whole is strong. Parental involvement is high which is nice. It feels like a safe and happy environment for the children to learn in. I would say overall parent teacher communication is high. There are gifted and talented programs, it can get a little competitive, but again overall a fair approach to each childs learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2012

My son has been going for three years and has had a pretty positive experience throughout. The curriculum focuses on challenging the student, so my son is always getting harder work as his knowledge grows. The principal (Mrs. Bauer) has been wonderful, is approachable and is always willing to address parent concerns. I love the community and parent involvement in the school is high, which I agree creates a better and more stable environment for our children to grow in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2010

No complaints. True there are new teachers but they are fresh with knowledge. Parent involvement is high which makes a huge difference, in my opinion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2008

This school has a very high turnover rate for teachers. My child has had a first year teacher 3 out of 4 years, only one of whom helped her make progress. The school focuses on mediocrity and does not help kids to excel once they meet the state's minimum standards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2008

We have had a mixed experience at this school. However, my standards are very high. We have had excellent teachers and inexperienced teachers at this school with correspondingly varying degrees of success for our child. The teachers seem to range from good to excellent depending on the grade level and specific teacher. We are looking forward to a new principal this year and consistently high standards at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2008

Our kindergartener has loved his first year at Rockburn! The school has a wonderful staff and support system. We look forward to next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2007

We are in our 2nd year at RES and could not be happier. We have had excellent teachers which is so important in elementary school...all it takes is one bad teacher to ruin a child's love of school. The kids are challenged and the teacher's are so supportive and communicative with parents. My only complaint ( and it's a pretty important one) is that the there seems to be lack of security when picking up your child. No one has ever questioned me or asked for ID when I've picked my child up from school early or from after school clubs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2004

I think that this school has offered a lot to my child they have help him with reading they put the time in to get him interested in reading and now more then ever that is what he wants to do the school took time and paid close attention to the struggles that my child had and made a solution for them I think that school is has had a great impact on my child.
—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 82% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

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94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

2012

 
 
97%

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90%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 89% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 60% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 6%
Black 12% 35%
Two or more races 7% 4%
Hispanic 6% 12%
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 9%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6145 Montgomery Rd
Elkridge, MD 21075
Phone: (410) 313-5030

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