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Rose Valley Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 
 

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Posted October 3, 2008

This was one of the worst schools I have ever attended. The two 6 grade teachers and Vice Pr. are the best. The PTA has very little to no participation from the parents or teachers. Who knows what the PTA is doing. This school needs a lot of help. The school looks the same. It hasn't changed in over 12 years. What A joke.


Posted June 8, 2004

My daughter, a 5th grader, has attended Rose Valley since Kindergarten and my younger brother and sister both attended years ago. They all had Ms. Powell-Larkin as their principal and she is the kind of principal you want for your child. She's involved, she knows their names and what/how they are doing. She encourages them to do well and encourages parents to stay involved also. I have peace of mind knowing my child is within the scope of her supervision. I have gotten to choose my child's teachers and have had many opportunities to be involved in various school activities. Ms. Powell-Larkin even had the school chorus repeat a song that my child had a solo in, because I got there late and missed it. She's just great, and the parent support system at Rose Valley is one of a kind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2003

I love this school.Principal Larkin has given me one of the best experiences I have ever had dealing with schools and faculty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2003

Fortunately, I was able to select my children's teachers. Therefore, my children had well qualified teachers who were committed to providing the best education to my child as an individual student. They addressed my children's specific needs, as well as the other children in the classroom. Which is a daunting task with the number of children in the classroom (near 30). I'm still amazed by their commitment because of the lack of support and leadership that is provided at the school. There seems to be no accountability in the PG county school system in general, but specifically at Rose Valley. If you are a parent that likes to be involved, the experiences inside the the classroom can be very pleasant, but unfortunately if an issue arises you often feel there is no recourse to address the issue.


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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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
39%
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 77% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
87%
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
Black 75% 35%
Hispanic 16% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Two or more races 2% 4%
White 2% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 57%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Fort Washington, MD 20744
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