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Fields Road Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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12 reviews of this school


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Posted May 19, 2014

My childeren have gone to this school for a long time and guess what they loved it ! I think that the rating should really go upI am very happy that my kids go to this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2012

I had my kids in Fields Road since Pre-K, at first things were great but over time I noticed little things that I didnt pay much attention to, and didn't think much of it. Then the phone calls starting coming about behaviors my kids were displaying. To my surprise, these behaviors were not consistent at home with what I was being called about. It seemed like , there was always more to the story than what I was being told. My kids were being overlooked and not heard, disrespected many times by their own staff. (Might I add that my kids are mixed Latino and African American.) Whenever we addressed any situation that didn't sit well with us, it seemed like the staff along with the head administrative personnell needed time to get their story straight before meeting us. When we had questions about the way certain things were handled, they were quick to throw my kids under the bus. Overall the last few yrs at Fields Road was a headache to me and my kids. They no longer looked forward to going to school and I didn't blame them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2012

Only after moving to other place do I realize that Fields Rd ES is an excellent school for education. The principal is great. The teachers are great and helpful to challenge every student. If I could, I'd be willing to transfer my sons back. I really miss this school. Thank you, Fields Rd.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2010

Fields Road is a hidden gem of a school! This is the 9th year I will have a child there. The kids love it there! The teachers are excellent and really nurture the students, offering extra help where needed and with para-educators there to help as well. It is a warm and nurturing environment with a really active PTA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

Great teachers, great curriculum, great spirit, great kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

Fields Road has offered my child an amazing academic path. He is reading two grade levels above his own and they have him working with a private reading teacher a couple of times a week to motivate and keep him moving forward. I didn't even need to ask for this. His teacher is exciting and involved with the students. I couldn't ask for more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2007

The principal is excellent. She has created extra small math groups geared to each child's ability, and has expanded math to 90 minutes every school day. In language arts, students may use Wordly Wise books, which are excellent for teaching vocabulary. My child also loves the art program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2006

The teachers are super! My daughter just graduated and there is plenty of encouragement and reinforcement for those who want to learn. Of course, as is 'PC,' too much attention is lavished on those who prove year to year to excel in poor socialization. This is in spite of having a seasoned guidance counselor. The school does foster particpation even after school, with fun carnivals, an annual talent show, and other goodies thought up by a PTA that focuses equally on party planning and the school's agenda. If your child is exceptional in any manner, send him or her to another elementary school. Bullying is not dealt with in the very serious manner that it should, and the less 'popular' kids can get hurt...and not just on the playground. All in all, great staff, poor principal who is robotic at best, and kids who generally want to learn. Score: B.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2004

Excellent leadership and vision, strong results. Teachers are mostly very talented-some need a little more mastery of teaching in diverse environments (learning styles, culture, soc-eco. Unfortunately some parents can be overbearing and turn-off with elitist attitudes-discourages some parent participation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2004

this school does teach to a wide array of children with many different intellectual and economic backgrounds. They do a fantastic job in doing so as well. I love it here and so do my children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

Great school, great teachers. Kids love it here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2003

This schools teaches to the lowest common denominator... which is pretty low! If your child has a mastery of the English language then Fields Road Elem. is strictly a babysitting service.


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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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
79%
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 32% 42%
Hispanic 26% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 19% 6%
Black 17% 35%
Two or more races 5% 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 37%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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