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Clopper Mill Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 427 students

 

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Posted September 2, 2014

I am very satisfied with CMES, the teachers are awesome. They really care for the the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2014

CMES is a fantastic school with caring, hard-working, and dedicated teachers/staff. I am proud to say that my child attends this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2014

I believe in Clopper Mill. The teachers at CMES truly care and go above and beyond for their students and the current administration is awesome. I am proud to be a teacher at CMES and would send my own child here without hesitation.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 15, 2014

I can only say take the time, visit the school and meet the principal and staff and make your own judgment. The teachers work extremely hard.


Posted May 1, 2014

Agree with others. I would not use Clopper Mill. Go visit and you'll see why.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2014

This school has failed miserably. I would not advise selecting this ES if at all possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2014

The school is striving to become great. Once I became a parent of this school I knew I was misinformed. 1.All of the children are bad: My children are very respectful, caring, and morally rich. They have made friends with children that possess the same traits. Clearly all of the children cannot be bad. Any children that are misguided I don t worry about because what is learned at home translates to the classroom. I know my children will not be misled. 2.The kids are less educated: My children attended daycare with children from other elementary schools in the Germantown area. They learn on the same level, are just as prepared, and all of Montgomery County Schools are taught the same curriculum. 3.The families are low income: In reality a lot of the families in the area own businesses and work for very prestige companies. I believe this opinion has come from the fact a lot of students are minorities. Unfortunately, minority= low income to some people. 4.The leadership is horrible: I have personally interacted with the leaders in the school. I Can t speak for the past but it currently has great principals and staff. Schedule a meeting and get to know them for yourselves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2014

Clopper Mill is an FANTASTIC example of Montgomery County Public Schools being one of the best in the nation. I would highly recommend this school to anyone concerned with a top notch program for their child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2014

Excellent progress at this school over the past 3 years. I can now highly recommend Clopper Mill to anyone considering this as an option for their kids! This is one of the best in the county!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2014

Clopper Mill is a top 100 school in the DC area for 2013! There is a reason that this school has been on the incline over the past two years! Excellent staff and academic programs! Clopper Mill may soon be a magnet school for the county!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2012

This school needs a lot of work! It's just should not be called a school because it is a horrible learning environment


Posted June 28, 2011

I'm very satisfied with the progress of this school under the current Pricipal. I like their dedication and involvement towards each student in academic, social skills and trying to make them the best in all aspects. I personally feel that this school has a lot of possitive inpact on my kid.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2008

I am a teacher at this school and am very proud of the progress it has made in the past four years. We set high expectations and work very hard at student achievement. I am proud to be apart of the Cougar family and encourage others to see the real CMES. Students have tremendous personality and are eager to learn as much as possible in the six-hour school day. Check out our website!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 5, 2007

Clopper Mill is in an economically disadvantaged area. The teachers do their best with what they have but many kids are unprepared for school and many parents have limited education and/or language skills themselves. The facilities are old but well kept and teachers do a good job of making it cheery.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2006

My child would qualify as an honor roll student and is a high ranking student. This school gives attention to children who score on 'listening skills'. Academically clever kids did not share the center stage during the award ceremonies held quaterly. Teachers manage better with quieter kids, but there shouldnt be an overrating of underperforming students. Success is determined on intellect and academic focus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2005

Children are receiving a lower education then other elementary school children in the area. Students at this school are not prepared for higher education, not ready to move smoothly into middle school, lack discipline, lack respect for adults and other students. What the students are learning has been greatly reduced over the years and are far behind other elementary schools. Test scores have been very low for many years but no improvements are ever made. Current leadership in this school is awful. School has a very 'unfriednly' atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2004

Overall, I am satisfied with the school and the quality of education that my child is receiving, especially since I moved from New York to ensure that he would receive a good education.
—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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
75%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
89%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
41%
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
Hispanic 43% 12%
Black 38% 35%
White 8% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 6%
Two or more races 4% 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 72%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

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  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist

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  • Gifted / high performing
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  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

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  • School psychologist
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  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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18501 Cinnamon Dr
Germantown, MD 20874
Phone: (301) 353-8065

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