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Ronald A. Mcnair Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 734 students

 

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Posted April 23, 2014

My Son goes to Ronald McNair. And am so happy with everything provided by school, good concerned teacher, great principal, and other facilities.
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Posted October 10, 2013

Ronald McNair is a great school. The teachers are very motivated and the lesson plan is diverse and very educational. My son has been at this school since Kindergarten and just entered 4th grade. He has always loved school and is doing well. Great school, great staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2013

Am I have a daughter and next year she is 5. I wish her studying in great school,I hope Ronald A.MCNair for her coming .
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Posted November 12, 2010

Ronald McNair is a great school with responsive, involved teachers and administrators. They are committed to ensuring the students educational needs are met, and offer many extra programs such as before school turoring, instrumental music lessons, social skills groups during lunch and enriched curriculum. Kids are happy and engaged ; teachers are respected and liked my students. The MSA scores overall are quite strong. Mrs McFarlane, the principal runs a tight ship and is wonderful to deal with. I am very happy with McNair
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

Ronald McNair is a great school with the invovlement and support by PTA. I'm pleased with the weekly report on how my kid is doing in school. The PTA and school events are very important part of our great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2009

I give this school 5 out of 5. The teachers are great and they really work with the students. My children teachers keep me updated and I am very appreciative of that.
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Posted October 23, 2009

Fantastic teachers, a responsive administration and a community that cares about the school
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Posted October 20, 2009

Ronald McNair Elementary School is a wonderfully diverse school filled with happy students. There is a cohesiveness of spirit within the school community that sets it apart from so many others. McNair truly is a Great School.


Posted October 16, 2007

This is a top notch school. This school has the most caring and nurturing staff I have ever seen. I am very fortunate that my child attended McNair. This staff treats each child as if they were their own.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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89%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

129 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
>=95%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

135 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
99%

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
>=95%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

125 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
96%

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

125 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
90%

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 29% 6%
White 28% 42%
Black 22% 35%
Hispanic 16% 12%
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 23%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • 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

Arts & music

Music
  • Instrumental music lessons

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

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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Level of special education programming offered
  • 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
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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13881 Hopkins Rd
Germantown, MD 20874
Phone: (301) 353-0854

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