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Richard Henry Lee Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 498 students

 
 

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Posted August 18, 2014

Schools are not just buildings, they are the people, the teachers, the students, the other parents, the leaders. They are not what you get out of them, they are what you put into them!! Parents need to step-up and raise and educate their children with the assistance of the public school systems, not let the systems educate and raise their children. Richard Henry Lee is a very good school. The people there care, and my child thrives as a student in this great environment! Kudos to RHLee . S. Cooke - Proud Parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2012

This school was so much better with the other principal. The teaching staff for the most part (some teachers here are outstanding!) are great & helpful but this year....not so much! Not in my child's grade. They are rude condescending and negative! So disapointed this year. This school was ranked 7 out of 10 & now it's ranked 6 out of 10 & it shows in the school. My child has attended this school for a few years and this is the WORST year ever! AACPS needs to step in & really review how this school is being opperated and review some these teachers. What a shame!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2011

I see that several parents had wonderful reviews about the way the principal and teachers handled even the most challenging students. I wish I could write something just as positive. Back then whenever I came to the school I noticed how genuine Principal Wagner was about her care of each and every child. My son has been pretty lucky to have some very patient teachers who have taken the time to find out the special needs he has. Unfortunately there are other teachers at the school that feel very comfortable in loosing self control and scarring the heck out of kids they don t appreciate by hollering at them in the hallway at the top of their lungs. My son was the recipient of such teacher outburst; in fact he and his friend both came home crying and scared. The issue was resolved because the wonderful school counselor stepped in to help. She has also been a great help in trying to figure out how to help my son in his special needs and academic difficulties. In all of this neither the principal or vice principal has bothered to assist I any way. The teacher, who had her outburst at my child, just kept on her daily routine without any kind of reprimand.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2009

My son struggled and had outbursts in school daily. He was sent to the office constantly, and hated going to school. Mrs. Wagner, the principle at the time never gave up on him. She understood that there had to be underlying issues. She had him tested for learning disabilities, and offered him the help he needed. With her willingness to be understanding, and her undying devotion to her students, my son is now an honor roll student, and loves going to school. He also improved from a preschool reading level to a 2nd grade level in one year. He will be in 4th grade this year, and with the help of the teachers at this school he can only get better. Thank you Richard Henry Lee!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2009

I think RH Lee is a pretty good school. I wish they would provide more detailed information about their curriculum. The news letter sometimes has outdated info by the time it is sent home with the students. I wish it were easier to network with parents but there's no directory. My son is new to the area and I've had a hard time meeting the parents of the kids in his grade level. I also wish that the teacher's were easier to contact and had more flexible meeting schedules.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2008

My girls came from th PG county school system and the difference between the two counities were huge. At RHL I love the fact that they asked in the begining of the year what are your childs strenghts and weaknesses. And they actually focus on them and help your child become a better student. My daughter is an honor roll students since she has been at RHL and getting better everyday
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2008

I think the teachers are great, but however the office staff can be very rude. I don't like the way RH Lee is set up. I think that open classrooms can cause children to not be able to focus and learn the right way. The children hear other lessons being taught by other teachers which is very distracting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

The teachers are wonderful, but the school lacks the funding, parent involvement & attention necessary to be a good school. After 1 year in the school I began looking for a better school district. I can't say enough good things about the individual teachers, but I was disappointed in the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2007

I was very happy with my sons kindergardern teacher she was very attentive to his academic needs.She gave feedback when needed and offered her guidence without being asked. Overall the school is great and the principle and office staff are very approachable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2007

My son has grown tremendously in his reading capability. Ms Cogswell really shows diligence and a genuine effort to provide individualized attention in the classroom. Her feedback is always on point and thorough. However, I feel that my 4th grader could have had a better experience and more attention paid academic difficulties as they came up.Addressing the problem sooner rather than later is key. The 4th grade only took 1 field trip and it seems that more time and resources was dedicated to the 5th grade and certain groups.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2007

My child started at this school during 1st grade and I have been thrilled. Ms. Radford is a wonderful teacher. I wish they utilized the schools website more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2005

I also have a daughter in the afternoon kindergarten class and I think the school and the teachers are doing a wonderful job. I have found that when I am unsure of something that she has brought home the teacher has been very pleasent and helpful to tell me what I need to know I just have to ask. My daughter has just grown tremendously in Ms. Cogswell's class. Kudos to Ms. rose and Ms. Cogswell for their patience and knowledge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2004

When I attended here, from half of second grade upward, I found that Richard Henry Lee was a good school, that focused its students on academic achievements. Ever since attending there, I have set a standard of excellance for myself which I continue to hold even as I am in my freshman year of highschool in a different county. The teachers genuinely cared for us students, and knew how to both have fun and teach. The extracurricular activites were not particularly the greatest during my time spent there, but parent involvement was wonderful, academic standards were terrific, discipline was the best I've seen at any school, and the music program was exceptional. From RH Lee, I took with me lessons that I won't forget; I took with me the lessons that academics are important, but they cannot properly be taught without true human nurturing.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 8, 2004

My daughter is in the afternoon kindergarden class, she's doing well but I feel as though more imformation should be provided along with her home activities. She brings things home I'm not sure if it's homework or classwork.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2004

I attended this school and now my 5 year old well be attending great teacher and staff support!!!
—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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
61%
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
White 58% 42%
Black 20% 35%
Hispanic 11% 12%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
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 48%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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