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Rockland Woods Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 611 students

 

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2013:
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2012:
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Posted August 2, 2014

The teachers are all very dedicated to the kids and making this a great school. My daughter loves attending this school and overall I have been very pleased. One area that I have found could be better is communication from administration i.e. sometimes not even acknowledgement to emails, information sometimes is late in coming out, i.e. not much explanation with testing for parents new to their kids attending.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2014

We love this elementary school! All the teachers are excellent as well as the principal and administrators. :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

Wonderful teachers and staff who genuinely care about the success of your child. Promote good learning atmosphere so children look forward to coming to school. From my son's teacher, to guidance counselor, library/media, P.E., vice principal and principal, administrative assistants, art, music, food /nutrition, school nurse and parent volunteers...... They are all amazing!! Thank you to all their staff who have made my sons school experience a fantastic one !! Newer school --- so they environment is clean, innovative, and very interactive. I give this school and it's staff 6 stars!! Even though it's based on 5. I'd happily say they deserve a 6!! Thank you Rockland woods !!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

I love Rockland Woods because of the dedicated teachers that do such a fantastic job!
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Posted March 24, 2010

overcrowded!!! 25 to 29 children per class even in Kindergarten!!!! :(:(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2010

This is one fantastic school! It is brand new, therefore it is equipped with state of the art technology. It seems to me that the teachers were hand picked and only the best were chosen. All staff work hard for the best interest of the child. The principal is phenomenal. My experience as the parent of a special needs child, could not have been better. My only complaint is the classrooms are physically too small and overcrowed.
—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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
97%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 73% 42%
Black 9% 35%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Two or more races 7% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 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 31%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
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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

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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Programs

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  • Gifted / high performing
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
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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School culture

Dress Code
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Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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18201 Rockland Dr
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Phone: (301) 766-8485

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