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Rock Creek Valley Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 420 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted August 9, 2014

Our daughter just finished Kindergarten at RCV and we couldn't have been happier with her first year of school. We expected it to be very good, but we were blown away. Her teaching was outstanding. The class sizes are small, capped at 18 in Kindergarten, thanks, in part to the extra resources the school gets as the home for the DHOH program. They have an active Peace Program (anti-bullying.) Every month there is a Peace Assembly where children from each class are celebrated in front of the whole school for being a Peace Maker. There are several events throughout the year: Back-to-school Ice Cream Social, Family Dance, International Night, May Fair, Parent-Staff Baksetball game, Talent Show, a Read-In evening. These are a mix of PTA-organized-funded events as well as school events. Some are purely social, some have more of an academic bent but always as a game, as something fun. There is a large auction the school puts on, they go all out in decorating, the whole school is involved, last year was a Wizard of Oz theme - even the Principal & VP dress up. Teachers offer their personal time for a fun activity for the raffle part of the auction. They really care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2014

This is an amazing school with caring staff and passionate, involved parents. We moved here for the Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing program, but we have experience with the regular elementary program, too. This school has it all - wonderful teachers, small class sizes, a diverse student body, an active PTA, and a caring, involved principal. We couldn't be happier with the school and the D/HOH program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2010

my child is in the deaf and hard of hearing program and mainstreamed for part of the day in Kindergarten....went to school for preschool as well. Outstanding Principal, front office staff, dedicated & creative teachers in DHOH program, well organized and bright - doesn't feel like a typical MCPS institutional/factory school. Small class sizes, good school spirit...undiscovered gem in Mont. County
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

They have an awesome Peace Program, Anti-Bullying campaign, they are a Green School, and they have one of the most personable Principals I have ever known. She greets each student personally at the door every morning and is open to all students who wish to consult with her. Her staff is great as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2009

Excellent school. The principal is amazing - very hardworking, knows every child in the school and cares deeply about the kids, staff and school. Teachers are great - enthusiastic, driven, and great educators. Small class sizes (my son had 14 kids in his kindergarten class, 17 in 1st grade and 18 in 2nd grade), helps kids to excel and get individualized attention. School was renovated in early 2000s and is beautiful. A top school in Montgomery County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2009

This school is the best! The education level for any child is their top priority. The teachers and staff are very supportive. Our principal is very involved in the students education. If you are relocating and looking for a good school RCV should be on your list.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2008

I was a long -term substitute and had a fantastic experience working with excellent students, supportive staff and encouraging principal.
—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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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74%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
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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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
100%

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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
98%

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
71%
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 39% 12%
White 35% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 6%
Black 9% 35%
Two or more races 6% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 35%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5121 Russett Rd
Rockville, MD 20853
Phone: (301) 460-2195

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