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Robert Goddard Montessori

Public | PK-8 | 519 students

 

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Posted May 15, 2014

Robert Goddard Montessori is the best PG School. Ever. Way better than the French Immersion Program at Goddard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2014

Love all the field trips and educational fairs. Many opportunities to learn with hands-on experiences. Teachers will work with parents to achieve the best environments for the student learning. Teachers will also puch students and encourage them to do their best. Parents are very involved and welcomed at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2014

My family has had a very negative experience with this school. The staff seems to expect the worse from its students, and provides no real solutions to problems. Reading the other reviews, I had very high expectations for the school, and even removed my child from her private daycare to attend Robert Goddard which was a huge mistake! She went from loving and being excited about school, to not wanting to attend at all. I have seen very little academic progress aside from what she learned at her previous school and what we teach her at home. We have really tried to make this work and have faith in our counties public school system, but so far it's been a disappointment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2014

Goddard has been an excellent source of learning for my daughter. She started at age 4 last year and has excelled beyond my expectations. I was apprehensive at first because PG Schools have a bad reputation for poor performing schools, but Goddard disproves this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2013

Robert Goddard Montessori is a wonderful school! My Daughter started at the age of 3, her teacher Mrs. Rexach along with Mrs. Graves, are extremely dedicated and go above and beyond for their students. My daughter loves going to school and has been excelling in reading and writing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2010

I love Robert Goddard Montessori School because of the great staff. I have been around this staff since my children were of the age of 3, the oldest one is now 14. Since the beginning of my journey at this school the staff and wonderful teachers have been nothing but great. It is to my attention that Robert Goddard Montessori School is trying to add a high school into their building. This $20,000 dollars would be excellent funding for it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

The high level of parental involvement makes this school super successfull. It is one of the most diverse schools in prince georges county. The kids learn not only top adademic but how to be good citizens and to respect our enviornment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2009

Robert Goddard Montessori is a great school! Our youngest transferred into Dr. Feely's class in 2nd grade from a public Minneapolis Montessori school. He is now in the Middle School. The teachers are committed and skilled, and go way above the norm. There are so many varied learning experiences at Goddard- many enriching field trips. The parents all work together to help wherever needed. Due to a few corporate moves, our boys have been in 8 different schools, two of which were private Montessori schools, and Robert Goddard rates right up there with the private school experiences.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

Robert Goddard is an outstanding school that truly cares about each and every student's full potential. They seek to educate not just the intellect, but the entire child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

The teachers and administrators at Robert Goddard are the best I've ever seen. Each one is dedicated to the not only each child's education, but overall welfare too. They even attend family and public functions where they know their students will be involved! If ever there was a school that deserved to be rewarded for that kind of dedication, it's Robert Godard Montesorri School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2009

My children have had an awesome experience @ RGMS. Ms. Crisman is an awesome primary educator, Dr Feely is a teacher who knows how to teach 1st, 2nd & 3rd year students. These two teacher provided a wonderful foundation for my children to be successful as they move on in their education lives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2008

Now that I'm in 9th grade, I'm extemely prepared thanks to my middle school teachers. I couldn't make it this year through Algebra 2 if Mrs. Henry hadn't given us so many math problems in Algebra 1 last year =P. I met most of my friends in montessori in kindegarten-3rd grade, I'm happy I got to stay with them through middle school. The '08 graduation was devastating as we went to different schools. =[. Mr. Gillis is awesome!!! best orchetra teacher ever, i started with him in 4th grade, he led us to festivals which I am proud to say we won first place! Though some middle school teachers put us through hell, I'm sure we can all say they rocked... well most ;D just kidding all! I love you guys good luck RGMS kids here and to come!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2008

this is an excellent school that I am happy to say I was apart of. The middle school teachers are especially great and they put our needs first. Now that I am going to 9th grade in two days, I have an advantage at learning fundamentals others wouldn't have known. I love this school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2008

This school has been a blessing. My son is now in middle school; my daughters in the upper elementary program -- and all started in Pre-K. The teachers in general are genuinely concerned about their students and go above and beyond to work with our children. The school leadership under Ms. Johnson and Ms. Schwab are unmatched. The parent involvement is amazing. It is truly a private school education in a public school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2007

Truly a great school. Good environment for my young son. Great, caring teachers and assistants! Just as good as private montessori schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2007

I couldn't have chosen a better school for my two girls. I absolutely love it - the principal Ms Johnson and both teachers. I am very pleased and have absolutely all positives. Two thumbs up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2006

My son social and academic skills have improved drastically over the past year (his first year attending). He is enthusiastic about learning, loves his teacher and adore his friends. At 5 years of age my son is reading and comprehending at a 1st grade level and enjoys his days at school. At Robert Goddard, they have a curriculum that caters to the students individually learning styles and behavior, while focusing on the weaknesses and adding to the students strengths. Overall, GREAT SCHOOL.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2006

This school is great. The teachers are caring, hard working. The principal expect the best out of her teachers and students. The school is a close knit group. We all work together to make sure our children receive the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
77%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
67%
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 68% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
93%

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 63% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
84%

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 59% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
98%

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
95%

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 75% 35%
White 10% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Two or more races 3% 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 27%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

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

Language learning

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

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Montessori
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
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Music
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
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