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Rolling Terrace Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted May 29, 2014

My son attends Rolling Terrace Elementary and he enjoys it. His teacher is very kind and sweet. This is his first school experience and he has improved in so many ways. His teacher showed us his progress from the first day of school to his 2nd week and my oh my how much of a progress!. Kudos to Ms. Carter. Also the tiger paws are a great idea, kids love it and it motivates them to do better. Just wish the administrative staff and office staff would be more friendly and smile more. Not so pleasant.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2014

The teachers are excellent. Parents are involved and interested in more than test scores (despite the fact that RT students do very well on the standardized test) This school has so much to offer students in terms of learning in two languages and learning to live in a diverse environment. Highly recommended for the Spanish immersion program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2011

Rolling Terrace, I guess, from what it sounds and looks is pretty good for the spanish immersion side. The teacher:student ratio is lower and most of those classes have teacher aides in them. For students on the "otherside" its not so. But what would the you spanish immersion parents care or know for that matter about the rest of the school....
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Posted April 20, 2011

Following up, I wrote the June 12 Review - We wish we had stayed at RT in the Spanish Immersion program. The school is warm, welcoming, and fun. The Tiger Paws incentives are fun for the kids and really incent them to work hard. The school my daughter is in now seems cold and unfriendly next to RT. We moved out of the area and miss our old school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2011

Great Spanish Immersion Program, great diversity, and a fantastic principal. Really love the school spirit my daughter has shown. She really loves earning "Tiger Paws" for good behavior and has made some wonderful friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2010

this is a good school and mrs.friesen a 5th grade teacher is so helpful
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2007

Wonderful teachers. Great diversity. Peaceful atmosphere. Spanish immersion program is dynamic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2007

My child is just finishing kindergarten at RTES. Strong academics, good immersion program. Communication with parents could use improvement. Approaches to problem-solving are very traditional and kids seem forced into a one-size fits all approach.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2007

We came from a private language immersion school;RTES has great program, small classes, dedicated staff, involved parents. Art, music, after school science. Racially and economically diverse; The transition from public to private was a challenge, but RTES is the right fit for us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2005

I have a Kindergardener in her 6th month in the school and after much reservation due to the #'s I must say I am very very pleased. She had a strong pre-K curriculum in a private school and the academics have picked up where they left off ie. working with her phonetic alphabet understanding in 2 1/2 months at R.T. she is reading rhyming books from front to back and doing math at a 1st grade level. She comes home excited about her music,art or gym classes and has very patient and caring teachers in this area. I'm also very impressed with the experience of the teachers. My daughter's teacher has 30+ yrs and it truly reflects in her classroom design and the success of her students. Parent involvement in the school is good. Volunteering is encouraged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2003

Has a wonderful Spanish immersion program and good racial diversity. Wonderful teacher/student ratio.
—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 82% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 89% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
47%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 59% 12%
White 17% 42%
Black 15% 35%
Two or more races 5% 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 65%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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705 Bayfield St
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Phone: (301) 431-7600

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