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Rosaryville Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 532 students

 

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Posted August 1, 2013

My son attended this school in kindergarten. we moved to florida and returned two years ago. he has attended 4th and 5th grade and is going into 6th grade. If I could move I would. this is a terrible school. My son gets in trouble for talking in the lunchroom. where else should he talk... the classroom!. The teachers do not try and work with him they just take the easy road and put him in detention for things like talking. Like one parent said, we are raising children, not soldiers. There is no understanding. The new Assistant Principal is a bully herself. She needs to go. The teachers are very negative and do not provide positive guidance to our children. My son always came home feeling defeated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2013

My daughter attended kindergarten at this school. I am glad I moved and have decided to enroll her in a different elementary school. Ms Peterson was a decent teacher but her attitude towards you solely depends on her personal view on you. She was not very understanding of my situation of myself or my daughter. My daughter is a happy individual, she just likes to talk and make friends. We are building individuals, not soldiers. Kids will be kids and there is no understanding with this school. It's really sad when your child asks you why she got in trouble in school, and when i ask the teacher it's simply "She was caught talking". During the kindergarten promotion, Ms Peterson made a speech and when my daughter's name was called, she said "She def made me work hard". My family was appauld, seeing as how we are supposed to praise children in public. Heck even the special ed class had no "jokes" or negative things said from the teacher. Events and fundraiser were only send home with students a day before. I didn't arrive home from work until 6pm. It's hard trying to scrounge up things for a project in such short notice. I'm very disappointed in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

My grandson has been attending this school since kindergarten. He is now in the fifth grade. I think this is a great school. I also think that the teacher student ratio needs some work. The classes seem to be getting larger every year. And because every child doesn't learn at the same level, more assistance is needed to help the teachers in teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2008

All 4 of my girls have gone their. I love this school its excellent!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

It is any parents hope that the public school system can provide a great and enriching education for their child. Rosaryville needs the assistance of seasoned and progressive educators to improve a troubled system. My child will not be attending this school next year. My childs teacher is a good teacher but she like many other teacher's there are faced with an administration that is to busy trying to fix test score that the children have been forgotten in my opinion. My child like other students according to other Rosaryville parents I have spoken to, have lost their love of school and learning. If the system does not improve, the school will lose good teachers and families that are dedicated to the public school system. Learning can be fun. It does not have to be a burden to parents and children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2008

This year has been the far worse yet. I have been a parent whose children have attended this school since Dr. Shannon's administration, since then this school has gone totally downhill. As with any new administration, you must provide them a grace period to meet the challenges of a learning curb; however I believe both the new Principal and new Vice Principal are over their heads. The county has teamed up the most opposite of mindsets and skill sets to run a school of 700+ students. Listen up Region IV, ITS NOT WORKING!!!! Step in and save this school. The only thing that is currently saving parent & student moral is the fact the most of the teachers are still at the school, however, I really do not see this being the case for 2008-2009 academic year. If Region IV does not respond, Dr. Deasey needs to before it's too late.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2008

I love Rosaryville - real sense of community. Pro- excellent teachers, more than decent amount of homework, alot of parent involvement, informative teachers. Cons- new principal - still working out kinks - communication is slow, tardy policy cannot be accomplished - School opens at 7:25 and you are tardy at 7:45 - with that many cars, it is physically impossible to get your kid in before they are tardy. Bring back the grace pd. Other than than - she has implemented TAG instruction classes - thats excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2007

My daughter attends Rosaryville 6 grade and has been a student their since the first grade. Her first few years were great until 2005 when Rosaryville lost their principle do to a car accident. Since then, the school has gone to the pits. They have had two principles since then and neither can measure up to the old principle. The students now are wondering the halls and are out of order. This year more than half of the school activities were terminated - cheerleading, the drum line and the pom poms and baton twirlers to name a few. Like the comment below, the teachers seem/are unconcerned. One teacher was two weeks late distributing his progress reports. Go figure. Teachers are given time to do this. Therefore, I fax the school board a letter and emailed it to the school s representative. And guess what, I received no response.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2007

I give this school 4 stars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2006

The staff in this school seems to be generally unconcerned with student welfare and learning. My children come home with tons of homework that takes hours to complete with lots of help from me. This school has recently changed principals and the change has been negatively noticeable. A change in administration would greatly improve students learning and over-all learning experience. I have enrolled both of my children in costly after-school programs, just to keep them on grade level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2005

In 2004-2005, this school was run like a Fortune 500 Company. The principal was very professional and had zero tolerance for foolishness, from the students, as well as the staff. The school is beautiful and fairly new, with air conditioning, heating, a beautiful cafeteria, brand new computers, a media center with a fabulous library. Oh, a a great alarm system, so don't try to steal from that school. In 2005-2006, Dr. Shannon, former principal will be at another school. I hope the new principal will be half as professional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2005

My son has been at this school for 3 years. Everyday he came home with huge packets of homework. His teacher would yell at him for not finishing 30 pages of homework because of sports. My friend has a daughter there who hates it. they were in the same class in 4th grade while a boy brought a knife to school and threatened to kill my son. I imediately talked to the principal who is rude at times. she would not suspend the boy but instead let him stay. he still goes to the school. it is an unsafe place. i would not send my other 2 kids there and let them get threatened. the staff is rude except for most teachers like mrs gravette who is the nicest person i have ever met. But other than that i would rethink any parent to send their child to Rosaryville Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2005

For this to be a new school it definitely needs staff adjustments. I transferred my daughter from Charles county and that was a huge mistake. As a 6th grader she has less than 10 minutes of homework if any at all. The staff is rather rude especially if you are involved as a parent. In one year I have had my child not be given lunch, threatened to be jumped by the unruly kids, and made to help clear lunch tables. The curriculum is horrible! So bad even that I placed my child in Sylvan learning center so she would get fundamentals for next year, they stated with the work given she was possibly at a 4th grade level! Poor school & they have no buses if you live at the 2 mile mark.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2005

This school, by far, has met and exceeded in most areas, my expectations. I adopt the belief that a school is only as good as the parents who support it. Koodos to all of the wonderful parents who take the time out to be a part of the Rosaryville 'Family' whether it is volunteering in school, support of fundraisers, attend meeting and/or workshops or just enforcing academics at home. Thank You. Thank you also Dr. Shannon and Mrs. Williams for your devotion to making this school not only a student body of 'learners' but for pushing for excellence from your staff and students and for instilling a spirit of excellence. If you are a prespective parent I encourage you to make an appointment or attend an open house and see for yourself. Come with an expectancy, you will not be disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2005

I honestly dont like this school. They came up with a new rule saying you cant wear shirts without collars to school. I had to give away almost 120$ worth of shirts and buy new ones. My child is always complaining about her not getting enough recess, because they only have 15 minutes but the teachers make them stand there for 10 minutes. My daughter already wants to switch schools and she's only been there for a couple months. My daughter is a crafty girl. She loves art, but she only gets 2 chances to have art. Before my child is in 6th grade i'm moving so she wont have to go to school. I have to rethink my son starting kindergarten there next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2005

I must truly say that my experience with the staff at rosaryville elementary school has been awesome! my daughter came in during the school year of 2002-2003, it was rough for a while. The last school my daughter attended diagnosed her with adhd they wanted to place her on medication. The staff and counselors at rosaryville stepped up to the plate, evaluated her, found out her weaknesses/strengths, and where my daughter was in 4th grade on a high first-low second grade reading level she is now at a fourth-fifth grade reading level within a short time frame. God will forever bless rosaryville's staff, principal dr. Shannon for their excellent and dedicated work and achievements. No school is perfect but rosaryville is close to it and constantly aims for perfection. Mrs. Thomas special reading teacher, mrs. Crawford (5th grade teacher), beautiful women and dynamic teachers! the tutoring classes #1!mrs. Gibson thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2004

This school has provided a great first school experience for my son and for myself. His teacher Mrs. Jarman was great and the concern for the students was the best.
—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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

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 73% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
63%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%
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
Black 89% 35%
Hispanic 5% 12%
White 3% 42%
Two or more races 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
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 39%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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

Language learning

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  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

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  • (301) 599-2494

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  • 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
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  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

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  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
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  • Counseling
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  • Buses/vans for students only
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9925 Rosaryville Rd
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
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