School Details

Dr. Sally K. Ride Elementary School

21301 Seneca Crossing Dr, Germantown, MD 20876
(301) 353-0994
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 537 students 14 students/teacher (MD avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

67%
78%
82%
71%
85%
83%

Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Montgomery County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
91%
89%
82%
91%
88%

Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Montgomery County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
85%
81%
89%
93%
88%
64%
72%
67%

Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Montgomery County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Dr. Sally K. Ride Elementary School is a public elementary school in Germantown. 537 students go to Dr. Sally K. Ride Elementary School and identify mostly as Multiracial; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 15% of the Dr. Sally K. Ride Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 40% of the 537 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Dr. Sally K. Ride Elementary School is 14:1. Captain James E. Daly Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Cantonese
  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% %
Black, non-Hispanic 26% 23%
Asian 26% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 25% 15%
Hispanic 22% 22%
White, non-Hispanic 19% 39%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40% 27%
Limited English proficiency 15% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My son only went to Sally Ride for about 2 months... However he learned more in those 2 months than he did at Brookhaven for the rest of the school year. Back in Sally Ride he use to come home and tell me what he had learned words I didn't even know the definition of sometimes. At brookhaven he tells me he played with his friends outside then I would say "and... what did you learn" He replies I don't know... every time. I'm not bashing Brookhaven I'm sure they're a great school and there isn't much of a bullying problem like I noticed in most other elementary schools plus the staff involvement is excellent but I feel that they can push more with the learning.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is the best school ever! Teachers are very friendly . Principal is very kind and vice principal is soo good to everyone.

  • (3 years ago)

    two of my sons have attended this school I have been very involved with their learning and the PTA. I love the teachers and principals they do an amazing job! the principal knows the name of all 550 kids and is very accessible both to the kids and their parents the only thing that concerns me is the teachers aids building services and lunch ladies... they are the stereotypical MEAN people. I've had to talk to my kids about how to handle that sort of behavior. Other than that my children have grown so much they are both at least one full grade level in math and english and are very excited about learning and being challenged that I think is priceless!

  • (3 years ago)

    Negative behavior (bullying) is bound to take place because the children are not kept busy and as a result their minds are definitely going to wander! I am also waiting very patiently for the last three years for the test results to show some improvement but every single year the results have been disappointing.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a terrible school that has big problems with bullying the teachers who are ignoring kids when they are complaining about the bullying. Most of the bullying is going on in front of the teachers. So the teachers just act like they don't see or hear anything.

  • (6 years ago)

    The school building is fairly new so aesthetically it's very nice. They do offer opportunities for kids who are gifted to receive special instruction (a middle school teacher came to SKR each day to teach a separate math class). However when my daughter went to a MCPS magnet school in 6th grade I was told her writing skills were not as good as they could be. The middle school teacher stated that students coming from Sally Ride often lack in English/writing skills. Make sure to talk to your child's 4th/5th grade teachers if you have a GT or advanced student to make sure they are being taught more than just 'basic' writing skills. Hope this helped. )

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter goes to this school great teachers great new principal ect.. my daughter is doing better than ever this year no complaints here! My son who is now 18 went to Sally Ride in th 5th grade and it was the best elementary school he ever went to.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have no doubt that next year at this time that the school rating 4 out of 10 will be a much better number. Sally Ride has a new dedicated and determined Principal who cares a great deal about the school and students. The PTA is also excellent and has many good ideas on how to motivate our kids. I forsee good things for this school.

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