School Details

Darnestown Elementary School

15030 Turkey Foot Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
(301) 840-7157
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 351 students 16 students/teacher (MD avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

75%
73%
74%
88%
80%
77%

Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Montgomery County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
80%
81%
96%
89%
86%

Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Montgomery County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
74%
73%
91%
92%
89%
71%
68%
64%

Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Montgomery County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Darnestown Elementary School is a public elementary school in Germantown. 351 children attend Darnestown Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 4% of the Darnestown Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 3% of the 351 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Darnestown Elementary School is 16:1. Mary of Nazareth School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 78% 34%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Hispanic 4% 26%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 21%
Asian 12% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 14%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 3% 32%
Limited English proficiency 4% 14%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    My child just started at Darnestown in August and I have nothing but good things to say about it! We purchased our home last year based on all of the good things that were said about the school and all of the kind people we met in the community. Our son has already learned a ton feels confident and secure and he has met a bunch of friends whom he loves to be around! We could not ask for more!

  • (6 years ago)

    2 Children with the best education possible. Tremendous leadership and student body. Equal to any private education. Downside is the portables and aging facilities.

  • (9 years ago)

    Darnestown is a fabulous school. The population is small and there is much parental and teacher involvement in the nurturing and growth of its students. The children excell academically and have fun while doing it.

  • (11 years ago)

    This is fabulous elementary ... it's small but nurturing and it's been a State Blue Ribbon award winner too

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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