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About This School

Kemp Mill Elementary School is a public elementary school in Silver Spring. 489 children attend Kemp Mill Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 35% of the Kemp Mill Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 75% of the 489 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Kemp Mill Elementary School is 13:1. Kemp Mill Montessori School Kehillat Montessori is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 7% 39%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 15%
Asian 6% %
Hispanic 58% 22%
Black, non-Hispanic 26% 23%
Multiracial 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75% 27%
Limited English proficiency 35% 12%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a great neighborhood school. It has a dual language program so your child can learn Spanish. The principal Floyd Starnes is so warm and welcoming. The teachers are great - especially Barabara Schwartz who does this very cool STEM program that Mr. Starnes initiated.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter is a rising fourth-grader and loves being at Kemp Mill. She is both bright and difficult to manage but the staff have been up to the challenge of keeping her engaged. The principal is responsive to parent concerns and strongly believes that each child can be successful. I would like to see more parents involved; the PTA is very limited in the support it can provide to the school because only a handful of parents are active. Typically only a half-dozen or so parents attend the monthly PTA meetings. After-school programs typically supported by a PTA have been discontinued or never offered for lack of a parent willing to serve as program coordinator.

  • (4 years ago)

    I currently have a student at Kemp Mill and am extremely happy there. She has homework every night and her teacher is extraordinary! I personally have found the Principal to be responsive to any concern I may have. He always has time to meet with me and discuss any concerns I may have. I have watched children move to accelerated classes during the year if not being challenged. The teachers are fantastic at identifying which students need extra help.

  • (4 years ago)

    Kemp Mill has declined over the past few years. The current principal does not support homework the accelerated curriculum is not as advanced as other schools in the county (yes I have compared with other schools in the county) and last school year my child reported witnessing other students curse directly at the teachers repeatedly. If your child is bright above average and you live in this part of the county then consider private school.

  • (9 years ago)

    KMES' location seems a really safe area because it is within a residential community. Its academic agenda seems well-planned because there is a variety of activities that enhance/expand classroom teachings like Math & Science Nights Reading Programs Health/Sports Events and even multi-cultural programs etc. Personally our children have commendable classroom experiences. Homeroom teachers like Ms. Wilson Ms. Anderson (she relocated last year) and Mr. Mahler have proven to be truly extraordinary with their patience and their belief in our (oldest) child's potential. They have been very positive motivators. Currently there's Ms. Lambert Ms. Keeney Ms. Savage and Ms. Leon - all proving to be instrumental to our children's positive attitude towards learning and the academe. Other teachers we don't get to meet often have been supportive too. Our kids enjoy PE with Mr. Augustin music with Ms. Reese etc. It's case-to-case like in anything else. So far so good!

  • (9 years ago)

    My son will be entering second grade this upcoming school year (2004) He has attended KMES for both Kindergarten and First Grade. We are VERY happy at Kemp Mill. The teachers we have had the pleasure to work with have been exceptional. I can not say enough good things about Ms. Sullenger in Kindergarten! Both as a teacher and a person just wonderful. My son had Anne Doane for First grade and he learned so much! He is above grade level for math and reading. The office staff is also wonderful and great for answering any questions. Ms. Evans and Mrs Priestley (Princ VP) are both a constant and reassuring presences in the school. The parents who are involved with the school do a lot. It feels to be a very close environment. We are very happy at KMES!

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