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About This School

Rolling Terrace Elementary School is a public elementary school in Takoma Park. 749 children attend Rolling Terrace Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic, and Multiracial. 34% of the Rolling Terrace Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 63% of the 749 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Rolling Terrace Elementary School is 13:1. Sligo Adventist School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Chorus
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
  • Sports

    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 15%
Hispanic 57% 22%
Multiracial 5% %
Asian 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 17% 23%
White, non-Hispanic 16% 39%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63% 27%
Limited English proficiency 34% 12%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    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....

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    this is a good school and mrs.friesen a 5th grade teacher is so helpful

  • (7 years ago)

    Wonderful teachers. Great diversity. Peaceful atmosphere. Spanish immersion program is dynamic.

  • (7 years ago)

    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.

  • (7 years ago)

    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.

  • (9 years ago)

    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.

  • (10 years ago)

    Has a wonderful Spanish immersion program and good racial diversity. Wonderful teacher/student ratio.

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