College Gardens Elementary School

  • College Gardens Elementary School serves 881 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 54% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • College Gardens Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 63%.

Top Placements

College Gardens Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

  • College Gardens Elementary School's student population of 881 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 49 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students881 students
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Total Classroom Teachers49 teachers
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School Comparison

  • College Gardens Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,359 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of College Gardens Elementary School is 0.76, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#335 out of 1359 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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Asian
24%
7%
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Hispanic
14%
17%
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Black
18%
34%
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White
36%
37%
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Two or more races
8%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in College Gardens Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MD.
Diversity Score0.760.72
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Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in College Gardens Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMontgomery County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school and middle school to College Gardens Elementary School is Rock Terrace School (0.8 miles away)
  • The nearest elementary school is Pep - Itinerant (0.7 miles away)
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Germantown Pep - Itinerant Special Education School
    Grades: 1 | 76 students
    0.7 miles
    12900 Middlebrook Rd Rm 3305
    Germantown, MD 20874
    (301)279-2026
    0.7 1 76
  • Rockville Rock Terrace School Special Education School
    Grades: 6-12 | 86 students
    0.8 miles
    390 Martins Ln
    Rockville, MD 20850
    (301)279-4940
    0.8 6-12 86
  • Rockville Beall Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 785 students
    1.1 miles
    451 Beall Ave
    Rockville, MD 20850
    (240)740-1220
    1.1 PK-5 785
  • Rockville Maryvale Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 650 students
    1.7 miles
    1000 First St
    Rockville, MD 20850
    (301)279-4990
    1.7 PK-5 650
  • Rockville Julius West Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 1324 students
    1.8 miles
    651 Great Falls Rd
    Rockville, MD 20850
    (301)337-3400
    1.8 6-8 1324

School Reviews

  3.60 out of 5  (5 reviews)
5  
My child has been at College Gardens since Kindergarten. He is now in the 4th grade. The Principal and the other staff are very nice. My son is learning so much, and I've been really pleased.
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5  
Good place
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1  
Not good it starts out good but not great i wish that it could be better for me and my son and the staff just need's to be a bit more nice because their doing a bad job.
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5  
This school has an amazing community of staff, parents, and children. The infusion of IB throughout the curriculum is special. As students walk the halls and class, they see the IB principles of compassion, respect, risk taker, curiosity, global thinker, etc. Because of IB, all students grades 1 and above get Chinese language exposure through Chinese language teachers, which is a plus. The principal is smart, kind hearted, and believes in partnering with families and fostering a strong sense of community.
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My child will NOT be going back to College Gardens next year for 4th grade! I am very sad to think that this is suppose to be a top school in MoCo.
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