1514 Dunster Rd
Potomac, MD 20854
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Ritchie Park Elementary School serves 540 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Ritchie Park Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 63% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 66% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Ritchie Park Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

Ritchie Park Elementary School's student population of 540 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
540 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
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School Rankings

Ritchie Park Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,354 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Ritchie Park Elementary School is 0.75, 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 Data
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State Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#195 out of 1354 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
15:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
21%
7%
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Hispanic
20%
17%
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Black
14%
34%
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White
38%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.75
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Eligible for Free Lunch
17%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Ritchie Park Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5  
I love this school so much, and I am so sad that fifth grade is over. I was crying because it is over, and I still am. RPES is a great school, and me and all the other graduates are all sad. WE LOVE THIS SCHOOL.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Students: 540 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 62%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in MD
  • Math Proficiency
    : 63% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 66% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.75 (Top 5%)

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