Ross Elementary School

  • Ross Elementary School serves 174 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 85-89% (which is higher than the District of Columbia state average of 29%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75-79% (which is higher than the District of Columbia state average of 31%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Ross Elementary School placed in the top 1% of all schools in District of Columbia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the District of Columbia state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the District of Columbia state average of 89%.

Top Placements

Ross Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in District of Columbia for:

School Overview

  • Ross Elementary School's student population of 174 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 11 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2019)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students174 students
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Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Ross Elementary School is ranked within the top 1% of all 204 schools in District of Columbia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Ross Elementary School is 0.68, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (DC)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1 out of 204 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)85-89%
29%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)75-79%
31%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:113:1
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Asian
8%
2%
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Hispanic
19%
16%
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Black
17%
69%
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White
50%
11%
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Two or more races
6%
2%
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Diversity Score0.680.50
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDistrict Of Columbia School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, DC Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

5  
As a new parent to Ross I gave this review in 2009 that is read - 2012 what can I say fours years later . Ross over all is a good school but the vibe had shifted - The message is community and the children and that's not what I feel anymore- don't get me wrong my daughter loves her teachers and her friends but there is a divide among the teachers and parents and that is all about leadership and teamwork that has to be earned through respect for what everyone brings to the table and I feel it is very lacking - I tell my daughter we should let the kids run the school as they speak with such raw truth and realness that would put the leaders and grown ups to shame- there are those select few teachers who when they say its about the kids it's about the kids -- I stay for those few
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