Ross Elementary School

Summary:

Ross Elementary School is a highly-regarded public elementary school in Washington, DC, serving 171 students in grades PK-5. The school has consistently earned a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger, ranking among the top elementary schools in the District of Columbia, with a diverse student body of 53.22% White, 14.04% African American, 13.45% Hispanic, and 9.94% Asian students.

Ross Elementary School significantly outperforms the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) and the overall District of Columbia in standardized test scores. In the 2022-2023 school year, 91.3% of 3rd graders, 84% of 4th graders, and 41.66% of 5th graders at Ross were proficient or better in PARCC Mathematics, compared to DCPS scores of 37.37%, 34.78%, and 28.78%, respectively. Similarly, in PARCC English Language Arts, Ross had 86.94% of 3rd graders, 96% of 4th graders, and 66.66% of 5th graders proficient or better, compared to DCPS scores of 32.29%, 41.25%, and 38.13%. Additionally, Ross Elementary has a very low student-teacher ratio of 9.2 students per teacher, significantly lower than the nearby Garrison Elementary School, which has 10.5 students per teacher.

The exceptional performance of Ross Elementary School is further highlighted by its high spending per student, at $26,968 in the 2021-2022 school year, compared to the range of $26,275 to $48,223 for the other nearby schools. This investment in resources and personalized attention likely contributes to the school's outstanding academic results, making it a standout in the District of Columbia's educational landscape.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 1730 R St. NW
       Washington, DC  20009


(202) 673-7200

District: District of Columbia Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
9th of 128 District Of Columbia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $29,864 Help


Students who attend Ross Elementary School usually attend:

High:    Cardozo Education Campus

Student/teacher ratio:  9.2 Help
Number of students:  171

Racial breakdown:

White:
53.2%
African American:
14.0%
Hispanic:
13.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  13.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Ross Elementary School ranks better than 93% of elementary schools in District Of Columbia. It also ranks 9th among 76 ranked elementary schools in the District of Columbia Public Schools. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 95.88. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Ross Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (53.2%), African American (14%), Hispanic (13.5%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ross Elementary School is 9.2, which is the 25th best among 76 elementary schools in the District of Columbia Public Schools. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ross Elementary School is $29,864. 40 elementary schools in the District of Columbia Public Schools spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Ross Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

District of Columbia Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks District of Columbia Public Schools 27th of 47 District Of Columbia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Ross Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Ross Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 85.52 18th 111 83.8%
2011 88.37 13th 111 88.3%
2012 86.19 18th 112 83.9%
2014 97.29 1st 109 99.1%
2018 98.98 1st 120 99.2%
2019 98.41 3rd 122 97.5%
2022 95.60 8th 97 91.8%
2023 95.88 9th 128 93.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Ross Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.81 1st 110 99.1%
2019 97.92 2nd 117 98.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Ross Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.00 1st 113 99.1%
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Rank History for White students at Ross Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools DC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.62 1st 19 94.7%
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Data source: test scores: OSSE DC Office of the State Superindendent of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

Ross Elementary School Test Scores
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Data source: OSSE DC Office of the State Superindendent of Education

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Enrollment information for Ross Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 13 50 2 121 0 n/a n/a 0 186
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 193 193
1990 8 59 3 120 0 n/a n/a 0 190
1991 10 59 6 120 3 n/a n/a 0 198
1992 11 52 10 139 0 n/a n/a 0 212
1993 16 47 7 115 0 n/a n/a 0 185
1994 10 49 5 131 0 n/a n/a 0 195
1995 9 44 16 145 0 n/a n/a 0 214
1996 9 44 16 145 0 n/a n/a 0 214
1997 13 30 17 132 0 n/a n/a 0 192
1998 11 27 20 143 5 n/a n/a 0 206
1999 8 27 21 126 2 n/a n/a 0 184
2000 8 33 14 128 2 n/a n/a 0 185
2001 5 33 15 124 2 n/a n/a 0 179
2002 9 38 14 105 2 n/a n/a 0 168
2003 9 38 14 105 2 n/a n/a 0 168
2004 11 51 13 88 1 n/a n/a 0 164
2005 13 54 12 71 0 n/a n/a 0 150
2006 14 53 9 58 1 n/a n/a 0 135
2007 25 85 10 48 2 n/a n/a 0 170
2008 26 82 18 39 2 n/a n/a 0 167
2009 30 68 13 29 2 n/a n/a 0 142
2010 35 69 9 31 1 n/a n/a 0 145
2011 44 59 8 34 0 2 6 0 153
2012 51 49 9 36 0 4 8 0 157
2013 73 39 9 20 0 0 13 0 154
2014 73 36 11 22 1 1 17 0 161
2015 82 27 13 27 0 0 17 0 166
2016 86 21 13 31 0 0 16 0 167
2017 80 30 16 31 0 0 14 0 171
2018 86 28 15 33 0 0 12 0 174
2019 97 28 17 32 0 0 16 0 190
2020 86 23 19 31 0 0 18 0 177
2021 92 21 16 28 0 0 19 0 176
2022 80 24 17 25 0 0 16 0 162
2023 91 24 17 23 0 0 16 0 171

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Ross Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 186 18.0 10.3 76.9
1989 193 17.0 11.3 74.1
1990 190 11.0 17.2 25.3
1991 198 11.0 18.0 72.2
1992 212 11.0 19.2 86.3
1993 185 12.0 15.4 91.9
1994 195 13.0 15.0 93.8
1995 214 14.0 15.3 86.9
1996 214 14.0 15.3 86.9
1997 192 12.0 16.0 94.8
1998 206 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 184 15.0 12.3 n/a
2000 185 16.0 11.6 97.3
2001 179 18.0 9.9 98.3
2002 168 n/a n/a 74.4
2003 168 n/a n/a 74.4
2004 164 n/a n/a 70.1
2005 150 9.0 16.7 64.7
2006 135 9.0 15.0 71.9
2007 170 18.0 9.4 54.1
2008 167 1.0 167.0 46.1
2009 142 14.0 10.1 48.6
2010 145 14.0 10.3 39.3
2011 153 13.0 11.7 98
2012 157 9.0 17.4 35
2013 154 10.0 15.4 28.6
2014 161 11.5 14.0 98.1
2015 166 13.0 12.7 98.2
2016 167 12.0 13.9 13.8
2017 171 13.0 13.1 n/a
2018 174 10.5 16.5 n/a
2019 190 16.5 11.5 n/a
2020 177 17.0 10.4 n/a
2021 176 20.2 8.6 n/a
2022 162 18.2 8.8 n/a
2023 171 18.5 9.2 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Ross Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 186 18.0 10.3 76.9
1989 193 17.0 11.3 74.1
1990 190 11.0 17.2 25.3
1991 198 11.0 18.0 72.2
1992 212 11.0 19.2 86.3
1993 185 12.0 15.4 91.9
1994 195 13.0 15.0 93.8
1995 214 14.0 15.3 86.9
1996 214 14.0 15.3 86.9
1997 192 12.0 16.0 94.8
1998 206 n/a 0.0 n/a
1999 184 15.0 12.3 n/a
2000 185 16.0 11.6 97.3
2001 179 18.0 9.9 98.3
2002 168 n/a n/a 74.4
2003 168 n/a n/a 74.4
2004 164 n/a n/a 70.1
2005 150 9.0 16.7 64.7
2006 135 9.0 15.0 71.9
2007 170 18.0 9.4 54.1
2008 167 1.0 167.0 46.1
2009 142 14.0 10.1 48.6
2010 145 14.0 10.3 39.3
2011 153 13.0 11.7 98
2012 157 9.0 17.4 35
2013 154 10.0 15.4 28.6
2014 161 11.5 14.0 98.1
2015 166 13.0 12.7 98.2
2016 167 12.0 13.9 13.8
2017 171 13.0 13.1 n/a
2018 174 10.5 16.5 n/a
2019 190 16.5 11.5 n/a
2020 177 17.0 10.4 n/a
2021 176 20.2 8.6 n/a
2022 162 18.2 8.8 n/a
2023 171 18.5 9.2 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Ross Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $2,023 (10.1%) $17,973 (89.9%) $19,996
2020 $2,201 (9.9%) $20,009 (90.1%) $22,210
2021 $2,898 (12.4%) $20,434 (87.6%) $23,333
2022 $4,240 (15.7%) $22,728 (84.3%) $26,968
2023 $3,789 (12.7%) $26,075 (87.3%) $29,864

Data source: District Of Columbia Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Ross Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 3rd of 122 Elementary schoolsRanks 9th of 128 Elementary schools
 4.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Ross Elementary School)83.491.3
 7.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (District of Columbia Public Schools)43.237.4
 5.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (District Of Columbia)41.830.6
 11.2%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Ross Elementary School)91.786.9
 4.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (District of Columbia Public Schools)35.832.3
 3.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (District Of Columbia)33.126.1
 7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Ross Elementary School)78.284
 5.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (District of Columbia Public Schools)39.734.8
 4.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (District Of Columbia)38.529.2
 9.3%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Ross Elementary School)91.396
 4.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (District of Columbia Public Schools)41.441.3
 0.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (District Of Columbia)38.234.7
 3.5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Ross Elementary School)6541.7
 23.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (District of Columbia Public Schools)33.428.8
 4.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (District Of Columbia)32.425.4
 7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Ross Elementary School)9066.7
 23.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (District of Columbia Public Schools)36.438.1
 1.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (District Of Columbia)35.533.7
 1.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students190171
 10%
African American2824
 14.3%
American Indian00
Asian1717
Hispanic3223
 28.1%
Pacific Islander00
White9791
 6.2%
Two or More Races1616


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Frequently Asked Questions about Ross Elementary School

Students who attend Ross Elementary School usually go on to attend:

High : Cardozo Education Campus

In the 2022-23 school year, 171 students attended Ross Elementary School.

Students at Ross Elementary School are 53% White, 14% African American, 13% Hispanic, 10% Asian, 9% Two or more races.

Yes. Ross Elementary School ranks in the top 7.0% of District Of Columbia elementary schools.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the OSSE DC Office of the State Superindendent of Education.

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