Flower Valley Elementary

Public K-5

 4615 Sunflower Dr
       Rockville, MD  20853-1751


 (240) 740-1780

 School Website

District: Montgomery County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
262nd of 858 Maryland Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  15.0
Number of students:  492

Racial breakdown:

White:
44.3%
Hispanic:
23.8%
African American:
14.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  28.6%

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Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Flower Valley Elementary ranked better than 69.5% of elementary schools in Maryland. It also ranked 67th among 127 ranked elementary schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 68.81. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Flower Valley Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (44.3%), Hispanic (23.8%), African American (14.6%). (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Flower Valley Elementary is 15. 76 elementary schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Flower Valley Elementary employs 32.7 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Flower Valley Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Flower Valley Elementary 262nd of 858 Maryland public elementary schools. (See Flower Valley Elementary in the ranking list.)

Montgomery County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Montgomery County Public Schools 7th of 24 Maryland school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Flower Valley Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 15.38 708th 803 11.8%
2005 21.08 670th 805 16.8%
2006 33.18 587th 804 27.0%
2007 18.33 699th 818 14.5%
2008 78.28 158th 838 81.1%
2009 64.86 330th 850 61.2%
2010 72.49 238th 855 72.2%
2011 70.11 244th 853 71.4%
2012 54.74 447th 857 47.8%
2013 57.75 387th 847 54.3%
2014 53.78 474th 867 45.3%
2015 66.71 267th 859 68.9%
2016 76.11 202nd 845 76.1%
2017 76.63 201st 847 76.3%
2018 68.81 262nd 858 69.5%

Data source: test scores: Maryland State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Maryland State Department of Education

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All ratings (Avg rating: 3.3)
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by a parent
Sunday, February 22, 2015

Open Quote This school continues to impress me with their strong sense of community. The teachers have been very responsive to our concerns. I truly believe that our child is getting a great education. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Open Quote I have two children currently attending Flower Valley Elementary School (FVES), and I’d strongly recommend it without any reservations. Over the last four years, I’ve been very impressed by the dedication, professionalism, and commitment of FVES’s leadership and staff. At FVES, my children have received a top-notch rigorous academic education in a peaceful learning environment where school leaders and staff teach children to respect and celebrate diversity. I love the fact that FVES incorporates a “Peace Pledge” that children learn and recite daily at school and the principles underlying that Pledge are reinforced throughout the school year by way of rewarding students for good, peaceful behavior with “Peace Tokens,” “Fine Line Rewards,” and “Fine Dining Rewards.” I also love the diversity of the Flower Valley neighborhood, which is reflected in both the staff and students at FVES. Most significantly, however, I am impressed with the rigorous academic instruction and nurturing learning environment that my children have received over the last four years at FVES. I can honestly say that my children have always felt that their FVES teachers truly cared about them, loved teaching, and were committed to making a difference. And, as a parent, I believe that my children have received an excellent elementary education and are well-prepared for middle school and beyond. I have found that the current principal and other leaders of the school are consummate professionals who are extremely responsive to parent questions and concerns. The PTA is very involved. This is evident through numerous PTA-founded school activities that children can attend, often without any admission fees. In sum, I strongly recommend FVES and will be sad when my children “graduate” and move onto middle school. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, January 5, 2015

Open Quote We have continued to be disappointed with the academics at this school. Our child has been here for 2.5 years and still struggles with basic kindergarten type reading after 8 months of communicating with the principal and finally the LD coordinator for the county, we are finally getting testing within 60 days. We continue to wonder how this could have gone on for so long that our child is now at the lowest reading level in his class after repeatedly voicing concerns to both his kindergarten and 1st grade teachers. We have been repeatedly told that it is normal and yet we are now being told that he is at the bottom of his class in reading and has to have an entirely different curriculum from the rest of the class. Finally, after complaining to the county coordinator for Learning Disabilities, we received action in the form of testing, but it still appears that our son will not be receiving the assistance that he needs until the end of the school year. Although there is great focus on time for academics to the point that the children barely have time to bolt down a decent meal, it is unclear what exactly my child has learned in the school. There are constantly other activities going on, and testing. At the open house day, they had no curriculum because the computer technology had a glitch. The teacher was unable to teach the class ad hoc. It is disconcerting that for as much is paid in taxes in Montgomery County that the education is so poor. The leadership at the school seems ineffective. The teachers do not seem have the proper support or oversight, and as a result my child is suffering academically and wasting his days in this frustrating environment where limited additional support (25 minutes, 3 days a week) is received because of the 'process' that has taken 2.7 years. I am so tired of the phrase-'will grow out of it.' We have constantly been fed the line that our child will grow out of it. This is not even to mention the limited oversight on the playground during recess where numerous incidences occur with very little adult support. We were told there was no money for additional oversight of the playground. I would say that unless you have a highly motivated student that is a self starter avoid this school at all costs. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Flower Valley Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 316 32 42 9 1 n/a n/a 0 400
1990 296 53 41 20 1 n/a n/a 0 408
1991 302 45 49 15 0 n/a n/a 0 411
1992 306 49 45 17 1 n/a n/a 0 418
1993 308 37 48 17 3 n/a n/a 0 413
1994 308 48 47 18 4 n/a n/a 0 425
1995 325 62 52 15 1 n/a n/a 0 455
1996 325 62 52 15 1 n/a n/a 0 455
1997 332 73 60 15 4 n/a n/a 0 484
1998 317 91 58 28 3 n/a n/a 0 497
1999 304 72 54 28 2 n/a n/a 0 460
2000 301 86 42 33 2 n/a n/a 0 464
2001 296 71 46 31 2 n/a n/a 0 446
2002 284 87 53 27 1 n/a n/a 0 452
2003 284 87 53 27 1 n/a n/a 0 452
2004 289 92 52 30 0 n/a n/a 0 463
2005 288 87 54 31 1 n/a n/a 0 461
2006 300 77 44 50 0 n/a n/a 0 471
2007 275 86 46 44 0 n/a n/a 0 451
2008 255 88 47 53 0 n/a n/a 0 443
2009 246 91 47 55 1 n/a n/a 0 440
2010 251 84 54 54 1 n/a n/a 0 444
2011 254 75 53 71 0 1 16 0 470
2012 244 62 55 83 0 1 17 0 462
2013 256 60 49 89 1 1 16 0 472
2014 259 61 54 89 0 1 18 0 482
2015 243 58 55 102 2 0 24 0 484
2016 225 71 52 122 0 0 26 0 496
2017 218 72 54 117 n/a n/a 31 0 492

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 Flower Valley Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 400 23.3 17.1 n/a
1990 408 24.3 16.7 4.4
1991 411 25.8 15.9 3.9
1992 418 25.3 16.5 5.0
1993 413 25.3 16.3 5.1
1994 425 25.4 16.7 8.0
1995 455 25.6 17.8 11.6
1996 455 25.6 17.8 11.6
1997 484 26.6 18.2 11.6
1998 497 25.9 19.2 15.1
1999 460 25.9 17.8 16.7
2000 464 29.6 15.7 16.4
2001 446 28.1 15.9 13.7
2002 452 28.2 16.0 13.7
2003 452 28.2 16.0 13.7
2004 463 29.3 15.8 14.3
2005 461 30.0 15.4 14.5
2006 471 33.0 14.3 10.6
2007 451 34.3 13.1 15.5
2008 443 32.4 13.7 14.4
2009 440 31.1 14.1 18.4
2010 444 29.8 14.9 17.1
2011 470 32.3 14.5 17.9
2012 462 31.5 14.6 21.2
2013 472 31.8 14.8 17.4
2014 482 32.8 14.6 18.7
2015 484 32.0 15.1 24.2
2016 496 32.0 15.5 28.6
2017 492 32.7 15.0 n/a

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Flower Valley Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 400 23.3 17.1 n/a
1990 408 24.3 16.7 4.4
1991 411 25.8 15.9 3.9
1992 418 25.3 16.5 5.0
1993 413 25.3 16.3 5.1
1994 425 25.4 16.7 8.0
1995 455 25.6 17.8 11.6
1996 455 25.6 17.8 11.6
1997 484 26.6 18.2 11.6
1998 497 25.9 19.2 15.1
1999 460 25.9 17.8 16.7
2000 464 29.6 15.7 16.4
2001 446 28.1 15.9 13.7
2002 452 28.2 16.0 13.7
2003 452 28.2 16.0 13.7
2004 463 29.3 15.8 14.3
2005 461 30.0 15.4 14.5
2006 471 33.0 14.3 10.6
2007 451 34.3 13.1 15.5
2008 443 32.4 13.7 14.4
2009 440 31.1 14.1 18.4
2010 444 29.8 14.9 17.1
2011 470 32.3 14.5 17.9
2012 462 31.5 14.6 21.2
2013 472 31.8 14.8 17.4
2014 482 32.8 14.6 18.7
2015 484 32.0 15.1 24.2
2016 496 32.0 15.5 28.6
2017 492 32.7 15.0 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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