Rock Creek Forest Elementary

Summary:

Rock Creek Forest Elementary is a public elementary school in Chevy Chase, Maryland, serving 673 students in grades PK-5 and part of the Montgomery County Public Schools district.

Rock Creek Forest Elementary consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in Maryland, with exceptional academic performance that far exceeds district and state averages. In the 2022-2023 school year, 73% of students were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 54.4% in the district and 47.9% in the state. The school's mathematics performance is particularly strong, with 61.3% of students proficient or better, compared to 32.8% in the district and 23.3% in the state. This high level of achievement is impressive given the school's diverse student population, which includes 31.2% White, 21.99% African American, 35.22% Hispanic, 6.39% Asian, and 4.9% two or more races, as well as 33.28% of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch.

Compared to nearby schools like Chevy Chase Elementary, which has a higher percentage of White students and lower percentages of African American and Hispanic students, Rock Creek Forest Elementary's academic performance is still significantly stronger. This suggests that the school's success is not solely due to its student demographics, but rather a result of effective teaching, curriculum, and school leadership that are addressing the needs of all students and providing them with the resources and support they need to succeed.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 8330 Grubb Road
       Chevy Chase, MD  20815-3021


(240) 839-3201

District: Montgomery County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
71st of 855 Maryland Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,250 Help


Students who attend Rock Creek Forest Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Silver Creek Middle
High:    Bethesda-Chevy Chase High

Student/teacher ratio:  14.1 Help
Number of students:  673

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
35.2%
White:
31.2%
African American:
22.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  33.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Rock Creek Forest Elementary ranks better than 91.7% of elementary schools in Maryland. It also ranks 28th among 129 ranked elementary schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 91.12. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Rock Creek Forest Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (35.2%), White (31.2%), African American (22%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 33.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Rock Creek Forest Elementary is 14.1. 87 elementary schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Rock Creek Forest Elementary is $16,250. 100 elementary schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Rock Creek Forest Elementary was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Montgomery County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Montgomery County Public Schools 6th of 24 Maryland school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Rock Creek Forest Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Rock Creek Forest Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 20.35 666th 803 17.1%
2005 22.75 649th 805 19.4%
2006 27.99 622nd 804 22.6%
2007 28.59 632nd 818 22.7%
2008 59.23 399th 838 52.4%
2009 70.50 275th 850 67.6%
2010 69.46 280th 855 67.3%
2011 55.71 429th 853 49.7%
2012 62.74 363rd 857 57.6%
2013 65.36 304th 847 64.1%
2014 75.57 210th 867 75.8%
2015 83.42 147th 859 82.9%
2016 75.54 207th 845 75.5%
2017 76.92 197th 847 76.7%
2018 76.61 196th 857 77.1%
2019 81.25 155th 853 81.8%
2021 91.40 61st 802 92.4%
2022 92.25 60th 862 93.0%
2023 91.12 71st 855 91.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Rock Creek Forest Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 46.92 42nd 115 63.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Rock Creek Forest Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 90.84 7th 136 94.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Rock Creek Forest Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 75.05 39th 546 92.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Rock Creek Forest Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 88.98 61st 796 92.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Rock Creek Forest Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 89.09 67th 788 91.5%
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Rank History for African American students at Rock Creek Forest Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 77.20 45th 504 91.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Rock Creek Forest Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 85.69 21st 347 93.9%
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Rank History for White students at Rock Creek Forest Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 94.93 9th 528 98.3%
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Data source: test scores: Maryland State Department 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.

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Data source: Maryland State Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Rock Creek Forest Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 126 111 15 77 0 n/a n/a 0 329
1990 122 112 15 93 0 n/a n/a -1 341
1991 127 108 12 98 1 n/a n/a 0 346
1992 145 97 9 117 1 n/a n/a 0 369
1993 138 88 5 129 2 n/a n/a 0 362
1994 161 83 14 144 1 n/a n/a 0 403
1995 193 94 19 165 2 n/a n/a 0 473
1996 193 94 19 165 2 n/a n/a 0 473
1997 216 88 23 159 1 n/a n/a 0 487
1998 211 94 29 154 5 n/a n/a 0 493
1999 224 96 28 162 2 n/a n/a 0 512
2000 219 101 37 183 2 n/a n/a 0 542
2001 210 106 33 178 3 n/a n/a 0 530
2002 220 102 28 144 2 n/a n/a 0 496
2003 220 102 28 144 2 n/a n/a 0 496
2004 235 101 36 142 4 n/a n/a 0 518
2005 232 98 33 127 3 n/a n/a 0 493
2006 245 98 26 123 2 n/a n/a 0 494
2007 242 100 24 114 4 n/a n/a 0 484
2008 255 98 29 112 7 n/a n/a 0 501
2009 272 95 24 111 5 n/a n/a 0 507
2010 262 90 22 115 6 n/a n/a 0 495
2011 238 90 22 160 2 1 35 0 548
2012 256 89 29 169 2 1 32 0 578
2013 258 91 30 181 2 1 34 0 597
2014 251 99 32 189 0 1 39 0 611
2015 260 99 33 200 1 1 38 0 632
2016 273 115 38 235 3 0 44 0 708
2017 282 132 34 229 4 0 42 0 723
2018 289 130 43 248 2 0 41 0 753
2019 266 130 59 238 3 0 43 0 739
2020 270 143 56 247 3 0 41 0 760
2021 237 139 53 258 2 0 45 0 734
2022 213 155 45 243 1 1 33 0 691
2023 210 148 43 237 1 1 33 0 673

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 Rock Creek Forest Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 329 20.4 16.1 n/a
1990 341 23.7 14.3 17.9
1991 346 23.0 15.0 25.1
1992 369 24.9 14.8 24.1
1993 362 22.4 16.2 24.6
1994 403 25.8 15.6 27.8
1995 473 25.8 18.3 25.4
1996 473 25.8 18.3 25.4
1997 487 28.2 17.3 21.1
1998 493 28.5 17.3 22.9
1999 512 28.5 18.0 28.1
2000 542 32.9 16.5 29.5
2001 530 34.4 15.4 28.5
2002 496 33.4 14.9 23.2
2003 496 33.4 14.9 23.2
2004 518 34.2 15.1 24.3
2005 493 36.0 13.7 23.9
2006 494 34.0 14.5 21.1
2007 484 33.4 14.5 22.3
2008 501 33.3 15.0 19.8
2009 507 29.9 17.0 19.7
2010 495 31.8 15.5 21.8
2011 548 32.6 16.8 22.1
2012 578 32.2 17.9 22
2013 597 35.9 16.6 22.9
2014 611 36.9 16.5 23.6
2015 632 38.0 16.6 24.2
2016 708 41.0 17.2 26.3
2017 723 46.6 15.5 25.6
2018 753 48.2 15.6 24.8
2019 739 49.6 14.8 22.1
2020 760 50.1 15.1 25
2021 734 51.3 14.3 29.7
2022 691 53.1 13.0 30.8
2023 673 47.5 14.1 33.3

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 Rock Creek Forest Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 329 20.4 16.1 n/a
1990 341 23.7 14.3 17.9
1991 346 23.0 15.0 25.1
1992 369 24.9 14.8 24.1
1993 362 22.4 16.2 24.6
1994 403 25.8 15.6 27.8
1995 473 25.8 18.3 25.4
1996 473 25.8 18.3 25.4
1997 487 28.2 17.3 21.1
1998 493 28.5 17.3 22.9
1999 512 28.5 18.0 28.1
2000 542 32.9 16.5 29.5
2001 530 34.4 15.4 28.5
2002 496 33.4 14.9 23.2
2003 496 33.4 14.9 23.2
2004 518 34.2 15.1 24.3
2005 493 36.0 13.7 23.9
2006 494 34.0 14.5 21.1
2007 484 33.4 14.5 22.3
2008 501 33.3 15.0 19.8
2009 507 29.9 17.0 19.7
2010 495 31.8 15.5 21.8
2011 548 32.6 16.8 22.1
2012 578 32.2 17.9 22
2013 597 35.9 16.6 22.9
2014 611 36.9 16.5 23.6
2015 632 38.0 16.6 24.2
2016 708 41.0 17.2 26.3
2017 723 46.6 15.5 25.6
2018 753 48.2 15.6 24.8
2019 739 49.6 14.8 22.1
2020 760 50.1 15.1 25
2021 734 51.3 14.3 29.7
2022 691 53.1 13.0 30.8
2023 673 47.5 14.1 33.3

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Rock Creek Forest Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $424 (2.9%) $14,283 (97.1%) $14,707
2020 $290 (2.0%) $14,539 (98.0%) $14,829
2021 $650 (4.0%) $15,600 (96.0%) $16,250

Data source: Maryland Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Rock Creek Forest Elementary

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Rankings

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Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
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Post pandemic (2022-2023)
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Ranks 155th of 853 Elementary schoolsRanks 71st of 855 Elementary schools
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Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students739673
 8.9%
African American130148
 13.8%
American Indian31
 66.7%
Asian5943
 27.1%
Hispanic238237
 0.4%
Pacific Islander01
White266210
 21.1%
Two or More Races4333
 23.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients22.1%33.3%
 11.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Rock Creek Forest Elementary

Students at Rock Creek Forest Elementary are 35% Hispanic, 31% White, 22% African American, 6% Asian, 5% Two or more races.

Yes. Rock Creek Forest Elementary ranks in the top 8.3% of Maryland elementary schools.

Students who attend Rock Creek Forest Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Silver Creek Middle
High : Bethesda-Chevy Chase High

In the 2022-23 school year, 673 students attended Rock Creek Forest Elementary.


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

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