What is the biggest difference you foresee between this year and last year?
“County-wide, it will be integrating the county grading and reporting policy.
“We’re really looking at our MSA test scores and making sure all students are succeeding. … Overall we did well [on the MSA tests], but we really want to focus on all students and make sure all students are successful.”
What is a challenge that Robert Frost faces as a school?
“The allocation of time in terms of how we spend our time in meeting the needs of our students.
“We expect a student enrollment of 1,200. … ‘On paper,’ [capacity] is 1,145.
Is there anything you wish parents would do more?
“The parents in this community are excellent, I mean truly excellent. I’d invite them to stop by more, to participate in PTSA meetings more… to let us know what we are doing well, and also know where we need to improve. … That’s the way you grow.”
Is there anything you wish parents would do less?
“No, not really. They’re just absolutely wonderful. They’re an integral component to having a very successful, high-achieving school.”
What is your favorite thing about Robert Frost?
“I like the unity of the staff, the community and the students.”
“Everyone has a focus on academic excellence. … We’ve done that with an increased enrollment.”
“I was pleased with how the students, staff and community responded with the sniper situation [in October 2002]. We were able to respond very well… and sustain academic activity at the same time. … Several students, and several parents as well, said they felt safe.
“When faced with obstacles, look for opportunities to learn, opportunities to grow, and opportunities to change.
“What really impacts my heart is when I see teachers teach, and students learn. When I see the light bulbs going on in the minds of the students, that does my heart really well.”
ROBERT FROST MIDDLE SCHOOL
9201 Scott Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
Principal: Joey N. Jones
PTA Presidents: Jane Philips
Learning and Academic Disabilities
African American: 4.6%
American Indian: 0.1%
Receiving Spec. Ed.: 10.3%
Student/Instructional Staff Ratio: 14.4
Average Class Size (English): 24.5
Average Class Size (Other): 27.2
Projected Enrollment/Capacity: 1,181/1,143*