#1 Elementary School in MD and #1 in Montgomery County

Cold Spring Elementary School

9201 Falls Chapel Way, Potomac, MD 20854

How Good is Cold Spring Elementary School?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
A- Learning Enviroment
NA School Safety
A+ Overall Grade

Located in Potomac, Maryland, Cold Spring Elementary School, is a Montgomery County school. It has 322 students and 18 teachers and serves grades PK-5.

When compared to other schools in Maryland it is significantly above average and has received and a grade of A+ from The School Review. When compared to other elementary schools, the school ranks 1 for Maryland and 1 in Montgomery County.

For our grading we use data provided by the schools to the U.S. Department of Education. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. These scores are combined to determine the overall grade. You can read a more detailed description of our grading system on our methodology page.


Maryland standardized test results, among other data points, are used to determine the academic grade for a school. Cold Spring Elementary School performs significantly above average compared to other Maryland elementary schools for academics. The school's grade for this metric is A+.

Source: MD Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent

Learning Enviroment

The learning environment at a school is evaluated by comparing many factors such as teacher certification rates, student attendance and percentage of novice teachers. For learning environment, Cold Spring Elementary School performs above average when compared to other elementary schools in Maryland and earned the grade of A- for this measure.

Students : Teacher
MD Avg. 15
Uncertified Teachers
MD Avg. 1%
New Teachers
MD Avg. 16%
Learning Enviroment Grade A-
Student–Teacher Ratio Fair
Student Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Absenteeism N/A
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Very Good


School safety is estimated by looking at factors such as suspension and physical altercation rate at a school. Due to a lack of reported data the safety grade was not able to be determined for Cold Spring Elementary School.

Safety Grade N/A
In-School Suspensions N/A
Out-of-School Suspensions N/A
Physical Altercations N/A


Information about the student body at Cold Spring Elementary School is listed below. The demographics of a school are not used as a factor when determining its performance.

Students w/ Disablities
MD Avg. 11%
Free Lunch
MD Avg. 42%
Econ. Disadvantaged
MD Avg. 47%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 322
Minority Students 193
Diversity Index 54
Students with Disablities 13
Economically Disadvantaged 1%
Limited English Proficiency 3%
Gifted Students 61%


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Compare Nearby Schools

Below are elementary schools near Cold Spring Elementary School. Use the table to compare The School Review’s scores for these nearby schools. All Potomac schools can be seen on the Potomac, Maryland schools directory page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Ritchie Park Elementary School A A- B+ A+
2 Beverly Farms Elementary School A+ A+ A A+
3 Fallsmead Elementary School A+ A+ A- N/A
4 Lakewood Elementary School A A+ B+ N/A
5 Bells Mill Elementary School A+ A+ A N/A

Cold Spring Elementary School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are at Cold Spring Elementary School? The school reported 322 enrolled students to the U.S Dept of Education.
  • How good of a school is Cold Spring Elementary School? The school received an overall grade of A+, which means it is significantly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Cold Spring Elementary School in? The school is located in Montgomery County.
  • How can I contact Cold Spring Elementary School? The school's number is (301) 279-8480. You can visit their website at http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/coldspringes/.
  • Where is Cold Spring Elementary School? 9201 Falls Chapel Way, Potomac, Maryland 20854

How we rate schools?

We rank elementary schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance to the distribution of elementary schools on the same test in the state. We then compute overall achievement by averaging a school’s standardized performance across subjects and years. We evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure the Safety of an elementary school from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Ritchie Park Elementary School
1514 Dunster Rd Rockville, MD 20854
Beverly Farms Elementary School
8501 Post Oak Road Potomac, MD 20854
Fallsmead Elementary School
1800 Greenplace Ter Rockville, MD 20850
Lakewood Elementary School
2534 Lindley Terrace Rockville, MD 20850
Bells Mill Elementary School
8225 Bells Mill Rd Potomac, MD 20854