Ritchie Park Elementary School
A member of the Richard Montgomery cluster along with Beall, College Gardens and Twinbrook elementary schools, Ritchie Park's motto is "Success--nothing less!"
The diverse student body includes students from 28 countries who speak 25 different languages.
Students take a "Panther Pledge" to show respect, responsibility, caring, cooperation, honesty and moral courage. The school's mission focuses on fostering academic achievement, independent thinking and "growth through the arts" through parental and community involvement in student learning.
The school is named for its proximity to a once proposed path for Ritchie Parkway, which was envisioned as a Rockville beltway. Albert C. Ritchie served as Maryland's 49th governor, from 1920 to 1935, and was once considered for the Democratic nomination for president.
- Fax: 301-517-5047
- Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:50am - 3:05pm
- Handicap Accessible: Yes
- Founding Date: 1966
- Number of students: 522
- Public/Private: Public
- Student-to-teacher ratio: 23-to-1
- Parking: Free lot
- Number of faculty: 36
- Montessori: No
- Grade levels: K-5
- Special education: Yes
- Features: Auditorium/stage, Cafeteria, Computer lab, Infirmary, Library, Sports facilities