Award Year: 2013

Robert Frost Middle School

9201 Scott Drive
Rockville, MD, 20850-3441

(301) 279-3949

Joey Jones, Principal at time of Nomination

Montgomery County Public School

School Website

Mission

Partnership between staff, students and community united by a common responsibility to challenge, inspire, and assist students to grow and excel intellectually, emotionally and socially.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 6%
  • White: 46%
  • Hispanic: 7%
  • Asian: 37%
  • Two or more races: 4%
  • ELL: 3%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application

“Experience Excellence” is the vision guiding over 1140 promising students, a dedicated staff, and a supportive parent community at Robert Frost Middle School. Bethesda Magazine recognized Frost as one of the best schools in the county. Gallup honored Frost as a national Gallup High Hope School. Home of the Eagles, Frost is located north of the nation’s capital in Rockville, Maryland.

The diverse student body (46% White, 37% Asian, 7% Hispanic, 6% African American, 4% multiple races, 3% English Language Learners, 6% free/reduced meals, and 7% special education) begins a day of excellence with student-led announcements and Words of Wisdom. Critical thinking and creative problem-solving serve as the hallmark of the curriculum and development of 21st century skills.

Students enjoy the Frost experience while developing social/emotional skills needed for a global society. They engage in SOAR (Student Opportunities for Achievement and Relationship-building) to foster relationships. Now Reading (silent reading) and Now Walking (leisurely walk after lunch) enrich the Frost experience. Super Team prepare eighth graders for a smooth transition to high school. Students participate in over 20 extra-curricular activities such as yoga, fitness club, and organic garden club. The traditional Turkey Trot and Dessert Theatre provide memories for a lifetime.

Frost has a partnership with Beijing No. 5 Middle School in Beijing, China. Students and staff exchange visits, and learn about each other’s culture. The PTSA sponsors events such as Differently-abled Fair (physically-challenged adults share their trials and triumphs) and Frost Fun Nights. Over 95% of parents indicated a high approval rating and volunteered over 2000 hours. Students are told and affirmed, that they are “some of the best students on the planet!”