Award Year: 2014

Cashell Elementary School

17101 Cashell Road
Rockville, MD, 20853-1054

(301) 924-3130

Ms. Maureen Ahern-Stamoulis, Principal at time of Nomination

Montgomery County Public Schools

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Mission

Cashell students will become caring and respectful adults who are motivated and inspired to achieve success and to contribute their knowledge and talents to society.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 14%
  • White: 48%
  • Hispanic: 20%
  • Asian: 12%
  • Two or more races: 6%
  • ELL: 13%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
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Cashell students love learning science in our outdoor classroom!

Cashell students love learning science in our outdoor classroom!

"Striving for Excellence" are the words that guide the staff and students of Cashell Elementary School. The core belief is that excellence is a journey, not a destination. The Cashell staff and community are committed to educate all students in a safe, nurturing environment that maximizes academic achievement and interpersonal growth. Cashell has a rich history of academic excellence. In spite of changing demographics, students continue to perform at high levels. The school is rich in traditions: academic, artistic, social, and philanthropic. Cashell teachers ensure that every student is engaged and ready to undertake this journey every day by creating excitement in the classroom. Teachers gather data from informal and formal assessments; then differentiate instruction accordingly. The use of technology provides students with regular opportunities to engage in 21st century learning. Much of student-success can be attributed to the incredible involvement and support of parents and community members. The PTA promotes excellence by devoting countless volunteer hours to school and PTA programs. A key component of Cashell's success is the belief that every child belongs to every staff member; each contributes significantly to every student’s success. "This is important-You can do it-I won’t give up on you-Hard work leads to success" are messages that students receive on a daily basis. Shared leadership at Cashell has done more than close the achievement gap; it has proven that a strong sense of team and community will have a positive effect on student achievement.