Award Year: 2020

Lucy V. Barnsley Elementary School

14516 Nadine Drive
Rockville, MD, 20853-2363

(240) 740-3260

Mr. Andrew J Winter, Principal at time of Nomination

Mrs. Christine L Troffkin, Current Principal

Montgomery County Public Schools

School Website


Lucy V. Barnsley Elementary School students, staff, parents, and community members will work together respectfully and cooperatively to create a safe, positive, inclusive, environment with academic rigor for all.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 10%
  • White: 35%
  • Hispanic: 34%
  • Asian: 14%
  • Two or more races: 7%
Barnsley Students are engaged at a School Assembly

Barnsley Students are engaged at a School Assembly

Lucy V. Barnsley Elementary School is a diverse learning community that supports the needs of the students within its neighborhood and receives reduction of class size as it is designated a focus school. Additionally it is the home of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHOH) Sign Language and Gifted and Talented Learning Disabled (GTLD) programs for the entire county. Barnsley also serves as 1 of 12 Centers for the Enriched Studies; a program for selected students in grades 4 and 5. The dedicated and talented staff work tirelessly to make sure there is One Barnsley that is inclusive and accepting of all students and families no matter what program they are enrolled.

The school provides a rigorous instructional program that is balanced with social emotional supports for students. Barnsley further engages students by being a PBIS - Positive Behavior Interventions Support school with individual and class rewards. There is an amazing PTA that provides clubs and opportunities for community events. The school works collaboratively with families to provide a meaningful partnership for success of students.

Lucy V. Barnsley Elementary School has consistently performed well on local and state tests and examines data ongoing through the planning process as well as through data discussions. In doing so, staff has become skilled at ensuring that all students are challenged daily through a rigorous instructional program. Barnsley is a community school with special programs that accepts all and makes learning fun, meaningful, and engaging!