About our School

The Rachel Carson Elementary School was built in 1990.  In 2012 we were named a National Blue Ribbon School.  We currently house 950 students in grades Pre-K through 5 from the residential communities of: Governor’s Sq. Apartment, Kentlands, Lakelands, The Orchards, Orchard Knolls, and Potomac Valley.  We have 100 staff dedicated to the children of Rachel Carson and a strong belief that all children can learn!  We have five National Board Certified teachers and 80% of professional staff holds a Masters Degree equivalency or higher post-graduate work.

Mission: The staff, students, and families of RCES will share responsibility for ensuring that each child demonstrates consistent, measurable progress on the way to reaching his or her potential as a learner and responsible citizen. 

Vision:  All students will believe that the Rachel Carson Community believed in them and helped them achieve more than they ever thought possible.

Motto:  Focus!  Believe to Achieve!

General Information

Maryland Blue Ribbon School