Folger McKinsey Named National Blue Ribbon School 


Welcome to Folger McKinsey Elementary, a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence!

As a 2005 No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon School, Folger McKinsey Elementary School joins an elite list of schools recognized nationally by the U.S. Department of Education for exemplary academic performance.
With a long tradition of academic excellence, the administration at the Severna Park school attributes the award to the dedication and support of the entire school community. Among its peers, the school is known for exceptional parent involvement and an environment where teachers and parents actively pursue achievement for all students.

Since the 2004 year’s state assessments Folger McKinsey students have continued to outperform themselves. Ninety-five percent of third-graders scored at the proficient and advanced levels in both reading and math – a two-year rise of nearly ten percentage points in reading and 5.6 in math. Similar gains were seen among fifth graders, and the school currently ranks among the top ten percent in the state.