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Halls Cross Roads Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 475 students

 

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Posted October 28, 2013

I went this school as a child and have lived in the area for years. The teachers where good but the students are easy to slip through the cracks. The kids are mean to others (more than most) and horribly behaved. I have heard that this school/ kids are a nightmare. I have moved far, far away, since having a child and never will my daughter go to a school like this. It s very sad but it is the neighborhood and the upbringing of the children around there that cause this school to go down the tubes. I do not suggest living around this area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Halls Cross Roads has the best staff of any school I have seen. They are very friendly and caring. Mrs. Benjamin-Jones and Mr. Perry are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

They take the time to learn about everybody who goes to school. Myself having a child with special needs I'm very thankful they do that,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2007

I love Halls Cross Roads! My daughter started kindergarden there last year and by the time she graduated in June, was reading on a third grade level. The reading program they have is awesome and is the reason that even after moving an hour away, I still drove to and from to have my child attend. Of course I had to recieve special permission. Everyone from the vice principal, teachers, secretary to the cafeteria staff was very friendly and helpful. I'm sad that my daughter will have to attend a different school this year and am considering moving back in the area just so that she can finish out her elementary days at Halls Cross.
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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2014.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
66%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 42% 35%
White 36% 42%
Two or more races 12% 4%
Hispanic 8% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Carol S. Hepler
Fax number
  • (410) 273-5555

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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203 East Bel Air Ave
Aberdeen, MD 21001
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Phone: (410) 273-5524

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