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Cool Spring Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 652 students

 

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Posted August 19, 2009

Our son attended Pre-k last year and he had a difficult time adjusting at first (coming from homecare straight to a school setting). He was the youngest in his class but one of the brightest in the class due to all the one on one he had received at home. The kids get free breakfast which is a great plus. There are computers in all the classrooms (even Pre-k). The school uses the www.educationcity.com program which you can also use at home if you purchase the parent version. It's great for tracking your child's progress in math, reading, thinking skills, etc. The principal, Mrs. Tolbert, was very informative and helped us cope with the rough times at the beginning of the school year. Mr. Devine was my son's teacher and he made each of students capable of reading from the Alphabet books in Pre-K! Both kids will be going this year.
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Posted October 20, 2008

This is my daughter's first year and so far I would say that the school is great. They generally seem to care about the students. My daughter's teacher is great and she is always willing to give her more homework when necessary. Basically, I would recommend this school to anyone.
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Posted April 3, 2008

I love this school. It has uniforms and dayare centers. Is great. I love it and my kids too.
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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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
83%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
70%
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 68% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 79% 12%
Black 14% 35%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 0%
White 2% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Two or more races 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89%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

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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  • After school
  • Before school

Programs

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  • Gifted / high performing
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
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

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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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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8910 Riggs Rd
Adelphi, MD 20783
Phone: (301) 431-6200

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