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Cherokee Lane Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 426 students

 

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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted July 3, 2013

This was my daughters old school and it was wonderful the staff was completely understanding and very helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2013

The school is one of the best in the area. It s concerning; however, that a new principal will be joining the staff this coming fall. My hope is that he/she will upkeep standards while implementing new programs that will motivate staff and students to even higher achievements. It s time for the school s rating to move up. PTO, let s rally behind this!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2012

Excellent school! The teachers and staff are caring, knowledgeable and you can tell they truly care about the children. Dr. Jackson is a fabulous principal. I can t say enough wonderful things about the school. A+++++ Hopefully more parents will get involved with teh PTO to make it even better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2011

The administration of this school is top notch. The teachers are outstanding and caring. The students are respectful and hard working. It is a great place to work and learn.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 22, 2011

Every time I visit the school, I am impressed with how smart and hard working the students are. The teachers are all very friendly and caring. The principal is awesome. It is a really good school.


Posted April 19, 2010

Cherokee Lane has a new principal who is apparently not as caring as the last principal. Although class sizes are small, I have not found it to be a very caring environment for the students. I have volunteered in the school and most teachers have a nasty attitude which I also discovered stems from the principals leadership. If you have a choice, dont send your child to Cherokee. The school is falling apart, the library is a mess, etc. Very disappointed with this school and hopefully my child will be attending another school next year. I am willing to move, that's how much I believe Cherokee is no longer a good school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2007

Great school, great principal. The teachers really care for the students and it is shown by the respect that the students give to the teachers.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
69%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%
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 65% 12%
Black 24% 35%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 6%
White 4% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 4%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81%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

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  • Gifted / high performing
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  • Before school

Programs

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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

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  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
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9000 25th Ave
Adelphi, MD 20783
Phone: (301) 445-8415

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