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Mary Harris 'Mother' Jones Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 854 students

 

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Posted October 31, 2008

m.j.e.s is one of the best elementry schools! i highly recomend it.I myself was a student at mother jones elementary therefore i know what they have to offer and they are dedicated to the students. -Yoselin Aguilar
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 8, 2008

my son has been going to mother jones for pre-k through first grade and its the most wonderful school .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2007

This school is the most professional and the most beautiful school I have ever seen. Not only are the Principal and Assistant Principal absolutely gorgeous, but they run a tight ship. I am so glad that I love in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2007

My child has attended this school for four years. The staff is wonderful and on point. The school is clean and safe for kids.
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Posted April 24, 2007

This is a wonderful school
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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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%

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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
49%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

123 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%
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 84% 12%
Black 10% 35%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
White 2% 42%
Two or more races 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 88%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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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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2405 Tecumseh St
Adelphi, MD 20783
Phone: (301) 408-7900

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