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West Annapolis Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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Posted Monday, September 15, 2014

My daughter went to West Annapolis from K-5th grade. I was a young mom, & could have used some guidance, but the parents, teachers and administration were snobby & unapproachable. Since my daughter didn't go to daycare, she missed a lot of school her 1st yr, b/c she caught everything. Her teacher & the staff were not understanding, they would speak to me like a child, & "scold" me for her absence. When my daughter didn't learn her X tables, it didn't matter, they just moved on, no extra help was provided or offered. When the section was done, she had to sit in another classroom, while the kids who did learn them had an ice cream party. I tried to get involved, but it's hard to interact with people who already formed a negative opinion about you. If I did that in my job, if I treated patients like idiots or scolded them b/c they didn't know why they were sick, I would get fired. We are back on the shore now, & she is so much happier. She is an honor role student, has a good group of friends, and is the president of her 4-H club. If your child isn't thriving - change their environment. I wish I would have moved us back 1/2 through her 1st year at West Annapolis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2011

My son attended WAES 2010-2011. I am an active duty service member that was stationed at the USNA. I absolutely loved the school. The school is very sensitive to the needs of active duty children. My son made wonderful friends. He thrived in the school. The principal was very visible and information was always well-communicated. His teacher was open and honest about my son and I appreciated it. They foster a kind environment that is very welcoming.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2008

small classes, awesome teachers and administrators... high parent involvement which means so many opportunities for the children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2008

Both of my children attended and it is almost like a free private school w/ normal people in it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2006

What a fantastic school with top-notch teachers and an excellent principal. One or both of our children have been with the school since 2000...and they are more than welcoming to military. Diverse, there is tremendous parental involvement without mention of socio economic status (there is a very broad range). This is the type of school most parents want for their child...stressing not only academics, but inclusion, discipline and respect for self, others and authority.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2005

Being from a prior military service member, with the constant moving, I was afraid my son wouldn't adjust since he was decided to put him into an ECI program. West Annapolis has a really good program unfortunately it will no longer be available after the end of this school year. I am really hurt with the decision to close the program. So trying to find another school with their credentials will be very hard, especially when it comes to my son actually enjoyed his teachers and classmates. He has really come A very long way. SO my hats off to everyone at the school, from teachers to the principle to the staff. I will miss them all. Take care.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 82% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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91%

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92%
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About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 89% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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
White 76% 42%
Black 11% 35%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
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 15%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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210 Annapolis St
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: (410) 222-1635

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