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Windsor Farm Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 598 students

 

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Posted December 14, 2012

This school feels like a "private" public school Most children are either in advanced math or reading, or both Moved to this area just for the benefit if this school! Stellar parental involvement , high volunteer rate and great financial support and a fantastic PTO whose efforts have gotten technology (smart boards) into all the classrooms!!! Thank you WFES
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2010

I have never seen a more dedicated group of teachers or staff members. Each of our children are #1 and taught to the highest level. I've had one child complete Windsor Farm and is getting straight A's in Middle school. I have another child starting at Windsor and is loving being at school. Who loves school?? You do at Windsor Farm!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2009

Windsor Farm is an exceptional school. From the staff to the parents I would not want my children to be anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2009

The BEST Elementary Schools with the best and caring staff.


Posted May 5, 2009

This 'private' public school has so much to offer. The faculty, administrators, and staff are a group of highly motivated, incredibly talented, and enormously caring collection of people. Their ability to challenge the Gifted kids and engage the Special Needs kids within the same day is remarkable. If only all public schools and their students could experience such dedication. I'm blessed that we've had the opportunity to send our boys to Windsor Farm Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2005

I chose to work in the school at lunch-time because I wanted to know the teachers who would be teaching my children. The administrative staff still allows parents to request the teacher of their children if the parent wants to choose. (Which is not an option for most other schools). I watched the teachers interact with the children in an outdoor and indoor settings. The other instructional staff had rotating lunch duty so I got to watch them in action too. I can't tell you how much these people truly care about your child and how they're doing. The teachers are happy to express their positive feelings about your child, and most of them without thinking first -- showing me they truly care instead of giving the standard, '<Child> is doing well.' They remember the children and their achievements and often praise the child long after they've left that teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2005

The level of parent involvement is amazing! Very impressive. The academic programs are very good and can't say enough about the music and art at Windsor Farm. We, parents of two girls, are very pleased!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2005

I cannot say enough great things about this school! Two of my three children attended from K through 5th grade and all of the teachers have been caring, quality individuals. I was amazed at how teachers called me at home just to talk about concerns (not turning in homework and other minor things). They really care. My children were always given opportunities and challenging work. The staff is friendly and helpful. The parents are very involved. The administration is open to and welcomes many new ideas. I would recommend this school to anyone.
—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 74% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
96%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%
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

 
 
96%

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

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 73% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
100%

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 73% 42%
Hispanic 10% 12%
Black 9% 35%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Two or more races 3% 4%
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 20%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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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

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)

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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  • 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

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  • Art teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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591 Broadneck Rd
Annapolis, MD 21409
Phone: (410) 222-1690

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