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Broadneck Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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Posted May 15, 2014

Broadneck is an exceptionally well organized institution with generally high quality teachers and a top-notch administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2014

Broadneck Elem School has all kinds of fun activities like jump rope club, chess club, dance programs, school plays, band and choir, enrichment classes, etc. so our kids have had fun and met a lot of other kids quickly (we are new here). They also really like their classes and warm, experienced teachers. Good fieldtrips like drownproofing and Biztown are so practical.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

The way this school is run is deplorable. Listening to my child and her friends speak of the teacher and the school environment would make one think they are in military school. Deadlines, prohibiting parents from being involved, strict rules, etc. The kids at this school get 20 minutes a day for recess and none on days they have gym! The lunch menu is horrendous and there is little emphasis on physical fitness (staff included).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2013

2 of my children have gone to Broadneck and we are VERY happy with the school. The teachers (all of them that we've had) really care about the kids. I have nothing but great things to say about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2013

I have three kids and 2 currently at the school, my eldest is now in middle school and doing very well. It is really a great school and the teachers and administrators are excellent. I would like to see a foreign language being taught but understand the constraints. PTO is great and considering the size they really provide great quality education and lots of support to each child. The new closed in classrooms which were finally finished in August 2012 now make it a world class school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

Great staff and wonderful learning atmosphere. That is why it is a Blue Ribbon school.


Posted November 12, 2009

I am happy to say that the morale problems that may have existed in the past, seem gone. Both of my children have gone through Broadneck and have had wonderful experiences. I was originally concerned about the open space layout- but they never had problems with this situation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

Our child attended this school from 1st to 5th grade and we have been extremely pleased with Broadneck Elementary: all the teachers she had were excellent, two were even nationally certified. There are many extracurricular activities, the school atmoshpere is pleasant and friendly and the parents are very involved. It is a great school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2009

We moved here 2 years ago from Ct. and we are so happy with our school. The principal, vice principal, guidance counselor, and teachers have been so incredibly supportive. We consider ourselves really blessed to have found this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2009

Its a great school with lots of extra curricular activities. The PTA is very good and the Teachers very friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2009

Having been raised in the well-regarded Severna Park school system, and now raising our own kids in the Broadneck Elementary school district, we were pleasantly surprised that Broadneck seems to be easily on par with the best in Anne Arundel County. We have noticed none of the morale issues cited in another comment. While the 'open space' layout is one of the few negatives, my understanding is that Broadneck is next on the list to have full walls added. As for the complaint about teaching to the test, teachers throughout the state are more-or-less required to this. Whether this is good or bad, it's not unique to Broadneck. Finally, while one person commented on sending their children to private schools, keep in mind that such schools often employ teachers who lack credentials to teach in public schools. Going into debt for elementary education is far from necessary in this school district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2008

This school is all about it's status. They teach to the rated tests and neglect curriculum for the weeks leading up to them. Teachers refuse to use email and written communication is reluctant. Our child tested high in math, but very low in reading and after repeated requests for LD testing, the school refuses. On a good note, the extra activities are abundant and the PTO is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2007

Broadneck Elementary is an excellent school. I have had children in this school for the last 12 years. All 3 of my children have thrived in this school because excellent teachers and staff. They were all nurtured and challenged academically. My oldest, who is in high school now at Broadneck High in all honors and AP classes got a great start at this school. His 4th grade teacher got the children's science project up on a space shuttle in 2001. It was a life changing experience for us all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2007

What a great school! The parents are what makes this school a success, and they have got to have one of the strongest PTO's in the state. Just try volunteering for a fieldtrip and you'll find yourself on the waiting list every time due to the overwhelming parent involvment. Most teachers are phenominal, although I would like to see them rely on email a bit more for communication to parents. One 5th grade teacher outright refused to use email to communicate to parents. Overall though, the teachers are all there to help the kids excel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2007

Broadneck used to be a top school. I have volunteered for years and watched the declining status academically and emotionally. Overcrowding and classrooms scattered (as well as outdoor trailers) with partitions separating instruction areas creates too many distractions and unhappy teachers/staff. My older child is leaving for middle school after this year and we will be sending our second grader to private school next year to avoid the downward spiral we see at Broadneck.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2006

Great school, Great teachers and parent involvement. New principal has brought some wonderful changes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2006

Has a good reputation in the county but keep in mind most of the public schools here are horrible. Broadneck elementary has morale problems with the teaching staff. This isnt a bad school but the former open space design leaves much to be desired. On the plus a very active PTA and community support. There is a reason many kids go private in AA county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2006

The greatest elementary school in Maryland. Teachers are the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2005

Excellent School! Extraordinary parent involvement, parent-teacher communications, brilliant program!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2005

This school was great when we got here 3 years ago. Now it is starting to get so overcrowded. Some of the classes have up to 30 kids in them and the poor teachers have no aides to help. My daughter tells me that she raises her hand to ask questions and the teachers are too busy to help.
—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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
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 80% 42%
Black 7% 35%
Hispanic 6% 12%
Two or more races 4% 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 12%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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470 Shore Acres Rd
Arnold, MD 21012
Phone: (410) 222-1680

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