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Alexander Hamilton Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 229 students

 

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Posted October 26, 2007

I truly think this school is excellent. The reason I say excellent because of the dedication of the teachers and the administration.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 7, 2007

This school has great teachers but a horrible principal. I would never in a million years send my child here.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 11, 2004

My daughter has attended Bentalou the past 3 years. She has had a positive learning experience and has progressively increased her interest in reading and learning. The principal here is the 'greatest' and there is overwhelming community support. The resource teachers, the custodial staff, the clerical staff, the Health Suite staff, you name any sector of the program they are running there and everyone is a welcoming addition, to the Bentalou Elementary School family. The academic achievement of the students here speak for the success in having community support and parent involvement. This school is not only a 'great choice,' it is a great choice in a warm and positive environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

My son attends this. His last year teacher was wonderful and very dedicated to her job. she went above and beyond to keep her students interested in learing. This school is growing, I only wish they offered more programs such as the Boy and Girl Scouts. Little programs that will help our young learn responsibility early.
—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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
32%
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.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
64%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
11%
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
Black 97% 35%
Hispanic 2% 12%
White 1% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
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 99%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Baltimore, MD 21216
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