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Dr. Nathan A. Pitts-Ashburton Elementary/Middle School

Public | PK-8 | 435 students

 

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted June 24, 2014

This school is getting better. At first I had my doubts, but teachers are strict,and they have alot of assemblies and activities for kids and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2014

this school is the worst to school to ever send your kids to the teachers see bullying and do nothing about it. students do whatever they want. there's a fight everyday its horrible do not send your kids there
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2013

My son started his first year of pre-k and he loves his new school. The teachers are very nice and professional and they seem to really care about the kids and their education. He learns new things everyday he even knows a little spanish now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2012

my grand daughter will be attending 2nd grade this august. she attended 1st grade with mrs. vega last year, she was at the top of the class. i will say tthe curriculum was not a challenge for my grand daughter but the teacher ttried pretty hard to educate her students. all in all i do like principle otis lee. i just feel the younger kids should not be in the lunchroom in the mornings with the middle school kids. too much interaction and not enough supervision.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2012

DR.NATHAN PITTSASHBORTON ELE./MID. SCHOOL IS A HARD-WORKING SCHOOL FROM STUDENTS AND PARENTS THAT GOES TO THIS SCHOOL SAYS THAT"THE SCHOOL IS A UNHEALTHY PLACE TO BE" ,ALYIAH SAYS
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 22, 2012

The teachers at this chool really care about the students. The middle school needs alot of work. The administrations tries, but sometimes they are not avaialable. They also need more police at the school to help with fights in the neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2012

I have had my children at Ashburton for three years, and each year the school adds new programs and material for students. I am impressed with the way teachers cares about children, and the administration deals with parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2011

My child has been in this school since sixth grade and so far every year these "teachers" have been teaching my child the same thing every year.She is now in the eight grade and they teach her the SAME WORK AS SEVENTH GRADERS! For starters the teaching is very poor,from the first day of school they have had 3 diffrent math teachers, 3 diffrent science teachers and 2 diffrent language arts teachers...This is truly ridiculous and something needs to be done!


Posted February 28, 2011

My son is currently in the 3rd grade. He has attended this school since kindergarten. When my child was in preschool he was taught along with the 5 yr olds, so when he got to Ashburton I thought "well maybe he is ahead of the class because of the prev year". I was so wrong! The curriculm is poor!! I feel that the teachers do not go the extra mile as far as the students are concerned. My son receives the SAME EXACT ditto sheet for homework EVERY night. He does not get reading assignments, spelling words or vocabulary words. All of his reading & extra math, social studies, maps etc. comes from material that I buy & give to him at home. Pitts Ashburton is a poor example of a educational instition & should be shut down for failing to provide our children with a proper education. Baltimore City has really dropped the ball on this one. Needless to say I am transferring my son next school year. I can no longer sit around & wait for this school to improve. It has taken way too long thus far!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2010

Seems like they lost controll !The children are running wild !Very little learning is taking place.Something has too change and quickly, it is awful.The school needs staff, adin and teachers who are willing to get involved and commit to the challenge.They need to be monitored AND given support services to help get it under controll.Wouldn'r send my child there.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 3, 2009

My child is a transfer student and I am very pleased at how structured the school is. I beleive he's going to have a excellent school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2008

Their cutomer service skills need much improvement. They have very poor timing in making parents aware of the chnages and any other notifications.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2007

My child is in 3rd grade and has completed two school years with Ashburton Elementary. The school promotes great sucess and gives children options to achieve in and out of class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2007

My oldest child has attended Ashburtion since Pre-K in 2000 and is now in the 6th grade. I now have two children attending the school and I am looking to transfer my kids to a charter school with high test scores in the fal of 2008. In my opinion, principal L. Miller is not concerned about the academic success or safety of her students. Ms. Miller approaches situations or cocerns with a non-caring attitude. I have lived in this neighborhood for many years and have seen this school at it's best. At this point in time, this school is at it's worst and does not appear to be getting any better. I feel that a great number of parents are involved and assist when they can ; however, most of the teachers are more concerned about themselves rather than educating our children. I feel that Principal Miller should be replaced.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2007

My child attended pittsash. Prek/k. The teachers don't attend often enough. Do not send your children here if you care about their academic success. The principal. Lucy miller is always on defense. There are other options. We can do much better. Please use your resources.- A very concerned parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2007

My son attends this school. The principal leadership was excellent - very hands on by both Principal and Assistant Principals, teacher involvement/quality was excellent, not sure about the amt of extracurricular activities. Parent involvment was minimal to say the least based on the population of the students. Compared to other Baltimore City schools, of which my son has attended 1 1/2 during his 9 years of schooling, Ashburton rates highest without question. The overall neighborhood involvement appears to be greater than parent involvement. We did not have any safety concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2005

My son has attended Ashburton Elementary for two years. It was my understanding that this was a very good school with strong teachers. I am very disappointed with what we have encountered in the last year here, and my son will be attending a new school in the fall. The leadership, beginning with the principal is poor. The majority of the teachers that showed a responsive attitude to the educational needs of students left either voluntarily, or were fired for reasons unknown to parents. Finally, the school, which is in a prosperous neighborhood, is being overun by the thugs in the middle school. It is not a positive or safe environment.
—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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
65%

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 81% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
76%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
59%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
70%
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 63% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
78%
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 59% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
26%
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 99% 35%
Hispanic 1% 12%
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%
White 0% 42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
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Programs

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  • 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
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

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  • Counseling
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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3935 Hilton Rd
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: (410) 396-0636

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