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Brehms Lane Elementary School

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Posted July 3, 2014

This school is what it's rating is. I will never refer anyone to this school. My daughter was bullied throughout her whole second grade year at this school. The parents are not cooperative when dealing with issues and the principal and assistant principal are never on the same page. My daughter was afraid to go to school every morning because she was afraid of being teased, pushed or hit by a few children that were in the same grade as her. It was so bad that my daughter wound up getting pushed on the playground during recess time and chipped half her front tooth and the sad part is that I wasn't contacted until a whole hour after it had happened. This school is one of the worst schools in Baltimore City.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2013

Brehms Lane Elementary is a good community school. The staff cares about their students and tries to prepare them for excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

I love the parent and teacher involment at Brehms Lane. My experience has been wonderful, the teachers and staff appear to have an genuine interest in their students. I Love Brehms Lane Elementary School'-Go Beavers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2009

I am proud to say that two of my three children attend Brehms Lane. I agree with the parent who said they can understand why some kids have problems. The parents need to be more supportive of the staff. It is really our job to make sure our kids get a good education. I am very pleased with the staff. They go beyond their duties to make sure our children are learning. They deserve to have raises.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

The school is nice unfortuntaley there are some uncooperative parents who don't want to take responsibilty for their children. After interacting with some of the parents you now understand why some students have learning and behavior problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2008

My children have attended BLES for the last 3yrs. Each year seems better! The teachers really make this school a family.There was a crisis in my household last year and BLES was really there for us. Mr.Barnett(guidance counselor) was so helpful and warm,we were so grateful to have him to turn to! No school is perfect, but Mr.Spencer and the faculty of BLES really care about our children.Mine have learned more here then some do in private school! I love and support this school in every way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

BLES is a very interactive school that allows the children to be children all while in teaching the to be responsible for their own actions. I really am in support of the principal's efforts to keeping BLES that way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2008

I have three children that attend this school and the teachers are very connected and concerned with the progress of each student, the principal knows the children by name and the staff are commited to providing an enviorment that the children can learn and grow in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2007

I feel Brehms Lane needs alot of improvement. The quality in the teachers is very poor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2007

I think Brehms Lane is one of the best school with a very great deal with saftey and protecting the children and the curriculim at Brehms Lane is excellent


Posted May 7, 2004

I think Brehms Lane Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in Baltimore City. They have supportive administrators, committed teachers, and a strong community involvement. I have one daughter who has graduated from Brehms Lane and another one attending now. I have no doubt that they are being well prepared for bright futures. I know many of the teachers personally and give them my utmost respect and appreciation. I hope the administration continues to move the school in the right direction. Stephan Hicks
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2003

I believe Brehms Lane Elementary has made some positive strides in trying to increase the students'academic education as well as their physical education. Some of the administrative staff are very pleasurable to work with. They seem to genuinely care for the well being of every child I have seen them interact with. However, as with any school, there is still some work that needs to be done. I am sure Brehms Lane is trying to achieve every goal they have set forth for themselves as well as our children that attend this school. They need to know that they have parents like myself who have and always will support their goals. They also need to know that they have parents like myself who will let them know when they have over stepped their boundaries. I will give Brehms Lane an 'E' for effort.
—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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
24%
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
Black 96% 35%
Hispanic 3% 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 92%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3536 Brehms Ln
Baltimore, MD 21213
Phone: (410) 396-9150

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