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Callaway Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted September 12, 2014

The school seem much better with the new principal. He take the time to listen to everyone and smile and welcoming everyone. The kids seem calm and happy even though it's just the beginning of the year but it's better than last year already.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2014

I find it very alarming the lack of supervision for the students who have repeat behavioral issues ,as a result putting those students being bullyed at danger.not a smart choice for a school:(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2013

Callaway is a ok school it still need improveme. Base on academically.Some of the teacher act as if they doesn't care about the student well being. But it still some very good teacher left.I seen little improvement in my child but I still say it could be better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2011

Will not send my child to Callaway next year unless there are major changes fast. as a working parent i can not send 20 mins. in the school making sure that the staff is being attentive to the needs of our children. There is very low orginization and communication. I'm praying for a PTA meeting ASAP... The one plus is the location of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2011

i have heard nothing but bad things about this school and im very upset because its my zone school but i refuse to send my daughter here. there has to be a way she can attend another school outside of the zone we're in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2010

The quality of Administrators and Teachers is very poor. I am concerned about the way in which they talk or should i say always yell at the students. Children should not be spoken to as if they are animals. How can you expect children to be comfortable enough to learn if they are always being yelled at. It is horrible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2010

Callaway is not nearly as good a school as it uset to be. The Principal and Vice Principal do not care about the safety and well being of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2005

That principal is difficult to work with, very aloof personality. The teachers work hard with very limited resources.
—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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
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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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
27%
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 95% 35%
Hispanic 3% 12%
White 2% 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 96%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3701 Fernhill Ave
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: (410) 396-0604

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