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Calverton Elementary/Middle School

Public | PK-8 | 692 students

 

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Posted May 19, 2014

This is a great school. Prior posts seem to be about an angry parent who is using this to vent. Poor taste and professionalism in my book. My son is in Middle School and is learning a ton. He is taking Algebra 1 in 7th grade, is writing research papers, and is well ahead of those in public schools. The school teachers respect and lives by its Philosophy of Honor. This is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2014

Calverton Middle is unfit for any grade. The teachers don't want to teach the children, kids are being bullied. If the child goes to the teacher, he or she tells the child to sit down, and does nothing about it. The principal yells about everything. They can call you to tell you, your child didn't come to school that day, or if your child is not prepared for school. They won't tell you that your child is being bullied. There is no gym for the children, get on cell phones and ipods, chew gum, and have to bring their own toilet paper.


Posted March 28, 2010

What a phenominal turn around. My son went to Calverton 6 years ago and it was not a positive learning environment. Today I went to see my daughter who is is the 7th grade and the halls were quiet, teachers were teaching, and students were engaged in every class that I walked by. I think Ms. Green is doing an amazing job as the new principal and I am so happy with what Calverton has become under her leadership and with such positive and exciting teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2010

Violent school, teachers who do not care and students with zero home support
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 9, 2010

i have a child who attends Calverton Elementary. Who loves Mrs. Easley the elementary secretary she is a very love able person who keeps my child in order. but over all the school is great and my child will stay until she finish elem. and go up to middle school. And the new Principal is great also Ms. Green and Mr. Smith aisst. principal. i love them and so does my daugther. Thanks a parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2009

i have 2 children who attend this school and my oldest who is now in the 8th grade is doing remarkable in all of her classes. all of the teachers really show support and concern about the students. this school is most definately coming to a turning point.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2009

I really love this school the year is 2009 and is my last year at calverton i'm in the 8th grade this year and is very excited. The teachers there are great! and the principle ms.Green is wonderful i really love her. My 3years at calverton middle school has been wonderful they have really taught me everything i need to know in order to make it to and in high school, i want to thank them so much for corroporating with me and baring with me when i needed help.'Thank you calverton staff!'
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 12, 2009

I taught at Calverton for 2 years and working with the kids there has been such a rewarding experience. The best part about the school is the kids. However, things are very disorganized. and The administration is not very supportive at all towards their teachers. Materials are scarce. Also, the overall climate of the school is pretty tense, and I daresay, unprofessional. I do not think that the best examples are set for teachers or the students from an administrative level. The school has gotten better, but still needs to kick it up a notch. This school is data driven-but Character education needs to be brought back and taught thoroughly to these students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 28, 2009

My child attends this school, and I am more pleased than I have ever been before. The new leader of teh school are wonderful. The principal is kind, fair, honest and truly loves the students. I have never had a principal that tells children and teachers that she loves them, and means it. I think everyone should know how great the teachers are, and how much improvements have been made in this school. I hd the option to move my child to a 'better charter' school, and kept my child right where she was. The school is excellent, and people should go in to visit before they say or assume anything negative.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2007

I have a new student in the PRIDE program which is finally meeting his learning needs. I have been very impressed with the educational skills and caring of all of the PRIDE staff. This is one of Baltimore City's outstanding programs. The school is exceptionally well administered with no kids roaming the halls, and it is a quiet environment where learning can take place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2006

I am a student of this school. I am in the 7th grade. It as made a complete turn around from last year. We used to have food fights all the time but now it doesnt happen. We learn more and our grades are getting better. I have been with the exact same studenst from my old class. Here grades have changed amazingly this year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 15, 2006

Dr. Miles has done an incredible job turning this school around. Especially with a fresh staff and an incredible new staff lead by Tanya Green-A.P. They are the promise of this school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 3, 2006

This school is not a good school. I had to pull my son out of it because of constant disrespect and problem students. he went from a straight 'A' down to a failing student in just one year. but teaching about god is NOT the way to deal with this problem. this school probably needs to be closed down and reopened. in any case, MAJOR overhaul is necessary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2005

Im a student of new calverton middle school and my school had many troubles last school year due to unorganized programs.Towards the end of the school year it was a great success. They had mr.Ray and mr.Cook assisting a program that would help us older children get put in our right grade. The program was great. It helped us to keep a positive influence on our future lifes.It also helped us to build our self asteem higher. I think this school year will be a big success for new calverton middle school. I think we will go from the worst school in baltimore city to the best school in baltimore city thanks to our new leadership program which is a program for the children who supose to be in high school. If they do what they supose to do until the end of firsyt semester they will be promoted highschool.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 18, 2005

From a former Teacher at Calverton: The few problem students turn so many of the others to bad and the bad gets worse. Teenagers don't want to be picked on or beat up, so survival instincts tell them to look tough with the profanity and negative behavior. It was hard going to work. Teachers are only human and the parents do not teach their kids as I do mine, that their Teachers are #1 and not to be sacrificed from 8am-3pm. The connection to education and future success doesn't connect. Not one suspension will I tolerate. The former Principal was making improvements, then stagnated one year, he needed more support not to be pushed out. Now, it is worse as it was before he came, Karl Perry. A Teacher is hired to teach, lay down classroom rules, but the rules broken are system-wide rules. The system ties the hands of principals and Teachers.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 1, 2005

Calverton needs a complete overhaul,there is no real leadership and the students have total control over their teachers.When a teacher can not teach due to the lack of respect from the students something has to change.This behavior is creating a problem for the students who really want to learn.Since September the only productive activity at this school is the choir. Everyday the same report is being given, ' we did not do anything,but listen to the radio or watch a movie.'It just seems like a waste of time sending your child to school for this.There is no work structure and the Children are not learning.How can anyone pass City or State wide tests if all they do is play.My solution to the problems in all the schools is to teach about GOD the creator, they need more than just the help of us men. 'They need the LORD.'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2005

There is no leadership there. Students do not have the opportunity for the best education they deserve. Two sheets of paper is no form of productive homework. No productivity or motivation for students or concerned parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2004

This school has poor conduct and does not care for there students safety.
—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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
79%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
33%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
51%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

139 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
44%
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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
19%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

144 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2014.

147 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
16%
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 98% 35%
Hispanic 1% 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 100%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1100 Whitmore Ave
Baltimore, MD 21216
Phone: (410) 396-0581

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