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Cecil Elementary School

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Posted September 28, 2010

I have two of my daughters that attend Cecil Elementary. One is in the 2nd and the other kindergarden. Hands down this is one of the best elementary schools in the state; they have the test results to prove it. My oldest exceeded everything on the BSA testing, thanks to her teachers and at home studying. I wouldnt ask for a better set of staff. I love everyone at the school. Keep up the great work
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2010

cecil is an excellent school for children i went there when i was a child , the teachers are great and they made my fav. second grade teacher the principal, MS. ROXANNE FORR!
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Posted March 8, 2010

I love Cecil Elem the staff is very dedicated and my kids have excelled in all subjects
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Posted November 3, 2009

i love cecil my child excel in reading and his speech improved.he does so well in math.
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Posted August 18, 2008

Cecil Elementary is hands down one of the best schools in Baltimore City. The teachers show care and concern for every child and the children excell with learning. The principal knows the name of every child in the building and expects each and every child to do thier best.
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Posted October 31, 2007

My daughter has attended Cecil Elementary since pre-k. She is now in the 5th grade and has been on the honor roll every year since she started. I love this school. The teachers and the administration are wonderful! Cecil is one of the best elementary schools in Maryland.
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Posted September 2, 2006

My son is a new student at Cecil Elementary #7. He just started kindergarten, and I am pleased thus far. I was very aprehensive about sending my son to a Baltimore City public school due to the obvious inconsistances of the system in provinding a quality education, but I love Cecil's administration so far. The principal, Mr. Drummond is tough and rightly so. The teachers appear to be caring and concerned when it comes to educating the children. I hope the year will progress in the same energetic fashion that I see now. I will resubmit my review toward the middle of the school year.
—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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
72%

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 99% 35%
White 1% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 12%
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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2000 Cecil Ave
Baltimore, MD 21218
Phone: (410) 396-6385

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