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City Springs Elementary School

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Posted June 14, 2014

I am really impressed with the changes being made at City Springs Elementary/Middle School. I am the proud grandmother of one of the students there and every time they have celebrations for the children I go to show my support. I wish them much continued success in the future.


Posted September 10, 2013

City Springs does what it takes to meet the needs of each and every student. The teachers and other staff are highly committed to academic excellence. There are also many programs in place to help students. We use a Restorative Practice model to help students who are having difficulties. Every morning there is an assembly that is like a pep rally to get the students excited about learning. Incentives are given for progress. There are several after school programs including sports and tutoring. I love the school spirit. The principal has high standards and she shows that she cares and believes in everyone. I think it would be helpful if we could communicate more effectively, like through having more technology.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 24, 2012

My daughter currently attends City Springs School. Overall, the teaching staff works really hard to push the students to their best potential. However, as far as the principal, Mrs. Richetta, I find her to be very non- personable. There have been many times that she has walked right by me and didn t even speak or say hello. I have also witnessed her yelling at her staff in front of parents, guests and students. I didn t find this to be very professional for a principal. It is not setting a good example for the children and it is definitely not being respectful to her staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2009

My child attended City Springs for pre K - 2nd grades. When she entered City Springs she was below grade level however upon transferring from City Springs she tested above grade level and now is not excelling at the new school ( Edgewood Elementary ) due to the curriculum I find that the work that she completed in City Springs in the 2nd grade is the same work that she is doing now in the fourth grade at Edgewood I highly recommend city springs to any parent in that school district city springs teachers are not like the average teachers they actually care about there children and go beyond the call of duty to see that they excel they are strict there and see to it that your kids stay in line and that they understand all that is being taught.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2009

City Springs Middle school fooled me into believing that their test score rating was high compared to county district schools. My niece and nephew attend this school and I think they are not being challenged enough to compete against thier peers academically, please step your intellectual game up !


Posted March 9, 2009

City Springs has a really great staff that cares so much about the children and the childrens well being. My oldest daughter now attends City Springs and next school year, my youngest daughter will be attending as well. My daughter has learned so much in her first year in the kindergarten at City Springs school. It has prepared her for the first grade and she's now reading well, and writing very good. Principle Richetta is very involved in the children and enforces the rules and school policy as it should be. This school also have an excellent after school program that gives the children an opportunity to expand their horizons on various different levels. I give City Springs Elementary/Middle two thumbs up as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2008

The staff is excellent and the students learn so much so fast!!! This is the best elem/middle school in Baltimore City!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2007

It is my opinion that City Springs has been one of the best schools in MD, and not just in Baltimore City, for several years. With the addition of the new principle Ms. Richetta, it has taken a step forward. With the implementation of some very innovative ideas, the school is being run in a first rate, children first, learning is essential fashion; it's certainly an honor and a privilege for children to attend this school. The entire staff, for the most part, seems to take great interest in the children's welfare and it shows in the overall atmosphere of the building. Two thumbs up!
—Submitted by a staff


Posted October 10, 2005

I currently have 2 children and 2 nieces at city springs and I am truly pleased with the teachers and staff they are curteous and have a lot of diffent approaches to learning my youngest daughter began reading in kindergarten and my older daughter 8th grader is truly being challenged so that she may go to a college prep high school I wish all children could get a quality education like this one and last but not least the priciples Ms Whelchel and Ms Newkirk are the best priciples that i ever met they know the children by name not just the problems this school should recieve an award for being clean safe and the best learning enviorment ever!
—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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
18%

2010

 
 
17%
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 77% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
57%

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 73% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%
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 67% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
18%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
6%
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 98% 35%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Hispanic 1% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Two or more races 0% 4%
White 0% 42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 49%N/A51%
Female 51%N/A49%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
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School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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  • Baseball
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  • Cheerleading

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Baltimore, MD 21231
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