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Dallas F. Nicholas Sr. Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 357 students

 

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Posted September 19, 2011

My children are new to this school. There is absolutely nothing I like about it. I just moved into the neighborhood in April and decided to transfer my children due to the convenience. This was a terrible mistake. I wish I never would have transferred them out of their previous school. This school is ghetto and most of the staff are unprofessional and rude.
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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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
64%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

30 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

30 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
47%
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 90% 35%
Hispanic 7% 12%
White 2% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 93%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
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Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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201 East 21st St
Baltimore, MD 21218
Phone: (410) 396-4525

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