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Fort Worthington Elementary School

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Posted December 12, 2013

I wish it wasn't my kids' zoned school, but I can say there are a few good teachers there. Some teachers can't even control their own students, also some staff members I seen telling parents how to discipline their kids when they misbehave (ex. telling them to beat them when they get home) which I consider very unprofessional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2012

I have had three children that have attended Fort Worthington. The first graduated in 2005, the second in 2008 and my third will be graduating tin 2013. When my other two children were going to Fort Worthington they had so many after school programs and the teachers were outstanding. But since my baby has been there and they just abruptly changed principals and school secretary in 2010 the after school programs have diminished severely.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2010

I really like this school.The secretary Miss Chestnut is so kind and helpful. The staff is great, especially the principal. The vice principal is tough but students repsect her asnd the principal. I know my grand child will learn a lot from attending this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2009

great school i have 3 kids attening there two grauated last year one grauated a couple years ago keep up the good work
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2009

This school is doing some really great things. The people are friendly and helpful. I agree with the other parent that every school can make improvements. The school is clean, pretty, and quite. I like it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

This is my child's first year attending Fort Worthington. Every school has its problems, but I believe 'Fabulous' Fort Worthington is doing some great things. The gave books and pizza away at Back to School Night and the entire staff was present. They send home informative monthly newsletters as well as annoucement in the morning and afternoon. Can they improve? yes, but what school can't???
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

I am shocked by the comments made on this site about this school. I guess we all are looking at it through different lens. My grandchild attend the school and they are very happy. They both speak highly about their teachers and wears their uniform everyday. They work hard to receive scholar dollars. Oh by the way, every child is called a scholar and not student. I like that! Also, they have a board that reads Demography will not determine our scholars destination. That gives you something to think about. It may be in a not so good neighborhood, but they are doing some great things. Kudos to Fort Worthing where they expect excellence everyday!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2009

This school is one of the worst. there is no leadership or discipline. the scholars walk the halls more than teenagers in high school while the teachers and administrators stand by watching. i'm sorry i ever sent my children to this school, but i know one thing for sure they won't go back
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2008

This school is poorly managed it seems as though the adult authority is over ruled by the children. The children have no respect for the teachers nor themselves. This school needs strict leadership to get it in place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2008

Leadership can make or break any institution. The poor leadership at this school is why so much is going wrong. The principal must be held accountable for this failure. New leadership can move this school in a new direction. I'm looking forward to it for my child's sake.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2008

This is the worst school I have even been to. Everyday children fight other children and the teachers. I am scared to go everday because I think I will have to fight somebody.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 1, 2006

This school has poor leadership. There is no security in place that ensures safety for the students or staff. The students experience uncertainty on a daily basis as to who they will be taught by. The lack of support from the School Commissioners and Superintendent allows the downfall of this school. There is no difinitive dialog between parents, teachers and other staff members.
—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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
57%

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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
25%
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%
Hispanic 1% 12%
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%
White 0% 42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

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

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Baltimore, MD 21213
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