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Franklin Square Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 349 students

 

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Posted November 21, 2009

My child has attended Franklin Square Elementary/Middle since Pre-K, and I have always loved the teachers, staff, and principals. My child is now in the 7th grade and I am still impressed with the quality of education he is receiving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2008

Franklin square is an awesome school it has after school curiculums sports and other activities


Posted March 20, 2008

The time I've been at this school, the staff is all about the students and their success in learning, and most of all RESPECT for others and themselves, Respect for Learning, Respect for the environment. I've learned that once a parent drops their child off at the school their responsibility ends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2006

This is the best school ever. Ms.Brown, Ms.Jones, Ms.H.Johnson,And the other Ms.Johnson are the best.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
78%

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 81% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
75%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
40%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
66%
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.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
82%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
34%

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

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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 98%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Tutor(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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
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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
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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Dress Code
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Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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1400 West Lexington St
Baltimore, MD 21223
Phone: (410) 396-0795

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