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Furley Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 386 students

 

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Posted August 11, 2013

This why i think furley should get 5,000 dollars .this school is the greatest school i ever went to i love this school the teachers are great and push you to be a smarter and great kid.I 've been in this 5years and i love it the best teacher in that school is Ms.Zito i love her she been my teacher for 2 years ever seen when i was in 1st and 2nd she is the greatest teacher in the whole wide world i think i am ready for a 6th years of furley elementary. My cousin just graduated her name is Bakiira and she keep saying i want to vist my favorite school i said wow do you really like that school yes a whole 5 months and she explored alot and i dont come to school beacause my friends there i come to school to learn I'm Kaila i hope i win god bless.


Posted August 31, 2010

FURLEY IS ONE OF THE WORST SCHOOLS MY CHILD HAS EVER ATTENDED. THE TEACHERS ARE EXTREMELY UNPROFESSIONAL; THE OFFICE STAFF UNPROFESSIONAL, THE PRINCIPAL HAS NO BACK BONE AND THE SCHOOLS OUT OF CONTROL. PLEASE CHECK ON YOUR CHILD IF THEY ATTEND THIS SCHOOL. THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL TALKS TO THE CHILDREN IN THE WORST TONE I HAVE EVER HEARD. WHAT RULES OR GUIDELINES DOES THIS SCHOOL HAVE IF ANY THE TEACHERS HAVE A LACK OF CONCERN ABOUT THE STUDENTS AND IT SHOWS JUST ASK MRS. STUKES. SHE IS ONE OF THOSE UNPROFESSIONAL TEACHERS I SPEAK ABOUT.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2010

Kudos to MOST of the staff in this school..I am not pleased with the way KINDERGADENERS are allowed to conduct themselves while in school. I have a daughter in K but her classmates are TOO aggressive! I don't like to hear that it's because of their environment. My siblings and I as well as my child have been raised in the inner city. That's no excuse. Parents should be required to take action when their child place hands on another child. I feel so sorry for the instructors in this school! their hands are tied unless parents step in and be assertive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2008

I think the principal is very understanding at this school. I have had three boys go through here and the only problem I encountered was some of the teachers being resistant to change and parental involvement.
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Posted September 7, 2004

My child attended Furly elementary for two years now, and I would like to rate the school very poor.I am a mother of four and I would not want to experience another year with this school.
—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 74% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
59%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
76%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
26%
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 97% 35%
Hispanic 2% 12%
White 1% 42%
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%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 94%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special staff resources available to students Speech and language therapist(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
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
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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
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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4633 Furley Ave
Baltimore, MD 21206
Phone: (410) 396-9094

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