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Gardenville Elementary School

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Posted August 22, 2013

This is a excellent school.The teachers are nice work push them harder. This year her teacher Mrs. Petitt


Posted March 11, 2011

i think this school is okay but its not all that its okay i think they have more to improve


Posted August 8, 2006

My daughter attended this school for kindergarten in 2004/2005. She had an excellent teacher and the school has an excellent staff. My issue with the school is the students. I removed her from the school for 2005/2006 school year because I did not want her to deal with fighting and being cussed out like I have seen and heard so many times when I picked her up in the afternoon. I do not like the fact that ther is no physical education and a serious lack of cultural diversity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2006

The teachers don't care about the students. My Daugher is gratuating from kindergarden this year and will be no longer attending this school. The school is clean, but the school does not offer after school activities. I do not recoment this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2006

My son and daughter attended the school. I loved the administrative staff. Its a mixed-bag result from this school. My daughter thrived at this school. She had experienced teachers. My son had teachers that were fresh from college with little to no experience or teachers near retirement that could care less. After leaving this school he went on to be an A student. I volunteered and donated my service, but found very few other parents did the same. The school has a large population of apathtic parents with poorly trained children. I moved my children out 3 years ago mid-semester. The test scores are low. This is not the schools fault, but a symptom of the parents and community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2005

In my personal experience with Gardenville Elementary School, it is a good school. My son started kindergarten their and finished fifth grade their. The teachers are all excellent,even though my son and myself have favorite teachers at the school. My son's time at the that school was a pleasent and educational experience. I would volunteer quite frequently just to help out my child and the school. And the staff was always grateful for parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2005

This is my zone school. I currently have 2nd grader attending. Many of the teacher are very qualified; however, they are overburdened with disciplinary problems. More time seems to be spent on disciplining children than on teaching. I am in the process of removing my child from the school because I don't believe that the climate is condusive to learning. Parent involvement is not what it should be and the school is overcrowded. Not much emphasis is placed on the Arts or physical education. The school is almost all African-American and is not a good representation of American society. My child will be going to private school this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2004

My son came to this school from out of state. He had a few behavioral problems in his old school but he made a complete turn around while attending this school. The staff was excellent to work with at the school. Unfortunately, the city doesn't provide enough money to the school system to make any positive changes in appearance, etc. For a school in the city system, I think it is a great school!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 7, 2004

This is my home school and my children did go there for 3 years and I would never go back. I pay for school and I homeschool. One of the worst the city has to offer.
—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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%

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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
43%
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 95% 35%
White 3% 42%
Hispanic 2% 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%
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

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5300 Belair Rd
Baltimore, MD 21206
Phone: (410) 396-6382

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