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Wolfe Street Academy

Charter | PK-5

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Posted April 17, 2009

Wow! What a surprise to find a school in the city that is full of educators, aides, administrative staff, mentors, involved parents, and good kids all so focused on successful achievement! My son came from a neighborhood Catholic school struggling to read and frustrated, and in months this school has transformed him into a confident reader and accomplished math whiz. The PTO is also amazing. Thanks to all at Wolfe Street Academy, and especially Mr. Gaither for his leadership and vision. It's working!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2006

My 5th grade son moved to General Wolfe from a private school in the city and we have no regrets. Not only is this wonderful school free of charge, it has an excellent 5th grade teacher who is caring and involved. There is a school counselor that is available to the student body, and the principal is friendly and accessible. When I first visited General Wolfe, the teacher and the principal made sure I was informed of every aspect of the school operations and the class environment. I was allowed to spend some time talking to the teacher and observing the class, and the teacher suggested my son spend some time in the class, too. Although my son's transition was difficult - as it would be for any other child - General Wolfe was extremely supportive! I highly recommend General Wolfe over a Baltimore city private school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2006

General Wolfe Elementary is an excellent community school; the teachers, faculty, staff and administration are knowledgeable, caring and compassionate. The climate of this school is very welcoming.
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Posted April 5, 2006

The new administration, along with the teachers and staff are incredibly dedicated to the students and the community. Give it a few years and this school is going to be one of the best in the city.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2005

I just want to make sure that people realize the school is failing per MSDE standards because at least half- literally- of the students there do not speak English. There are a lot of immigrants (or aliens) from Mexico in the area and when those children go to school they are still expected to complete the same state testing in the spring that other students take, in English. If they are not allowed to be exempt or to have the test in Spanish, how on Earth are they supposed to pass? I wish the state would take the extremely high ESOL population into account.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 15, 2004

I think the school should be completely remodeled or moved to a different building. The classroom condtions are horrible. Most classes don't have windows, so there's no fresh air and no daylight. The lamps are on, no matter what. The carpets are old, filthy and covered with mold. So kids have to stay there about 7 hours a day and they breathe in that dirty air and spoil their eyesight. The worst thing, however is that there is neither gym nor any good playground. Therefore, kids don't exercise, they are confined to their seats and when it's time for resourse classes they just watch videos. I feel terrible for those young kids who ruin their health in that 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 82% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
67%

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.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
17%
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
Hispanic 71% 12%
White 13% 42%
Black 11% 35%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Two or more races 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 48%N/A51%
Female 52%N/A49%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • 6th Place National Chess Champions (2007)

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Yes
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:40 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mark Gaither
Fax number
  • (410) 534-1066

Programs

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Yes

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

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  • Painting
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  • Dance
  • Drama
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245 South Wolfe St
Baltimore, MD 21231
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Phone: (410) 396-9140

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