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George Washington Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 268 students

 

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Posted July 13, 2012

My children have been attending GWES for 2 years now and I must say I love it. THe class sizes are small because the school itself is small. The teachers pay close attention to the individual student learning and my son learned to read in PRE K. I am thouroughly excited and I feel that they are being properly nurtured and their brains are being developed to the maximum ability. I really like the afterschool program as well. They help with homework so by the time I get off from work and pick them up I only have to review.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2011

Principal Rice and her team has turned the school around since the public catastrophy of the previous principal Susan Burgess. Ms. RIce has given her students and staff the confidence to believe in themselves and achieve . My children attend the school and enjoy the various after school clubs, such as the SGA, guitar classes, chess club, basketball and cheerleading. Ms. Rice has also formed the first PTA in years at the school.The school can only get stronger next year.
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Posted September 30, 2010

George Washington Elementary school has the greatest principal. Her students are her top priority.
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Posted May 7, 2009

This school looks good in comparison to other city schools. In reality, it has much room for improvement. While some faculty and staff strive to provide the best possible education in the least restrictive environment, others rely belittling and squashing children's best effort. This school is in need of stronger leadership; leadership that is not enmeshed with it's faculty; leadership that upholds a high standard of faculty behavior and professionalism.


Posted February 22, 2008

My children have been going to this school for a couple of years now.The teacher are the best in Baltimore city.I love the school because the classes are small and the children are getting the best education in the city.
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Posted September 20, 2005

My child has been going to this school for 4 years. You couldnt ask for a better elementary school. The teachers are good with the children, the classroom sizes are small. The school is small therefore everybody will know each other. i feel that my child is getting the best education at GWES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2004

My child has attended GWES since pre-k. The teachers are wonderful and highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. I'll miss all the staff as my child graduates this year. Thank you GWES for bringing out the best in my child and giving him the encouragement and confidence he needs to go out into the world.
—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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
77%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
24%

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 87% 35%
White 9% 42%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Hispanic 1% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Baltimore, MD 21230
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