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Highlandtown Elementary #237

Public | PK-8 | 579 students

 

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Posted July 28, 2014

This school consistently underperforms. I've heard rumors about the principal and her background. Fue ella una maestra de un abogado? She is very caring and loves the kids, but I don't think she has any vision. In the past 3 yrs, the school has dramatically gone downhill.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 8, 2013

My kids school is outstanding they really care about the students. My children learn a lot from their teachers. They always excited to go to school every day to learn. This school has help my kids progress in their learning ability. The principal is wonderful and very professional in everything she do. She strongly believes in the school and in the staff and students she is very pationate about her job and works very well with the parents and always their to listen to our questions or concerns and adress them. She is very down to earth I love this school my children do to. I highly recommend this school to any parent who wants a school that will grow with their child and really encourage them to learn and become successful and teachers and a principal that really care about the students and their well being. That is safe clean and very organized this is defiantly the school for your children to attend.
—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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
62%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
60%

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 73% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
34%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
54%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
71%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
38%
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
Hispanic 46% 12%
Black 44% 35%
White 9% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 92%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(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

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
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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
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
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Baltimore, MD 21224
Phone: (443) 642-2792

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