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Highlandtown Elementary #237

Public | PK-8

 

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Posted Monday, 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.
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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 Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
37%
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 77% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
71%
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 73% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
66%
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 67% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
22%
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 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

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Baltimore, MD 21224
Phone: (443) 642-2792

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