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Leith Walk Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted April 19, 2004

This is my daughter's second year at Leith Walk. She's in the third grade. When I transferred my daughter to Leith Walk, I saw a big difference from her previous school. The school was bright, vibrant, very inviting. It made me say 'Wow!' The teachers are excellent, no nonsense, firm but loving teachers. The principal is a jewel. She's like a mom away from home. She's very aware and attentive to the students. Just like the teachers, she's no nonsense, firm but loving. The aides, the office staff, the parents all work together to achieve one goal. That's to give our children a winning chance at learning, they believe in academic achievement and excellence. Thank you Leith Walk for bringing out the best in my daughter.
—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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
>=95%
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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

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.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
38%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 96% 35%
Hispanic 2% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
White 1% 42%
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 78%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1235 Sherwood Ave
Baltimore, MD 21239
Phone: (410) 396-6380

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