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Mary E. Rodman Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 278 students

 

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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 4 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted August 4, 2014

The school is great I see improvements every day just wish it was a parking lot
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2014

I read a post by a teacher who stated needed more parent involvement. Yes the teacher could use more parent involvement. The parents that are involved are not getting support from the administration. Maybe if the admin made an effort to work with parents, there would be more parents helping out. This was a good school. I believe if the school was revamped it would be a better school. Most of the teacher are feed up with the admin and has chose not to come back next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2014

I think Mary E Rodman is doing much better. I find the teachers are busting their butts, students are working hard and we just had a visit from the State Superintendent who thought we were doing some great things. I believe the problem is parent involvement and communication with administration. I hope to see some great things for the upcoming school year.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 10, 2014

This school is at the forefront of reform. As a dedicated teacher, I believe that students are making great gains from common core, teachers are giving up their personal time to make this a better place and adminstrators are open to new ideas. Now we have to get parents on board. We are hoping the PTA takes the reigns next term and really helps to become a world class school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 17, 2013

This school has a lot of problems. The teachers are very nice and seem to care about the students, but the principals still give a slap on the wrist for serious offences and repeated violence. The principals act like bullies and are very nasty to the parents, students, and staff members. I have witnessed some very inappropriate behavior and languange from them. My child is afraid of them because she thinks they are mean and scary and is afraid to come to them with problems because they might scream at her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2012

Yes, there are challenges at our school. Nonetheless, the administration and teachers are committed to providing each child with an excellent education. The problems, exaggerated by the reviewer, can often be traced to a severe lack of funding and insufficient parental involvement. We have proactively initiated several processes and continue to examine new ways to reach out to all of our students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 26, 2012

This school is out of control Terrible FIGHTS! EVERYDAY! that are not reported. Children have no respect for the adults or teachers. Children are sent back to class after fighting in hall way or etc. The trouble makers parents are not being made to come up to the school so the kids that are being picked on or bullied are being tormented on the regular. Principle only giving a slap on the wrist. At any given time students are running in the hallway and playing in bathrooms when they are supposed to be in class. Teachers seem to just look over a lot of terrible things that are going on in that school. Most of the innocent children that are only trying to defend themselves usually get the worst end of the punishments. School really needs to be examined by the school board children that really want to learn will not be able to get a proper education, which is really unfair. This schools academic program is very poor and no one seems to care. I really regret enrolling my child in this school and at the present time im trying to get him out of there so he can get a better education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2009

I agree 100% with the 1st parent. However there's 3 teachers that I feel are above average. Ms. Dangerfield, Ms. Gilmore and Mr. Hlavka. They also have an excellent Afterschool program at the Recreation Center and its very affordable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2007

Over all quality of the academic programs is poor, students are subject to a lack of materials, old out dated books, a lack of science tanning, no musical instrumental training, inconsistent programs and teachers, and a very in experienced school administration. It seems as thought
—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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
49%

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 81% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
70%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
18%
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 95% 35%
Hispanic 2% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
White 1% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
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 94%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Baltimore, MD 21229
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