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Morrell Park Elementary/Middle School

Public | PK-8 | 469 students

 

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Posted June 9, 2014

This is a great school. I recently graduated from 8th grade and I'm now an 11th grader. The school may have its ups and downs but the school is really amazing.


Posted May 31, 2014

The academy leaders are great at the MPS! They are supportive, kind, considerate, and respectful.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 7, 2014

Morrell Park School is horrible. Cafeteria staff is lazy, they play around all morning which makes the lunch not ready for the kids, they take their time cleaning the tables after each lunch causing the next lunch shift to stand and wait til they are done. The rags they use stink. They curse and are very mean to the kids causing most of the kids not to get their lunch because they fear the lunch staff will yell at them. They have a fruit program and instead of making sure each child gets some they will take what they want along with other staff and parent who volunteers. There is always kids cutting class and walking the halls no one says anything to them. The kids get away with everything and not disaplined for their actions. They have parents sitting in the office behind the desk and are allowed to go through children's attendance record. The principle allows the children to get away with their behavior and even rewards kids that are always misbehaving. When an active parents complains the principle will change the rules of what the parents can do. If they complain about a teacher then the parent can not walk their child in the class anymore. I hate my kids going here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2014

Great Schools rating is 3. Principal and management should be ashamed of this. Few miles away MD 21043 schools are rated 8 and 10. Something is seriously wrong the way city schools are run. Please learn from other counties and educate our childern properly
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2012

Just upgraded status to class one, which means more money for the school. 2nd grade and below just got all new furniture, most school freshly painted. Could use a little more parent involvement. Parent help at home makes the difference in how much the student is actually learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2012

I have 2 children in this school and this is their second year there. I have not had any problems with this school. I love that they try to keep the parents involved and they always have little after school dances and things for them to do. My only issue is sometimes I feel as though some of the staff are rude toward the children. I have just seen this in passing. The staff and parents are very chatty and I just dont feel like thats appropriate you get the since that when you leave everyone is gossiping about each other. I have no issues with any of the teacher so far so good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2011

My son was in Morrell Park for two years. he loved his school so bad. As a parent I can only praise the commitment and dedication of all the staff. keep it up fellas, you are doing a wonderful job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2011

aLOT OF "bULLYING. You report it, and they do not do anything. let's the students take over the class. You ask for help. You get nothing except if your child happens to misbehave. I fear for their safety. The front office staff and the assistant principal seem to care but!!!!!! since the change in school and the happenings, my oldest childs behavior has changed and not for the good.....


Posted August 25, 2010

Morrell Park continues to move forward it studenst has some of the greatest un tapped talent in the city.The principal Sean Conely is Outstanding, The PTO is building and needs to continue to build parent participation


Posted March 29, 2010

I am very pleased with Mr Conely since he arrived at MP .He has made great improvements to our school and he goes above and beyound for his students and parents as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2010

I think my school is so great because we have such wonderful teachers. And a wonderful principal as well!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 21, 2009

I have 3 children that attend the school .The principal Mr.Conley cares about the children. The teachers are really terrific. If you have a promblem they listen
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2008

This school has shown drastic improvement in many areas! Thanks for taking such good care of my children through the years!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2008

i hated this school the kids are punks and they think there better than everybody else
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 23, 2008

This school has improved tremendously under the guidance of the new principal Mr. Conley and the new teachers that have come on board along with the few teachers that have remained are excellent and should be praised for their dedication to our childrens education. I know that this group of educators will bring our school back on track and give our children the education that they deserve. The only problem I feel they cannot fix is the 7th and 8th graders who have been failed by the school system for the last 4 to 5 years and now they have to be prepared to enter high school and sadly most of these children have already set their minds to dropping out due to the fact that they do not have the grades to go to a high school that will offer them both a great education and safe environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

The teachers are really working hard with the students for them to do the best they can to learn at a better level then last year, even though there is no acedemics at the school I believe the main focus is on reading and math right now. Parent involvment is low and there is a lack of informativity to parents with the school. I wish there was more information given to parents and more program flyers given to the homes of children attending. There is a new art class after school program and cheese class but you really don't hear how the programs are going and the number of children involvment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2007

the teachers are excellent and give our children the support they need. we need to make this school safe for our children to learn. the principal does not discipline the problem students which makes it harder for the good children to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2006

I think that this school is really improving. The teachers and administrators care about the students and are trying their hardest to see our kids succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2005

Lack of academic programs, lack of music sports and no extracurricular activites, also lack of parent involement/ administration involement.
—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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
53%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
81%

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 63% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
61%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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
White 63% 42%
Black 19% 35%
Hispanic 9% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 4%
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 80%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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School social worker/counselors(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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

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

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
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
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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2601 Tolley St
Baltimore, MD 21230
Phone: (410) 396-3426

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