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Northwood Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 673 students

 

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Posted August 22, 2013

I am very happy with the school. My granddaughter loves Ms. Perlman and her classmates. The Grandparents Club also do alot for the school's wellbeing.


Posted August 8, 2013

Northwood is a caring place that does a great job with all of the children. My son has had a great experience and has learned a lot. The teachers really care about helping the children! Ms. Adams and Ms. Alford always great the children and make them feel welcome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

Northwood Elementary is a a loving, family oriented school. The parents, grandparents, teachers and administration are always looking out for the good of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2012

I attended north-wood as a 2nd grader and there aren't words that can describe my complete and utter disgust for this school. For all the parents out their that love and care for their kids, don't send them to this school. The staff is rude, the teachers allow your child to be picked on and I am simply ashamed of those monsters that made that school what it is. Pleas take deep thought in where to send your children because this is, from the bottom of my heart, the worst school in the world. If i could give zero stars, that is what this school would receive.


Posted March 17, 2011

I love Northwood Elementary. The teachers work hard with their students to make sure they suceed. I loooooooove the choir also, they sing beautifully for our Father above.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2010

My daughter loves being a Northwood Tiger and being in Mrs. Dunn's Pre-K class. Her teacher is always very informative and always sends home
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

This is my sons first year at Northwood and I am more than pleased with his Teacher Mrs. Dunn! She has turned my son's mindset about school completely around. My husband & I are so greatful that there are teachers out there like her that care about the children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2010

The entire staff is very supportive and seems to care about the well being of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2009

I've heard of Northwood having a great rating before we enrolled our son last September. I am really satisfied with Northwood and the staff....our son loves it there. Keep up the good work!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

This is my child's second month at Northwood. We are very happy with the school. The school is run in a very professional manner. Mrs. Adams is a very good prncipal
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2009

The principal and the teachers are dedicated to the well being of each student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2008

I am very pleased with Northwood Elementary and their principle Mr. English. This is now my daughter's second year and she is happy and learning a lot. They are a great support to my family and educating my child. I am very excited about Northwood!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2006

I now have three kids in this school,and I once attended. This school to me is execellent.This school has and advance academic(ingenuity) program which refer you or try to give you an outlet of middle schools to attend and a tutoring after school program. The only negative thing I could say is that they have teacher who are still teaching sence I was there (1977)that may not have enough tolerence for theese baby boomers. Unfortunately one of my kids didn't follow the same footsteps as another child with teachers.She was selected to go to a teacher who was more concern about discipline then teaching. I'm not the only parent who notice this . The new Principle is down to earth and make you feel like your a part of his own family. MR. English recognize the parents and each child or children if you have multiple and put your situation into
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2006

I am very please with the amount and level of homework given at the school. Teachers and staff are very friendly and welling to help. The school has a excellent after school program. The shcool has several clubs/activities for the students. Staff and student moral seems to be high. I am very pleased with the school. I feel that Northwood is one of the best, if not the best, elementary schools in Baltimore City.
—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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
65%
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
Black 98% 36%
Hispanic 1% 12%
White 1% 43%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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5201 Loch Raven Blvd
Baltimore, MD 21239
Phone: (410) 396-6377

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