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Sarah M. Roach Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 275 students

 

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Posted October 29, 2013

There are hardworking teachers at this school. A few who have been at this school for years. They've taught myself, my siblings, and myself. I believe this school is an asset to the community. Wish there were more programs, such as after school programs, community empowerment, and just ways to show the children we do care. Maybe with the money it would ease some of the financial stress on the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2012

I think this school is great. The progress they have made with students from grades Pre-K-3 is amazing. The school needs more funding, but the principal, administrative staff and MOST of the teachers are dedicated and concerned about the children's well being. Parents need to take a more proactive role in their child's growth as well. The principal does a great job at keeping parents informed, involved and interested in the school's activities. They have many events for the children and parents to participate in. You can tell that the new principal who came in a few years back really cares for the kids and wants them to excel. MOST Baltimore City public schools need additional assistance including better support for the administrators, appropriate actions to remove teachers who don't care about the kids and so on. Even given that this school is not in the best neighborhood, my child has received quite a bit more than when we were living in one of the surrounding counties. Also, many of the children are the kids of younger or troubled parents, so that may have an affect on some of the kids with poor behavior and are distracting in class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2011

My son has been in this school since he was in Kindergarten-he'll be graduating this year 2012. I would rate this school 4 out of 5 stars. Not the greatess staff from 3rd grade and beyond, but I highly recommend that you stay involved w/ the school, going to all parent conferences, calling to check in weekly on new and upcoming events to get the best experience possible. I would recommend this school:)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

I am not happy with the school ever since the schools budget cut it has been doing poorly.Also i dont like the way the school handle things.It is real bad when ur child get hurts or hit by another child they do not inform u this school really needs to make some changed in fast
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Posted November 24, 2009

I like this school because all the staff have exeptional manners. I feel real important when I come to my son's school to visit. I'd like to give a shout out to Ms. Brown who deals with the food pantry. She's a very nice person and really make you want to think of her and smile!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2009

I do not like this school... Although if every one tried as a team and really try to do better for this school..I think they could make it better for the school;... I do think the teachers are amazing...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2009

This school needs to work on communication and dealing with out of control kids better. My son once attended a school were the misbehaved kids were not allowed to stay and distract the other kids
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Posted May 15, 2008

My son attends this school and so did i.They have there problems they need to work on but overall the teachers are wonderful. Some of them where teaching when i was attending lol.
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Posted April 19, 2006

My childs 3 years at Sarah M. Roach was pretty good her teachers she had were very determind to get the children on track. There is a problem with children with mental health issues, they need a full time therapist for that school some of the students really need it. I have had some run ins with children doing things to other children just because they have anger in them, that is a big problem for other students that want to be there. There has to be some thing done to help. Thank you Parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2005

This school is fairly good on bahavior and poor on education. I was not satisfied with its learning plans. I had to transfer my child from that school because some of the teachers used inappropreate language and they never really paid attention to the child's problem in their class.
—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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
18%
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 93% 36%
White 4% 43%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hispanic 1% 12%
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 97%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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3434 Old Frederick Rd
Baltimore, MD 21229
Phone: (410) 396-0511

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