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Sinclair Lane Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 408 students

 

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Posted December 3, 2009

I represent a community-based partner who has served on the school's improvement council for the past 2 years. Under the leadership of a great principal, coupled with adequate resources, the teachers, students and community partners have turned the school completely around by combining efforts, learning new teaching strategies and creating a optimistic 'I can do anything' climate. I am proud to say that the MSA scores of Sinclair Lane Elementary School students surpassed the scores of EVERY OTHER elementary school in Baltimore -- including the charter schools. That's a tremendous achievement that should not be taken lightly, but celebrated. When you look at the reviews submitted in 2005, even those 7 people will have to stand up and applaud. Excellent job Sinclair Lane. Keep up the great work!


Posted April 1, 2009

This school receives 4 stars. I would've gave it 5 but there are disciplinary problems that need to be addressed. My child was in the 3rd grade and she had an excellent teacher last year. Despite an overhelming class, this teacher truly helped my child to improve in reading and math. I would definitely refer other parents to enroll their child in this school, especially if they are given Mrs. Mayo as a teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2005

not impressed. the physical aspects of the school are terrible. we need a new school ! roaches should not be part of the curriculum!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 6, 2005

This school has made vast improvements due to new administration. Although the school has problems, the staff is trying hard to improve the quality of the students education.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 23, 2005

I tried my best to get my child out of this school i thought it was just me a first because i was used to the county school system. But when i heard the other parents talking.I started homeschooling because i don't beleive the school is fit enough for an animal. I believe something should be done about this school.My child is now back in a county school and learning a lot better and a lot more because when he was there they didn't even have books to learn out of everything was copied.I feel sorry for any child that has to go there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2004

I am trying to do my best to get my daughter in another school. I cannot afford private school. But to me, the children there are too much of a bad influence, their focus is on too many other issues, non school related. I want my daughter's mind to be in the right place; to be educated not on the sexiest dance or how grown she can be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2004

My child experience at this school was horrible. There are to many disciplinary problems going on for the students to learn anything.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
67%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
63%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
25%
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 91% 35%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
White 2% 42%
Hispanic 1% 12%
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 89%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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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

Language learning

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

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
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Programs

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
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
  • School psychologist
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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3880 Sinclair Ln
Baltimore, MD 21213
Phone: (410) 396-9117

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