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Walter P. Carter Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 342 students

 

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Posted September 27, 2012

My daughters have been going here since they started going to school, and there have been a great change over the last two years. At first I was not sure when the new Principal came to the school but she asked me to give her a chance, and I'm very proud I did. With the great teachers, and the wonderful new principal I see great improvement at the school, not only with the kids, but the building itself. I hope the staff at Walter P. Carter continues to show great leadership for the students at the school. When a child follow great leader, they become great leader themselves. Keep up the great work Walter P. Carter. From a proud parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2010

The last post is interesting...My son has been going to Walter P. Carter since kindergarten and is now about to enter the 8th grade. He has consistantly scored in the advanced levels of the MSA's and will most probably be going to either City or Poly after this last year of middle school. Maybe the fact that you have been to the school six times this year has a little to do with your child and not so much to do with the teaching.
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Posted May 9, 2010

This school is horrible...............Very much so out of control. Kids 15 in the 7th grade. I have been to this school 6 time this year alone because of the students and the teachers want to make friends with them and not teach them.
—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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
52%

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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
68%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

27 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

27 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
31%
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.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
55%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
65%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
41%
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 97% 35%
Hispanic 2% 12%
Two or more races 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93%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

Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

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
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

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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Baltimore, MD 21212
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