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Westport Academy

Public | PK-8 | 338 students

 

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Posted June 23, 2012

I'm a student at westport academy and its a good school so good i wish it had a high school to go with it.Even though the school doesn't have a lot of fancy supplies they are trying to make a difference,but not only in the school but the community too so for all they hateful ppl out there commenting on my school guess what its a 5 star and your house is a 1 star :-)


Posted August 15, 2011

I have seen a drastic change for the worse in my child since he has been attending Westport Academy. He has fallen behind and is no longer learning at the appropriate grade level. When I would assist him with his homework it was if he did NOTHING in school ALL DAY. I felt like I wasn't assisting him, but teaching him at home. My child has also had multiple issues (ongoing, over the course of months) with bullying. STAY FAR AWAY!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2009

My child is in the 5th grade and this is her first year at the school. I do not understand why they have the same homework format everyday. I have yet to see an assignment any different from the last. My concern is that the kids are not learning anything new and when I am able to get my kid out of this school, I am afraid that she will be behind all the other kids in her grade. Also, there is one lady in the office who seems to know what she is doing and how to handle things, but in her absence, there is a woman there who seems to be downright ignorant on every time I had to deal with her.
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Posted January 18, 2007

Well my child is a student at Westport. He's in the fourth grade and for once I can say that he has a teacher that really cares about his education. But I think that this school truly needs a make over and more school book and more active work in the area of Westport.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2006

Iam not a teacher but,a student at the school.The teachers are great and we are short on supplies.I don't know to much about the principle but she could do more.Other than that the school is okay.They have a band ,choir,step team,drama club,and SGA.There is a lot to do.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2006

This school has a lot of dedicated teachers. However, the principal lacks followthrough and leadership. The school is always short of supplies and the teachers are left to improvise on a continual basis.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
70%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
81%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
26%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
70%
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

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

27 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
44%

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.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2014.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
39%
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%
White 2% 42%
Hispanic 1% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
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 97%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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