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Windsor Hills Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 251 students

 

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Posted February 23, 2012

I am a former student and now a resident of the community. I find that the school is achieving it's goals and is open to community involvement. Vincent Greene


Posted April 17, 2011

I am not crazy about this school at all. My daughter started in pre-K and I should have known then to take her out of there. Ms. Alexander is the nastiest teacher I've ever encountered. My daughter is now in second grade and I will not be sending her back there next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2010

Both my children attended this school Fall 09-Summer 10. I was not happy with the school at all. The children are out of control and unruly. My son was shoved into a book case by another student and had to get 9 stitches in his head. Both my children were coming home and telling me about foul language they heard in the school, and even joked about "smoking weed". Huh? Mind you, they were both in pre k and 1st grade. I did not care for my daughter's pre-k teacher at all. She had a nasty attitude. Needless to say, my children will not be attending that school again in the Fall.
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Posted January 19, 2009

I used to attend this school as a child and the curriculum ( to me) was better then. My son currently attends Windsor hills and I think overall compared to some public schools it is still a good school. I do think it's time for a new principal.
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Posted March 16, 2008

My daughter attends this school and I will not allow my son to attend the school. They do not differentiate and they run the school like a special education center. There's no support for children who function above grade level and the principle alienates the parents. They are disorganized with poor follow-up. I have heard of worse situations, but this was very disappointing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2005

I agree with Chris This is the best elementary school in Maryland. Andrew Page Former student Go Shining Stars
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 1, 2005

This school rules. It is the best school in Maryland.
—Submitted by a former student


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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

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%
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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

20 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
89%

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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

13 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

12 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
10%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
45%
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

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
11%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

27 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
46%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
27%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 96% 35%
Hispanic 2% 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%
White 0% 42%
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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Tutor(s)
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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

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra

Language learning

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

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school

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
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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4001 Alto Rd
Baltimore, MD 21216
Phone: (410) 396-0595

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