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Yorkwood Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 378 students

 

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Posted January 22, 2014

My school is Yorkwood elementary and my child is in Pre-K. I find his teacher to be excellent, engaging and he loves school. My child has some special needs and the IEP Coordinator has done a superb job in putting in place the proper things to help my child in school. The parent participation seems lax, but so far I am very pleased with the school and my son loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2013

This was my daughters last year at Yorkwood and I was very pleased with school! She looked forward to coming to school each day. Her 5 th grade teacher was great! Her academic school improved and she was challenged to work to the best of her ability. She also involved in activities that she loved. Being a morning announcer and a dancer was something she really looked forward to all the time! She talk about what she was doing in class and how she learned something new on class and I was thrilled about her excitement for learning! I really hate to see her move on, but I believe she is well equipped thanks to her experience at Yorkwood!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

This school will not always lack leadership. Please get a new Principal for this school. My daughter do not lik eher teacher, other parents complain about her and nothing happened.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2012

this is a good school my child love her teacher and her teacher work hard with all the kids in class my child come home happy all the time and happy with the work she do at school
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Posted August 18, 2011

I agree the principal lacks leadership skills. Maybe if they had a new Administration team Yorkwood s would teacher s morale would be better. Yorkwood pride please.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2008

Yorkwood Elementary is about the children and their excellence in education is divine! I am so glad that I found this school. My 6 year old loves learning and the methods that are used to teach her. Keep up the great work.
—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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

30 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
71%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

27 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
79%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
51%

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 98% 35%
Hispanic 2% 12%
White 1% 42%
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 91%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
  • 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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5931 Yorkwood Rd
Baltimore, MD 21239
Phone: (410) 396-6364

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