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North Bend Elementary/Middle School

Public | PK-8 | 459 students

 

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Posted today

North Bend is a good school trying to become a great school. The school is composed of 99% of African American children who are truly loving and caring. We have one of the best principals in State of Maryland. She believes that every student comes to school to get smarter and as an educator I also believe this too and each everyday give my all. Giving my all doesn't just means teaching to the test or incorporating the new Common Core standards but giving of oneself, motivating, inspiring and encouraging children to do their very best in school as well as in life. Children now days are faced with so many issues, but teachers are constantly reminding students of all the opportunities they have to become great. So in saying all of this, I believe we have to ask the hard questions and the questions are now why, why is the answer right. Students have to dig deeper, research more, show us the evidence and then they will gain a better understanding, not just know the answer.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 22, 2013

My kids and I love this school. The principal and staff are great leaders and the kids are very respectful.I like the different activities that north bend have to offer like basketball, dance,and chior.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2010

I love the extra activities that are done after school such as family math night, technology night etc. Most parents are involved like myself. I think this school is really helping my daughter learn. The bear bucks system is great because it makes the kids try harder and do better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2010

great school, great teachers, great leadership. Children are being taught and expectation is high. Great learning going on at North Bend.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 4, 2010

I am a parent who has a 7th grader and i very proud of her school. i reall would like to thank Miss Barreal the principal for givinng my child a chance. Northbend Elem/Middle School is wonderful and i am very happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2006

The first reviewer must have been in a euphoric state when he/she visited the school as well as when he/she wrote their comment. Actively participating parents? Where? Parents are absolutely not involved! At any given PTA meeting you may have 5 parents to show up. Like any school, this one has the potential to be a great one but all the stakeholders (Teachers, Administrators, Parents and the Students themselves) must keep student achievement at the forefront.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted September 28, 2004

I have three children that attend North Bend Elementary in grades K, 2nd, & 5th. This school, in my eyes, is one of the best the city has to offer. Ms. Shelton (Principal) and Mr. Ellis (Vice-Principal), make sure that this school is ran in a structured environment. The administration of this school is very accommodating to parents. They keep the parents abreast of their child's achievements. I'm confident in their ability to equip, instruct and instill my children with the best academic preparation available. This schools teaching staff provides effective teaching that is an interactive process in which they provide our students with opportunities for learning to broaden their minds. This school + active participating parents = children with the knowledge they need to be an individual that will excel in life and achieve goals. This school receives two thumbs up!
—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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
77%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
77%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
54%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
72%
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

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
77%

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 59% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
50%
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 1% 0%
White 1% 42%
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 86%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(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
  • Ceramics

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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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)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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181 North Bend Rd
Baltimore, MD 21229
Phone: (410) 396-0376

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