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Guilford Elementary/Middle School

Public | PK-8

 

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Posted Monday, July 28, 2014

The principal is incompetent. Principal is rude, standoffish, doesn't know anything, and instead puts up a rude front to mask his incompetence. The teachers really try their best, but no one seems to like or respect the principal. I have seen some of his writing, and his spelling and grammar are atrocious.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2014

The principal and Ap are incompetent. Principal is rude, standoffish, doesn't know anything, and instead puts up a rude front to mask his incompetence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2014

My son attends PreK and I am so sorry I sent him here. Besides the fact that he loves his teacher this school is terrible. The administration staff are incompetent, lazy and careless. I have turned in a change of number emergency form, only with the last four digits of my number different atleast 4 times since September of 2013. Today I received a call from my mother that my child had an accident in class because they still have not changed my phone number. I had to sit in front of the secretary and watch her change my number to be sure that it was done which is redo upload. Especially since I've spoken to her before and she told me she was working on that as we were speaking. The cafeteria servers are unfriendly, they yell at the children and don't want to keep the cafeteria clean. The other day my son told me that he saw a mouse in his class room. The parents are uninvolved in their students learning and the children are way behind in learning. Thankfully he will be attended another school next year, hopefully in the county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2014

This is the worst school my children ever attended! The principal lacks the leadership skills necessary to run this school and blames the community. Well All I can say is when you have a principal who just stands there while allowing children to curse and carry on, what do you expect? He needs to get a handle on this school or let someone else takeover. I expressed my concerns to him and was met with a defensive attitude and excuses. To top it off, he wanted me to come in and convey my concerns to his staff (Uh hello brother, you should be able to do that yourself, I have my own job. This is what you are paid for.) All in all, most of the staff is unprofessional and dress as if they are going to the club. Lead by example Guilford and give these kids a chance!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2008

Hi , my name is Rolanda S. White and I used to attend guilford elementary school from 4th grade - 8th and when I attended anything less than great wasnt tolerated and I loved it I had quite a few teachers that I still to this day know their names mrs. estelle smith love her to death a real dedicated teacher 1 in a million she was a very short women with a big passion to teach she made us strive to the point we felt like suceeding was not an option it was a must and i will never forget the impact she had on my life ever , now we have mr . Fitten he was another wonderful teacher who didnt ake any crap in or out of the class room showed us the true meaning of R.E.S.P.E.C.T he's another that is unforgetable .they really made a difference.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2007

My daughter attended Guolford for two years . There are teachers there that do have a true interested in your chldren and try to offer as much help as possiblt. However ,I had an issue with students with behavorial issues and academic issues being mixed in with the other students. It caused my daughter to be in an enviornment that was chaotic and rather unproductive. There were not many extracurricular activities , no foreign languages, as well as parent involvement was not good at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2007

The academic programs could be better. School does not offer foreign languages. There is no playground equipment. The sports program is limited to basketball and that is an extracurricular activity. There are no extracurricular activities other than basketball. I see very little parent involvement. The school just got a music teacher. The students do not have instruments. Children who misbehave at other schools are transferred to Guilford. Classes are integrated with children who can concentrate and work with children who are disrupted and misbehave.
—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 82% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 89% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
18%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 77% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 67% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
63%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 1% 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 93%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4520 York Rd
Baltimore, MD 21212
Phone: (410) 396-6358

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