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Arbutus Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 408 students

 

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Posted August 23, 2013

The K teacher was very good in keeping us posted and making sure my daughter was comfortable with the curriculla, and the school offers lots of fun activities throughout the school year, the only thing I would like to see added is on-line communication between parents and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2013

My kid started this school last year. He completed his KG. This is my first kid of school age and this is our first school experience as parents. During the whole year, I found the staff very helpful and guiding. I personally have two 4 year college degrees, including one in education. I liked the school based on my personal experience and knowledge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2010

Didn't have the same experience as others, while the office staff and some of the teachers have been fine, I found that there needs to be some retraining done, esp. in handling kids with unique needs. Very disappointed in the way our issues were handled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

I learned how to read, do arithmetic, and to play the clarinet there. It's a great neighborhood school.


Posted July 8, 2009

I love this my son denzel attended arbutus and finished this past june.. it was great teachers staff attentive to the kids needs..I give arbutus all of the stars in the world.. we are going to miss u guys..the proud parents of denzel moving on 2 the sixth grade ..Thanks for all you do
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Posted September 15, 2008

We have been part of the AES family for 5 years now and--with three children--have had exposure to every grade level. Arbutus Elementary is the best kept secret in Baltimore County. If the test scores don't convince you, then spend some time working with the administration and faculty. You'll see a group of dedicated professionals who care about the children in their school and sincerely want to partner with parents. We came to Arbutus from a private school in the area, and I will say with confidence that the education and experience my children have received from AES far exceeds that of the other school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2008

Arbutus Elementry is a terrific school. Great PTA. Awesome Teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2004

My grandson goes here. This is a great school; the teachers are very caring. This is one shool that cares about your children.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

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 81% in 2014.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%
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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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
White 70% 42%
Black 13% 35%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 6%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Hispanic 3% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49%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

Arts & music

Music
  • Instrumental music lessons

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
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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
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School counslor
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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School culture

Dress Code
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Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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1300 Sulphur Spring Rd
Baltimore, MD 21227
Phone: (410) 887-1400

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