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Bedford Elementary School

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Posted December 22, 2013

The principal does not care about the unruly behavior of the students at this school and they go on to be unruly at the middle school. The school desperately needs a behavioral specialist and the administration is too cheap and selfish to appoint one. They downplay all of the crazy disrespectful behavior. The teachers are awesome. Too bad they are not supported by their administration. The administration needs to wake up. Your school has a behavioral problem. Dr. Dance, if you are reading this please step in so that these children will have a chance as they advance forward to secondary schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2013

This school is okay. Check the bcps website for the msa report and you will see it is at or below average in most catergories. I have a bright child that would do well anywhere so I dont attribute his success to the teachers or staff there at all. I believe the low performance of the students is due lack of competent leadership, ill equiped teachers and unruly kids. I think the circulum is weak and doesnt prepare for high performing middle school it is especially lacking in the area of science technology engineering and math (STEM). Many teachers are inexperienced and impatient with the kids. They would benefit from more experienced teachers that focosed on teaching than trying to Not fail the MSAs. Their staff can be friendly but are quite rude at times. Teachers and staff could also use some training to improve their soft skills like how to communicate effective,communication, friendliness, and optimism. They need to understand how to build and foster a child's self esteem, confidence and love of learning. In 5 years that my child has been there -little to no academic resources or improvement. Re: other comments..class sizes 20+kids, TA for kids with IEPs only.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2012

Bedford provides students with a nurturing environment that you don't receive at most schools. The class sizes are small and most classes have a TA. They also have numerous resource teachers available as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2009

This schools lacks support needed. I took my child out of this school last year. She was in the 3rd grade. One of here spelling words was 'that'. I beleive it hindered her from reaching her fullest potential. The academic deparrtment needs some restructuring. Otherwise the staff was wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2008

Hello! My children attend Bedford and since they've been there they have grown much more mature academically. I love the staff they are always so friendly, it's a pleasure being a parent. Go Bedford Bees.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2007

Hello, This school is great.They have great academic programs and activities for the children.The staff is great and you will always find help there.The staff is more then great and I am glad that I been a Mom in this school for 4 years so far.good luck.
—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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
40%
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 78% 35%
Hispanic 11% 12%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
White 3% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 67%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7407 Dorman Dr
Baltimore, MD 21208
Phone: (410) 887-1200

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