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Berkshire Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 463 students

 

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Posted November 2, 2011

The school has great activities such as math 24.They have fun celebrations and great teacher. I loved Ms. Wellman the best even though she wasn't my teacher. I now go to Sparrows Point Middle. Which I love as well.


Posted October 7, 2008

I have 5 children that attend Berkshire. I also attended Bershire as a child. It a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2008

I have a son who attends Berkshire who is entering the fourth grade. He has attended since kindergarten. I feel Berkshire lacks in many areas such as adequate communication with parents, special activities, school cleanliness, and basic social skills concerning compassion and decency that adults should present .
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Posted November 29, 2007

My children have attended Berkshire Elementary since pre-K and I have ALWAYS LOVED IT! We recently moved to the eastern shore and though my children enjoy thier new school it is not very challenging for them in comparison. My children have always loved thier teachers and Vice Versa. Great school, (upside) Horrible area (downside) I score berkshire ( when Mrs. Justice was there) 10 out of 5 stars!(yes I understand what I just said)... 15 even...
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Posted July 9, 2006

I think Berkshire is a wonderful school!
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Posted July 23, 2004

My daughter has attended this school since she was in pre-k, she is now in 5th grade. I have seen tremendous growth amongst the teachers thru the years. I have seen a great improvement since Mrs. Justice became principal. The student body overall seems much more calm. I only wish they had more activities for the kids afterschool. This is my daughters last year in this school and I really will miss all the teachers I have become friends with over the years, they treat you like family. Overall, I have found this to be a decent school, a few things could be fixed, and a little more tolerance for special needs kids should be addressed. The one thing I will not miss is the parking at pick up time in this school........parking lot is too small and parents can be inconsiderate at times.
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Posted September 18, 2003

My grandson has attened Berkshire since Pre-K and is now in 3rd grade. I believe that he has mostly positive experiences,and have been able to easily resolve any situations that have come up. He has become a fluent reader and always has something nice to say about his teachers.I am also pleased with the over all friendly feelings when I'm in the building since Mrs Justice became principal.
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Posted June 4, 2003

I have two children in this school and its been a nightmare. You can't get in touch with the teachers when you have a concern, and activities are poorly organized. The teachers seem very cold and uncaring towards the students. It was a lot nicer school when Mrs. Layman was still there.


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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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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86%

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90%

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95%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
>=95%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
57%
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
White 64% 42%
Hispanic 15% 12%
Black 13% 35%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
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 74%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7431 Poplar Ave
Baltimore, MD 21224
Phone: (410) 887-7008

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