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Dundalk Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 627 students

 

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Posted September 26, 2013

My child is in the first grade at DES. I have been lucky enough to be able to spend a lot of time at the school in the last 2 yrs and have gotten to know a lot of the staff. I have found that they really care about each child as an individual and they take a great deal of time helping and making sure each child is successful. They are very helpful when it comes to letting you know exactly what your child is doing in school which I find very comforting. I have loved our first 2 years at DES and am thankful my child gets to be apart of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

The teachers and admin staff are the best, my child has learned so much and feels very safe at Des. keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

My child is in the fifth grade at DES this year and we are absoluely thrilled with the school. All of our children have come through this school and this is by far the best year we've had. The teachers are kind, caring, and well-organized. I feel my son has made an incredible amount of progress this year and it's due to the excellent staff! This year's trips have been great, and the students have had many opportunities to do new things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2006

My child is in fourth grade and until this year I have been very satisfied with the quality of his education and with the teachers he has been in contact with. This year is a different story. I am very disatisfied with the staff and the way things are coordianted for the students. On a recent visit to the school for a field trip, I found the main office staff to be VERY rude which has been the case since the beginning of the school year. The field trip was poorly coordinated and the children were not allowed to have lunch during the field trip. The children were made to go without food from the time we arrived at school at 8:20 until the time we arrived back from the trip, 1:45. DES needs major inprovements in their staffing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2005

i can not understand why prisoners have air conditioners yet inside this UN air conditioned school on a hot day it reaches temps well above a hundred it's worse then leaving a child locked in a car i feel as the principle sits in her nice cool office while the kids suffer so she should get off her but and demand something for these children call the Governor invite him to spend the day there on a hot day people who come in say they are going to pass out such as the people who came in to take the children's pictures on picture day shame on the school for not taking a stand on this for these innocent children but are the first to say awe how sad when a child is left in a hot car
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2004

I have to say 'great job' to all of the teachers at des. I have 3 children who have attended des since pre-k and now 5 yrs later are honor roll students. They each have only come home to say great things about their teachers as if they were part of another family. You can not ask for anything more important for your children and it is such a great feeling knowing that they have been taught 'the right way'! great job des.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2004

I have to say huge improvements have been made at des the last few years. A new administration and a new round of teachers has brought a fresh outlook and great changes here. My daughter has moved on to middle but my son is just starting. I'm looking forward to working with a quality group of educators for the next 7 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2004

I had a great time in elementary schools. The teachers are of high quality, and are very attentive to students' needs. Thanks DES!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 3, 2004

My child has attended DES for three years. The school has helped to bring her reading and math skills up to grade level. This year she has finally been able to feel succesful in school. I feel the school has really made an improvement in my childs life. We have always been pleased overall with the quailty of the staff and the school itself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2003

Dundalk Elementary is horrible for solving problems between students. My daughters teacher tells her class that they are 'bad' and threatens them with taking feild trips away and Holiday parties which I think is very shallow. There are too many kids in this school. I am very dissatisfied with DES. My children will not be attending next school year.


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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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
41%
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
White 45% 43%
Black 36% 36%
Two or more races 9% 3%
Hispanic 8% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian 1% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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