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Tunbridge Public Charter School

Charter | PK-7 | 356 students

Tunbridge is known for being a supportive, caring educational environment.

 
 
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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 25 ratings
2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
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Posted August 4, 2014

My son attended Tunbridge from the very beginning. He was apart of the first graduating kindergarten class. His progress throughout the years at Tunbridge has become one the most frustrating and disappointing journeys for my family and child. I loved the families, activities, and loved that they knew my son by name, but providing consistency, resources and experienced teachers was a problem. The foundation that my son received in kindergarten was taught by a unexperienced teacher. Knowing sight words was great, but the phonics and sounds weren't addressed. Brought problems in 1st grade as a reader. Same in math, Money and telling time, never introduced until late 2nd grade. I'll asked for two years for additional resources such as tutoring, never able to provide, expect for one year when a unexperienced teacher offered and the whole class attended. How can a unexperienced teacher be expected to complete such task with no assistance. Assistance available was to request for a IEP. So in other words, no foundation, and now he's behind and only way of providing help is to label him as a special needs child. Absolutely NOT! I'm sorry I should have left long ago!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2014

This school is also a nightmare for responsible parents. Expect to have your character attacked if you question your child's education at this school. Better yet get them into a school that doesn't think a great school rating of 6 is a good as it gets. Its funny how most of the reviews that were written in April sound like the same person wrote them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2014

Engaging, capable teachers, strong principal, warm, friendly environment. The PTO group is active and creative.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2014

Hello parents,teachers, and staff I am the mother of a current TPCS enrollee. My 5th grader has excelled in every subject since enrollment. I love the school's curriculum, daily schedule, school events, trips, and current staff. I wouldn't have my middle sschooler attend any other BCPS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2014

This schools is wonderful...a strong principal, great teacher-leaders, and involved parents. The children are at the center of the school and its curriculum. The board and non-profit leadership also provide steady governance and direction for the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2014

I have a child that has been a student at Tunbridge for the past 3 years. The teachers really care about the students. Some of them give of their time for free with afterschool clubs and activities. I enjoy the fact that they promote healthy living and a caring environment. I like the fact that they promote not just taking care of ones self but others as well. The PTO is very active and involved in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2014

Tunbridge Public Charter School, this school has the best curriculum which is based on good nutrition and physical health. I love the fact that it is a small school where all of the teachers and staff knows every single child..... it's like one big happy family. I would refer anyone to this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2014

Tunbridge Public Charter School is a fantastic school with dedicated parents and faculty. The school focuses on overall well being of students and promotes and atmosphere of caring and support. My son loves being a Tunbridge Owl!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2014

Tunbridge is a great school! My daughter has been there since the beginning and I am impressed with the personalization the teachers provide. They really teach to the students level...low or high. The staff really know the children. It feels like a big family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2014

I love TUNBRIDGE! My son is a 4th grade student and he loves his learning environment. Tunbridge challenge the kids mentally and physically while promoting a healthy lifestyle. The parents, staff, and student involvement is phenomenal. Safety is a big factor at Tunbridge and is enforced daily, the drop off and pick up routine is a wonderful policy at Tunbridge. Communication plays a major part and the teachers and staff are very efficient with that. Everyone is friendly, the school is very welcoming!! I'm very fortunate to have my son and now my daughter (enrolled for fall pre-k) apart of such a structured and well-maintained learning environment. Most importantly, my son receives a valuable education at Tunbridge and all resources all available for your child to reach their fullest potential. Tunbridge develops mind, body, and spirit which ultimately empowers your child to operate at their fullest potential. Tunbridge Public Charter school is something to know about!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2014

I love this school. My daughter attended two different Christian based private schools which both closed down. We were very reluctant to seek out a public school and stumbled across Tunbridge..... this public charter school really cares about its students and we all love the family atmosphere. The education services are great and both my children (6th and Pre-K) love the arts programs. I will certainly recommend this school to all parents in the Baltimore City.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2014

Tunbridge is a great school through and through. The energy in the school is positive, and my kids absolutely love being there. I especially love the regular exposure to the arts and physical activities in combination with rigorous academics. I'm proud to be a Tunbridge parent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2014

Tunbridge is a fantastic school and was a great transition from our son attending a Christian Private school. It's such a family atmosphere and he loves it there. The academics are top notch, the PTO is great, the aftercare program is outstanding and the PAX's values really make a difference. Our daughter will be attending Pre-K in the fall. It's a great place to be for ALL associated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2014

My son has had a great experience this year in kindergarten with Ms. Brock and Ms. Eams. I know that he is covering the basics and is loved and respected. They also have a lot of great specials such as drama, dancing and music. All of the teachers seem enthusiastic about being there and they seem to really care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2014

My son has Ms.Harrison she is the most best teacher and person i have ever came across I only wish it was more teacher like her
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2014

Tunbridge is an excellent school committed to the whole student. I am impressed by the leadership and the dedicated parent body. Our teachers care about each child and their development academically and socially and allows students opportunities to engage in extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2014

Tunbridge Public Charter School is the BEST charter school in the City of Baltimore. My child has been going to this school since the 3rd grade. They help you through the adjustments and give you helpful suggestions to help your child succeed. My favorite teacher is Ms. Stallings. She really does care about her students. Whenever you have a question, she is there to help. If you're looking for a school that will help your child succeed and accept them as they are, Tubridge Public Charter School is the best decision to help you and your child have a successful journey!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2014

This school has been great for my daughter both academically and physically. Need school trips from time to time. Other than that I think that it is great! Good atmosphere!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2014

This is a great school! Although this is my kids first year, they love it! They really care about the kids here and I love the fact that parents involvement is really valued! I could ask for a better school for my kids to learn and grow!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2014

Tunbridge Public Charter School is full of children who love to learn! This is a school that teaches kids to be healthy people.- in all senses of the word. Health at Tunbridge means taking care of yourself, taking care of others, and taking care of your space. When you walk in, you are welcomed by caring teachers and staff - and you're very likely to run into a parent volunteering, too!
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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 82% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

2012

 
 
81%

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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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
84%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

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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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

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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.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

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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.

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The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

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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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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
Black 82% 35%
White 14% 42%
Two or more races 2% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Hispanic 1% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 46%N/A51%
Female 54%N/A49%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Clubs
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:50 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Sheila Adams
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (410) 323-8693

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Standards-based
  • Workshop Based
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Towson University
  • Loyola University
  • BTEC
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Boy Scouts
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Boy scouts
  • Girl scouts
  • National Academic League
  • Robotics club
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School leaders can update this information here.

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5504 York Rd
Baltimore, MD 21212
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Phone: (410) 323-8690

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