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Powhatan Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 296 students

 

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Posted January 2, 2011

My daughter just started her 1st year at this school. She is currently in the 2nd grade. So far I have no complaints. This school rates far above the previous school that my daughter attended in Baltimore City that I absolutely hated. She likes going to school and they're assisting her in her subjects that she's having difficulty in. Something that the previous school dropped the ball on. I'm pleased so far and I hope it continues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2011

This school has challenging academic programs and curriculum for my child. The leadership is above average, my husband, myself and my child are completely satisfied with this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2007

I am a parent and substitute teacher at Powhatan. I have seen much improvement in this school in the last three years. The staff is making efforts in communicating better with the teachers and the staff/teachers with the parents. I am sad to see minimal support from the parents. Little attendance at PTA meetings. Teachers teach general studies and parents need to reinforce what they learned at school, Parents teach discipline, respect and self control at home, teachers reinforce and encourage children with rewards programs. Seems fair to me!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2004

I taught at Powhatan and found that there is a lack of administrative support at the school. There is also a persistent problem with behaviors not being addressed by the administration. Such as not suspending a child for hitting another and such. There is a very high turn over rate among teachers as well. The teachers that do stay are burnt out veterans that the administration cannot touch. The Principal and the early grade teachers have a strong desire to teach and help the students, but there is little to help aide them in this.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
48%
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 91% 36%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian 1% 6%
White 1% 43%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 68%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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3300 Kelox Rd
Baltimore, MD 21207
Phone: (410) 887-1330

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