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Cromwell Valley Elementary Technology

Public | K-5

 
 

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5 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 3 ratings

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Posted July 1, 2014

THIS SCHOOL IS THE BEST!! it doesn't get much better then Cromwell valley. All 3 of my kids went here and love it!! They go above and beyond for every student to reach their fullest in learning. They do so much in 5th grade for the kids leaving, no other school can compare
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2013

My daughter is now in 1st grade and I couldn't be happier. The teachers and administrators are awesome! My daughter continues to excel and loves going to this school! Even more importantly I LOVE the socio economic and cultural diversity that is created with the random lottery process. The diversity in this school provides the kids with a better education than any book can. We have kids from all walks of life and our test scores and performance are as good if not better than the more economically well off schools in the area. My son has special needs and I have total peace of mind with him going there next year after I pulled him from one of the Towson schools. if you can get your child into this school don't hesitate!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

This is a good school. The faculty and staff are great. There are numerous opportunities all year for parents and students. My child attended the CVE last year and loved it. Unfortunately, I find the principal unapproachable & old-fashioned when deciding which parents and children to greet. For it to be 2013 and have a diverse successful school as CVE,I find it unbelievable to have a principal with tunnel vision. For example, the principal handed out items at a Bingo night. She went to most tables at the event except 2 or 3. My table was right in front of the door she entered but she gave items to the table on the right and left of my table. Doesn't seem big until you notice small gestures here and there. Replace her with someone with the same caliber and more open to diversity and the school will be even better. For busy parents, the after school program is helpful. It is not great, most of the staff is friendly. Since my wife drops off & picks up 90% of the time, I feel like I am kidnapping my kid the few times I pickup. Leadership is lacking onsite. Overall great school. After taking my child to another school, I see clearly what this school needs to receive a 10 ranking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2013

Our daughter is going into 3rd grade at Cromwell. She's had 3 excellent teachers and receives extra reading support from the specialists as well. This summer there is even a free summer reading/math program for an hour, 2 days a week to keep her on track. The principal and assistant principal are first rate. We literally won the lottery with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2013

With three boys attending Cromwell in different grades, I never cease to be amazed at the consistent superiority of the academic environment and the competence and personal involvement of the entire staff. This is what you want your children's school to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2012

This is my son's third year at CVE. I was a bit unsure about choosing a magnet school for him since our neighborhood school is a good one. Three years later, I am glad I made this choice. His teachers know him well and are always looking for the best in him. They are always available to talk about any issues that might come up. The communication from his teachers and the school are great. The PTA is very active and we always enjoy their planned activities like the Back to School Picnic, the Fall Festival, Bingo Night, etc. I like that the school is racially and socioeconomically diverse while maintaining its high expectations for all students. The principal and assistant principal attend all of the school's events and are obviously very dedicated to the school. The technology at CVE is something very unique to this elementary school and I am glad my son has the opportunity to use it daily. I would highly recommend the school this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2011

My daughter attends Cromwell Valley Elementary and I am thoroughly satisfied with her accomplishments and her progress!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2011

Excellent school our son attended kindergarten there last year we were more than satisfied with the school and his teacher Ms. Smith.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2011

I am an alumni of cromwell valley elementry and currently am at calvert hall high school on the la sallian scholarship. While my acedemic sucess continued at my middle school, cromwell was responsable for the basis of my education. Your child will have many opportunities to make friends and get a great education. This early start is important because it will inspire your child to do their best in acedemics in middle school and beyond.


Posted December 19, 2010

My baby is still in the womb and I would like to have her on the waiting list now!


Posted November 5, 2009

my son loves the school, he enjoys being in school and he is learning a lot. The teachers are great. The PTA is strong and organized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2009

The staff at Cromwell Elementary get to know each individual child and strive to help each child reach their full potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2009

They have wonderful teachers, who go above and beyond!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2009

A great example of how the home/school/community connection makes for an excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2009

I am most impressed of all things is the parental involvement and how the PTA is so active.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

Parents are involved in the children's education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

Cromwell teaches kids so many great things. The teachers are the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2009

All my children attended or still attend Cromwell Valley. It is very well run school. It is the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2009

The teachers, other students, administration, and parents are great! The kids here all seem very happy and the instruction is top rate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2009

The Special Area teachers are absolutely the best in their field!
—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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
>=95%

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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 89% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
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 58% 42%
Black 25% 35%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 6%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Two or more races 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 14%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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825 Providence Rd
Baltimore, MD 21286
Phone: (410) 887-4888

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