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Sandy Plains Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 560 students

 

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Posted August 12, 2014

My son will be entering 3rd grade this school year and has attended since Kindergarten. His teachers have been wonderful. He had a disability and has always been handled wonderfully. They have done so much to help him and he is doing so much better. I have not had much contact with the principal so I cannot comment on her, but I do know there will be a new principal for the new 2014-2015 school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2013

My kids transferred to Sandy Plains last year. I really like the school at the start of the year. Since Mr Walker left this school has gone down hill. The new principle does not care about the children. In the morning it is a circus at this school. Kids jumping off the railings. Ball is being thrown hitting the little kids. In the afternoon the kids come running out of the school. When Mrs Gregory is told about it she does nothing. Can't wait until my kids are out if this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2011

best school in baltimore county only if the teachers and staff could move up with the children to middle school it would be great my daughter still attends this school at present and through our medical issues over the past couple of years they have been a big help and have taken good care of both of my children they are great teachers and a big help with everything that happens inside and outside of the school i especially enjoy the after school activities that everyone gets involved in if this school could receive a ten on rating it would been the only one in the county
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2008

My children have been attending this school for 4 years, my oldest just went to Middle school, they prepared him over and beyond to get him ready, they are a wonderful support system, I have had some personal issues and they were right there to lend a helping hand. I can NOT say ENOUGH nice things about the faculty and staff there. They really do look at each child individually and help them with their not so strong points and make them strong. You are a VERY lucky person if your child gets to attend this school, again from the principal to the maintence staff they are ALL VERY wonderful!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2008

I have 2 girl at sandy plains this year, and it will be their last. One is graduating 5th grade and the other will move to another elem. school. I find it hard to believe that when u mark on the report card envelope you want a conference and even call the school and leave a message you get no response from the teacher. I always thought the teachers should care enough to at least call a parent back, or answer the many notes left in her box for her by myself. I have no complaints with the principal who is wonderful, but if the teachers can't do their job then what can be done?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2007

Mr. Walker Is an excellent principal, his enthusiasm and interaction with the staff, children and parents has made all the difference! The staff in the office makes you feel welcome, and the teachers have been great! I feel blessed that my child attends Sandy Plains!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2006

My family has been blessed to find such a wonderful school. My girls have learned a lot. Mr. Walker is a wonderful principal and his staff is incredible. -M.Flory
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2006

My daughter and I moved to Dundalk in 2004. I'm a single mom and part of the reason that I chose this area was because of the stats that were available on this web site for Sandy Plains Elementery School. It took 7 months to find a public school that would be challenging and would encourage the students to achieve. I am greatful that Sandy Plains Elementery School was all I'd hoped. The staff has been fantastic, from administration to teachers; right up to Principal Walker. There is a great amount of enthusiasm during meetings and evening programs. Wonderful School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2005

I have had children in this school since my 18 year old was in Kindergarten, she now substitutes here. Sandy Plains has come a long way, and the current staff and adminstrators have made great efforts to ensure the safety and well being of every student. Parent involvement is encouraged and welcomed. There are many extra activities for the students as well as parents. Academically the children are encouraged by extra help in the classrooms. I have seen many improvements this year and administrators are very willing to listen to ideas from parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2005

I am just thrilled that I was lucky enough to find a supportive and caring school! Our principal is wonderful! the staff is caring, supportive and always willing to help in anyway. My family has truly been blessed! We are comfortable and confident our children are safe in their hands. The speech teacher is great and has been more than just a teacher but someone that has opened her heart and made my child feel confident and secure. Thank you to everyone at Sandy Plains!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2005

The principal is wonderful. I feel very safe sending my two daughters to school everyday!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

I have my kid that go to that school. this school give alot of supportive for a children that need to learn more in that education for that children to pass their grades and the school do help parent with their concerning for childs need, also it have extra education program after 3pm for kid to improve their level like reading program from 3 30 to 4 20p, and that is really excellent. One of my child is in 2nd grade make a great processing in that reading my child improve alot better from reading program, and This school helps alot for parent and kids concerning, and let say like this, if you inloved to cooperation them that they ask you to what is suppose to do for yourself and your kid n then parent and school staff will get along very good. that depend on their parent feeling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2003

i think sandy plains is a good school the teachers really care about the kids.


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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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
38%
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 17% 35%
Two or more races 11% 4%
Hispanic 9% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 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 77%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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8330 Kavanagh Rd
Baltimore, MD 21222
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