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Summit Park Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 429 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted November 17, 2013

My daughter loves Summit Park Elementary! She loves all of her teachers and support staff! She feels supported and she begs to stay to stay at school to attend homework club. The staff is kind and considerate and are accessible via email, phone and in person. Summit Park Elementary is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2013

Summitt Park is as good as it gets for 2013. I am a substitute Teacher in other schools and this School has the best children and best staff. The faculty really cares about the children and I know my daughter's love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2012

We love Summit Park. The entire staff is friendly, knows our children, and works very hard to make the school the best. Our children work hard and enjoy school. We couldn't ask for a better place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2011

I have gotten frustrated with Summit Park. I have seen more and more examples of favoritism with the children. I understand that the more well-behaved kids can be counted on, but it would be nice to see ALL of the children be given the same opportunities. I think that some of the teachers are focus more on the MSA scores than the social needs of the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

This will be our 4th year at Summit Park (I have a 1st and 3rd grader) and my overall experience has been very positive. The teachers are great and very responsive. They genuinely care about the students. My kids actually love going to school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

My experience with SPE has been frustrating. One of the most difficult issues to overcome is the school's inherent refusal to communicate with parents. Also, this school overlooks critical elements of education. The school fails to promote creativity or to inspire imaginative thinking. Even art class at SPE is rigid and structured. I think that all the problems with SPE comes from a lack of quality leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2009

I believe this school is excellent. I have been in several other schools and teachers do make a difference. You can have an outstanding community, but if the teaching isn't there, the kids only rise to the expectation set before them! I love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2009

SPE has potential but falls well short...hiding behind their 'Blue Ribbon' status and MSA scores that are more of a reflection of the students that attend the school than the staff that serves them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2009

When I send my child off to school each morning, not only is she is getting an outstanding education, but she is also learning how to be a respectful, compassionate, and caring individual. The administration, support staff, and teachers go over and beyond what is expected and my child is happy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2009

My family loves Summit Park Elementary. The entire staff goes out of its way to get to know every child and make them all feel special. We know our children are getting a great education in a caring environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2008

Principal is unapproachable and makes parents uncomfortable upon entering the school. It's time for a change!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2008

While visiting Summit Park during American Education Week, it reinforced the level of dedication and high expectations that teachers have for students. The instruction was exciting; but, challenging and encouraged students to use their critical thinking skills. It is obvious through the academic progress that we have observed in our child and the school sponsored presentations for parents that the principal s leadership is instrumental in the high level of achievement at Summit Park.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2008

Amazing environment! It's great to know that my children are well cared for and that they are getting a fantastic education as well. Whenever my husband and I walk into the building, we feel like we are wanted and have something great to offer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2008

The quality of the teachers has declined and the principal thinks she is above everyone.
—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 74% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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97%

2011

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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94%

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
98%

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
98%

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 2014.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
98%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
98%

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 72% 42%
Black 11% 35%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 6%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Hispanic 3% 12%
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 12%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6920 Diana Rd
Baltimore, MD 21209
Phone: (410) 887-1210

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