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Bel Air Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 488 students

 

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Posted February 11, 2013

We moved to Bel Air from Texas in 2011 and have really enjoyed the town, the people, and Bel Air elementary. We have 3 children all in elementary school, so education was top priority in our house hunt. We found that the curriculum is ahead of Texas as our kids tested behind and needed to catch up (our former school rates a 9 on Great schools). The principal of Bel Air called me several times to answer my questions, the teachers and staff are great and very friendly, and my kids have adjusted beautifully....my daughter was voted to Student Government!! They offer fun family activities with movies, games, or gingerbread making and lots of opportunities to volunteer. I was a little nervous about the Great Schools rating, but we are all very happy here.
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Posted August 5, 2012

I'm thankful for getting the chance to attend this school.When I went to this school I was a shy little kid who moved from VA who liked art but Bel Pre did more then just give me a good education but it made me feel comfortable in accepting environment and made me the out going kid I'm am today.They also gave me a chance to explore who I want to be when I grow up,now 6 years later I'm going to Albert Einstein High School for the Visual Art Center.Thank you Bel Pre.


Posted July 14, 2007

Teachers are very dedicated and nurturing. Bel Air has a warm, welcoming atmosphere. From the moment you walk in, you are made to feel welcome. We are so happy with Bel Air Elementary!
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Posted December 17, 2004

My child has been in Bel Air Elementary for two years. I have found the staff and teachers to be very knowledgable and caring. The kids seem to feel safe and happy in class. There is a lot of parental support at this school.
—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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
98%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
66%
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 78% 42%
Black 7% 35%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
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 25%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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30 East Lee St
Bel Air, MD 21014
Phone: (410) 638-4160

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