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Beltsville Academy

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3 reviews of this school


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Posted August 26, 2010

My youngest 2 children have attended this school all the way through, from the Academic Center Days to Current. It is now a PREK-8 school. Someone needs to update this website and include the middleschool children. Inspite of many downfalls this county has suffered, I still feel comfortable with this school and how well our students are doing even though the school has to keep on changing it's structure. My motto is: If it isn't broken, don't fix it. I hope the school continues to thrive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2007

I have a heavy heart in writing this review. We have been at Beltsville for 2 yrs and have had to remove our child and enroll into a private school. Beltsville would be ok for parents who want a less than steller education for their child. There are few quality teachers -- many are there just for the job --- not because they love what they do. There is no safety. Disipline is not the same for every child. I would not recommend this school to anyone. Do your research and look into the local private schools as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2006

I registered my son in a private school before moving into the Beltsville, MD area. Beltsville Elementary is wonderful -- I was uneasy at first being that it is a 'public' school. My son has received a much better education than that of a private school education. I would light recommend Beltsville Elementary to any and all parents.
—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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
>=95%

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 81% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
56%
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 77% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
87%
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 73% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
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 67% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
n/a
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
Hispanic 52% 12%
Black 26% 35%
White 11% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 6%
Two or more races 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 63%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4300 Wicomico Ave
Beltsville, MD 20705
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