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Showell Elementary School

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Posted February 11, 2014

My kids are thriving here. It is close to the beach and work. I am happy with the staff and overall teaching methods.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 8, 2012

This school had great reviews on here however, after being a parent at this school in this year 2012 it has a lack of security where the all children can run in between the trailers and the main building. They also allow all the children to wash their hands in one bucket of water since their is not running water in the art trailer without use of hand sanitizer. The leadership at this building has lack of experience when it comes to being management and this needs to be addressed. When is comes to Health and Safety this school has a lot of area for improvement.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 12, 2010

My children both Pre-k and Elementary regard their teachers as if they were family, they love them and love school. Their teachers as well as staff treat my children as if they were their own. It is an encouraging and comforting learning environment. The school motto of respect to yourself, others and your surroundings is such an important part of building the foundation to who they will become.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 5, 2009

The teachers really care and take time with the students. Especially right now with all of the budget cuts they are spending their own hard earned money to buy much needed supplies.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 4, 2009

Asset to Worcester County. My Child loves to goto school daily. Staff is AAAA+++++++
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 15, 2009

My son attended third grade here, I cannot say enough about Mrs. Armour and the way she nurtures and instills a love of learning. She was by far the best teacher any of my three children have had. The school overall is fantastic. They reward children for showing respect and character and you get the feeling that the principal is someone who genuinely cares about your kids.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 10, 2008

We moved to ocean pines md from the suburbs of Pittsburgh PA. Compared to the school district we were in...My kid's love it at showell. I am pleased with the education and attention my kids recieve! because of this school district we would never move back to PA
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 23, 2008

My child's attitude has always been positive about heading off to school each day.To me this says it all. He has been lucky with having great teachers, but feel that I am lucky in this regard. I think maybe a couple of teachers who have been around for many years forget that our children are very precious humans.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 29, 2007

We moved here about 10 years ago from newark, de. (where all of my family lives), our oldest then was 4. I was very unhappy and homesick until our son started kindergarden at Showell. We are now, 10 years later, putting our third and youngest child through Showell. We couldn't ask for a better school for our children, the staff is wonderful and the school itself is beautiful.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 5, 2007

Fantastic school! My daughter is in her third year with her third fabulous, highly competent teacher. They really CARE about the students there. The school has exceeded all of my expectations. Great play areas and cafeteria too. The school nurse is WONDERFUL and so kind to the children.
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Posted June 6, 2006

Showell has the most professional staff of educators. I am a proud parent of a soon-to-be first grader and she was given the love and support that she needed to have a super kindergarten year. I commend her teacher and all the others for their hard work. Showell also has the best PTA I have ever seen! They are very supportive.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 2, 2006

S.E.S. Is the best example of how to give the best education for our children, academics are excelent and they are very worried about developing their caracthers too.
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Posted December 22, 2005

We didn't move to Berlin for this school in particular, but it would have been worth it. I love that the school places so much importance on character, even announcing children's good deeds over the loudspeaker in the morning announcements! This is definitely a place that encourages good and responsible behavior. I may move again, but it will NOT be before my son has finished third grade at Showell!
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Posted May 25, 2005

We love this school. Staff is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent

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The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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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 84% 42%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Black 4% 35%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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11318 Showell School Rd
Berlin, MD 21811
Phone: (410) 632-5350


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