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Bannockburn Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 365 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2014:
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2013:
Based on 4 ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
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Posted November 14, 2013

We've had some good teachers and one exceptional teacher so far. Most parents are highly educated and very much involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

Bannockburn is a small elementary school, which results in a very strong sense of community. My children are very happy here and adore their teachers. Principal Walder is responsive and understanding, and has done a great job hiring energetic and effective teachers. Many of the families in the Bannockburn school district have the resources to send their children to the private school of their choice, but very few families opt for private school over Bannockburn, which I think says a lot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

My child couldn't wait to leave Bannockburn. She's very happy at Pyle now. She didn't enjoy that the electives (like chorus) were required and that the turnover in chorus, music and art teachers that brought in people who weren't very good at working with children or thought that art meant just using pencils and paper. She did like her (main) teacher very much, but that teacher left for a position in a middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2013

The Bannockburn School community is highly educated and academically focused. The small school setting gives it an advantage that most schools do not have. It is a wonderful,safe and nurturing environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2012

My son attended Bannockburn Elementary and is now at Pyle in middle school. This gave me perspective on how amazing this school was. Aside from principal changes and some inexperienced teachers (who imho compensated with tremendous compassion and a sincere desire to serve the kids) this is IMHO the BEST elementary school around since it's also the smallest. The community is unbelievable and I only now realize how incredibly LUCKY we were to have had the real privilege to be a part of it. I (and most importantly my kids and their friends) will cherish the memories!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 24, 2010

They were really an amazing schol and still are. I realy miss BAnnockburn. My daughter now in 6th grade says this was a amazing oppurtunity and has taught her many things for the feauture.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

We have two kids at BES and absolutely LOVE the school. The class sizes are small - most under 20 kids. The teachers are very responsive - emails or calls are almost always answered the same day if not just an hour after sending. The principal is new but he is terrific. You can tell that he wants to succeed and make BES the best that it can be. Of course, it is a public school so you have to deal with district issues and funding concerns. However, the warm and nurturing environment isn't impacted at all. My kids love going to school everyday and as a parent I couldn't ask for more!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 26, 2008

The principal and teachers are terrific! They work together to have each child reach their potential. The kids are kind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2007

This is a very compettive and challenging school with a high level of academic standards. A fantastic principal.
—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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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99%

2012

 
 
98%

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>=95%

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>=95%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
>=95%
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 77% 43%
Two or more races 8% 3%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Asian 6% 6%
Black 2% 36%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 2%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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