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Westbrook Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 403 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted January 16, 2011

I have studied in Westbrook back in 1965. I am Brazilian, and was very well accepted by teachers and friends, although did not speak good English. I have very good memories of those 4 years.


Posted February 10, 2010

Westbrook is a great school. I've found the staff to be skilled, dedicated, sincere, and nobody seems to have an ego problem or similar rough edge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2008

A community school with involved parents. Interesting student-focused afterschool programs. Everyone walks to school - or so it seems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2006

I've had children at Westbrook for four years. Westbrook is a (comparitively) small public school which allow for the 300 or so students to form a tight-knit community. Parent volunteers add much to the school as they are involved in the classrooms, with PTA programs and fundraising. Parent volunteering is highly encouraged because it vaults the school from the ho-hum to one that offeres a wide variety of extracirriculars. Children are high achievers, but those who need extra support find it through their teachers or para-educators. And those who want the extra challenge can find it easily. I think the teachers are adept at adjusting the cirriculum to fit the child. The school is growing in average class size with increased enrollement in the lower grades. The principal is in his first year at the school and is very encouraging of communication from all fronts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2004

Fabulous neighborhood school. Very involved parent community. Supportive, caring staff. The most kind, gentle, caring principal I have ever met (and I used to be a teacher before I had kids!) The only down side is that it is a very high achieving group of kids, so that students who are performing at an 'average' level may feel 'behind'compared to many of their classmates. I've heard the special education services are good, but you need to be vocal about what you want for your child (I understand this is true throughout Montgomery County Schools...its the way their system works, I think) I think this school compares favorably with the area private schools academically.
—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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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99%

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94%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

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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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
>=95%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 43%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian 3% 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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