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Bladensburg Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 

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Posted October 20, 2011

My son attended this school for 2 years before we moved and I thought that is was such a great school. The front office staff is excellent. The receptionist has been there since I was in kindergarten and she still is the same. Everyone there goes out of there way. I think that alot of people are complaining on here about bullying but I think that the school does everything that they can to prevent it. The main problem is the parents and you cant blame the school for that. The school makes the parents feel welcome. You are able to "check in" on your child at any time. I just dont have anything bad to say. Great School!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2011

I really wanted to give this school 0 stars as a rating, but I had to give a 1 star rating. Unfortunately my children had the experience of attending this school. Rats,bugs and unbearable staff. I agree with the parent who posted in 2005. Bladensburg has a huge problem with Bullying. The last days of the 2011 school year, there were 3 fights happening at the same time, on and near the school property. I personally went to a group of kids once who were about to fight and discouraged them from fighting. I suggest that the principal and counselor/s should have school assemblies several times a year with each grade level to talk about this terrible problem. They should encourage good behavior with rewards also. Don't wait until someones child is violently attacked and then speak to one class at a time. The payed recess monitors also need to pay close attention to the violence that happens during recess. Stop turning the blind eye to this. Innocent children go to school to learn and then are attacked while doing so. I was extremely happy when my children no longer went to this poorly managed school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2008

I love this school! It has had a major turn around over the last few years! They have made it off the Schools in Improvement list and seem to have retained only highly qualified teachers. I am extremely satisfied with my child's teacher and everything she does to help my child. I receive weekly updates as to what is going on in the classroom and she keeps me up to date on my child's strengths and weaknesses. The school also has quarterly parent nights, cultural celebrations, and planned family activities. I am pleased and plan to join the PTA next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2005

This school really needs serious help. My kids go there and I've already asked the school board to allow them to return to their old school. My daughter was threatened by other students and the teacher acted like it was no big deal. She was in 4th grade it is a big deal. When I went to MS. Pitts about it all she said was that don't happen in my school. I had my child at the hospital twice in 2 weeks and when the teacher was told she said my child was lying. I had to send in her release papers to prove it. My child would cry and beg me not to send her to school. Have not heard from school board yet might keeps kids home until I do. AVOID THIS SCHOOL AT ALL COSTS!
—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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

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 81% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
69%
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 63% 12%
Black 32% 35%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Two or more races 2% 4%
White 1% 42%
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 87%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4915 Annapolis Rd
Bladensburg, MD 20710
Phone: (301) 985-1450

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