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High Bridge Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted July 15, 2013

The school is steadily improving in tests scores over the last 5 years. The principal, while quiet, is effective in involving the community with the school.


Posted February 3, 2013

While the teachers are great the new principal Mr. Kelly is terrible. He need to learn to respect and listen to parents. He lacks the social skills you would think a principal would have. Very unprofessional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

I am the mother of five children. My oldest has moved on to middle school after having a very successful time at High Bridge. I currently have two children attending with another one getting ready to start kindergarten in the fall. I am very proud to be a High Bridge parent. High Bridge is an often overlooked Bowie school. Many people do not realize what a gem it is! The staff and teachers are wonderful and really care about your child(ren). The teachers take the time to get to know your childs strengths and weaknesses and they work off of that information. My children are TAG level, and the work they are given is challenging. The children are taught not only the basics, but also respect and responsibility. I really believe that parents need to look beyond test scores to see what a wonderful school this is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2010

I'm a proud parent of a 5th grader at the school. He has been at High Bridge since Kindergarten and I can honestly say he has had great teachers since he's been there. He is a TAG student and the school has the resources to challenge him beyond the regular school material. It has also been a blessing that he has never had more than 19 to 20 kids in his class. I am very pleased with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2010

I'm a parent of a special need child. I read the prior reviews which were great if you have a non-disabled child. My child is in the third grade in the CRI class. The first three years the teacher was wonderful and went out of her way to figure out what motivated my child. She was very successful and work with me and my husband. However, I'm very unhappy with the third grade teacher who only concern is for the special need children to pass the MSA. I feel my child is a product on an assemble line. I think that school is doing a very poor job with the special need kids. These kids never play outside with their non-disabled peers let alone eat lunch on a consistant basis in the cafeteria. These kids are kept apart from the other kids. I do not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2009

I'm a parent of a 3rd and 5th grader. As a parent and an Engineer with post graduate work, I rate this school as excellent. We have recently transferred from the Magnet Montessori. Surprisingly, the Montessori was predominantly teaching the kids MSA material to ready them for tests and that reflected in higher MSA scores, which doesn't necessarily correlate with 'good education'. To my relief, this school teaches a comprehensive curriculam, focusing on all major subjects even those not on the MSA!, such as social studies and science. In my opinion, the kids are getting a much better preperation for middle and high school. Both my kids transitioned very easily into the new school thanks to the friendly staff and the highly qualified administrators and teachers. They are both TAG students. This is also a great school with a lot of resources for special need students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2009

My kindergartner goes to Highbridge and has a great teacher. I find that when people make choices for Bowie schools, they assume that Highbridge is a low-performing school, without looking at the actual staff ! and also the fact that it caters to special needs students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

High Bridge is a good school. My fourth grader is an advanced student. She skipped a grade and is n the Tag program. I found the school to have adequate resources that has and is supporting her growth. I also have a kindergartener who is flourishing under the care of his kindergarten teacher. She is very humble and is willing to do whatever it takes to help the children be successful. It's a joy observing her class.
—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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
60%
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
Black 73% 35%
Hispanic 12% 12%
White 7% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 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 41%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7011 High Bridge Rd
Bowie, MD 20720
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Phone: (301) 805-2690

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