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Carmody Hills Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 367 students

 

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Posted February 16, 2014

Failing school with no PTA.....enough said. Attempted to join PTA prior to my child beginning kindergarden but was told by the front office that the PTA did not exist at the moment and they could not provide me with the date of the next meeting.


Posted August 12, 2012

If you wish to play rush and roolet with your childs education Carmody Hills would be a great fit for you. The staff is nice however this school academics are terrible. Theres not enough time spent per classroom teaching, theres way to much homework given per night due to not having enough class room time. Theres way to many party have fun time for the students. My reasons for saying is due to the scores per each grade level testing. Each grade level each year fail to make their mark for testing basically to pass the requirements per Maryland testing requirements. This school pass students based on personality not hard work. For 2011 reading fifth grade barely made the mark per one percent come on now thats horrible. Ive watched this school for a few years now and each year the test scores are failing scores. This school is not a school of excellence the children have many behavior issues thats pass along to others kids. Its over all ghetto color fake hair for the girls which is to grown. Cursing young men fighting trying to make out with lil girls. I was told this happens at the school from attending students and I have seen for myself. I dont like this school at all
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2009

Carmody Hils elementary school is a good school .My daughter is really diong good .she is a a,b student and she is in the 2nd grade.
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Posted June 25, 2008

This used to be a great school, unfortunately the principal passed and it seems to have gone downhill since then. The new principal does not seem to care about the students as much as the old principal did. It is also come to my attention that a lot of the veteran teachers are leaving. What does that say about the current administration? Student behavior is getting worse and there are a lot of new teachers or teachers that don't have good discipline. I hope that things will turn out better than I think. I am very concerned!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2004

Wonderful school and caring staff. My children attitude towards learning has excelled and their teachers show concern for their education, saftey and well being. Overall Carmody Hills is terrific!
—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 74% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 73% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
37%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 68% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
79%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 90% 35%
Hispanic 8% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
White 0% 42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Gifted & talented

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  • Gifted / high performing
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Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

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  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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401 Jadeleaf Ave
Capitol Heights, MD 20743
Phone: (301) 808-8180

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