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Doswell E. Brooks Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 224 students

 

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Posted October 20, 2010

I have had a wonderful experience since my daughter has attended. I keep in touch with her teachers and staff and even with the current budget cuts the school is facing the staff is extremely dedicated and do show that they truly care about our childrens' education. Being able to transfer my daughter here has been a blessing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2010

This school has a really great 4th grade math teacher!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2009

This school does not care about the child's education. When Parents inquire, they never get answers. When do the children takes tests? As a Parent I wanted to know and it's almost the end of the year and my child has taken many test but I've only been informed about 1. That's it 1 kind of test. I think the School Board needs to look into this matter. It's just wrong. After all, isn't this all about our children's education and making them the best that they can be. My child subjects are important but how can I help him when they won't tell me anything~
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Posted January 16, 2009

Wonderful School. Teaching staff and faculty are very much interested in the capabilities of each and every child. They make sure to put passion behind each lesson.
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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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
78%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
30%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
69%
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 93% 35%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Two or more races 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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

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1301 Brooke Rd
Capitol Heights, MD 20743
Phone: (301) 817-0480

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