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Cecilton Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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Posted September 8, 2013

My grandkids go to this school, and it is very apparent that Cecilton teachers care for their students. My grandkids are constantly excited about going to school and always tell us about the wonderful projects that they do in school. Every teacher and administrator knows every kid's name and make it a point to say good morning to them as they enter the building.


Posted September 29, 2007

While I like the school, there are several areas which I'd like to address: 1. There's not much help for children who excel. The teachers try, but emphasis seems to be making sure all pass rather than individual advancement. 2.Two times a week for 15-20 minutes each is bad and is often withhold for disciplinary purposes. To categorize integrated arts as recess is also wrong. 3. The PTO is very 'clique-ish'. If you aren't part of a local group of friends, it's difficult to get in. 4. I agree with everything about the parking, but accept it as what it is. 5. The teacher ratio reported apparently includes all staff, which really skews the numbers. There are 20-25 kids per teacher, with the possibility of a helper. Overall not a bad school, but not above average, either.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2007

My son started there last year and loves it. It's been a great experience so far. Mrs. Mink, the principal, is a great leader and I hope she stays on. The staff really seem to pull together to get things done. The teachers know how to interact with the children and work hard to make learning fun. Parking is tight but the school seems to manage that well. The school could do more to let parents know when special awards days and in house opportunities to visit our children at school are planned. Even though the cost is minimal, it should be free to join the PTO. I have not joined for that reason alone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2006

Cecilton Elemetary is a great school they not only offer help to students who are struggling but students who excel. The art and music programs offer a great opportunity for creativity. I agree about the parking issue but it always works out. However, I disagree with parent PTO volunteers. There are rarley more than five parents at the PTO meetings and never enough voulenteer for events.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2005

I'm more than pleased with Cecilton Elementary School. The teachers are very cooperative and communication from teacher to parent is fantastic. The teachers seem very in-tune with their students, and do what they can to make adjustments when they're needed. It's been my experience, that they are dedicated to teaching about diversity and tolerance. My daughter loves every day of school, and looks forward to it. I must agree, the parking lot could definitely use some expansion, but I wouldn't want to see the playgrounds be sacrificed for it, luckily, there's a lot of street parking. My daughter isn't old enough for any of the extracurricular activities yet, so I can't give much opinion there. There are lots of parent volunteers, but I think they'd have more if you were able to volunteer in your own child's class, even just occasionally. This is truely a GREAT SCHOOL!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2005

A great quality school with emphasis on reading programs, citizenship & character. Teacher to child ratio is low and students receive individual attention. There is also emphasis on safety, discipline and rewards. There is an active PTO program and more parent volunteers then needed. The PTO provides funding for numerous programs and activities throughout the school year. The only bad thing I can say about this school is that it needs a bigger parking lot for the number of parents that come for special programs and events.
—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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
92%

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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
78%

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 42%
Hispanic 8% 12%
Black 5% 35%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
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 45%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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251 West Main St
Cecilton, MD 21913
Phone: (410) 275-1000

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