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Charlestown Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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Posted January 4, 2012

My daughter has been at Charlestown for 5 years now and absolutely loves it. The small class sizes allow for great interaction with the teachers and all of the extra programs the teachers create show they really care. Our neighbor sends their kids to an expensive private school in DE and our daughter is way beyond their reading and math levels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2007

This is my child's first year in public school and in Charlestown Elementary. Unfortunately, the experience has not been pleasant. Although the student teacher ratio is rather small, some of the children that need extra time and attention seem to get pushed aside and labeled very quickly. I think the small size sometimes leads to many social 'clicks' and causes unnessecary stress on the students. I hope this improves with time, but is extremely hard to watch a child go through as such an early age.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2007

My child was at Bayview in the first quarter before we moved to Charlestown. We didn't have any complaints about the previous school, but noticed a dramatic difference in how much further ahead Charlestown was and my child had some catching up to do. Especially in reading words and math. I can see that the teachers take more time w/correcting papers and they appear to be much more involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2006

Charlestown Elementary is a fairly good school. They have on average I would say about 14 or less students to teacher. Even though they have a new principle this year so it is a little too soon in the year to tell, my only real complaint of last year was there inability to schedule things and give proper notification. However they have a lot of very nice programs for the children involving the arts, and a seemingly very friendly staff. Also the teachers all seem to have real involvement and appreciate when they have parental involvement and support.
—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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
79%
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 90% 42%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Black 1% 35%
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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550 Baltimore St
Charlestown, MD 21914
Phone: (410) 996-6240

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