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Church Hill Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted December 21, 2010

I have been involved with CHES since 2006 and seen the growth and improvements made to enrich the students academic experience. I feel the school curriculum could be updated a bit to add to the Special Education Department. It is a welcoming community where my children feel safe and cared for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2009

I have been involved with Church Hill Elementary School for many years now. I love the community feeling of the school. I wish that the PTA had more people involved. The enrichment program for students is not up to par at all. They really need to challenge students who meet the criteria more. I do feel that the school is very safe and that the Principal cares about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2009

My son just finished first grade at CHES, and we were very pleased with how the year went. At the beginning, we were very hesitant about sending him to public school. But he had a fantastic teacher, very involved, wonderful lesson plans, good interaction. He also rec'd so much assistance and support for his learning disability. The teachers and principal were very understanding and supportive w/ us as parents, as well. The afterschool program was very well organized, with wonderful enrichment projects. We couldn't be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

Excellent school. I was an intern at Church Hill this entire past year and I will say that I have had the opportunity to observe and interact in schools in the surrounding area, and Church Hill is by far the best. In response to the above posting about the trips to DC - I'm not sure the experience that this particalar parent had with field trips, but I know that the class I was invloved in took a trip to DC this past year, it may have to do w/ the grade level, but it is not true that they are not allowed to take field trips - they get about 3 a year. You are right however about the school's gifted and talented program and ESOL - improvement is needed in those areas, but I know it is being addressed. Overall - great school, great parent support.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 11, 2006

Church Hill is a small elementary school in the countryside, in the village of Church Hill Maryland on the Eastern Shore. We have found the school's quality to be fair. The most wonderful feature of the school is the fact that it is safe. Our child goes there and we are quite happy. They don't seem to have a program for students with special gifts, and the school suffers from the lack of a second language teacher. The administration is not 'forward thinking', but this seems to be the norm on the Eastern Shore. They will not allow educational trips to the Western Shore of Maryland, thus eliminating the posibility of visiting Washington DC and the wonderful opportunities it affords, about 1 hour away!
—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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%
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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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
98%

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.

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2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

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85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%
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 80% 42%
Black 9% 35%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Two or more races 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
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 33%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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631 Main St
Church Hill, MD 21623
Phone: (410) 556-6681

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