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Clarksville Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 522 students

 

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Posted October 10, 2014

I get the feeling this school is run like a military camp. There are rules, rules, rules everywhere for eg. prohibition against talking to children at lunch, etc. Short daily recess which limits the physical activities - this is not how young boys are wired. I'm all for strong discipline, but these are young children, not drones. A couple of my son's friends are showing class clown tendencies, talk too much. Now I know where it is coming from. Inside the classroom too there are specific rules for trivial matters eg. putting the HW sheet in your backpack. Parents who are just visiting for lunch but not volunteering will find unwelcoming staff faces. One experiences complete regimentation from the moment one gets there. It was kind of hilarious and sad at the same time to notice that during one of the parents nights, teachers were getting ready for the presentation and were positively relaxed and moment the principal walked in, they all stood up and were literally in attention position. BTW, parental involvement is great but to the extent of too many activities by the OVERACTIVE PTA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2013

Active parents, good teachers, and a well run school. Principal seems good and engaging. My child just completed kindergarten and will return for 1st grade. So far, we have been pleased. We do question a little bit the pacing of the academic program (I think they could be doing more) but our child seems to be progressing at a good pace (as far as we are told). We are watching it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2010

Clarksville Elementary School has well organized programs led by a fully engaged principal and actively involved parents. The programs are well thought out and includes a good mix of academic programs and social events. Caring teachers encourage parents to be actively involved during the school day as well as during the various outings (trips). The principal is well respected by both the staff and the kids. He knows most, if not all, of the kids by name and routinely greets them each morning. The curriculum is as advertised - this school is well deserving of its 'blue ribbon' status.


Posted September 21, 2009

We read a lot about this school and that is why we bought the house in this area - my daughter just started Kindergarten and i think its wonderful school. i can see lots of passion in the school principal, teachers and staff for the kids education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Great school, great administration, great PTA. We live in a great community and the school is a wonderful part of that community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Great school, teachers and community. The teachers challenge the kids everyday and really care about the them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The teachers, administration and staff are very dedicated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2009

Great school with a wonderful staff and PTa
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2008

the staff parents, and students all work together to make this school the best it can be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2007

CES is a very good school academically, and many of its teachers and staff members perform their jobs exceptionally well. I give much applause to the parent volunteers and PTA. However, I would like to see CES administrators not just pay lip service on their zero tolerance on the issue of bullying.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2005

Difficulties with service and accomodations occur in all schools, and I am sure most teachers, administrators, and parents strive to meet all mandates, requirements, and accomodations for all students as best as possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2005

I am not a parent, but a student at Clarksville, and I feel this school offers a tremendous education and has excellent teachers. The coment posted earlier about Clarksville not catering to disabled children is false. In fact we are having a disability awareness day next week.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 23, 2005

Not all parents feel that CES has provided a good education for their child. CES needs to address concerns and issues for children with disabilities, especially those with learning disabilities. Often it is not mentioned that many children with disabilities may be excluded from testing data due to accommodations needed to take the tests. Blue Ribbon schools, like CES should include all children.
—Submitted by a parent


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Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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98%

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96%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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96%

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99%

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98%

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>=95%
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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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
97%

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
98%

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

117 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%
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
White 53% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 34% 6%
Two or more races 7% 4%
Black 5% 35%
Hispanic 2% 12%
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 1%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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12041 Route 108
Clarksville, MD 21029
Phone: (410) 313-7050

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