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Bryant Woods Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 350 students

 

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Posted September 6, 2013

Bryant Woods staff made my son's preschool experience enjoyable...They encouraged his love for reading and pushed him to be creative! I also had my stepson at the school who came to County schools from the city schools to get a better education he was 2 grade levels behind and they worked very hard to help him get to his correct grade level and they did! They kept in contact with me and I always welcomed to come to the school and talk with any of the teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2011

We have had a mixed experience with teachers at BWES- some are great but some have been really terrible. Our son really fell behind in the 3rd grade in great part because of poor teaching skills and classroom management on the part of his teacher. There are a lot of children with behavioral problems at the school and as a parent I have witnessed a student hitting a parent, numerous temper tantrums and children being openly defiant to teachers and administrators. Even with some of the best teacher-student ratios in the county, there just isn't enough staff to handle the demands of this high need student populaion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

We have a great small school that has a welcoming atmosphere! We have great teachers, great kids and of course - great parents!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2009

The kindergarden program needs major improvement. The children are treated like they are in mini boot camp, there is little child led creativity, The disipline that is used stifle's self esteem. There is one teacher that seems interactive with the children, and the higher level grades seem to improve and be less focused on 'stamping' out children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2008

I love the fact that the children are challenged in so many ways and I love the gifted and talented program. The kids are flourishing and my daughter loves to go to school everyday (she isn't a big fan of holidays as they cut into school days.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2004

MR. McCoy and his teachers have really turned bryant woods in to a school where learning and loving take place. My son is in forth grade there and teachers and staff care the he learns adn succeeds to the best of his ability.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2004

Mr. McCoy and his staff are excellent caring people who performed exceedingly well for my son who attended the school in the 5th grade.
—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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
61%
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
Black 52% 36%
White 25% 43%
Hispanic 10% 12%
Two or more races 8% 3%
Asian 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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5450 Blue Heron Ln
Columbia, MD 21044
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