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Stevens Forest Elementary School

Public | K-5

 

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Posted May 4, 2014

My son is finishing up his second year and we absolutely love SFES! The staff really and truly cares for the children here. There is always something fun going on and learning and achievement are often celebrated here. We are possibly moving this year and will be so sad if we're not in the same district. Love our Bobcats!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

My son has been going to Stevens Forest for two years now and we have enjoyed everything it has to offer. Great staff and administration , within walking distance of our home and the parent involvement is wonderful. We love it here... Go Bobcats!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

As a veteran teacher recently transferred to SFES, I am totally amazed at the outstanding atmosphere here! Students are engaged in learning, Teachers are motivating and relevant, and the Administration does an awesome job involving the community. Stevens Forest is the BEST!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2008

Stevens Forest is a hidden gem of a school -- the smallest elementary school in Howard County with good parent involvement, incredible teachers and administrators, and a truly diverse student body. Our standardized test scores this year did not 'make the grade', but what that report does not show is that the students that did not pass were in our Special Education Program. All of our other grades are on target.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

This school provides excellent Principal and Teacher leadership. Anne Harris (Coral Springs Fl.)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2008

this school is amazing lets of extra activites and great teachers!


Posted October 3, 2007

I am very pleased with the entire school, from what I have seen so far, this is my child first year, and everytime i am in the school I feel very welcomed and i know that when i volunteered that it matters I feel like this school does everything in its power to keep our children safe, make every child feel important based on their individual needs, and also provides every family the opportunity to get involved. I feel the academic are above standard, the only thing I wish they offered are the extra curricular activities, at this time I would definitely rate the school's overall quality as a five out of 5. Thank you to the entire school, at SFES.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
71%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 37% 35%
Hispanic 26% 12%
White 24% 42%
Two or more races 10% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 53%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6045 Stevens Forest Rd
Columbia, MD 21045
Phone: (410) 313-6900

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