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Talbott Springs Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 588 students

 

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Posted October 24, 2013

I think the school's staff is amazing. they are young, energetic and keep the kids busy all day long. They are always holding events to strengthen the bond with the parents, children and the community. Not in the best neighborhood but so far it seems that the children are safe and well taken care of during school hours.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2012

I can't tell you how many times I've seen staff at this school go above and beyond! They advocate for their students, encourage enrichment and family involvement. Teachers are great, and my kids go on about 5 field trips each year. They seem to get to know each individual student and their strengths and weak areas and are willing to be flexible with rules to accommodate individual children s' needs. I am, and have been, very impressed with TSES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2011

You know the TV show jingle "Everybody knows your name", well that place is TSES. As we all know public schools are whatever you make of them. In TSES they put very high effort to get parents involved within the school community, this way very few -if at all- child falls between the cracks. I am saying this as a parent, as well as a volunteer who spends great deal of time in the school. Everyone in the school puts 100% effort for the children's well-being, not just the teachers. In addition, they always have something going on to involve the whole family as well as encourage children for extracurricular activities. If TSES is your child's school district you are a lucky family :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2011

This is an excellent school. We've been with this school for three years now and are very pleased. The principal knows every student by name, not kidding. There is extra help available to students needing it as well as G/T and enrichment programs for those students on the advanced side. They do try to push the kids right before MSA testing but it's not over the top. State testing scores don't tell everything about a school, the staff and the communication between them and the families says a lot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The teachers and staff really get to know the children and care about their progress!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

A great school that gives students from many backgrounds the opportunity to learn and play.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2009

I'm glad my children attend TSES because the staff is very positive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2009

My son attended this school for the first time in kindergarten and the teachers and principle are all wonderful. I couldn't have asked for a more attentive staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2009

This school is the best school! Your children(s) will have so much fun! They will learn every thing you can think of so sign your kid(s) up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2009

I have had nothing but positive experiences at Talbott Springs. My kids are getting a great education there. I got to know more about the school simply from volunteering there on a monthly basis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2009

The teachers are very nice careing and as far as teaching great
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2008

My daughter loves this school. She enjoys the school activities, and she is learning a lot. She wants to say thank you very much to Mrs. April Wilson. Mrs. Wilson, you are the best teacher! lydia asisten
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2008

My child loves his school. The teachers and staff shows alot of communication, and are very nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2007

Like the new principal, collaborative environment, variety of activities, positive attitude in school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2006

TSES is the best school that my children have attended. The staff is awesome and the administration is very impressive.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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 74% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
86%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
63%
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
Black 33% 35%
Hispanic 32% 12%
White 21% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 6%
Two or more races 7% 4%
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 51%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School psychologist
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment

Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school

Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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9550 Basket Ring Rd
Columbia, MD 21045
Phone: (410) 313-6915

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