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Crofton Meadows Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 369 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted May 10, 2013

Crofton Meadows is truly an outstanding school. As we were looking for homes, we really looked into all the elementary schools in the area. Aside from being a National Blue Ribbon school, the teachers are extremely committed to the students. The community of parents are very dedicated as well. They have so many programs and offerings from movie night to the winter festival. Also, my kids have been able to participate in a bunch of clubs (science, drama, golf, etc). Such a fantastic school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2012

This school is HANDS DOWN the best school in Crofton!! Not to mention that we just received the NATIONAL Blue Ribbon!!! Which is something the other Crofton area school have yet to do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2012

I left CMES in 2006, after attending in kindergarten and third grade there. I miss it! I feel as though CMES has been a fantastic school for me to be in. The teachers were so thoughtful, kind, and caring. I loved my strings class. Strong administration. My friends at my current school have a low opinion of public schools, but I always retort by saying, "Just look up Crofton Meadows Elementary and you will see that not all public schools are bad." I made friends there, and it was great getting back in touch with them. I was so said when my third grade teacher left :(. She was the best! Overall: I LOVE THIS SCHOOL! <3


Posted July 18, 2010

Very good school with an excellant Principal. All the teachers seem to go that extra mile to help all the students succeed. My son will be entering 3rd grade this year, his fourth year overall at CMES. I have nothing bad to say about the school, the staff and all the parental involvement!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2010

CMES has been a wonderful experience for my daughter who is now entering first grade. Mrs. Joop, a firm but fair teacher, boosts my daughter's confidence and realised her academic potential which resulted in my child working with the Talented Development teacher. I'm sure her year of learning in first grade is going to be just as great. CMES is a jewel and the best kept secret in Crofton.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2009

Not very helpful to parents with special needs. Automatcally blame the parents and do not address the learning disability Need better education on how to teach children with LDs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2008

We have had our oldest daughter at this school for 3 years and have been very pleased with the teachers and have enjoyed meeting all of our daughter's friends. The school has finally gotten a gifted and talented teacher which was been great. The school is small and has a nice close-knit feel. There has been much transition at the leadership level and we are hoping the new principal will be as good as some of the ones in the past.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2008

This school has gone through several Principals over the last couple of years and yet again this year we are getting a new one. I think that in itself tells a lot about this school right now. A lot of the really great teachers are also leaving. This past year as a parent we felt completely in the dark about what was going on with our child. When we had a question about what was going we were made to feel like we are bad parents. This was our first year in the school, and the first school my child had been in. We didn't know that we would have to pry information out of the teachers in order to know what was going on. We were also not given a lot of infomation of how the programs at school worked.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2006

My son came in as a new student in 5th grade. He quickly became accepted and was identified as a gifted student. They challenged him at his level. I appreciate that each student is looked at individually and that they work to meet their needs. Even though he only attended one year, several staff members have approached me and asked about him. Great staff! Very caring! My daughter's experience is wonderful too. She is doing great and there're wonderful opportunities for her to explore and learn. Top notch school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2006

My son goes to CMES and is doing so good. He is ahead with reading, spelling, and vocabulary. He is doing great with his math also. I love the teachers and love the fact, I as a parent can go in and help out in his class. I have a another son starting kindergarten in the fall and just can't wait to see how well he does.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

As far as academics and social enviorment Crofton Meadows is excellent. I do see a need for improvement in afterschool functions. Concert nights shoudn't be included w/ PTA nights. Not enough room for parents. The other surrounding schools have opted to break their performances into different days. One day for chorus, and another day for band to allow enough seating. I believe you should have one function per night.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

My two children attended kindergarten and first grade here. The teachers were very involved and responsive to e-mails, volunteer helpers, etc. I was thrilled to have their early experience in education occur at this school. Many extra-curricular activities allowed parents to meet teachers and get involved in their children's education. I liked the reading program at the school. Although intense, I noticed my children becoming strong readers. I would have liked to have seen more done with vocabulary spelling and writing. Overall, I am very happy with this school and was saddened when we had to move away. It's a great school in a wonderful community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2005

I am extremely pleased with both my daughter's educatinal expereince and my own expereince in dealing with the staff at CMES!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 27, 2004

We had 2 children at CMES. One is now in high school and the other is in 5th. CMES made us very happy with both children by meeting their individual needs. Our oldest ia very bright and did so well in private school for kindergarden and 1st they wanted to place him with the 5th graders. We placed him at CMES where they were able to place him in 2nd grade with other children like him (gifted & talanted) and he was no longer borded with school. Our other child had a learning disability. After finishing kindergarden in private school(all day) we switched him to CMES where they tested him and fulfilled his needs. Today he's in 5th grade reading on level, in all high classes and is ready for middle school because of the support and attention he was given at CMES. My husband & I recommend CMES because of it's great staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2003

I attended CMES (along Crofton Elem and what was the Annex) and hands down CMES provided my most fondest memories throughout my elem. years. I often voluntered at CMES in the past couple years and I was glad to see nothing has changed for the worst since my years there. There is a strong community bond at the school and many parents volunteer their time to help out in classrooms, hallways, the cafeteria, wherever there is a place for them to be they will be there!
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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99%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%

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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
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 67% 43%
Black 16% 36%
Two or more races 7% 3%
Hispanic 6% 12%
Asian 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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2020 Tilghman Dr
Crofton, MD 21114
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