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West Side Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 342 students

 

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Posted Monday, April 14, 2014

West Side has been a wonderful place for my kids! This is the second school they have been to in this county and while we had a great experience there, this is definitely a place my kids prefer. My kids' teachers have been tremendously supportive and kind. My kids look forward to going to school each and every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2014

This has been a horrible experience for my child and I from grade 1 to grade 3. The teachers and principal do not communicate with parents or they use your child as a means of a "middle man". Faculty and teachers have talked down to my child along with tell my child he wasn't being bullied when he was coming home crying from school. Disgusting excuse for adult behavior let alone adults that are getting paid to be responsible for your children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 25, 2010

This particular school is a school that if you aren't non white then you aren't welcome. I knew a parent whose child was bullied because of the color of her skin. Then the school put a stop to it and the student in question was surprised that the child's parent was white and not non white.


Posted September 16, 2009

The personnel are so caring and the kids are great!!!


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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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
65%
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 82% 43%
Black 8% 36%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Hispanic 2% 12%
Asian 1% 6%
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 68%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Cumberland, MD 21502
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