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Bel Air Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 227 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted June 19, 2012

Having two children go to Bel Air Elementary I can say it is one of the best schools I've seen. The teachers and staff are excellent and to be commended. Actually, they have been commended as a national Blue Ribbon School. The principal is enthusiastic and knows each child by name. The school's Parent Teacher Organization is really great and there are always volunteers working on the bulletin boards or helping teachers prepare materials. My oldest daughter was constantly discussing her reading with the school librarian and her teachers. Overall I have no complaints about the school and consider it a real gem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2008

Having recently transfered to Cumberland from a blue ribbon school in Los Angeles, we were a bit nervous about the schools here. Fortunately, our worries were unfounded as Bel Air has proved to be a great school. It really is the best in the district and I am glad we bought a home where our kids can attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2007

Bel Air is a wonderful small community school. The teachers are great, the students are well behaved and parent involvement is good. The staff is excellent and I recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2007

Bel Air Elementary is a great school for kids. I went to Bel Air all 6 years of elementary school. The teachers are great, they make it enjoyable to learn. I miss Bel Air!
—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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

20 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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
68%
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 88% 43%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Black 2% 36%
Asian 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 45%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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14401 Barton Blvd
Cumberland, MD 21502
Phone: (301) 729-2992

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