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Clearspring Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 622 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted January 6, 2014

Excellent school in every sense of the word. My child is in the 4th grade GT center and we have nothing but praise for the teachers and the curriculum - Ms. Klein, Ms. McGinn, and Ms. Marrama. All are top-notch in every respect. The music teacher - Mr. Anberg - is fun, knowledgable, creative and a great teacher as well. The office staff is hard working and dedicated. The school grounds are more akin to a high school in size and facilities. From my perspective, I'd say that anybody fortunate enough to get into Clearspring GT center, or Clearspring in any class at any level, would mirror my responses.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2011

I think the school is wonderful! My daughter in in the Highly gifted Center of 4th grade there. They have so many fieldtrips, after school clubs, organized bus schedule! All the staff are nice and make you feel that your child is in the right place!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2008

I think Clearspring is a great school. The staff is great, they take the time to know your kids, the parent involvement in the school is excelllent. They strive to acheive at Clearspring
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2003

I think this is a great school for all children. I did not rate this school a perfect score because I think we can always improve. I really wish that there were more parent volunteers but other than that the leadership in this school is great!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 74% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

49 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

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 81% in 2014.

156 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

156 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
98%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
>=95%
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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

150 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
95%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

151 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 50% 42%
Hispanic 18% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 6%
Black 11% 35%
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 23%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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9930 Moyer Rd
Damascus, MD 20872
Phone: (301) 253-7004

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