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Dayton Oaks Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 473 students

 

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Posted October 2, 2014

Really warm and welcoming staff in a beautiful facility. The Principal is so accessible, knows the students by name and is always around with a smile. My son's teachers have been very attentive and really invested in his academic growth. I compared many private schools before we decided to move to allow our children to come to Dayton Oaks. Very happy with the decision!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2013

This school has been wonderful for our children the staff are phenomenal. We have loved everything the staff have done to make our children enjoy learning. They offer lots and lots of extra learning opportunities and they have helped my children excel well above grade level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

I have a 5th grader and a 2nd grader at Dayton Oaks, and they both love it. It's a safe environment, the teachers have been good to excellent and there's been a prompt response to any concerns we've raised.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2012

My 4th grader has been in this school since kindergarten. I have loved every teacher he has had- they are hard working and caring. He is challenged and nurtured here. They have a great gifted program, after school programs and parent teacher association. The principal and assistant principal are very involved. Bullying is taken very seriously. Community is great. My kindergartener started this year and initially had not wanted to leave his pre-K montessori but fell in love with DOES instantly.
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Posted March 7, 2010

My son has attended Dayton Oaks since the middle of 2nd grade. He is now in 4th grade. We love the school because of the wonderful leadership, new building, and strong parent teacher association. The school is under-enrolled, so they don't use all of the available space, but the classroom sizes are pretty large. This can be challenging with a child with an attention disorder. My son did not like the after school care program (provided by the Columbia Association), but it could be because he's had such amazing programs before with which to compare it to.
—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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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92%

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93%

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95%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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92%

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96%

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93%

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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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
97%

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
99%

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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
97%

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
78%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 68% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 6%
Two or more races 9% 4%
Black 5% 35%
Hispanic 2% 12%
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 2%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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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

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

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  • 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
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  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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4691 Ten Oaks Rd
Dayton, MD 21036
Phone: (410) 313-1571

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