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Denton Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted June 7, 2014

Denton Elementary School has gone don hill over the years especially the 2013-2014 school year. My daughter has been hurt several times and no call from the nurse. The principals don't bother resolving issues between students and teachers and parents even when requesting to have students removed from a classroom before the school year begins to stop a problem before it begins. Teachers refuse to answer questions when my child raises their hand for help. A class size of 54 students is to large for my child to learn and when I requested for her to be moved the principals over looked it and turned their backs. Teacher only allow their favorite students parents on field trips and to bring things in for class parties. No communication what so ever. Very unorganized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2013

Teachers don't take the time to make sure their students learn. Had to pull my child who was not learning anything. The bullying is rampant and nothing is done about it. Only thing they are big on in this school is neglect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2013

The teachers are phenomenal they work hard and really care for the students. Overall great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2013

the only thing my child recieved from this school was abuse and neglect.The whole staff and school board should be teminated
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2009

Came from a private school and Denton Elementry far exceeds all expectations!
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%
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 70% 42%
Black 17% 35%
Hispanic 6% 12%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
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 54%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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303 Sharp Rd
Denton, MD 21629
Phone: (410) 479-1660

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