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Edgewood Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 450 students

 

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Posted January 24, 2014

My son has been attending Edgewood Elementary since he was 3 for IEP instruction. I have to say that in 2 years, I have seen such a dramatic improvement in my son's speech, cognitive ability, focus, etc. Ms. Burke and Mrs. Jendrek are awesome special education teachers, as well as all of the assistants and speech therapists that work in the classroom. My son loves school; however, as he moves into kindergarten next year, he will lose his ability to stay at Edgewood due to boundary issues. I am concerned how the move to his "home" school will affect his attitude towards school, learning, etc. Hopefully, I'll be able to obtain a boundary exception, but the only downside to that is the county won't provide bus transportation outside of our designated school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2013

Edgewood Elementary is the best kept secret in Harford County! Everyone who works there from the principal to the teachers to the secretaries truly care about each child. We moved to the Edgewood area from another part of Harford County and I would never want my kids to go to another school ever again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2012

I attended this school 30 years ago when my father was stationed at Aberdeen Proving Grounds. I was in Kindergarten and 1st Grade and to the best of my memory and from what my parents tell me, I enjoyed it and had excellent teachers. I'm glad to see that this has not changed despite the passage of time.


Posted October 16, 2009

I recently joined the fabulous staff at Edgewood Elementary after relocating from another state! This is my 8th year teaching in a public school and I have to say that I am very fortunate to have been placed at EES. Not only is the principal extremely helpful, supportive, knowledgeable and professional, but incredibly friendly and funny! The entire support system in Harford County receives an A plus from me! The faculty at EES genuinely care about each student and strive to encourage family and community involvement. I have never felt so 'at home' in my teaching career! I truly look forward to going to work everyday! I hope to get my two sons in this school when they are of school-age!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 14, 2008

This is an Awesome school. We entered mid year, and before I enrolled my 2 sons the staff, from the secretary to the Special Needs Teachers were doing everything they could to put our minds at ease and the transition smooth. The IEP team there is a refreshing change from the other schools we've been at as a military family. Everyone including the principle is so easy going my kids actually look forward to school. And most importantly, they not only understand that kids don't come from a cookie cutter, but they encourage individuality and embrace it. The teachers and staff always make the time for any questions or concerns I have. And to top it of, security is taken personally. Teachers know the parents and kids by sight, even if the kids don't go to their class. And there are so many teachers out during dismissal, they notice everything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2007

This school is so clean. The teachers are friendly. The students are happy. I love this school. Being a military parent, and seeing schools around the globe this is the cleanest school I have ever seen.


Posted November 6, 2007

Wow MS. Sundquist is not just an Educator, shes a leader, I would have to say that the teachers go above and beyond for every child every day. Extra programs such as Math buddies, and the fall festival. my child feels happy every day when she comes home, and says mommy I have learned something today. Being a military parent I have seen many different schools and this truely is ranked one of the best in the nation, the teachers greet you, the principal is truely dedicated, the janitors open the doors and say have a great evening, After school programs with extremly dedicated teachers such as mr. Coultier he is incredible. Thanks I cant say enough great things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2006

My family recently moved here from out of state. My son previously attended parochial schools and I was concerned about putting him in a public school. I have been very pleased. The principal, teachers, and staff are committed to providing a quality education to the children who attend. Caring and friendliness emanates from the school as you drive up. Every morning the teachers and staff are outside waving to parents and greeting the children as they walk to school or get off a bus. The school is culturally diverse and forward thinking, and it shows in the way the children relate to one another. If you want to see what a pristine, fun, parent and child friendly elementary looks like, this is the one to visit. It is a positive contribution to the community; parent involvement is wonderful, as well as business and the local military base participation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2005

I think this is a wonderful school full of teachers who care about their students. The school gets a bad rap because of the location but I love it! The Principle is a wonderful lady who cares that the kids get a good education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2005

This school is a gem!! Moving here from the Boston area four years ago, we were concerned about 'negative' information and comments coming out of the community about the school. As a proactive mesure, my family visited the school and talked at lenght with the principal about our concerns. My child has now been enrolled at EES for going on her fourth year and I am constantly amazed at the wonderful things happing there! Teachers, staff and administration are accepting and helpful with ANY concern. They are a huge support of the community, to include the military component of APG. I couldn't be more convinced that having this school in my child's education was the right thing to do. I encourage anyone with questions to call and visit the school. Negative media, hearsay and rumors are NOT to be used when evaluating a school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2005

This is a great school with a bad rap! The teachers are wonderful and truely care about the kids. In 2003 our principle was the MD State Principal of the Year. This year they won a MD award for having a clean school. We have attended this school for 4 years and I feel that is a safe school for our children. They have a awesome PTA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2003

My son has done wonderfully at this school. The teachers and administrators both support and seem to enjoy the children. It is a positive place to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2003

Both of my boys love Edgewood Elementary. The teachers are encouraging and friendly. The after school clubs and programs are not only educational, but Fun!
—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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
50%
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
Black 49% 35%
White 24% 42%
Hispanic 14% 12%
Two or more races 10% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 66%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Language learning

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  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
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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
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

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  • Assistant principal(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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  • Buses/vans for students only
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2100 Cedar Dr
Edgewood, MD 21040
Phone: (410) 612-1540

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