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Elkridge Landing Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 681 students

 

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Posted October 9, 2013

This school is so awesome! the teachers are nice and understanding and the food is great!


Posted February 16, 2012

This is a safe school and offers a decent education. The teachers clearly know the curriculum and implement it with skill. However the principal is not much of a leader. On back to school night, less than half the teachers showed up. The teachers seem to care, but it doesn't look like they have the support they need. What we are finding is that the curriculum is taught, nothing more. If your child excels, there's no creativity built in. If your child struggles, there's no help. I have two kids there. The GT program is OK, but not exciting or challenging. There is open hostility toward LDs from the principal but most teachers are more accommodating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2011

Could not be happier! Administration and teaching staff give 110% Parents are always well informed. Overall, five stars!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2011

My three oldest children have attended ELMS and I've been more than happy with the staff, academics, administration and student behavior. My children never complained about bullying or feeling unsafe. There was your typical middle school "drama" but nothing to be concerned about. I have two more children who will attend ELMS and I know it will be a great experience!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

It is a great school if you are looking at it from an academic prospective, but if you look at it from a bullying prospective they do not take this very seriously. I have talked to several parents and my child about this and it is a huge problem at this school. Especially with the 6th graders. The staff really needs to take a stand and contact these children's parents. It really affects these kids academicly and emotionally.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2010

Its great, but there are a couple problems with the teachers and staff and bullying, but overall, it is a wonderful school. Some kids have come to their parents about being bullied and drama that is being encountered in this school and I think the staff needs to take a stand, and be more aware of the situation.


Posted February 3, 2010

This school has a serious problem with drama amongst its students. I constantly hear from my child about bickering and bullying among the 6th grade children. The counselors needs to take a serious approach in handling this situation and contacting parents of these troublemakers. Many parents talk outside of the school about this situation because quite a few of the children are remarking to their parents about it. The staff seem dedicated to the children but unfortunately this drama interferes with learning!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2009

This school is awesome!!! Mr.Saunders is very nice and so is mrs. Stokes, our vice principal
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 5, 2008

Both of my daughters attend ELMS, and it has been the most positive educational environment for each since the beginning. Mr. Saunders, the principal, is energetic, involved, enthusiastic and really dedicated to making ELMS a safe, nurturing learning environment. Each teacher is willing to keep in touch with you about your child's progress. They also have after-school activities, an orchestra/band, and other extracurricular activities that some schools lack. I know they recently talked about getting the PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) Excellence Award, which is the highest award any school can achieve. (I heard about this at Back to School Night for the '08-'09 school year). The most rewarding thing is that the teachers are so wonderful, as is the rest of the staff (front office, counselors, etc..) and you can be assured that your child will really flourish in this positive, encouragement-rich atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2008

My child absolutely adores this school. The staff is phenomenal and she has many great friends.
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Posted May 25, 2005

ELMS is a great school. The principal is absolutely wonderful and makes it fun for the kids. The education is top quality and class size is very good. The teachers are great and really encourage the kids to do their best. The extracurricular activities are top notch.
—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 77% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
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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 73% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
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 67% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
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 55% 43%
Black 22% 36%
Asian 9% 6%
Hispanic 8% 12%
Two or more races 6% 3%
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 15%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

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7085 Montgomery Rd
Elkridge, MD 21075
Phone: (410) 313-5040

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