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Gilpin Manor Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted July 23, 2008

What an outstanding school. The teachers and staff provide a caring and compassionate environment for all concerned. Gilpin has made a significant change over the last five years. There is more of a focus on instruction, behavioral intervention, parent involvement and success. What a great place to be!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2008

Mrs. Hammer is a 5 star woman! We have the best working for us-with a compassionate heart, enthusiasm, kindness and she really loves the kids and staff. The teachers have been really good from the ones my girls have had. I would give them 4 stars. The extra. activities are good 4 stars, and my over rating of the school is 4 stars!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2007

My son is doing much better this year academically. The class size is great only 21 students and the entire teaching staff is fantastic. I wish they would offer more opportunities for extra programs like other elementary schools in the Elkton area (chess club, tutoring, DI Teams) and more opportunities for parents to come into the school other than award assemblies. Overall this is a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

My daughter is ADHD and at her previous school is was falling way behind. When I moved and she started going to Gilpin her teacher as well as all of the other staff was very patient and helpful to her. She is now almost making A's and B's. Where before she hated to get up and go school now she is excited to go. She loves it there. I have never had anything but good experiences with the staff at the school. They are all very kind and helpful. I can't wait for my 4 year old to start school there.
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Posted March 8, 2007

Two of my children attend here after transferring from another school in the county and I love it. My childrens teachers have a no fail policy which allows for all children to work at their own pace (as long as it's within the current cirriculum. Both of my children have excelled here under the current administration while previously one was a D student and the other a B/C student. Now my daughter has acheived honor roll status while my son is very close. While it's true the parking is horrible, the extracirricular activies have improved and my kids are now success. I love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2006

My daughter attended Kindergarten this past school year and while the start to the year was quite unorganized and the parking situation is a bit ridiculous; I was very impressed with her teachers. I must say Miss Wallace and Mrs. Brynes were two of the most helpful and thoughtful teachers I have met to date.
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Posted June 9, 2005

Extracurricular activities seem to be mostly based around education. PTA has a few fun things during the year but I would like to see more family activities where parents can get to know other parents in the school. I also liked the morning buddies that were cut back this year after the principals changed. This is a great way for parents to come into the school and meet other parents and stff. The leadership of the school has greatly changed. The principals seem to care more about their own attire then education. They do not do the fun things like the past principal did and it's greatly missed. From what I have seen, parents do not get told much about going ons in the school. Events are last minute notices.
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Posted May 6, 2005

I have had several children attend GMES. This year things have taken a turn for the worse. As soon as you walk in the doors you are greeted by bar graphs that show how poorly the school performs on state testing. Then you go in the office and the ladies will greet you once their conversation is finished. Where there was once a teacher and aide in each room that had inclusion children there is now just a teacher. The teachers do work hard and most are in teaching positions because they love children. Unfortunately the creativity and fun that was in the classrooms a few years ago is now gone. I would only recommend this school for children that can sit still for long periods of time, don't like to color/draw/sing and that like to whisper or eat lunch with their head down.
—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 82% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
64%
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 58% 42%
Black 22% 35%
Two or more races 10% 4%
Hispanic 8% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
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 68%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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203 Newark Ave
Elkton, MD 21921
Phone: (410) 996-5040

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