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Holly Hall Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted March 8, 2014

my child has been in this school for a few years now. very disappointed in the direction they have gone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2013

Love this school! I went there as a child and now that we have moved into the area my daughter is going there as well. It has been newly remodeled and is beautiful, clean, and innovative. The staff have gone above and beyond to assist my daughter in the transition of changing schools as well as made it as simple as possible for me too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2011

I am very surprised at the attention to children these teachers give! They are very open with parents about problems as positive feedback. Teachers are very qualified as well as friendly and open with all!. My child has excelled here and teachers have been quick to let me know of his strives as well as any areas we may need to work on. They have also given me ideas on ways to help develop some of his skills! Great S!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

They take pride in teaching not just giving information and pass our students unto the next grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2009

Holly Hall has a sneaky way of doing things and by far I feel to be consider a good school you need to have open commucation with parents and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2008

My daughter is a student at Holly Hall. She has been there since pre-K. We have had a great working relationship with all of her teachers, and felt at ease discussing any issues that arose. She excells academically, reading above her grade level, and consistantly earns A's and B's on her report card.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2007

The communication with parents is great. The special funding received from the state allows for things like their new computer lab. Classroom size is still relatively small, and is further broken out into groups for more concentrated learning. My son is progressing impressivley well as a student there, and is already scoring a 69% on the pre-test for his next years schooling after only one quarter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2007

The curriculum is fairly weak. The use of 'stretch spelling' and lack of phonics emphasis leaves students behind from the start. Students are given way to much free time in the lower grades with little emphasis on the purpose of being there, i.e. learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2007

My 2 children attend this school and have for the past 4 years. The school provides no challenge programs for gifted and talented students and they end up bored. Teachers do not communicate issues or concerns, you have to hear about them from others and contact the school. Administrator is not consistent with discpline amongst everyone and untimely in actions. Not sure why they even have a guidance counselor. Many of the teachers are young and not experienced in dealing with other kids in the classroom with behavior issues as everyone is integrated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2005

I went to this school from k-5 grade, now my daughter is attending her 3rd year here. This is a great school, teachers are very helpful and the other staff is awesome. Next year my youngest will start pre-k here, I am happy this school is still kept the good name and great education experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2005

I am a former Holly Hall student and I am now in the 10th grade...this school has good discipline and the teachers are very friendly to the students and to each other...this school would have to be the best!
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
93%

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 89% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
50%
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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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 70% 42%
Black 13% 35%
Hispanic 9% 12%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 59%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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233 White Hall Rd
Elkton, MD 21921
Phone: (410) 996-5050

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