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Thomson Estates Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 473 students

 

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Posted December 4, 2009

I have been working at Thomson Estates for 5 years and I have seen the growth that this school has made under our current Principals. There is a very positive attitude among the students and staff. I was disappointed to read some of these comments and wish more parents would spend time in our building to see what a wonderful place it is for our children.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 8, 2009

My children have been attending Thomson for the past two years and fortunately they are bright and have done well academically. Despite this I am concerned about the moral of the teachers. Some are so wonderful and caring while others are so pessimistic and this impacts the way they teach. If I could send my kids to private school I would. On a positive note I do feel that TEES does have a wonderful challenge program for those students whom are excelling in certain subjsects and I look forward to my children participating in this program which may help them get through the next few years. The population of students at TEES tends to be less disciplined and much time is spent working with these students. Lack of parent involvement does not help although I think that this may be getting a bit better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2009

I think that this school rushes the children learning and does not give enough time to learn or grasp what they learn
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2005

Thomson is the unfortunate victim of a lack of leadership, mostly from the Board Office. The curriculum is standard for CCPS, with a great group of teachers who care. A small PTA does help, but lack of participation makes it hard to make a difference. My child went to Thomson & now my grandchild goes there. The changes are VERY disappointing. They change Principals or VPs almost every year, add to that a total lack of discipline, lack of parent participation & a Board Office who cannot see the forest for the trees you get Thomson. A great school that is being allowed to fall apart.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2005

Teachers want to teach but due to lack of discipline at home, students disrupt class which makes teaching very difficult. Parents need to get more involved with their kids so the teachers can do their jobs.
—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 74% in 2014.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
72%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
34%
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
White 52% 42%
Black 22% 35%
Hispanic 14% 12%
Two or more races 10% 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 65%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Special education / special needs

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Gifted & talented

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  • Gifted / high performing
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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
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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203 East Thomson Dr
Elkton, MD 21921
Phone: (410) 996-5080

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