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Longfields Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 425 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
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2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted October 26, 2013

This is a great school! My son has been a student at Longfields for 3 years in the TAG program. The quality of his education is top notch. His teachers are energetic knowledgeable and make learning fun; from field trips to unique projects they find different ways to teach the students. Also, the foreign language and music classes are a huge plus. We struggled with taking our son from his zoned school to move him here but I know that was the right decision.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2013

this school actually satisfies me and i absoulutley love the clubs the school has like GEMS mentouring program for girls. the program guides my daughter by doing fun things and sitting down to have talks, just for girls! i also like MOT that guides and mentours my son to become a good child and a good man in the future. this school's testing scores are good and i love the way the teachers sit down with my child so they know exactly what to do. i think this school was a good decision for my child.
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Posted February 25, 2011

My daughter attends this school and enjoys it very much. They offer a great variety of programs and have a wonderful TAG program. My daughter took Chinese for the first quarter of the year and is now taking Italian. They also have a good music program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2008

Our four-year-old daughter attends Longfields, and we are quite satisfied with the school. She had been attending a private preschool before, and we found that the 'abecca' ciriculum there was much too rigid; her potential wasn't being tapped-into. Now; however, she is able to use various manipulatives in class. They offer a variety of field trips. Students are encouraged to participate in contests. They are given ample homework and study packets, even during breaks. Most importantly, we can rest assured that our daughter is being taught based on the national standards, so she will be able to compete successfully with other children when she enters Kindergarten and beyond.
—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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
52%
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 77% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
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
Black 87% 36%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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