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Longfields Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 404 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted September 2, 2014

My experience with the registration process was horrible. My daughter is attending this school through the T.A.G. program and I had to jump through hurdles getting her registered. I initially took her record with all necessary documents about two week before school started and left them with Ms. Gray to give to Mr. Owens (the registar). I called the follow Monday to see if my daughter was registered and ready to start the first day of school but I still had problems getting answers, after several messages left for the registar, visits to the school and her records being misplaced, she was finally registered about a week after school started. All thanks to the counselor Ms. Richardson she was a huge help in expediting the process. I thought that was the end of my problems. Then came my issues with requesting transportation. Long story short transportation was not requested correctly I spoke to Ms. Owens again and she assured me everything was done, but it wasn't. On our next conversation she apologized and said she make a mistake and she'd get it taken care of right away......So now I wait. I pray this is the last of my worries and issues with Longfield Elementary.
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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.
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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.
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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 74% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
75%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%
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 68% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%
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
Black 85% 35%
Hispanic 9% 12%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
White 1% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Forestville, MD 20747
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