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Fort Foote Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 

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Posted July 30, 2014

My child has learned academically and life independence skills. The administration has been very attentive and Ms. Bannat is SIMPLY AMAZING!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

My child was once enrolled in Ft Foote after coming from a private school setting. This was the worst mistake I could have made! Out of 5 days in a week I cried at least 3.5 because of the demeanor in which my child (who was deemed gifted) was treated. I decided to put my child in Fort Foote because of them having a 'Blue Ribbon Status'...boy was that a hoot! To my surprise, this status was granted under a very older administration---current administration is doing a SAD job of living up to these standards. I met with the Principal, VP, etc., in regards to being pulled out and placed in another grade level in regards to Reading/Language Arts...and even worse mistake as that teacher proved to not be worth the disruption of my child changing classes. Finally after much turmoil, I enrolled my child back in private school.
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Posted April 8, 2009

I have a child in second grade and the Head start program and they are doing very well in the Fort Foote and think the teachers really do care about the children and the needs.
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Posted January 21, 2009

It saddens me as a parent whom once thought highly of Fort Foote and the administration, to say that I am extremely disappointed in the way our children's educational needs are not being met. My child was a honor student and is failing now due to the lack of concern not only from our principal, but her teacher as well. I brought my concerns through many channels and as of January and my child is still in the same predicament. I have lost all hope and confidence in our school system not to mention Fort Foote.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2007

I have a first grader at this school and I must say that the teachers are wonderful,helpful and indeed genuine. The only problem I have with the school is the principal. I have seen her speaking disrespectfully to students! I have decided to remove my son from this kind of environment after this school year. Such a shame, because the academic program and the teachers are so great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2006

I have a child in pre-k and in k. My husband and I are very pleased with the school and genuine hearts of the people in it. The children are eager to learn and the teachers are enthusiastic. Events may seems a bit chaotic & unorganized but all in all a very caring bunch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2006

Excellent staff, excellent administration. Academic programs rate very high, as does parental ivolvement. Music and art exist. They start seriously in 5th grade.
—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 82% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

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 81% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
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 61% 35%
Hispanic 20% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 6%
Two or more races 4% 4%
White 4% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 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 55%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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8300 Oxon Hill Rd
Fort Washington, MD 20744
Phone: (301) 749-4230

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