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Indian Queen Elementary School

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Posted April 29, 2013

This will be my sons last year at Indian Queen Elementary . Teacher Unions shelter the lazy and incompetent and at the same time discourage and beat down the eager and hard-working teachers that retire as fast as they can .The public schools need to kick the unions out of the schools, move to merit- and performance-based wages like most other private business, and you d quickly separate the good teachers from the bad. Then get rid of the bad and hire new teachers who have plenty of ambition and energy that are going to focus on the basics Kid s reading, writing and arithmetic skills and are not there just for a paycheck.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2009

Two of my children attend Indian Queen Elementary School. Both have had very positive experiences at the school. My children have moved to another school because of my job situation. They have told me that Indian Queen is a much better school than the one they are in. I thin that the teachers who worked with my children did a wonderful job and I a grateful for their caring and always going the extra mile.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2009

I like Indian Queen. The teachers and the staff this year are very accommodating and warm. My kids are always excited going to school. They have lots of activities and programs too. My kids are trained how to read well. I hope the teachers, staff and principal will continue their good job. They try to involve the parents in their activities. Keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2008

I am very disappointed with the reviews for IQES. I have a 10th grader that started out at IQES, and now a 6th grader there. All of your views/points are your own personal observations, well received. My children, both received excellent teaching, learning, self worth and encouragement from both principal and teachers. The open classrooms are not, maybe for your child. But however, the expectations you as a parent, have of your child, you should start that at home. I have taught my children that wherever they go, in whatever surrounding, all or some things may not be a perfect picture. Take care of you. Do what you are suppose to do. Handle your business. Our teachers/staff at IQES are there to teach, mentor, and love our kids.So my suggestion to you parents, teach/train your kids at home that life is what it is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2008

I have a fourth grader at IQE and this will be his last year. Teacher behavior towards students has become unbearable. Good luck trying to find a teacher that cares about the student. I am disappointed this school because my expectations were so high but as the years continue to go by I can wait around for a change. By then my children will be adults.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2007

I am very disappointed with Indian Queen. I have 2 children that have attended the school for the last 2 years and the teachers need to be trained. They grade assignments based on 'feelings' and when asked how grades are determined... I did not get a straight answer. There is no warning that your child is not doing well until a report card comes out.. even when you request information from the teachers on your child's progress. The front office is very unorganized and the staff can be rude. If you have any other options regarding schools for your child... use them, DO NOT send your children here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2005

I'm new to the area, and visited this school to check it out before hand. The principal was standing right there and didn't have a moment to meet with me. A teacher was talking so bad to a student that I almost said something. Another teacher was standing there complaining to another teacher. They didn't know me, or who I was. But the sad part is they didn't even care. I am doing everything in my power not to send my child there after seeing with my own eyes, the negative environment. I don't want to offend anyone that sends their child to Indian Queen, but they really need to think about their image, and be a little more professional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2005

Looks are deceiving! My child started at Indian Queen last year and hasn't been given the help needed to compete with the other students at this school. I've also requested testing just like the the post from 'Pamela' and have also run into brick walls. I thought this year was going to be a better, different teacher the same results. Last year my child complained about the teacher, about how mean she was and this year was the same type of deal until my husband and I spoke with my childs current teacher and informed her of my childs learning situation and her attitude has changed, but why should it be that why, if they don't want to teach then choose another profession. Also, there are too many students to one teacher. We really so need help at this school. I'm really thinking about other alternatives, such as private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2005

It look like it's been quite a while since any of the parents have posted a review about Indian Queen. Well, it hasn't gotten any better. My children came to this school in 1999 and it appeared to be a good school. Well what's that old saying, 'looks can be deceiving.' This is one time I can confirm that they are. Not all of the teacher at Indian Queen are as uncaring as the previous reviews stated but alot of them are. The class sizes have increased and the discipline problems have grown to enourmous proportions. We really need help at this school. My daughter is going to 3rd grade and since Kindergarten she hasn't been given the help she needs to compete with the other students at this school. I've requested testing run into brick walls everytime. We really could use a better leader/motivator for our students and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2004

I am appalled by some of the reviews. All the teachers at Indian Queen are certified by the state of Maryland. Open space is distracting, but the teacher can't control what was already built. PTA is only as strong as the community/parents want it to be, that has nothing to do with the teachers. It is a shame that someone would degrade such a hard working group of people who focus on providing the best education open space will allow!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2004

I agree %100 with what these parents are saying about Indian Queen Elementary it is ghetto and the teachers do not care there is no real discipline the good kids have to suffer with the bad ones the staff in the front office do not dress appropiately they talk to you any kind of way they are not professional at all and the principal sweep everything under the rug it is the worst of the worse in such a good neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2004

I totally disagree with the last parent comment. Indian Queen is not a
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2004

I think indian queen, elementary is the worst school in this county.The teachers are not well eduacated,the principal doesnt care about the students and overall it's just a ghetto school, where the staff has know idea what they are doing. My kids have attened oxonhill elementary and i belive that ia a much better school.Fortwashington elementary is also a great school that have great teachers.If you have any doubts about this school, please dont let your child attednd this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2003

This is my son's first year at Indian Queen Elementary. Although his classroom only consists of 22 students, the open classroom is very distracting. I have sat in the classroom and observe students communicating between the dividers. I also do not believe that the PTA is very strong. I have not received any notification when PTA meetings are scheduled. How can parents participate when they are not notified of meetings? Does the leadership in the PTA have children in the school? It really makes a difference for change!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2003

Indian Queen's class sizes are too great. They need more quality teachers. The open classroom technique is outdated. The school also needs to be renovated. The student population is over 600 and the PTA only consist of about 100 members. The parents need to get more involved with the school and speak out. Teachers should be rotated through grades to avoid burnout.
—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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
69%

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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
67%
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 63% 35%
Hispanic 21% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 6%
Two or more races 5% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
White 1% 42%
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 50%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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