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J. Frank Dent Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 250 students

 

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Posted January 14, 2013

This school is lacking a bit everywhere. There is no organization in the front office. Notices for school events get sent out very late making it hard for parents to plan. 2nd grade class is over crowded and the teacher is has issues controlling it. the 2nd grade teacher is overwhelmed and therefore has lacking of being calm and closed to the students. She yells, screams, takes away rest room privileges from all students even though it may be a few students who are having behaviorial issues. There is lack of homework especially math homework coming home. There is a tremendous amount of bullying. The prinicpal seems to be out of touch. No parental relationship is encouraged. Parents are getting irrate and frustrated with the entire school faculty. I see things changing for the worst for some faculty at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

There is no true support from the staff as it relates to children with social challenges. I was told by the principal,my child has exhausted her and she can not do anything more for him...wow
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2007

this school has a greate resding program in helping kids with that extra push the assiatant principal is great the principal needs to be more aprochable and all of the teacher that i know there are great they have shown care for my child and for our family
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2007

This school is showing improvement since they hired an assistant principal.
—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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
56%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
63%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
49%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%
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 86% 35%
Hispanic 10% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Two or more races 1% 4%
White 1% 42%
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 66%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
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  • 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

Language learning

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

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

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2700 Corning Ave
Fort Washington, MD 20744
Phone: (301) 702-3850

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