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North Frederick Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted August 19, 2014

This school was amazing and i was here from 2nd grade to 5th grade in the highly able/magnet program. They have so many opportunities for kids, and i came to school every morning with a smile to greet me at the door. The i learned so much and will never forget this school.


Posted March 30, 2012

There is a lack of communication between the new principal and staff. I brought cupcakes today with permission of my daughter's third grade teacher. This was for my daughter's last day as we are relocating due to my husband's passing. The principal turned us away at the steps even though she knew we had already cleared it with the teacher. The policy is fine, but the guidance counselor also knew I was sending in cupcakes and said she would stop by to have one. This is a new principal. I don't like to go on rumor, but my daughter said she wouldn't let them run tn recess! This experience sours several good years at this school. I put in a call to the principal's supervisor but am afraid that the teacher will get blamed. She didn't know about the policy and I don't think its her fault.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2010

My daughter attended NFES for two years, kindergarten and first grade. We were extremely disappointed in most aspects of the school from class size to NO communication with the parent from the teacher. My child was seeing the reading specialist and we were not told. Even more, I walked my daughter to her classroom every day and chit chatted with the teacher and still, I was not told. My daughter's kindergarten teacher had every inch of the classroom walls full of "stuff" on the first day of school and then the teacher told me that she was easily distracted - look at your room! It is unfortunate as the school is so close to our home and I really wanted a good experience. If a child misbehaved, recess time was taken away from all students in the class (it is only 15 monutes to begin with). As a result, we are now paying for private school where my daugher is thriving .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

The teachers care about the students and are dedicated.


Posted April 17, 2010

Although much larger than I prefer to see elementary schools, I find that the principal and teachers keep all of their children in their hearts... North Frederick is truly a community where all, children and adults are respected, and honored for their individuality and needs. The spirit of the school children reflects itself in the spirit of the parents as well. Open lines of communication are valued and important in daily operations. Rah! Rah! North Frederick!


Posted December 2, 2009

My daughter recently graduated from North Frederick. She had a truly wonderful experience there. She's a smart girl who loves to read and learn. Her abilities were recognized and encouraged. I hope their new building will materialize soon; they deserve it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

Our school is the greatest because even though it is over crowded the teachers are awesome!!!! They work extra hard to make each student feel special.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2009

Without a doubt the absolute best place for your child. This our second year at NFES; with one child in 2nd, and one in 3rd. From the principle to the staff to the teachers, you won't find any better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2008

My oldest son attended North Frederick and he loved it. It was a wonderful, nurturing, well organized school. We were sad to leave it, and it's the standard I compare all schools to. Thank you North Frederick!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2006

My child is a kindergarten student. Not only are they reading and writing better than we could have hoped, the work in math is impressive. In speaking with other parents, it seems as though the quality of instruction and challenge does vary with the different teachers. We are very pleased! We have had limited contact with the principal, but he seems very supportive and knowledgeable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2005

the school has a great pre-k program. the teachers are excellent
—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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
93%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%
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
White 51% 42%
Black 20% 35%
Hispanic 18% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 6%
Two or more races 4% 4%
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 41%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1001 Motter Ave
Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: (240) 236-2000

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