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Parkway Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 230 students

 

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Posted October 20, 2009

Parkway is a small town school in the middle of beautiful downtown Baker Park. It still has that small town feel where you walk your kid(s) to and from school with your neighbors. It feels like a private school in that the student to teacher ratio is still relatively small, and you can actually get involved in the school as you wish. Parkway is an old school and we love the feel of the big windows and brick exterior. So far, we couldn't be happier with our school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2008

Parkway has a warm, friendly environment where the teachers and principal know everybody. A very active PTA is also a huge plus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2007

Parkway is a great elementary school - mostly because of its small size. Every teacher knows all the students and can tailor lessons to a student's needs. I've been a bit underwhelmed by the art and music program, but both are supported at Parkway. Parent involvement makes this a stand out school. In addition, I find the teachers and administration very responsive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2005

Parkway is an incredible elementary school! The class size is small and intimate and the PTA and staff interact constantly. There are alot of fun afterschool activities and enrichment opportunities. Kids live in the neighborhood and can walk to school. Committees abound and you can get involved in a variety of ways.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2004

Parkway is an incredible school. The diversity within the school is harmonious. The faculty make a strong effort to get to know the kids as well as the parents. The environment allows parents and kids to embrace a positive city culture.
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Posted January 15, 2004

My 6yr old son has been in parkway school for 2 yrs now. He is blind, and this school has been great to him and us. The teachers are Mrs.Back and Mrs.Anderson. The staff is wonderful. My family and I rate this school a full 10. They have done and found every possible way to get my son the help he needs to move on. Even though he is in kindergartin again he is starting to improve from last year. The Brandenburg-Cassell Family.
—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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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100%

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
>=95%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
98%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
100%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
83%
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
White 71% 42%
Two or more races 10% 4%
Black 7% 35%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
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 21%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • 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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Language learning

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

Gifted & talented

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  • Gifted / high performing
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Level of special education programming offered
  • 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
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

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  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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