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Parkway Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 242 students

 
 

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5 stars


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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.
—Submitted by a parent


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 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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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100%

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91%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

2012

 
 
88%

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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 89% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
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 69% 43%
Two or more races 12% 3%
Black 7% 36%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Asian 5% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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