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Urbana Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 742 students

 

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Posted May 2, 2014

My son has gone to this school since Pre-k. It has been a wonderful experience. The teachers, guidance counselor, and principal are outstanding. Any issue I have had big or small was addressed immediately and professionally. I can't say enough good things about them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2014

great school! couldn't ask for better elementary education for my son. Teachers and staff are doing their best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

My school is Urbana Elementary School (UES). Our daughter started UES in Kindergarten, just finished first grade last June and is now in second grade. I have to commend the teachers of this school, I have never before experienced such professional and interpersonal teachers. Every teacher that my daughter has had has been exceptional in instruction, in classroom management, homework, and really teaching her to be proud of her school experience. She loves going to school everyday.
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Posted July 9, 2012

We started at UES when my oldest son was in 2nd grade and my 2nd son in Kindergarten. We have been there for 2 years and we love it! When we first moved to Urbana I was disappointed that our home wasn't in Centerville Elem.'s area, because it is new and Urbana is very old and badly needs renovations. But we had LOVED UES in spite of it's appearance. I have found it much easier to get involved as a volunteer than in previous schools. My son loved his experience in the history bee that they hosted a club for. My boys have both been well challenged in their strengths. I've really liked all the teachers they've had. They PTA and staff host wonderful events to make you connected to the school. We really feel like the quality of education and the feeling of community cannot be beaten.
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Posted December 26, 2011

Wonderful school, the teaching and administration is top notch. Could not ask for a better school for my child to be receiving her elementary education.
—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 74% in 2014.

136 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

134 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
95%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

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 81% in 2014.

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
95%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

119 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
96%

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
98%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

131 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
99%

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

131 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%
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 67% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 6%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Black 6% 35%
Two or more races 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 7%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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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

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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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  • 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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3554 Urbana Pk
Frederick, MD 21704
Phone: (240) 236-2200

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