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Yellow Springs Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 437 students

 
 

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Posted May 9, 2012

My daughter has been here for kinder and 1st grade and I am very pleased with where she is at in her education. Her teacher is amazing and if I could package her up and share her with other schools I would!!! Mrs Hawk goes above and beyond expectations. She sees each child as an individual and guides them to be the best they can be. She nurtures their strengths and helps them work through their weaknesses. I could not have picked a better teacher!! The 1st grade team at YSES are just out of this world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2011

My son just completed the first grade and after two years at Yellow Springs Elementary we could not be more pleased with the school. Despite the age of the facility, the entire staff does a wonderful job with the kids. Parent involvement is huge and the school leadership really encourages parents to get involved. Around Frederick, Yellow Springs is jokingly refered to as the best kept secret in FCPS and as the "Private" public school for the quality of the education our kids recieve. I could not recommend it stronger for great teachers, great principal and great staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2009

My daughter goes here and she had learn so much last year. Wonderful principal and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2009

Great Blue Ribbon Elementary School! Academics, integrity, accessibility to teachers and administrators - Yellow Springs is a real jewel of an elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2008

Mr.Ganley and Mrs. Ward (Miss.Graham) are the best teachers in Yellow springs, even though they are all nice!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 16, 2008

i have recently gone to yellow springs,and it is an exellent school and a wonderful enviorment for working. it has great teachers and staff.the pta is very involved in making the school better and better.I strongly reccomend this schoolfor your child!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 29, 2008

Wonderful school, teachers and principal! The best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2004

I think Yellow Springs Elementry School is a wonderful School. The teachers are there to learn and they make it so children want to learn in a positive way.The principle is also a great leader. Keep up the great job.
—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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
97%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

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 73% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
96%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%
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 70% 42%
Hispanic 10% 12%
Black 9% 35%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 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 14%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Frederick, MD 21702
Phone: (240) 236-1700

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