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Orchard Grove Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 630 students

 

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Posted August 5, 2014

Great school. Running Club is a great program to keep the kids healthy and encourage fitness activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2014

My daughter and son studying in this school and they both like the education and the atmosphere at the school. teachers are very cooperative and responsive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2014

My son has been attending Kindergarten at Orchard Grove Elementary and is in special education. The administration has not listened to anything I had to say about his disability and has basically told me flat out that my son didn't have the medical issues that I've been telling them that he has, despite the doctors' notes confirming appointments and diagnoses. The general ed teacher is fine, but once the staff started to realize that my son didn't have typical issues that they know how to deal with, they had it out for him. They told me they were following his IEP, and then 8 months into the school year told me different things they had just barely started doing, most of which had been in his IEP since beginning of the year. They're self-righteous, and think they know everything (in fact, the Principal told me that she has more years of experience with kids with medical needs so knows more about my sons' medical issues than I do, apparently.) If your child is normal, it may be an ok school, but if your child is not typical, they just don't know how to deal with the kid, and push them and push them to act out until they can finally get rid of the kid to another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2013

This school is greal my kids went to Orchard and they love it very good teachers and staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2013

This school is OK at best if your kid is perfect. If your kid is even slightly outside of the "norm" they are targeted for retribution quickly. Several students are driven out through early targeted harassment. The teachers are aggressive, and the atmosphere is hostile towards children. Watch them carefully if you must have a child attend this place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2013

THIS SCHOOL IS THE BEST! I GRADUATED FROM HERE IN 2009 @ SHEAVILLE! IT'S AN OUTSTANDING SCHOOL! THIS SCHOOL IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN WAVERLY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN FREDERICK MD! SPECIAL THANKS TO KATIE SHEA-MILLER KATIE GRAY MICHAEL RAMAGE PAM WEST CHERYL CRAWFORD AND MARILYN MATTHEWS


Posted November 30, 2010

The Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club salutes Orchard Grove's running program for healthier kids and is fully supporting their efforts to get a track built for their school! We congratulate them for their exceptional initiative!


Posted October 4, 2009

There are so many things that are great about OGES but I'd have to say that what really stands out is the teachers. They care, are involved and work hard each and everyday to give the kids a GREAT education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2008

We love OGES!!! The teachers are wonderful, especially Mrs. Alger (4th Grade). The curriculum is challenging and my daughter has really learned more than she did at her previous school in AL.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2007

I like the school and the staff is wonderful. I had a child in the school for 2005/2006 school year and all was great. But now that my middle son (who has Autism/PDD NOS) has attended OGES for 3rd grade 2006/2007 and now 4th 2007/2008. In my experience with special education staff in the past, from another state, and even another local school my son attend. I have regretfully noticed that OGES needs a lot of improvement in the special education department. I feel some of the OGES staff seems to know very little in regards to Autism. Now, 1+ years later, we are finally making progress. OGES also has a serious lack of communication with the parents of special needs children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2007

My daughter attended Orchard Grove (K - 2). I am very happy with the progress my child is making. Her teachers were wonderful to work with. They always were happy to work with me to meet my child's needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2006

Excellent school with highly professional staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

I have sent 3 children through Orchard Grove with different levels of educational needs. From special ed to honors. The principal and the staff are excellent. The school is in great shape, the kids are well behaved, and the safety is at the highest. They do everything they can for you to help your children. I feel so lucky that my children were able to go there. It is always clean and they are expertly trained in dealing with children.
—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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
81%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
71%
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 41% 42%
Black 30% 35%
Hispanic 15% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 6%
Two or more races 7% 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 37%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

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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

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Language learning

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

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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)
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  • Counseling
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5898 Hannover Dr
Frederick, MD 21703
Phone: (240) 236-2400

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