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Monocacy Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 606 students

 

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Posted May 29, 2014

This is an amazing school! Both my kids excel great here and the teachers and staff are amazing! It's going to be such a hard transition since we've moved for next year, they'll always be gators!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2013

My kids started in this school 2 years ago. I am very impressed with the school over all. Yeah, it's not a brand new school and they have portables, but the teachers and family events they have are amazing. They always try to have parents involved in the students academics. They have family evening activities and hold plays. My kids enjoy it. The teachers are amazing, very energetic and accessible. Love how they have lots of after school programs for the kids and the prices are not bad at all.
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Posted September 24, 2010

This is an absolutely fantastic school! The principal is very involved in the community and the teachers seem to really enjoy what they do. The programs are challenging, but age appropriate and keep my daughter excited all throughout the school year.
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Posted June 12, 2010

We couldnt be happier with this school. Principal Anderson is the absolute best, very involved in the community and school, approachable and genuinely interested in student success and school growth. The teachers are exceptional and there are plenty of activities for parents to be involved in.
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Posted February 4, 2010

Great school with lots of good activity. Teachers are very helpful.
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Posted March 23, 2006

A good school with divesity. Strong focus on values, responsibility, respect etc. We feel there could be a little stronger focus on core skills (reading and math) but that may just be the particular teacher. Took our son (w/ mild special needs) out of private school and he is doing much better here. Overall we like the school a lot.
—Submitted by a staff


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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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
78%
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 36% 42%
Black 31% 35%
Hispanic 19% 12%
Two or more races 10% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 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 51%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

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • 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

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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7421 Hayward Rd
Frederick, MD 21702
Phone: (240) 236-1400

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