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Friendsville Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 117 students

 

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Posted December 7, 2010

I'm not altogether happy with this school. They are disorganized and frustrating. They rarely send home information in a timely manner expecting parents to have cash for tomorrow's field trip or an item to add to the PTO gift basket raffled off in 2 days. Or "by the way, we sprayed insecticides--yesterday". They have had 5 different principals in 6 years--why? Used to be a great school, but now nobody seems to put in the effort to be anything more than mediocre, fulfilling just the requirements.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2007

This school is a great place to educate your child. The faculty and staff are caring and attentive while meeting both the federal and state education guidelines. FES has excellent test scores compared to the rest of MD, has high attendance rates, and an all-around great atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2004

This is truly what a school should be. The classroom sizes are small. The teachers take time with each child and work at a high standard. They have excellent extracurricular activities. My children still keep in contact with their classmates and hope to return there in the future
—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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
89%

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 81% in 2014.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
76%
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 97% 42%
Two or more races 2% 4%
Hispanic 1% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Black 0% 35%
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 66%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Language learning

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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

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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841 First Ave
Friendsville, MD 21531
Phone: (301) 746-5100

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