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Captain James E. Daly Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 558 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
Based on 7 ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted September 30, 2013

Two of my kids went to Daly Elementary and they loved it. It is a great school, great teachers, the principal is very involved and caring. Both of my kids received a tailored education that catered to their needs. For instance they were placed in a higher Math class since first grade. When my eldest started Middle school, he skipped six grade math and reading and he started directly in seventh grade math and reading. I think the staff, the teachers are very caring and my kids would not have been able to succeed without the teachers at Daly. We were very involved with the school and the PTA as the school cannot achieve much without the parents full dedication and involvement. Thank you Mrs. Dietz for all your hard work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2013

Great School, my attends Daly and he loves it. We move dto the are in 2008 and we love it here. The teachers are great and the school principal is very dedicated with years of hands on experience in the education field. My son progressed very nicely in both reading and Math and he loves the extracurricular activities offered at Daly. He loved Mrs. Sheinen, his second grade teacher, her kindness and her generosity has had a long lasting impact on him. I also like the teacher's willingness to cooperate with the parents to help students succeed. Their willingness to communicate with the parents. I think more parents involvement would be very beneficial. Thank you Daly for making every child a Daly success!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

Really great school, with teachers and an administration that care about my child. My daughter has progressed nicely, even in math. We've been at the school for 3 years, and are very pleased with the academics, teachers, and administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2013

the badest school in maryland big bullying problem and awful staff the bullying realy bad i had too take my kid defence classes. REALY BAD SCHOOL
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2013

The people in the administrative office need to look into their attitude the way they speak to parents especially when they need to remind parents of the rules and regulations. Not all we parents can remember what the rules are at the school. Have some respect when talking to parents, you cannot be talking to a parent like your talking to a child when telling a parent about your rules. Some training needs to be done, the tone really matters when talking to someone....some of us know this through experience....am glad this the last year for my kids to attend this school. I have experienced this with the admin office several times....this is disrespectful!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2013

This school is amazing and teacher co-operation in academic Improvements with student / child great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2013

I am very happy with my kid 's teacher ...she is too good, always be in touch with parents about what is being teaching at the classes and upcoming projects students are going to do. I am very much satisfied with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2012

The staff, teachers and principal are very positive and responsive. In kindergarten (last year) my daughter was being bullied, and when the teacher was made aware, she initiated bully awareness in her classroom. The principal was proactive in this case. While I have heard about bad experiences from other parents, I have never been exposed to any negativity in this school. I highly recommend Daly and suggest you experience yourself to form your own opinion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2011

I have found in the 3 years that I have been part of the Daly community that the administration is extremely responsive to the needs of all of the different families within the community, as long as the issue is brought up to the administration appropriately. The negative reviews are a result of parents not taking a leading role in their child's education. The school is forbidden to communicate actions in the case of bullying and a parent that work's with a student at home will see that completing homework is difficult. I have had to deal with both issues and as long as the I have communicated with the school, the school has responded in a genuinely caring and effective manner. Teacher's as a whole are gravely underappreciated and the negative reviews of Daly from last year misrepresent the administration and staff at Daly as a whole.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

I've been extremely disappointed in the school this year. It was just brought to my attention this past reporting period my child was having problems keeping up with the class. I wanted to know why I wasn't contacted previously. The teacher couldn't give me any answer. I was not given any guidance or offered any solutions. I asked if there were an textbooks that I could help my child with her Math. I was told that the 2nd class teachers decided not to use text books for Math. How can a parent help if we don't have text books to work with our children. I've checked with other schools in Montgomery County and they all have text books for Math for their second graders.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2010

Our overall positive feeling about this school ended when we learned our child was the victim of continuous bullying and the administration did little, if anything to correct the problem after repeated complaints and reports were made.. We used to feel confident having our child in the care of the school's staff members and administration. I wish that statement were true today.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2009

I like this school. Teachers are always good leading and dedicated. They trying to know each student. The students are challenged to do their best. I don't know why this site rated only '3'. This site watch just academic result?! Maybe. Anyway, my son has had an amazing experience. I think Daly ES has lots of real inportant secrets for education. Students have always stay with there smile and trying to be nice. They know they need good education for their future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

I love James Daly because the teachers do care for the 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 82% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 89% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
38%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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
Hispanic 39% 12%
Black 35% 36%
White 13% 43%
Asian 8% 6%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Germantown, MD 20876
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