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Dr. Sally K. Ride Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 537 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 4 ratings

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Posted May 21, 2012

My son only went to Sally Ride for about 2 months... However, he learned more in those 2 months than he did at Brookhaven for the rest of the school year. Back in Sally Ride, he use to come home and tell me what he had learned, words I didn't even know the definition of sometimes. At brookhaven, he tells me he played with his friends outside, then I would say "and... what did you learn" He replies I don't know... every time. I'm not bashing Brookhaven, I'm sure they're a great school and there isn't much of a bullying problem like I noticed in most other elementary schools, plus the staff involvement is excellent, but I feel that they can push more with the learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2011

This school is the best school ever! Teachers are very friendly . Principal is very kind and vice principal is soo good to everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2011

two of my sons have attended this school, I have been very involved with their learning and the PTA. I love the teachers and principals, they do an amazing job! the principal knows the name of all 550 kids and is very accessible both to the kids and their parents, the only thing that concerns me is the teachers aids, building services and lunch ladies... they are the stereotypical MEAN people. I've had to talk to my kids about how to handle that sort of behavior. Other than that, my children have grown so much, they are both at least one full grade level in math and english and are very excited about learning and being challenged, that I think is priceless!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2011

Negative behavior (bullying) is bound to take place because the children are not kept busy and as a result their minds are definitely going to wander! I am also waiting very patiently for the last three years for the test results to show some improvement, but every single year the results have been disappointing.


Posted June 30, 2011

This is a terrible school that has big problems with bullying, the teachers who are ignoring kids when they are complaining about the bullying. Most of the bullying is going on in front of the teachers. So the teachers just act like they don't see or hear anything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2008

The school building is fairly new so aesthetically it's very nice. They do offer opportunities for kids who are gifted to receive special instruction (a middle school teacher came to SKR each day to teach a separate math class). However, when my daughter went to a MCPS magnet school in 6th grade, I was told her writing skills were not as good as they could be. The middle school teacher stated that students coming from Sally Ride often lack in English/writing skills. Make sure to talk to your child's 4th/5th grade teachers if you have a GT or advanced student to make sure they are being taught more than just 'basic' writing skills. Hope this helped. :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2008

My daughter goes to this school, great teachers, great new principal, ect.. my daughter is doing better than ever this year, no complaints here! My son who is now 18 went to Sally Ride in th 5th grade and it was the best elementary school he ever went to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2007

I have no doubt that next year at this time that the school rating 4 out of 10 will be a much better number. Sally Ride has a new dedicated and determined Principal who cares a great deal about the school and students. The PTA is also excellent and has many good ideas on how to motivate our kids. I forsee good things for this school.
—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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
58%
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
Asian 26% 6%
Black 26% 36%
Hispanic 22% 12%
White 19% 43%
Two or more races 7% 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 40%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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