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Lake Seneca Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 413 students

 

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Posted October 12, 2013

I have a new kindergartener, and couldn't be happier with the welcome my son and my family have received. With small classes and a small school, my son didn't feel overwhelmed by his new experience. All the kindergarten teachers are incredible, and all school staff that I have encountered throughout the school are always friendly and helpful. The older kids are always kind and helpful to the little ones. I was so scared for this milestone, but so happy and relieved by our wonderful little school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2013

The teachers here are very caring and the school in general celebrates and appreciates diversity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2008

I had an amazing education!
—Submitted by a student


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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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
93%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
72%

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
Black 33% 35%
Hispanic 26% 12%
White 25% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 6%
Two or more races 4% 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 44%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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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

Language learning

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

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist

Gifted & talented

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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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  • School psychologist
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  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Germantown, MD 20874
Phone: (301) 353-0929

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