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Point Pleasant Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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13 reviews of this school


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Posted May 6, 2014

This school is awful ... As a parent where myself my father brother son and now daughter attends this school. It has went downhill. They have teachers that are teaching our kids that are fresh out of college and obviously in need of a job. It is without a doubt a major concern of mine, that this school does not work for the best interest of the child. I learned that in a lower income school known as Brooklyn Park Elementary is much more influenced in the concerns of what is best for the child. How can a child be marked as in need of retention for the first grade? If the child is present, maybe not everyday. But has made up all missed work, as well as practicipation, and has without a doubt worked extremely hard in learning the newly advised academic. I still am not understanding why our children are learning alegbra in the first grade instead of the basics. What ever happened to add, subtract, handwriting, learning the basics before jumping the advanced work. As I do feel it is a great resource to enchance. But how about enchancing once they understand the basics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2014

The review below about Grandparents Day needs to be removed. One, this site is to review the SCHOOL by parents or guardians of children that attend the school, not for a guest of a single school function to complain about it. Two, what this person is saying is incorrect. The program was scheduled to begin at 8:30 and began on time. I know this because my son attends Point Pleasant and my mother attended the program. This person and the other grandmother were obviously told the wrong time by the child's parents. That is not the school's fault. Go to the school's website and look at the April newsletter. All the information about Grand Friends Day, which is what the school calls it, is all right there. But again that review shouldn't even be here and I only felt the need to respond due to the fact that they gave a great school an undeserved one star review.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2014

My son has attended Point Pleasant Elementary for three years. The teaching staff at Point Pleasant seem to care about their students and academically challenge them as per their abilities. I have nothing but good things to say about this school. Even their after school care (Super Kids) is good. Keep up the good work Point Pleasant!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2014

Today was Grandparents Day' yay'.you would think. The most unorganized function, arrive at 9:07 for a scheduled 9:20 program, am met by my granddaughter, told I missed the program. I asked a staff member what was going on, I was told, "well, it went faster than we thought". How much "thought" does it take to know how long it takes to sing 2 songs. The picture line was an hour and half long, really? While waiting for pictures, my granddaughter was approached by a staff member and told her other grand mom was In her classroom and had also missed the program, so the class was going to sing for all of us. She didn't want to sing, so she went to her class to meet her other grandmother and bring her out to get her picture taken, gets there, and it wasn't her grandmother. So, wait for pictures, take her to the hall to go back to class, the staff member there asks her teachers name, she repeats it three times, the forth time, I pronounce the teachers name, and staff member tells me there's no teacher there with that name. WTHeck! The staff member takes herby the hand and said "show me where your class is". Then comes back to me tells me this teacher is a sub,.."no she's not.


Posted August 13, 2013

Is not helpful to children who have been to preschool. My granddaughter spent the entire kindergarten doing what she learned in 3 year old preschool class. Sad..her teachers reply-"But hopefully they will have the time to help her next year" REALLY???


Posted June 20, 2013

Love this school. I can see a drastic improvement in my sons learning. Kudos to Mr. G and everyone on his staff. They really have went above and beyond to show that they care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

It has the best teachers and staff. Everyone there cares about the education of our children. The rewards and the praise for being good students make the children feel special and the school does so much for the kids by having family nights, math and science nights, etc... I wouldn't want my children to go anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2007

My son is a 2 year old enrolled in their Infants and Toddlers Program and I simply could not be more impressed! My son has a severe developmental delay and this school/school system (Anne Arundel County) has shown my son the true care and compassion that every parent wants their children to have. Not only is their program amazingly organized, but they have a number of programs available to fit the particular need for your child. And they work hard w/the parents to show them how to help their child as well. We are military and if we had to do it over again, we would request this assignment just for our child to be part of their Infants and Toddlers Program!//
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2007

The overall school is great, the teachers are excellent and the PTA does great things for the students. Its the administration that is lacking and does not support the staff like they should! They need a change & administration that is actually concerned about the children's welfare. From what I understand their current principal has only been there about 2 years, but its time for a change again! Also the cafeteria food can use some improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2006

I think that this school should be the #1 elementary school in Maryland. The teachers in this school are exceptional , and Ms. Weeks is the Greatest secretary in the world!! Both of my children have really enjoyed all of their teachers, and my daugher will be going into middle school in the fall, and she is hoping that all of her teachers will be just as nice. I would like to say
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2006

I'm so impressed with this school, the teachers and office personnel. My daughter absolutely loves her teacher, Mrs. Mattoon. I've found that she is very interested and concerned with each of her students' education and self esteem. Ms. Weeks has always been helpful and personable any time I've had a question or needed assistance. I love this school and the people in it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2005

The kindergarten teachers at this school are the best! the staff is awesome! Mrs. Weeks- the school secretary is so great! the kids love her! I have found that the small classroom sizes are very beneficial. I like that the 4 & 5th grade are in a different building. Thanks to everyone there! You are all great! my kids love going to school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2003

I have found this school and its staff to be most helpful and proactive in my son s education. The teachers, counselors and administration have demonstrated a genuine concern for my son welfare and education. They seem to go above and beyond their job specifications in order to provide the parents and children with the best possible resource. I have had nothing but great experiences working with the staff at Point Pleasant Elementary. They have helped my son to over come disabilities and have used alternative methods and equipment to help him communicate with his peers and the staff. They encourage the children to participate in creative activities and also to develop skills to help them in studies and problem solving. This school has been invaluable to me and would highly recommend it to any 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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
>=95%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
69%
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
White 68% 42%
Black 14% 35%
Hispanic 11% 12%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 49%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1035 Dumbarton Rd
Glen Burnie, MD 21060
Phone: (410) 222-6425

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