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Southgate Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 572 students

 

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Posted February 25, 2014

My children have gone to Southgate from Kindergarten to Fifth grade. I have never had a problem. The teachers are excellent. They really care about your kids and want them to do well. They are very open and welcoming to parents. There are many activities to promote involvement and for raising funds for the school. I have also worked very closely with special education. They have always been openly communicative and care about what I think. My kids have been very lucky to have had the opportunity to go to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2013

This school was fun while it lasted while being my last year here the teachers are great and push you to do your best. The vice principal and principal don't play around, hopefully you don't end up in the office unless its for a positive referral. For all the southgaters I want to give you some advice get good grades and try your best, it will help you in the future! !


Posted February 14, 2013

Both my sons attend Southgate and I can't say enough wonderful things about the teaching, administrative staff and the entire atmosphere of the school. The new school is beautiful and the children adore that but regardless of the appearance the staff is what makes the difference and they are incredible. Both my children have areas that require some extra attention and they manage to receive it at Southgate. At their old school unless they were gifted/talented or had severe learning disabilities they didn't receive the extra attention. Thank you so much to the school I know they have changed my kids' lives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2012

This is my daughters first year in Southgate, she is in K. So far I love the school and more importantly my daughter loves going to school at Southgate. I find the staff to be very friendly and always available to talk if you need to. The new IB PYP program is great! It just adds to the curriculum giving the children a more in depth veiw of things. The PTA always seems to have some fun festivals planned to bring the families and school together. My only complaint is that I wish they had slightly better communication between the school and parents. But all in all we are all very pleased with our experience with Southgate.
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Posted April 7, 2009

In my son's 2 years at Hilltop, his teachers have been very patient and attentive to his 'needs'. I want to thank everyone, teachers, counselors, librarian, and health room personnel for the GREAT JOB you are doing. I hope I didn't leave any one out!!!!! KEEP IT UP ;0)
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Posted May 15, 2007

Southgate Elementary was acedemically excellent as were the teachers and the extracurricular activities. Where they lack is school safety not inside but outside. Most kids have to walk home and across a busy intersection. I have seen numerous fights among kids and there is no one to stop them besides the kids and the parents. In my opinion if they can make them walk home they can atleast make sure they get home safe.
—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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
92%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

101 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
63%
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 42% 42%
Black 33% 35%
Two or more races 11% 4%
Hispanic 9% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

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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

Arts & music

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  • Art teacher(s)
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  • Band

Language learning

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

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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

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290 Shetlands Ln
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Phone: (410) 222-6445

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