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Oakwood Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 346 students

 

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Posted April 27, 2010

Great school! They are very friendly, family oriented, and open to work with whatever needs you have. It is clean and up to date. The staff is excellent and they do lots of fun things during the year to keep the parents and students involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

My child attended Oakwood for kindergarden last year. I too agree with another review that there are way too many children that do not speak English. In my daughters class there were also quite a few with attention deficit problems, which took away learning from others. I am happy to say that I had the opportunity to send my daughter to another school. The difewrence in the student population and the atmosphere is worth the tuition payment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

Great school and great teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2009

I currently have 2 children attending Oakwood and thus far the school has been working well for both of my children. My son is doing exceedingly well in schooland doesn't need a lot of help but my daughter is totally opposite. She has been having trouble with girls bullying her and my husband I both feel that the school has not been much help to solve the problem. There are also many non english speaking children in many classes and they really detract from the english speaking students ability to learn. As far as academics the school fares pretty well but as I listed above, there are also many things that go on at this school that would make it hard for any child to focus on school work. If your children speak English and you have a choice of another school I would really send them elsewhere.
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Posted January 26, 2008

My daughter in attending Pre-K at Oakwood this year. She is learning so much; similar to what I would expect from a Kindergarten class! She loves school and her teachers. I love the structure and preparation I feel she is getting to help her transition into Kindergarten.
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Posted January 21, 2008

Our daughter is currently attending 2nd grade and completed 1st grade at Oakwood. She enjoys her teachers and we really like the positive attitude and style of Principal Knouse. Even though the school may not be numerically ranked at the top, we have been very pleased with our daugther's learning and she looks forward to going to school every day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2005

This is my child's first year at Oakwood and I have to say that I am very pleased with the school. I feel that my child has learned a lot this year already and look forward to seeing what the future brings. The teachers seem to care and want to education our children.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
100%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
70%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
52%

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 49% 42%
Black 22% 35%
Hispanic 15% 12%
Two or more races 7% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50%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

Arts & music

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  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band

Language learning

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

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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  • Art teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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330 Oak Manor Dr
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Phone: (410) 222-6420

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