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Glenarden Woods Elementary School

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Posted March 13, 2014

Here I am talking about one of the TOP 10 elementary schools in the STATE of Maryland!! Yes,! that is what it is based on the MSA score. Since it became a 100% TAG school, the ranking went up 142 places and now in 7th. I am so glad that I am sending my son to this school. Most students, I am talking like 90% of this students in the class are very studious! What a peer group :). Only thing is daily commute is about 30-40 min one way. But its worth to be in one of the top 10. Almost no bullying! Teachers and the Principal are strict. VERY tough grading policy from some of the teachers, some times is frustrating the kid and the parents as well. But MSA is a breeze for them. Old building.. BUT the renovation will start and be finished by 2016 summer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2008

I have been extremely pleased with GWES. I have found the principal, vice-principal, teachers, and all staff to be wonderful to interact with and truly the children are put first. I have 2 children in the TAG program. My youngest started in the comprehensive and has recently been placed into the TAG program. I was pleased with the comprehensive program and had no problems with any teachers in the comprehensive program. I absolutely LOVE the TAG program. It is wonderful to hear what my children are learning each day. My children attended a different school prior to coming to GWES and it s so nice that I no longer hear from them how easy everything is and that they don t need to study because they already know everything. My children are truly being challenged academically, which is exactly what I wanted for them. Keep up the great work GWES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2008

The teachers that I have come in contact with in the 4th-5th grade are not very passionate, caring, or patient with the students. In my opinion they are they just to drop off the curriculum and move on. My girls are in the 4th and 5th and I have had nothing but negative attitudes from the 4th grade teacher so we will be transferring to another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

Glenarden Woods is a wonderful school with caring teachers. My daughter is currently inthe 6th grade and loves it. The feasts they have each year are very stimulating to the children and fun for the parents. Way to go GWES-a National Blue Ribbon School 2006
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2007

Great school and staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2006

I'm proud to say I have 2 girls attending Glendarden Woods Elementary. One's been attending GWES since 2nd grade (TAG), and begins 5th in the Fall; the other has been attending GWES in the 'TAG-Along' sibling comprehensive program the last 2 years. She too has tested into TAG, so will begin 2nd Grade TAG in the Fall. I'm thrilled with how well they've both been doing, and they enjoy school! The teachers--BOTH the TAG and Comprehensive--are SUPERIOR, and the curriculum is stimulating and mind-broadening. ALL the staff is very dedicated, with EXCELLENT credentials and training. WE love GWES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2006

I am a proud parent of two guaduates of Glenarden Woods Elementary. The school has a great Talened and Gifted program as well as a decent comprehensive program. GWES has a great staff who make it evedent that they love their job. GWES has a yearly feast mostly targeted for the TAG program that allows children to learn about an ancient civilizaton. The feast challenges childrens imagination and knowledge. My children are excelling in their new schools. 2 thumbs up Glenarden Woods Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2005

GWES is an exemplary school! Both, the comprehensive and TAG teachers, have a wealth of experience and knowledge. I have a daughter in first grade and a daughter in fourth grade. Although this is their first year at GWES, they have both adjusted well and had a very enriching educational experience. I applaud the efforts of Ms. Bridgwater and her team. GWES represents the model for other schools to aspire. It is a wonderful school! Sonya Braddock
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2005

My daughter is a fourth grader at GWES. This school does provide an intellectually stimulating environment for her. The administration and staff have generally been supportive of her needs and are allowing her to learn at her level/pace. There is a plethora of extra-curricular activities to met the needs of mix of students attending the school. GWES has an active TAG parents organisation based at the school. I encourage more parents and supporters of gifted education to support GWES and lobby for legislation which provides for schools such GWES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2004

This school has done a lot for my daughters educational growth. They are very caring and take each individual childs needs into consideration. I have had a bit of trouble communicating with her teacher through notes but I believe that is more because of our schedules. I would recommend this school to any of my colleagues or friends!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2004

This is an excellent school. The parents, teachers, staff and principal are absolutely wonderful. Everyone is responsive and receptive. It's a great atmosphere. The media should focus on schools like this as it is prime example of what education encompasses. We have met or exceeded the requirements under the No Child Left Behind Law. This in and of itself should be a testament to the goings on at GWES. Check out our website: http://www.pgcps.org/~gwoods/index.html
—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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

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96%

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93%

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>=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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
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 77% in 2013.

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86%

2011

 
 
92%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 71% 35%
Hispanic 13% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Two or more races 4% 4%
White 4% 42%
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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7801 Glenarden Parkway
Glenarden, MD 20706
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Phone: (301) 925-1300

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