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Judge Sylvania W. Woods Sr. Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 

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Posted Friday, August 22, 2014

Both of my children attend JSW and every year I am happy with my kids teachers. I have to agree with one parent though, not alot of parents are involved. I'm that parent that has the teachers email addy's and do "pop up" visits. I have a great experience with the school, because we work together as a team (parent and teacher). I have NO complaints about my school!! Love it every year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2013

I had a niece that attended the school last year in per k-3, she couldn't talk as good as my daughter, didn't know her colors or shapes and I home school my daughter last year because she didn't get in to per k-3 last year. After the school year was out my niece learned more then her colors, shapes, # and abc's. My daughter is attended the 2013-2014 school year and so far I've notice the teachers really care about the students in just more then the education , but what going on at home as will. The only reason the school have 3 out of 10 is because the parents/ guardians don't participate, in there kids education. There are at lease 2-4 students in each class who cant read, 2-4 who adding.Its not the teachers fault,it's the parents/ guardians.My mother works there and the STORYS I hear about the parent is just terrible,they care more about work then there kids.Parents need to be more involved with there children that goes for all schools rated under 10.No excuses.I worked two full time job's still find time to home school my child.so 3 is not the rating for this school its the parents/guardians who get the 3.the teachers are great they try so hard.I would recommend this school but?
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Posted September 17, 2010

im not much on making long winded reviews, but with all the things going on in my kids lives jsw is helping to point them in the correct direction with emotional educational and moral support. Oh and if you dont train your kids dont expect someone else to it starts at home.
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Posted May 21, 2007

Unfortunately, from reading the past reviews there was something to be excited about having a child attend this school. My experience over this past year is that there lacks enough discipline in the children and many parents aren't participating in the school or their children. Teachers spend more time discipling children than teaching. What a loss for those kids who have the ability to do well and want to. Surrounded by so much activity that has nothing to do with education is a distraction by itself. I am desparately trying to get my child transfer to a better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2006

i use to be a stedent in the school, but now i'm in middle school, and u peaple are right Dr. Branham is an great principal,at of all the principals i have had he is the best, jsw is also an awsome school all the teacher are so nice and sweet, i miss it so much. and its a talentd school to, and they even have good extracurricular activities at least i think they still do
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 10, 2003

I have to agree with Dr. Barhm (Head of School) being involved with the children. He has great enthuiasm. Every time I go to the school, there is always a smile on his face. When he isn't in the office, he is walking the halls, or in the classrooms, lunchroom interacting with the children with conversations and with the teachers. I love this. He is a great leader and a great choice for JSW.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2003

Dr. Branham is great. I appreciate his constant presence in the halls. He knows his students and his school. I have never been able to locate him in the office because he is always in a classroom encouraging his students to do well. Thank you Dr. Barnham for being one of the very few principals who care about their students and not in the job for prestige.


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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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
41%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
83%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 64% 35%
Hispanic 26% 12%
White 5% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Two or more races 2% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
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 78%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Glenarden, MD 20706
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