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Glenn Dale Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 459 students

 

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Posted May 22, 2014

I L-O-V-E Glenn Dale Elementary. This is a true gem in PGCPS. The principal is supportive and a true hard worker. This same work ethic can be seen in her staff. They go above and beyond to make sure each child is successful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2013

The principal is brining about a positive change and setting goals that will hold teachers accountable. The old principal was not engaged and the teachers were allowed to run free. When you have free range change is not good for you so you flee, good byr to the old and hello to the new. My little princess is now going to 3rd grade and thanks to the new teachers at Glenn Dale she is really growing and advancing. When only 6-10 parents show up for PTA meetings to find out what the staff is doing how can you rate anything. Get involved and maybe things will change
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2013

There was a principal change in 2012 and since then several of the school's most experienced teachers fled. The changes are clear - there is no 3rd grade TAG class anymore (affecting my TAG student), my other child's new teacher seems ineffective. My experiences with the principal have been dissatisfactory and sadly, disrespectful. In fact, I only landed on this page because I plan on transferring my children to another school and was researching neighboring schools. There are some really nice people there though. Glenn Dale used to be a good school, and the sense of community it once had has evaporated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2012

I have been very disatified with the school and the principal. My son is in the second grade class and I have never been notified when he is having a test at school and a textbook to study for these test never come home. After complaining I was given a website where my son's textbook could be found, but still no textbook has been sent home. My son was given a math test to see how well is he doing in his class and I was never informed of this test, neither was I ever given the results. WHen I asked for the results I was told that he scored basic, of course I have no idea what this means and Would like to know how I can help him and what he did weak in so that I can help him at home. I had to meeting with the principal and the teachers; the prinicipal told me that she would send a copy of the results home with my son.. that was at the beginning of February. I have yet to receive it and my son was given another state test (math) since then that I could not get him prepared for because again, I was not informed and no results have come home. I am looking forward to the school year being over so that I can transfer into a better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2011

I have two kids attending this school and am very pleased overall. They have a good range of experienced teachers with the average teacher having approximately 10-13yrs. The parent association is active. The principal is nice but appears to be aloof.
—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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
99%

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 81% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
84%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
66%
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
Black 81% 35%
Hispanic 8% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
White 4% 42%
Two or more races 2% 4%
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 46%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6700 Glenn Dale Rd
Glenn Dale, MD 20769
Phone: (301) 805-2750

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