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Greenview Knolls Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 388 students

 
 

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12 reviews of this school


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Posted September 9, 2013

My daughter is currently in kindergarten here and we absolutely love it. She went to Pre-K there last year and I couldn't have asked for a better program! I love all the teachers we have come into contact with and my daughter comes home excited and happy everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2010

Clean and 'mostly' nice staff who certainly do not tolerate bullying which is far more than I can say for their sister schools in the area. They actively aim for participation in events projects and activities from students and parents alike.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2009

Great School!!! My children had previously attended private school. We were concerned that the adjustment would be hard on them. The teachers and the staff are very involved and caring. My children are being challenged everyday . The PTA is great too. The have the fall carnival to raise money for the school. The kids really enjoy it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2009

My daughter attended greenview knolls in Kindergarden and LOVED it. Mrs.Stoll and Mrs. Neubling are the dynamic duo! She was reading at an amazing level at the end of the school year and both teachers show much attention and care for their students. Thanks to them...first grade has been a breeze for her and she is in about 3rd grade reading. Great experience at GKES
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2007

Man, I go to school here just graduated! This school is great. Mr. hazuda and Mrs. Servello Are fantastic people! So Put ur child(ren) in this school. The teacher actually pay attention to the students and help them to their needs!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 11, 2007

I would not recommend putting any child in GreenView Knolls Elementary. It is one of the worst schools in the county that I have seen. Most of the teachers appear to only care about receiving a paycheck instead of teaching children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2007

Overall we are favorably impressed with this school. The academic programs and teacher involvement are good. It was a 'low performing school' in the past, but, has steadily improved each year. It now accepts other students from 'low performing' schools as part of the No Child Left Behind law. Some of the schools teachers are world class, others not so much. The physical education program teacher was voted one of the best in the state. The school emphasizes good student behavoir. This can be difficult though because parent involvement can be limited. The PTA is engaged with the school faculty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2006

My daughter seems to enjoy GKES. It is a much better school than she was in before, but I'm not sure that it's a great school. The Art program could be better, and I am not sure how the standardized testing works here, I didn't get any information about them except make sure your child eats a good breakfast. I think that there should be more parent/teacher nights so that even new students and their families can get to know the teachers and school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2006

My daughter had excelled here in the 1st and 2nd grades. My only problem is with the lack of programs for better readers. They do a good job of working with the kids but sometimes the ones that do not need as much help get left behind. Everyone from the vice-principal, PE, music, etc., have been very helpful and know the children by name.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2005

I think this school is great. The teachers my son has are very open as far as communication. Everyone that I have had contact with has been very helpful and shown great enthusiasim in making sure my son reaches his goals. All in all, I think is is a terrific school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2004

I have a child who has and is attending this school currently. And if I had the personal funding to home school my child - I definitely would. GKES is one of the schools in St. Mary's County who has not met the proper standards. The Principal and Staff, along with the teachers have been of little assistance in helping to better my child. They tend to blame the parents and student and do not offer the legal requirements intended to help children who really need the help. Horrible school by all means, take your child(ren) somewhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2004

This school leaves a lot to be deisred. Although the teachers I have dealt with seem to be most helpful the office staff lacks the impersonality to keep the circle going. School is not meeting the states testing requirements and has gone down hill on their overall State testing scores over the past 5 years. They are in danger of losing their funding if they don't do something about it. Building is old, parking lot just redone, however money would have been better spent on the building or curriculum instead. Glad to be transferring out of the area soon. Would send my children to a private school in the future if we had to stay in the county. All schools here have poor ratings compared to other areas in the state and out of state.
—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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
76%
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
White 47% 43%
Black 33% 36%
Hispanic 9% 12%
Asian 7% 6%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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