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Springhill Lake Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 585 students

 

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Posted February 5, 2014

Do not under any circumstances enroll your child in this school it will be the worse decision of your life the teachers have no paitence. They do not care about the grades the kids get and they are incompetent. I rate this school a zero. I have never in my life experienced facility that doesn't care. The school lets out early and is often closed. If your only option was this school I suggest you home school instead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2014

The PE teacher is no good. My daughter who is a Honor Roll student keep getting C in her PE class and missed Honor Roll twice now. This 9 year roll is very active and discipline. She is in the newspaper for sports championship. She was the only one who was selected from her team to play in the (AAA) Triple A Softball Tournament, she does dancing and swimming, she also held this school record for the most push-ups (80). My child never got more than 9 out of 10 for PE score. My conclusion is that the teacher in no good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2011

Ever since the previous principal left Springhill Lake, the school has gone down under. There are now incompetent teachers, low parent involvement, and the new principal is uncaring and does not care how the school is ran.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 26, 2011

This school is in the middle of gangland, and the apartment complexes around house unsavory characters who want to hurt your children. The students also run loose, beating each other and disrespecting any visitors. The school is run by a poor excuse for a principal. She does not care what happens to the students. This school is a joke.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2010

to much provertry the principal seems not to even care about how the shcool is ran.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2008

Springhill Lake Elementary is a great school. Three of my children have passed through SHLE and a fourth is currently doing 5th Grade there. The staff is professional and dedicated. But what I liked the most is the personalized education being dispensed to the students who need special guidance and after-school follow-ups. I'm satisfied that i chose Springhill Elementary School for my children's education five years running. Richard Nyamboli (Parent)
—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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

119 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
68%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

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 73% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
48%
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
Hispanic 48% 12%
Black 47% 35%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
White 2% 42%
Two or more races 1% 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 82%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
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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

Language learning

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

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  • 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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  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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6060 Springhill Dr
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Phone: (301) 513-5996

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