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Pangborn Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 753 students

 

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Posted May 25, 2010

This school is an excellent school to have your children attend to. When we moved here from Texas, they gave us a tour and were very friendly and welcoming. I am very pleased with the security they provide for the children. They are very firm with who is to pick up or visit your children. The teacher and parent involvement is outstanding. The teachers always emailed me when I addressed concerns pertaining to my children. The only thing I wish they had were more after school clubs as our Texas school did. Other than that, this school is outstanding and met my criteria as excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2007

I think this school is doing very well. We are excited for the new building!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2006

I am very happy with this School. They have helped my 2 children very much that has ADHD. I would recommend this school to all. They have the extra help for 1 on1 if need it and so much more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2005

I am very satisfied with the school so far, my son has attended for 4 years and there is a very supportive and helpful staff.
—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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
79%
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
White 49% 42%
Black 22% 35%
Two or more races 14% 4%
Hispanic 12% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
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 67%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

Arts & music

Music
  • Instrumental music lessons

Language learning

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

Gifted & talented

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  • Gifted / high performing
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  • Gifted / high performing
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
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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195 Pangborn Blvd
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Phone: (301) 766-8282

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