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Halethorpe Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 451 students

 

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Posted May 24, 2013

My kids have been students of Halethorpe for the past year, one in Kindergarten and the other in 5th. Each have had a hard time adjusting to the new school. I will say that the kindergarten teacher has done a great job in trying to work with my son in his adjustment though I think he gets singled out rather than trying to make him feel like part of the community. I would say this school was average at best. I have not been overly impressed, but I wouldn't say that it was a "bad" school. Maybe my perspective is skewed because they were in such a wonderful school last year in Georgia. They do a great job of making the kids feel safe, but I don't think it is a great environment for the truly gifted children.
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Posted November 21, 2012

five of our children have attended this school for several years and they love it. The teachers and staff care about each student, about their well being and the education they are receiving. Truly a wonderful experience in an enriching environment.
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Posted June 20, 2011

Halethorpe Elem is truly an exceptional school to send your child to. All 4 of our children have attended Halethorpe and the whole experience from Pre-K to 5th grade makes you hate to leave. All the faculty knows each child and their parent by name and they are always available when you have questions or problems; and any problems that arise are addressed imediately. Halethorpe staff makes you feelpart of the family!
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Posted March 2, 2005

I cannot say enough wonderful things about Halethorpe Elementary! We came to this school from a private school, and we've found Halethorpe to far surpass the quality of education, as well as the range of services, we encountered in the private school setting. One of our sons is dyslexic, and in speech therapy. The school, teachers, and staff have been enormously supportive and helpful. The principal knows every child by name, problems are few and far between, but they are always handled respectfully and appropriately. I can only hope that our experiences in the middle school will be as wonderful as they have been here. Kudos to all of the staff for doing a wonderful job!
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Posted November 21, 2004

Halethorpe elementary is a gret environment for learning and parent involvement. The communication link between the teachers and the parents is outstanding. The principal, Jill bordenick knows every student by name and is always available for any concerns or inquiries. I have two children. One is now in middle school and the other in kindergarten at Halethorpe. If you're new to this area, I know you will be impressed and happy with Halethorpe elementary. I wish more parents would be involved in thier children's education.
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Posted August 22, 2003

I can't say enough wonderful things about this school. My son is entering the 1st grade(Aug.2003), he has attended this school since pre-kindergarten. I find the leadership to be outstanding, with both the principal as well as the teachers. We've had nothing but a positive experience.
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Posted June 15, 2003

The involvment between the teachers and the students and the communication to parents is outstanding at Halethorpe elementary. I wish more parents would get involved with their children, but I have two chuldren in this school and one of them attended another school before coming here so I am able to compare and I really like halethorpe.


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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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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83%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
61%
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 52% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 20% 6%
Black 14% 35%
Hispanic 8% 12%
Two or more races 5% 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 59%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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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
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Programs

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

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4300 Maple Ave
Halethorpe, MD 21227
Phone: (410) 887-1406

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