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Hyattsville Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 513 students

 

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Posted March 24, 2010

My son went to to hyattsville for k-2nd grade. I was happy with the school and most of the teachers he had. Most go above and beyond to meet the students needs. I agree there was not enough parent involvement at the school or at home, when you see and hear the way the older students behave and speak, but that is not the schools fault. The PTA has done a lot in recent to improve parent involvement, but I did not care for the actual behavior that was allowed by the older kids, towards teachers, staff, younger children and any other visitors/parents at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2010

Teachers, faculty and staff are really committed, innovative and just plain great at Hyattsville ES. Though the school facility itself is more 90 years old there is a certain charm to it. The school has an active PTA committed to helping serve the needs of students and teachers. My only complaint that there is not enough parental involvement but that is slowly changing. Great things are happening at Hyattsville ES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2009

My son has been going to Hyattsville elementary since first grade now he is a fourth grade and doing so well thanks to all the teachers and staff keep upthe good work. Principle Jeanne Washburn you are awesome!
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Posted October 6, 2009

This school is really good i'd reccomend it to everyone i know!


Posted November 19, 2007

well hyattsville elementary is great especially the math specialist she is really good in math and my daughter learned alot from the math specialists and also the teachers
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Posted July 16, 2004

Hyattsville has a caring teaching staff and principal. They are dedicated. I beleive my son has received a decent education there so far and he has been going there since first grade ( now in fifth). There is a strong emphasis on reading, math and computer skills. The staff is very quick to respond to parental concerns.
—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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
57%
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 68% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
67%
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 50% 12%
Black 32% 35%
White 11% 42%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 73%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

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

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  • Gifted / high performing
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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
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  • 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
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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  • Buses/vans for students only
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5311 43rd Ave
Hyattsville, MD 20781
Phone: (301) 209-5800

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