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Bollman Bridge Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted September 29, 2013

My daughter had a terrible experience at Bollman Bridge.I think the teachers use very poor judgement in the placement of students in academic programs. My daughter had a very mild disability. Her teaching team took her off diploma track and put her on certificate track without mine or my husband`s knowledge or consent. She also did not even score low enough on an I. Q. test to qualify for this track. My husband and I found out all this through the grapevine later on down the road. By that time she had fallen to far behind to go back on diploma track. Bollman Bridge academically ruined our daughter. We are contemplating suing the Howard County school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2012

My child is leaving Bollman Bridge this year to go to middle school and I must say that these last 6 years have been the best! This school is very diverse and students and staff embrace this! It is evident that the school is a fun place to learn and the teaching is wonderful. Teachers and staff keep in touch to report student progress! The PBIS program at this school has been very helpful for my willful child and I have learned a great deal from this. I have always been welcome at the school and have enjoyed my time as a parent at BBES too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2012

I love this school. My son who is now in 6th grade at Patuxent Valley attended Bollman K-5 and had an amazing experience at this school. He was in above grade level classes in reading and math at Bollman, and still is at Patuxent. I currently have a daughter in Kindergarten at Bollman, and she loves it. The teachers and administration stay on top of things. Her teacher stays in touch via email and is always readily available to answer any questions. I have volunteered at some of the events such as the Turkey Walk and some of the holiday parties and the kids are always so involved and happy. Unfortunately, due to redistricting we will be attending another school in September, and I am truly sad to be leaving Bollman Bridge. We have had a wonderful experience with both of my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2011

Bollman is a very diverse school, has a lot of kids that come from all parts of Savage. My son's class has a small ratio, but they do swap out for many things like reading, related arts, and math so most kids will be exposed to all of the teachers from that grade level and sometimes all of the movement and change throughout the day can be lot for him. Lunch time is very structured and routine, recess is rather short but this is the case for most schools. My son is reading above his grade level this year despite all of the changes and adjustments he has had to endure this year, that says a lot of his teacher, she is excellent with e-mail communication, usually gets back to me within a day or two with long thoughtful responses. My son enjoys, Music PE and Art very much. Mr. Henry has them doing very nice coil pottery in 2nd grade. All in all Bollman is a good school, my only bad observation would be that some of the teachers seem to have an average attitude, not with the students, but with leadership, like they are in disagreement with things but carry on anyway, while other teachers strive to go above and beyond on a regular basis. Overall decent school. Out of space to write.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2010

Set up for the future of our kids, always new books and new equipment for the kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2010

So far this school is not bad. Teachers and the administration are managing the schedul well and they are so kind and welcoming to students and parents. However I have one complain to teachers, not all of them though, about academic effort. I wish theachers can do better job about teaching their students. I check my kids school papers and homework in detail. I feel that there is lack of explaining for the sections, specially for the Math. I really appreciate for their hard work but please do some more about your teaching.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2010

I a parent of a 3rd grader that is doing well in school. The administration and teachers are working together this year. Mr. Davis is accessible throughout the day on a regular basis as well as the teachers. The teachers deserve a pat on the back for staying through all the turmoil of past years. great job bollman bridge staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2009

The new administrator continues to make positive change across the school! There is a new energy apparent witin the staff this year!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 14, 2009

I love this school. I have to children one is in 3rd grade and the other one in fifth grade. The teachers care about the students, the resources are great and the dedication from the staff is ubelivable. I would not change it for anything else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2009

BBES is a nice friendly school. However, the teachers do not build on the children's self-esteem. Often times, I have heard teacher's screaming at children or getting in their faces. It is imperative that educators build a child's self-esteem up at the elementary level. Overall I would not recommend BBES to any parents unless the parent plan to be in the school all day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2009

This is my daughter's 2nd year at Bollman Bridge and we have been so pleased with her experience. The teacher's my daughter has had for both 1st and 2nd grade have been top notch! They take the time to really know their students and how they learn and then apply strategies to help with learning. Class sizes for both last year and this year are great (17 students).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2009

bollman bridge is an amazing school to attend and volunteer for, the kids and teachers are very helpful and it has a very educational environment for the students to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2008

BBES is an excellent school. I always see the kids hugging teachers and the principals. I have sat in some of the classes and was impressed the way the teachers encourage the students as early as 2nd grade to use critical thinking skills. Hooray for bbes
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2008

My daughter allison was in third grade with mrs. Monahan, and she said, she is the best teacher in the school, because she is very nice, with all the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2008

My daughter is in first grade with Ms. Cline. She loves going to school and has learned alot this year. She said; 'Ms. Cline is the best teacher ever'. you can't get any better then that!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2007

We've been extremely happy with the preschool special education program at Bollman Bridge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2005

Bollman Bridge E.S. has its issues and has its wonderful teachers. One of the lowest scoring schools in Howard County, they are in a mixed area socioeconomically. They continue to work hard but teachers and department heads tend to leave for better schools.
—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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
60%
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 39% 42%
Black 28% 35%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 6%
Hispanic 12% 12%
Two or more races 8% 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 33%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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8200 Savageguilford Rd
Jessup, MD 20794
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