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Kensington Parkwood Elementary School

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Posted April 18, 2014

Kensington Parkwood is a five star school period. I felt like home every time I went in, and to This day I can still say it was the best 6 years of my life. We had hundreds of different projects that sparked my interest in learning. The staff if welcoming, and it is a great environment!


Posted September 14, 2010

It is true, K-P is a beautiful school with a wonderful art integration program. Unfortunately all special needs students are not accommodated. More from a lack of teacher knowledge than a willingness to help children. It only takes one student to fall behind to make you wonder about others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

Wonderful school and staff ! Inclusive with kids with special needs !! Bravo !


Posted May 13, 2010

Kensington welcomes all it's students with open arms and a loving heart. Thank you Kensington Parkwood Elementary School.


Posted May 12, 2010

KP is an Arts Integration school, that skillfully uses the arts to enhance every learning experience. It also is a true inclusion school. Special needs students are truly included and involved in the school community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

Wonderful school, with very high quality and caring teachers. Arts Integration program leads to very innovative uses of the arts in relation to all subjects in all grade levels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

I love this school because of its arts integration program. My middle child LOVES art and he gets a chance to incorporate art into so many things at the school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

Bringing the arts into every subject has been a wonderful way to bring learning into everything the students do. The teachers are creative, parents are welcomed in the classroom, and my kids come home loving school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

Our students, teachers, parents and administrators all work together to raise creative problem solvers through collaborative work in the Arts and Academics together!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 26, 2010

Kensington Parkwood is a nicely maintained facility with great teachers and administration. The PTA keeps everyone involved, and the arts integration program which teams up with the Kennedy Center offers a unique experience for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

KP has arts integration which helps children blend school with the arts. Their imagination grows and it helps children learn more efficiently and effectively. Also, the teacher's there are fantastic in every grade level. The principal is innovative and current with teaching practices. The school noticeable works hard for each individual student to succeed. There are plenty of programs for after-school, specials in school, reward programs, reflections instead of punishments, postive attitudes, etc. It's all you can ask of a school. Private school advantages in a public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

KP is a safe environment where students can reach their potential. The teachers and administrators are committed to the students achieving success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

The teachers are amazing and the Arts Integration program keeps the kids engaged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

Outstanding teachers, facilities, programs, and principal. The best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

KPES is a great school thanks to the dedication and attention of our teachers and the very strong committment from parents to stay active and involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

Outstanding teachers, arts integration program and active parent involvement make this school outstanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

We have very involved parents and a wonderful arts immersion program!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

incredible teachers and arts integration program - a model elementary school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

This is one great school! Great students, great teachers, great administrators!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

KP is an incredible elementary school with many exciting ways for students AND staff to learn. With the curriculum being taught through the arts, students enjoy learning through creative and engaging lessons. Teachers have opportunities to learn as well with many courses available for them in arts integration. Strong leadership, pleasant, professional staff, super support from an awesome parent communtity make KP a special place for students to be!
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

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98%

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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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
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 72% 42%
Hispanic 11% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 6%
Black 5% 35%
Two or more races 4% 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 7%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4710 Saul Rd
Kensington, MD 20895
Phone: (301) 571-6949

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