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New Midway/Woodsboro Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 338 students

 
 

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Posted October 8, 2013

My fifth child has started kindergarten this year at NMWES. Our first started here 9 years ago. While a small town, rural school it provides students with a caring and nurturing environment in which they can learn and excel. I question if sometimes the little school gets lost in the big picture, but have no doubt that the teachers and staff do their best to provide my children with the best education available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2012

This school has a very long and sordid history. Check out the Fredrick News Post's April 16, 2010 front page article pertaining to FCPS and New Midway/Woodsboro School in particular. I have been told that problems still continue. I have put my money where my mouth is and I pay for private school education for my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2010

In the fall of 2010, my daughter will start her second year at Woodsboro ES, going into the 1st grade. My husband and I LOVE this school. I'm an active volunteer at the school and I chair on a PTA committee. I have watched these dedicated and talented educators teach my daughter. I just can t say enough about them!! It is a small school, roughly 300 kids, Pre-K through 2nd in Woodsboro ES and 3rd-5th in New Midway ES 3 miles north. I just can t say express how happy I am that I moved to this town. Our family relocated from Gaithersburg, MD to Woodsboro, MD in Frederick County in May 2009. The Town of Woodsboro has a hometown feeling and I m proud to be a part of this community. I wouldn t have been able to find this in Montgomery County, MD.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2005

This is an excellent school. The class sizes are small enough that the teachers can teach. They have excellent reading, math, social studies, music, art, library, science, phys ed, computer lab, writer workshop and other special programs. Our child loves to go to school - that tells you right there that the school is doing something right!
—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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
>=95%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
86%
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 89% 42%
Hispanic 6% 12%
Two or more races 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 35%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
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 32%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Keymar, MD 21757
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