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Pleasant Valley Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 220 students

 

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Posted August 4, 2014

As a parent of a current student of PVES, I could not be more pleased with this school. We moved here from out of county and have the perspective to know how truly wonderful the education, parent involvement and staff commitment are - I would not hesitate to recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2014

This is a great school with wonderful, caring staff! The students are very nice kids and the PTA is amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2008

My children go to this school. It was a good school, but now with all the no child left behind act the teachers can not teach what is needed nor do they have the time. I have found some teachers not in the right profession at this school. Unable to work with the children in a positive manner. It's a shame to have your child go through a whole year with a teacher that should not be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2005

This was a great school! I learned at my own pace and the teachers were wonderful! It was small so we had a personal feel to our education. I felt safe in Pleasant Valley Elementary!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 25, 2005

I, as a former student of Pleasant Valley Elementary must say that this was the greatest school I have ever been to. It is a small school, so I really felt like I was getting personal attention. The only thing I disliked about this school was that some of the classes did not interest me as much as they should have. I was an advanced student, and I kind of felt like the 'more advanced' people in each grade were not getting 'more advanced' classes. Other than that, I loved this school. Everyone was wonderful to me.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 42%
Black 2% 35%
Two or more races 2% 4%
Hispanic 1% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 35%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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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

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

Gifted & talented

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

Resources

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  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
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  • Buses/vans for students only
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1707 Rohrersville Rd
Knoxville, MD 21758
Phone: (301) 766-8297

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