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William Paca Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 499 students

 

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Posted August 16, 2013

I had the displeasure of attending this horrible school. Not only is it extremely unorganized but the office staff is rude, and unhelpful and act as if doing there job is a chore. As previously stated if you can AVOID sending your kids here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

this school is very unorganized and does not keep the parents informed of whats going on with your child,this school is unexceptable to me very unexceptalbe to me I encourage anyon who can send there child to private school or another school beside william paca elem
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2008

I do not like the lack of outreach and communication by my childrens teachers here. They also are cutting the before/aftercare program for SY08-09. They will not be attending next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2007

my cild went one year it was a good year but the school is not doing that good and with no bus transportation I have taken her out this year by WPES
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Posted August 15, 2007

My child transfered there in 2006. Before the transfer he was on track with his overall academic growth but since he started there his main concern was his saftety, he didnt learn anything. Just terrible.. I thank God that he wont be returning there this year because the school system sent letters to parents giving the option to get ouu kids out because that school is in academic trouble!
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Posted October 12, 2005

Last year I believe 4th grade had a great year. My son had Ms Bates and Ms Newsome and they were great they really stress the learning process and was not like I have mine and its time for you to get yours. They really cared about the students. I am awaiting to see how this year goes and looking for postive results. The afterschool program I believe is great and it helped my third grader last year also. I believe that is a great benefit that the school has.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2005

Fourth Grade teachers were very involved with assisting with my son having a successful school year. Children should not be marked tardy/absent due to school bus unpredictable schedules and drivers. School needs more P.E. time and sport and other extra-curricular activities to form more of a community relationship with the parents and attending students. And implement a TAG program that I thought was already in place when I chose this school over Lake Arbor because of commute distance.
—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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
63%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
74%

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 73% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
58%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%
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
Black 84% 35%
Hispanic 14% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Two or more races 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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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

Language learning

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

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

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  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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  • Buses/vans for students only
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7801 Sherriff Rd
Landover, MD 20785
Phone: (301) 925-1330

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