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Highland Park Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 178 students

 

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Posted August 26, 2014

Our daughter just started 4th grade in the TAG program at Highland Park. She has been at the school since 2nd grade, and we have been very happy with it. The TAG curriculum is innovative and academically challenging, and overall we have really liked the teachers. I would recommend Highland Park to anyone who is considering sending their child for the TAG program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2008

My daughter spent her Kindergarten yr here and I loved it. The teachers are intelligent and dedicated. The principal and vice principal have set effective and realistic goals for the entire HPES family. I wish that we wouldn't have had to move out of the area but I'm that her foundation for learning started out so well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2008

This is my first year at this school and I am very pleased with the quality of education that my child is receiving.
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Posted August 30, 2005

My child has a successful year at Highland Park in last year 2004-2005. Hopefully with him going to the 1st grade things will continue to go smooth. Also, love the Principal leadership and 100% involvement with the school. Keep up the good work.
—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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
90%

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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
60%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
96%

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 96% 35%
Hispanic 2% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 4%
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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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

Language learning

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

Resources

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  • Counseling
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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6501 Lowland Dr
Landover, MD 20785
Phone: (301) 333-0980

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