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Dodge Park Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 522 students

 

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Posted February 8, 2013

If you DON'T want your children to thrive and have a thirst for learning, send them here!!! They'll also pick up just about every bad habit you can think of. I was curious as to how this school had a five star rating and I see that they are from 2009. Maybe the school has changed drastically since then or maybe these parents haven't had the opportunity to see great schools. Either way Dodge Park can definitely do better. They can start with getting better teachers and retaining them. It seems as if all the good teachers (who really have a love for teaching) leave. Now the kids are stuck with drill instructors. Elementary school isn't supposed to be so serious, learning can be fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Dodge Park Elementary School is great!!! The principal, Mrs. White is great with the staff, parents and the students. Ms. White cares and loves everyone that comes thru the door of Dodge Park. The staff is there to help each and everyone that goes to the school. If anyone has and issue Dodge Park has support groups that will help you. A phone call is made to each parent every Sunday evening to keep you up to date on the activities going on at the school for the up coming week. And wishs everyone to have a bless and safe week. AWESOME!! My daughter loves this school. Thanks for everything DODGE PARK ELEMENTARY!!!!!!!! Keep up the great wok!!!!!!
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Posted January 16, 2009

The School is great, and I believe it comes from the top because Mrs White is a excellent principle and she motivates everyone else to want to excel. More parent participation is needed to make the school even better. The school system can't do it alone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2007

Academic programs are excellent. The curriculum challenges the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2007

Dodge Park Elementary School has, in my opinion, made tremendous strides in its educational environment with the addition of Mrs. White and her dedicated staff. It is evident in the raising of scores for the school's curriculum.
—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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

58 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
44%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%
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 77% 35%
Hispanic 19% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Two or more races 1% 4%
White 1% 42%
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 87%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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

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3401 Hubbard Rd
Landover, MD 20785
Phone: (301) 883-4220

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