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Bond Mill Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 459 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted June 30, 2014

Bond mill is a great school, the academic standard is superb, teachers are hardworking and ready to work with kids, very courteous staff. The principal Mr. Fitzgerald is awesome, he is so involved in the success of the kids and school as a whole.My son was there for kindergatten and he had a nice time but we had to move so he would not be resuming with 1st grade. We will surely miss the school and the staff. Best Elementary school in PG County!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2013

Bond Mill is AMAZING. I share custody (50/50) with my ex husband and he lives in the Bond Mill neighborhood. I drive from Baltimore half the week so that my son can attend this school. The teachers are all wonderful, Mr. Fitzgerald , the principal, is spectacular and the whole school community is everything you could ask for. I don't have one complaint about this school. Love it love it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

Hello all My daughter and nephew started at Bond Mill six month before the summer. We came from the Howard county area. My expectations were high due to bad expericences. I didn't know what to expect because I had heard some not so nice things about PG county school. Bond Mill was so welcoming! So user friendly. They encourage the parents participation. They embrace all cultures and I like having lunch with my daughter and helping when I can. I wanted to see better and I have. The teacher are great. The kids will stay. We were thinking of moving. I'm impressed! I'm not easily pleased and this school has proven itself. Thanks Ms. Johnson
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2012

Both of my children attended Bond Mill, as did I long ago. It is still a good school and has even improved. The staff and teachers are very caring. My children had special medical issues. Everyone there looked out for my daughter and helped her learn to thrive with her challenges. In Kindergarten she was thoroughly taught how to make her surroundings safe. She gained a confidence I don't think I could have installed in her by myself. My son thrived as well. They both continue to get honor roll and take honors classes. They were well prepared for MLK middle by their 5th grade teacher. I am so grateful to everyone at Bond Mill. They not only do their jobs, but love them. And it shows. In the school and the students they teach. It has been a privilege to have my kids at Bond Mill.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2012

This will be my son's last year at Bond Mill. I know he's going to miss every one just as much as I will. His 4th grade teacher Mr. Haslup is an extremely remarkable person. His level of attention to each student and his patience should be bottled. If your looking for a great school that will be dedicated your childs development, Bond Mill is the way to go.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2012

Great school! Each morning (rain or shine) principal Fitzgerald greets my son by name and a high five at the entrance. From advanced spelling lists and reading groups to algebra and academic teams like Destination Imagination - he has been challenged and loves it. Our oldest son enjoyed a private elementary school education. But Bond Mill is easily comparable and probably a tad better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

I love the teachers and thier devotions to the students. They work so hard in helping our children accomplish the goals for the year in a fun and desirable way.
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Posted October 13, 2010

This is an awesome school with dedicated teachers, staff members and parents. They truly are committed to our students academic success as well as their physcial and mental well being .
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Posted May 27, 2010

This is my son's first year at Bond Mill, we made the best decision by staying in Laurel. The principal, Mr. Fitzgerald is amazing. He is well loved by the students and staff. The teachers are great. I wish I could be my son's principle all the way up to 12th grade! The other great thing about this school is the parent participation.
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Posted April 8, 2010

The Principal Mr Fitzgerald knows all the students by name and is very involved with all activities. The teachers are great and also very involved with the students. My 3 step-children and son all went to Bond Mill and I am very pleased with this school. The entire staff is very professional and very helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2009

We all love this school. It just has a positive feel to it!!
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Posted January 7, 2008

My son has always been in private school until this year when he stared second grade. I was a little nervous about the transition, but it turned out to be great. His teacher is extremely helpful and always willing to discuss my son's progress or any concerns that I may have. The principal is the best I have ever met. He takes time to get to know the kids and is always willing to talk to the children or parents and encourages parental involvement. The only problem I have is that with the new boundaries in the Laurel area, my son will be moved to Scotchtown Hills next year. I haven't heard such good things about that school so we may be heading back to private school next year. But Bond Mill is hands down a great public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

I absolutely love this school and so does my daughter. The staff is always so friendly and helpful and the Principal makes every effort to get to know the students and parents. My daughter has really thrived at this school and I can't wait for my younger child to begin here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

I have 3 sons, all goes to this school it's one of the best that I know. The teacher's are very helpful and inform me of any help that I can give, every one knows everybody which is one of the best things that I like about it. And the IEP team is very good with the kids.I wish I can keep them their all 12yr. of school Thank You!
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Posted September 8, 2005

I absolutely love this school. We love the parent involvement, the teachers are wonderful, and inspite of what is said about schools in PG county, Bondmill is A+. I don't think we could have found a better school to send our children. It is very unfortunate that this is the last year our children will attend. This is truly a Blue Ribbon Of Excellence school.
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Posted August 8, 2005

My son transfered to Bond Mill in 2004 and he has had a wonderful year. The parents and students involment, academics and activities showed great and positive response. The teachers are wonderful and the administration too. I am glad we made the decision to move my son to Bond Mill. He is very happy at Bond Mill!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2004

Bond Mill is an excellent elementary school. This is my 5th year at the school and now have 3 children there. The teachers really are able to differentiate between skill levels and adapt their curriculum to each child's needs. I have been so impressed with this. We have a great parent community, generally having over 90% PTA participation. School programs are well attended. The teachers welcome parents in the classroom to help with everything from cutting out materials to working one on one with a child who needs extra attention. The office staff knows all the parents by name and knows which are their children. We have a new principal this year and he seems to be continuing the tradition of excellence we have known at this school. I can't say enough good things about it. I also love the size, this year at 550. A+
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2004

My children transfered to this school last year (2003-04) and we are very excited about that change. Bond Mill Elementary has a committment to our children that goes over and beyond. I have been impressed with the principals' involvement in every child at the school. I believe that the principal sets the tone for the school and Mrs. Landry has done an excellent job. The teachers are attentive and qualified, as well as, caring individuals. But one of the biggest advantages that Bond Mill has over many schools it that the parents are involved and stay involved in the school. We are very happy with the school and give it an 'A+'.
—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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
95%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
100%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
99%

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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%
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 47% 35%
White 23% 42%
Hispanic 16% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 6%
Two or more races 6% 4%
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 28%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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16001 Sherwood Ave
Laurel, MD 20707
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