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Oaklands Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 

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Posted Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I would never send a child here to the Oaklands. class sizes are huge and fighting happens all the time. The student comes home very upset and learning is not prioritty. The school looks like it hasn't changed since my childhood in the 50s because it hasn't. sad place to send a child


Posted April 18, 2014

Great school, but lack supplies, building and more materials. Good pupils. This school really need a new building , Needs iPads, desk top and general supplies for the teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2013

Oaklands has a dedicated staff committed to educating our students. Teachers and administration work together to meet the needs of all students. On many occasions staff members have gone the extra mile to contact parents and make sure students are productive and successful. The staff is caring and resourceful. It has been a pleasure working such a cooperative and caring staff.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 7, 2012

My daughter attends this school. One day she had an appointment. My husband and i took her to school and walked her to her class at about minutes after 8:00 a.m. While walking from the class we saw the principal in the hall shouting "hey, hey, you" and pointing in our direction, we did not pay her any mind because I could not believe that she was addressing us in that manner. I asked if she was talking to us and she said yes we are not allowed to enter the building at that time. The guidance counselor was with her(we passes this lady in a room, and she said good morning to us, but was not professional enough to say to us that based on school procedures we were not allowed to go down the hallway at that time. Just to give you an idea how this administration team is so unprofessional. I still cannot believe that the principal was addressing us in that manner. It happens in the morning and i am still thinking about it. I am thinking about writing a letter to the county, because I/we do not pay taxes to these kind of unprofessional individuals working with our kids. i am so not impressed with the school. The PTA is not doing anything for the school. Students are not recognized apron.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2012

I have two children in Oaklands and Ms. Briscoe (Principal ) is one of the reasons why my kids are still there. She is very hands on, interactive and shows a lot of care and concern for her children, parents and staff. Unfortunately, Oaklands is one of many schools in PG County sharing the same problem and a lot of the problem is caused from politicians and policy makers that have no clue of the needs of these children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2012

I have 2 children that have attended Oaklands for 3 years and every year it gets worse. The principal lacks the skill to lead the school and is more concerned with the state test scores than anything else. My son scores advanced on all state tests. She is super supportive up until the time the tests are complete and then dismisses the kids once she has the scores that she wants. I am moving just to get my kids away from this school. If you are thinking about moving to an area where your kids have to attend Oaklands I would advise you to think twice. My sons teacher flat out told him that she didn't like him and didn't care if he ever learned anything again in his life he is 11. The worst part about it is that the principal did nothing about it. My son was suspended for talking back to the very teacher that said these things to him. I had to get the school board involved after the assistant principal physically pushed my child into a wall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2009

Great staff, cooperative and dedicated Super administrators, hands-on and people-oriented


Posted January 18, 2007

I have a grandson who is attending Oaklands Elementary for the fist time. He is new to the state as well as district. We have been seeking help in the form of teacher/counselor/social worker as well as principal support. I have noticed that any assistance that requires research and time seems to be a major issue. I have always been taught that 'a school is only as good as its leader and students are only as good as their teacher'. Greater efforts are needed from the principal and her staff in the communication department. I believe greater eforts are needed to insure that all students succeed and not just at the state level.Students and parents should feel comfortable in asking questions and receiveing assistance in a timely manner. Oaklands Elementary could be a better school with the right leadership.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted June 23, 2005

I am a parent of two children who attended the third grade and PG County schools for the first time this school year at Oakland s Elem. I am not impressed with the school system or school. While the teachers are fine and committed to educating the children in the classroom, it was very apparent that the principal and her administration were more concerned with achieving county goals, high statistical data for the overall school, than doing what s needed to improve the academic performance of the children in math and other academic subjects. While test scores last only long enough to satisfy a state goal, actually educating children in reading and math, last a lifetime! A couple of weeks to learning multiplication and division surely is not equivalent to the several months taken preparing for state test. -Yolanda Carey
—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 82% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 89% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
31%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 62% 35%
Hispanic 28% 12%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
White 3% 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 79%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Laurel, MD 20708
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