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Maryland City Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted December 20, 2011

My daughter is a first grader and is doing extremely well in her classes. She loves her teachers and her class. Her reading has improved a great deal from Kindergarten, and she really seems to be blossoming here. She can't wait until she is old enough to take on an instrument. We attend most of the events held at the school, the last one being the Multi Cultural Fair. I have also signed on to chaperone a field trip in January. My daughter attends the after school program through SACC as well. At the end of her school day, she joins about 25 other kids of all grades in the gym for after school care. Her homework is always finished when I pick her up at the end of a long day, and she has made some great friends from the other grades. We love Maryland City and their after school program!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2011

This school is really going downwards since the new leadership. Teachers are not encouraged to teach the children at a higher level. The scores can get better if the leadership was not trying to keep parents out of the school. They do not encourage parent involvement. I have been having a hard time trying to get my daughter into advance studies since she is complaining that she is not challenged.
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Posted October 28, 2011

Maryland City, excellent, great, fun, exciting, great principal, a nice theme, great teachers. Also Principal knows every student by name and is very involved in the daily activities of the school.
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Posted July 11, 2009

My daughter will be entering 1st grade, after a very enjoyable year as a Kindergartener... The commitment of the staff, from the principle, Karen S., to the out-going media team and lunch group, not to mention the teachers, made her first year great.
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Posted March 26, 2008

My daughter has been a student at maryland city for 3 years. We both love the school. We moved from the Washington D.C. and I found my daughter was lacking in a lot of areas. Thanks to Teacher involvement along with at home studying she now above her grade in reading . The Principal knows every student by name and is very involved in the daily activities of the school.
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Posted April 26, 2007

The overall concern for the students is very high at Maryland City. Everyone gets involved with every student regardless if he/she teaches the child or not. The principal is extremely involved and approachable. The academics could be higher for children who excel academically. There are also strict policies for bathroom use to control the amount of disturbance in class and the halls. I found that to be very aggravating for my child because she is old enough and responsible enough not to abuse the right.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2005

I have 3 children enrolled in this school and I found that every staff member from the principal to the custodian are sincerely interested and actively involved in the students learning and developmental process. My children really enjoy this school.
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Posted July 29, 2004

My daughter had a wonderful experience as a pre-k student. The teachers were kind and loving and were very sensitive to her emotional state. They always made sure her peanut allergy was kept in check. I loved the extra activities provided. They helped me feel as if she and her family were truly part of the school. Education wise they helped her excel in math and pre-reading skills.
—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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
65%
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 40% 35%
Hispanic 39% 12%
White 10% 42%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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