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Lothian Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted February 15, 2014

Its a good school kids there are nice and you get good school lunch and you have a big and nice playground and i love it i would pick this school trust me pick this school you and your girl or boy will love it really.


Posted February 11, 2013

Both my daughters attend Lothian Elementary- they are in the 3rd grade. This is a wonderful school. The teachers, staff and principal are all fantastic. Good news for future students, there are plans to renovate the school and it should start this summer. Unfortunately, my children missed out attending Tracy's when they recently were renovated due to us moving and being zoned to Lothian. And now that Lothian is finally renovating, my girls will once again miss out because by the time it's over, they'll be in middle school. As for Lothian- I get updates constantly on my children's progress and what they need help with. The music program is great and my daughters love everything about the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2013

My son transferred to Lothian from a school in Prince George's County in 2nd grade, during the middle of the school year, as we bought a new house. From the first day, he was made to feel welcome and included, being caught up to speed by teachers during lunch breaks/recess time. He made friends very quickly and was caught up to their curriculum, which was months, if not a whole grade, ahead of his previous school. He is now in 5th grade and sadly about to move on to middle school. The teachers have excellent communication with parents. The curriculum is far beyond other schools that friend's children attend. His test scores for MSA are higher with each passing grade. They do Benchmark Testing every so often to determine if the child has got a clear understsnding of what has been taught, and readily advance the child to the next level as soon as they are prepared for it, instead of having to wait for a quarter or year to end as other schools. The teachers go above and beyond at this school and I simply could not ask for a better education or learning enviornment for my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

I attended Lothian when I was in fifth grade. My son is now into his 3rd year at Lothian. I have been very pleased with the staff. My son requires extra attention due to his short attention span and talkativeness, which the teachers and principle have worked out with him and myself. They work hard to allow your children to exceed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2009

Great staff, great school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2008

My daughter, who graduated from Lothian Elementary school, is now a straight A high school student in advanced placement classes. I give full credit to Lothian Elementary School for providing her with the foundation to achieve through dedicated teachers who used diagnostic teaching methods to individualize instruction for all, and balanced rigor with a warm supportive learning environment. The extra effort these teachers put forth to provide the optimal learning environment is not something you will find in many schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2008

I strongly disagree with the comment and rating from a previous parent dated March 27. My child attended Lothian during the times that were referred to in that comment and I was more than impressed by the academic focus and the plan for improvement. I did see a school improvement plan, the goals were shared with the community and we did have an increase in our MSA scores this year which can be verified by the MSA website. My family has been extremely happy with the staff and their dedication towards education. We have never been disappointed in our school and have the upmost respect for all of our child's teachers and their committment to address the diverse needs of our population. The teachers have been instrumental in instilling a positive attitude towards learning as well as providing challenging and engaging work for our child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2008

Both of my sons attended Lothian. During their education there, I was always impressed by the dedicated, nurturing staff. Although the school population is very diverse, the staff works hard to address individual's needs. I would not hesitate to recommend this school to anyone moving into the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2008

I currently have a child attending Lothian Elementary School. THe environment in the school is very friendly from the office staff to the teaching staff. The school is very well maintained, and has excellent protection and safety plans in place. The academic instruction at the school is excellent, in particular the reading instruction. The teacher's go above and beyond to meet the needs of each child in their class. ANy child would be lucky to attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

I have two children at Lothian Elementary School, and we've been very disappointed at the lack of focus on academics and lack of commitment by the Anne Arundel School board to improve school performance. For years, there was no plan for improvement at Lothian. After being assured there would be a meaningful improvement plan this year, there has been no improvement, although there is now some discussion of academics in school newsletters this school year as a result of parent pressure. The scores have been dropping at Lothian the past few years. For example, Lothian's scores are as follows: Of 77 elementary schools in the County, in the 2006-2007 MSA's, Lothian now ranks 74th in 5th grade math, 73rd 4th grade math, 49th in 3rd grade math. In reading, Lothian ranks 43rd in 3rd grade, 71st in 4th grade and 52nd in 5th grade. Source: AACPS website. i would not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2005

My daughter is enjoying her 3rd year in Lothian. I've been very pleased with the academic programs and the teachers ability to recognize each students strengths and weaknesses and how to work with them. My daughter has enjoyed all the creativity the teachers have for extracurricular activies. I've been very impressed with the community of Lothian and its involvement in the school. My son will be attending Lothian in another year and I'm looking forward to a positive experience with him as well.
—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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

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 81% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
71%
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
White 68% 42%
Black 14% 35%
Two or more races 10% 4%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
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 37%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5175 Solomons Island Rd
Lothian, MD 20711
Phone: (410) 222-1697

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