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Gale-Bailey Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 422 students

 

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Posted June 23, 2014

I have only great things to say about Gail-Bailey , My daughter went there for 1st through 5th grade , all the teachers were great , my son will start there in 2015 and I can't wait, looking forward to seeing all the teachers and staff , I also use to work in the kitchen serving all the children lunch ,sure do miss it .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2011

We have two children at GBES who began attending in '09. From start their teachers and the leadership at the school have met our expectations for teaching our children with regards to their education as well as their personal growth. We have always been able to communicate with their teachers when needed and know that we are welcome in their classrooms at any time. We like that they have a lot of activities for the kids outside of school such as MESA, Green Club, Basketball, Math Team, etc... as well as an active PTA for parents to get involved with. Overall we have been very pleased with our kids progress and are glad they attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2009

My son has attended Gale-Bailey since first grade. He is now going into third grade. Since the beginning, I have been impressed at the quality of the teachers, and also at the kindness and caring atmosphere provided for the students from both the teachers and administrative staff. Their behavior reinforcement (ROAR) program is both positive and effective. Way to go!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2009

My child attends this school. I have tried to get involved many times but have noticed that unless a person belongs to 'the click' your involvement is not wanted or needed. Several of the teachers she has had over the years are simply there to collect a pay check. They don't return phone calls/emails or give requested parent/teacher conferences. Obvious educational needs are ignored by some teachers hence lower grades. Classroom sizes are quite large, approx. 28 per class, in a very small room which comfortably should hold around 15.
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Posted March 12, 2009

My child currently attends Gale-Bailey and he loves it! His teachers, to include the entire administrative staff, are awesome! I can't wait for my youngest to attend. It's a home away from home!
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Posted July 15, 2008

My son has been at Gale-Bailey since Kindergarten. He is doing very well. Our school has an awesome PBIS behavior plan that teaches respect, attentivness and to be ready to learn. Although we do not have tons of volunteers, the ones we do have are worth a million bucks. They are always there when you need them. The staff at Gale-Baily is like family, they do for one another and the families in our community. I couldn't think of any where else I would put my son in the public school system.
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Posted January 31, 2007

My son attend this school for only one year but in that year he was having issues with reading which were never addressed as well as issues with understanding different math situations. The teacher said that things were going to be addressed however I did not see a difference until we moved and switched schools. The parent envolvment is not high at all and after school exprience wasn't the greatest.
—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

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
60%
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
White 52% 42%
Black 39% 35%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 12%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Language learning

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

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  • School psychologist

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

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4740 Pisgah Marbury Rd
Marbury, MD 20658
Phone: (301) 743-5491

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