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Mechanicsville Elementary School

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4 stars

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Posted March 21, 2012

I would not chose this school at all. We moved back to the area after being in the USAF for 10 year. Our son was on an IEP from his school in CA. They sent everything to MES and when we moved to our new house we transferred from MES to Dent. Well had a meeting with Dent the other day and said our son was behind. We asked about the IEP they said they never got it was MES and that MES lost his IEP. Very sad that a child that needs help has not been getting it because the school the lost paper work. The school in CA has record of it being sent to MES as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2012

the 4th Grade teachers at mes are Higher then Excellent. All the teachers at this school are great!


Posted August 19, 2008

I've been extremely impressed with the Principle, Teachers and Staff. They are fantastic!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2008

I have two children at this school K and 3rd I love it, There is a lot of support, education is high on everyone list, and safety is key. Keeping the kids safe and challenging their educational needs comes first. Iwill miss this school very much once we move on. Mrs. Abell is teriffic--as all the teachers. Test score in the state prove that this school has it all together
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2007

I have a daughter at Mechanicsville, She was in a private school I see a great deal of improvement with in her as a person and her learning skills. Ms. Abell is a great person and a great principal. She take time to be involved with the parents and the school. It is so nice to see someone in the school system, to take pride in her job and her school way to go. I have nothing but high remarks for this school
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Posted April 26, 2005

I have 2 kids in MES 4th grade and Kindergarden. I am very pleased with Mrs. Abell and all of what she has done for the school. I especially like my kids teachers Ms. Pistorio and Ms. Rogers. I feel they are doing an excellant job of teaching and helping my kids learn. within the past year I have really seen alot of improvements through out the school. There is atleast one thing I would change. Programs! Each year they are the same.
—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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
>=95%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
67%
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 91% 42%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Black 3% 35%
Two or more races 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
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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28585 Three Notch Rd
Mechanicsville, MD 20659
Phone: (301) 472-4800

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