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Thomas S. Stone Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 629 students

 

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Posted October 28, 2013

This is the first year in this school for my kids and I think its going to be the last one too. This school is awful the kids seem like they are always running around without any supervision . I once went to pick up my daughter and she was suppose to be at the park but yet she was walking to the restroom by her self without a grown up and she is a kindergarten. The principal seems like she never have time to speak to the parents and the teachers are always in a I really don't like this school very disappointed :(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

This school is just an elementary school, but it is a far superior school since my friend is a teacher there. She is very smart, and very courteous to all. Her students like working with her.


Posted September 11, 2013

This is my children's first year at Thomas Stone and it is the worst. I witness a grown up that works at the school (don't know if she is a teacher) just walk by and push the kids out of the way and just tell them to move. They never open the doors on time for breakfast and never dismiss on time, it seems like the kids are always running over each other. Would love to see the staff a little more friendly and get some kind of organization with the kids entering the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2013

Thomas Stone Elem is by far the worst School for my child. No one there Makes my child feel comfortable. I walk in there and It seems like no one smiles. Especially my child's Teacher. I have always wondered why she would cry when I would walk her to School. It's because they don't they don't make her feel welcome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2010

I'm was a student at Thomas stone elementary and I have to say that it is a great school the principal is very great and the teachers and staff are very nice and they truly care about each and everyone of the students and they are all encouraging the students to do a great job which I am sure they will.


Posted November 9, 2009

The arrival and dismissal coordination is chaotic and a bit unsafe. Buses and cars drive up to the same drop off spot. People are crossing in front of cars. The administrators are also rude and do not treat parents with much respect. The teachers are great, but the school has some challenges with its safety and drop off procedures.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2007

I am parent and believe they need a better system when it comes to dismissing the students. They need to provide better parking for the parents and I haven't heard anything about the aftercare programs. Or course the teacher's are great and that is important. The parents need some love also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2004

I love this school. It has wonderful progams and it is a safe place for everybody and I have to say the teachers are very, very, very, smart indeed. I think that everybody should come here.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
85%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
60%
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
Hispanic 48% 12%
Black 40% 36%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 5% 0%
White 3% 43%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian 1% 6%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Mount Rainier, MD 20712
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