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Mt Rainier Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 

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Posted September 1, 2013

My daughter just started Kindergarten & this school has been very frustrating! I've been trying to get involved & stay on top of things since registration but have been unsuccessful. First of all, we were never notified that there was an orientation or a supply list. When we got the list it was very generic (ex- "glue sticks". How many do they need?) It took a full week of school before I got any papers to sign (emergency forms, lunch forms, etc)& that was after I had to pester the teacher about it. I have no idea what she is learning about in class & there are NO notes sent home about rules, behavior, curriculum. In the mornings, the doors are left wide open & anyone can come in or out. I do not feel comfortable with that at all. I was also trying to get my teaching certification since last year. I tried to do my practicum hours there & had called & emailed the school almost daily from Feb-May and NO ONE had responded to me about what I would need to do to get my hours in there. I've decided to move a little ways down the street so my daughter can go to a better school.
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Posted June 5, 2013

My child just graduated from Kindergarten. Mount Rainier reminds me of my elementary days, being very traditional and community oriented. I admit that my child should be more academically challenged because she is an advanced reader. However, my sincere belief is that they, with help from the parents/community, are truly striving for excellence. As a former educator, I know that finding veteran teachers, and those with strong emotional intelligence can help a program thrive, and surpass expectations. One suggestion might be to make the school a teaching school, allowing college interns assist the veterans/current teaching staff in formulating highly effective curriculum and lesson plans.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 56% 12%
Black 28% 35%
White 9% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 0%
Two or more races 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4011 32nd St
Mt Rainier, MD 20712
Phone: (301) 985-1810

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