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New Market Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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14 reviews of this school


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Posted April 19, 2014

Teachers or administration showed no genuine interest in my child, they only covered their own behinds and pushed my daughter along!!!! Blue Ribbon- what a joke!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2014

My school has so many great people running it! They are honest and hard-working and show true heart felt interest in my children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2014

If your child has a LD of any kind, please do your child a favor and do NOT send them to NMES!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2011

Great principal! Wonderful parent involvement! Great community service! Challenging and caring faculty! Students are fantastic!


Posted August 5, 2010

My son started this school last year in Kindergarten. He had some trouble with reading and was way below where he should have been. His teachers immediately identified the problem and by the end of the school year he was reading at grade level. I really appreciated the time and attention they gave him, even with lots of other kids in the class with high levels of reading (some of his friends) and lower levels of reading. They seem to be able to handle it all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2010

The teacher, and faculty of the school seem to genuinely care for all of the children. They constantly go out of their way to ensure that everyone is comprehending the material, while offering enrichment opportunities for those that need pushed harder. The atmosphere is warm and kind. Volunteering is highly encouraged. I couldn't recommend any school more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2009

New Market, MD has the best elementary school in the state of Maryland. I am happy that my children attend this wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2009

We have been in NMES since 2005. I truly would not have my children attend anywhere else. I know that they are receiving a top quality education while being nutrured and respected. The staff is amazing. Renovation of the school is complete and any concerns regarding space, lighting and safety are no longer an issue. The parent volunteers are plentiful. Volunteers are always welcomed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2008

I cannot find enough words to express the amazing job that this school ALWAYS done in regards to teaching our children. They are strict within the school without being overly so! I am proud that my son will be graduating this year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2008

Principal is a dedicated knowledgeable leader who continually leans forward to ensure best environment for learning. Results of test scores (highest in the county) attest to the success of her programs. Driven for excellence and unwaivering in doing what is best for educating children may make her seem too business like for some. Teachers would follow her anywhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2007

Teachers outstanding and dedicated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2006

This school is the oldest one around, but with the renovations that will be coming this summer, the school will be much better. They are getting more classrooms, bigger play area, etc. The teachers are so wonderful and I enjoy volunteering in the classroom. The PTA is top notch and really goes above and beyond for the students and teachers. My daughter loves her 'specials' (ie music, gym, etc) She truly loves all the teachers and is very excited about going to school. The teachers are easy to get a hold of through messages or email and very quick to respond to any situation. We really like this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2005

The physical condition of the school is poor. It needs major improvement. In particular, the school is too small, has a distracting 'open classroom' arrangement, and is poorly lighted. Over all, it has a dim and dingy look to it. The lunch facilities and fare are very poor. Lunch is low quality, pre-made and trucked in, and over-priced. In addition, the lunch program is intended to MAKE MONEY for the school system, which as sacrificed food quality and pushes non-nutricous items such as brownies, cookies and chips at the kids. Pizza is on the menu almost daily. The school lacks a consistent grading policy. Spelling is generally not corrected. Grades can seem arbitrary. Student expectations are not clearly stated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2005

Love the school and teachers, but the principal is a poor leader who tends to come across as very cold. The school succeeds on the dedication of the teachers and staff.
—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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
>=95%

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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

2012

 
 
95%

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92%
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 86% 42%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Black 2% 35%
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 7%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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93 West Main St
New Market, MD 21774
Phone: (240) 236-1300

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