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Travilah Elementary School

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Posted May 21, 2014

This is the worst possible school in all of Maryland. The principal is a pain because everything is for the "better". The janitorial crew will get upset and scream at every little item. And then the email home because of that! I went to this school and I hated it soooo much. The playground staff say No Contact games allowed! No tag, no imaginary games, no fun. If you want a prison for your child, send them here. If you value education, anywhere but here. They are now pushing kids to intense levels so they look good. DO NOT I REPEAT DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD HERE. Thank you for listening to a previous students perspective.


Posted October 19, 2013

I was a old student at travilah and I loved it so much currently I'm at robert frost which is as good as travilah. The priniple cares for the students. Playground rules I hear so far are overwhelming but this just proves how much they care for our saftey and health. The teachers are very kind and they help you strive to work your hardest. The school holds many extracurricular activities that help and support the kids when they need help. Overall travilah is a great very educational place and a healthy environment


Posted March 10, 2011

The is GOOD over all. The students are very good. Teacher are vary from excelent to so-so. The school is well organized. The main issue with the school is leadership. The principal seems to be good administrator who does NOT understand kids, parents and there needs. The principal fails to create fare and comfortable learning enviroment for all students. Few students are treated too well (kids of wealthy parents donating to school a lot) while rest of the kids the principal does not care about. But principal DOES care about the school performance down to fraction of a percent. And she pushes the scores up by KEEPING best students in school rather than recommending them for Gifted-and-Talented program offered by the county (kids in the GT program go to different school and home school looses performance a bit when they leave). At the meetings with parents the principal talks about school building improvement, school scores improvement and such. She DOES NOT talk about kids, and I think this is because she DOES NOT REALLY care about them. I know first hand that it can and is different in some other schools in the area!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2011

I have been very pleased with the school, the teachers, administrators, and curriculum. The PTA is very active and supportive, providing tons of extra activities, enrichment programs and supplying the school with whatever additional supplies or perks it could need. The administrators and teachers have been very professional and responsible whenever my kids had an issue, addressing the problem discreetly and with kindness. More than half the kids test as Gifted and Talented, so if your kid is smart, s/he will be challenged. I think they do a great job of trying to give individual treatment to each kid's learning abilities. A very green school with teachers who care and are responsive to parents. Incredibly diverse in population although less so in socio-economic level, many kids speak other languages and the school is very thoughtful about cultural differences. County administration lacks nimbleness and is adverse to change, but that's true for all the ES in the County. Overall, would highly recommend the school to any friend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2010

This school is fantastic. Great teachers, extracurricular activities, many special programs for special students, and a great bus transportation system. Just fantastic!!!! I compared several private schools before sending my children to this one. This one is the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2009

We moved to this area last year since we thought this school is one of the best based on the ratings, but so far we are so disappointed. The kids are great and so are the test scores. However some teachers and the management team are really not professional. They only care about the 'bad' side of the students and the parents have to accept whatever the arrangements they make. No communications at all, however if the parents have a concern, the school like to spend more time on dealing with the parents instead of solving the problem and helping students to progress. The dangerous thing that I can see is my daughter who used to be very confident and happy is gradually losing her confidence and happiness, and even the interest in going to school. Be careful if your kids are not mature enough even though they are good academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2006

As the parent of a child with special needs I have been disappointed by the school staff. They constantly focus on the bad or 'missing' character traits of my child starting from kindergarten. As early as the end of kindergarten my normally active and carefree child would come home with little self-esteem. The school was very focused in trying to 'fix' my child and 'push' him through the curriculum. As a Montgomery county school, the curriculum is top notch, but I feel it does not cater to those students who lack the maturity to uphold the high standards. The school is very assertive that children who fall outside the lines of tolerance need to be medicated. And though they cannot legally diagnose a child, they do. The administrative staff is very bossy toward the parents and treat them as though they were the elementary student. Be cautious and aware.
—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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

77 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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

2012

 
 
99%

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>=95%

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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

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 45% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 38% 6%
Two or more races 7% 4%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Black 4% 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 8%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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