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Waugh Chapel Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted August 25, 2014

This school is phenomenal. I've had two children attend Waugh Chapel and they both loved the school, teachers and the staff. My oldest son just started middle school enrolled in advanced classes and is consistently achieving honor roll. I've had the pleasure of meeting with Ms. Edmonds (Principal) and Ms. Earby (vice principal) on numerous occasions and they are always a pleasure to work with. My son had some issues in Kindergarten and they were both phenomenal with taking the time to get to know him and providing time and patience to assist him and find solutions to help him accel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

This school has GREAT teachers who truly care about their students, however the principal and assistant principal have a lot to learn. Easy to see they don't care about their own staff and as far as their students, that's questionable too.


Posted August 21, 2012

The teachers are great. Principal Mrs. Sims was an exceptional principal. Staff is friendly and helpful. There is at lot of parents involvement in the PTA. Nothing negative to say. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2011

I have one child in the school now and another in middle school, but went to Waugh Chapel. My daughter was very well prepared for the next stop when she left the school. My son who has had develepment problems is showing signs of maturing due to the fact that teachers and administration care about the childred. Ms Simms is the principal that others need to emulate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2010

Great school loved it nothing bad ever happend loved this school no cons Great school


Posted April 15, 2010

We recently moved to the area and were surprised by the attention and friendliness shown by all. We are looking forward to her finishing out at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2010

I have a child in the 3rd grade and 1st grade at Waugh Chapel. They love it, I love it, the teachers are great and Mrs. Sims (Principal) is wonderful to the students. We could not be happier. Thank you to all the staff!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 26, 2009

My two sons attended WCES and I believe it to be one of the best elementary schools I can imagine. The staff were extremely helpful and professional... they cared for my sons as if they were their own children. Even my son with developmental delays did extraordinarily well because the staff and faculty were led by the most caring of administrators, Mrs. Sims. I can't thank them enough for what they have done for my boys!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

All 3 of my kids have done really well at Waugh Chapel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2009

Pleasantly surprised. Reminds me of when I went to elementary school years ago. Great community feel. My daughter enjoys school and is doing well. Facilities are old, but they do the best with what they have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2008

I sent my child here for Kindergarten, first, and second grade. I didn't really enjoy the experience. I thought 90% of the teachers were horrible. They didn't help me at all. My daughter was having some trouble in second grade because the family was going through my divorce with my ex-husband. She was very upset and needed help. I asked the teachers for things and they didn't help me at all. They never returned my emails or phone calls. The principal was great but the faculty wasn't. Other students were mean too. I then sent my child to School of the Incarnation which is a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2007

My children love this school. The teachers are great and the PTA is wonderful. We are very happy with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2007

We have 2 boys in WCES in K and 1st grade. Teachers are outstanding, experienced, and excellent. Facility and grounds are old and tired. The school draws from mixed income neighborhoods: good for diversity; bad for some behavioral influences; principal and staff handle these conflicts expertly and seriously. Most kids are from professional, well educated families, with a few exceptions. My kids love to go to school and love their morning bus driver, Mr. Mike. In all, I give this school excellent marks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2006

I have had all 4 of my children attend Waugh Chapel. My youngest attended Piney Orchard from kindegarten through 3rd grade and then moved to Waugh Chapel. Piney Orchard is the new school with the 'best' of everything, however my daughter has excelled at Waugh Chapel where she wasn't at Piney Orchard. The staff at Waugh Chapel are great ... couldn't ask for better. The teachers and staff show a true concern for the children. When my daughter moves to middle school next year I'm truly going to missed the daily interactions with the staff at Waugh Chapel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2004

This school has a caring staff that is committed to helping students do their best. There are a number of reading programs that run throughout the year to motivate children to read. There is also extra reading help for those who need it. The guidance counselor is a treasure and is really there for the children. She is constantly in the classrooms connecting with the children, and she runs small groups for students with issues like divorce, death, friendship and study skills. There is a DI program for gifted students as well as enrichment in the classroom. The principal is devoted to helping students achieve their best and making sure the school is organized and well run.
—Submitted by a staff


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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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
62%
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 61% 42%
Black 17% 35%
Hispanic 8% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 6%
Two or more races 7% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 24%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Odenton, MD 21113
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