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Seven Oaks Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 609 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
Based on 8 ratings
2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
Based on 3 ratings

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15 reviews of this school


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Posted October 24, 2013

Seven Oaks is a safe, clean and forward thinking educational institution! Great faculty, staff and parents!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2013

seven oaks elementary is a wonderful school.my 8 and 10 year old attend it.the faculty is respectable and the teachers are a great help and teach new ways to solve problems every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2013

Seven Oaks Elementary is truly a great school. This is my child 3rd year there and we are truly happy. I can say EVERYONE that work there are great and truly care about each child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2013

I have no comment at this time as my grandchildren just started at this school 2 weeks ago.


Posted September 3, 2013

This school is incredible! The principal has a clear vision of what a true arts-integrated STEAM school is. His leadership and the dedication of the highly-qualified staff are bringing the school into the 21st century. Any child would be benefitted by attending Seven Oaks. They truly care about the needs of ALL children. It would be great to see the parent support piece of the program grow even stronger. This school is going places!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2013

I give the school a 4 out of 5 mainly because of the new principle. As in he is the only reason I would hesititate on giving the last star. The last principle was wonderful and you would see her after school walking along the main road, and actually conversing with the students and parents. She was always personable and friendly. If there was an issue, she knew how to handle it at the lowest level. I was proud to say that I was never called into her office for any of my kids in the first 5 years with this school. In the last 4 months of school this year, I was in the new principle's office at least 3 times. Now this is partially my son's fault and partially because the teacher (who had just returned from baby leave and didn't seem to care to get to know her students after missing the first half of the year), but while in the office, I found his tougher than you attitude and gruff manner off-putting and unprofessional. Aside from the one teacher (who should probably just stay at home if that is what she wants) and the new principle, I would recommend this school to anyone moving to this area just keep your nose clean and avoid the principle like the plague.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2013

I really like the school, however I am not very impressed with the new principal that was placed at the school this year.This school was rated a 9 out of 10.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2013

Hello Seven Oaks Parents, Can someone please provide an update on how the school is? I am considering moving to the area. Thank you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2012

My son has been going for the last 2 years. He is now in 1st grade (soon to be 2nd) and LOVES IT!!! The teachers stay in constant communication. (Huge S/O to Mrs. Church & Mrs. Ganey!) There is plenty of parent participation, The staff is friendly and secuirty to get into the shool is AWESOME!!! THEY Scan ID's!!! The curriculum is the best I've seen and when our family moves (husband in the military) this school will surely be missed!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2012

My daughter attends kindergarten here and it has been a wonderful experience. I have had the opportunity to work with her class on several occasions and each time the teacher was very warm and welcoming. We are moving before the school year is up and my daughter is sad because she loves her school. I highly recommend Seven Oaks Elementary and hope that our experience with our new school is just as good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2011

My daughter attended pre-k this year. the school is amazing!! Her teacher was great and really seemed interested in her and all of the other students. She let me know when my child succeeded and when she needed a little extra guidance. The security is very well maintained and I felt very safe leaving my child. They have separate play areas for big and little children. Lots of family involvement activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2011

Easily one of the top rated schools in Anne Arundel County and possibly Maryland. My 6 year old attends kindergarten here and raves about the teachers. Children start getting additional attention right from KG, not something you'd expect at all schools. In addition, the school facilities are relatively new and the principal is motivated to reach out to parents at parent teacher conferences. Children are encouraged to learn through various programs and there is, thankfully, a schoolunifrom policy. Overall, I'd give it 5 stars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2011

The school leadership (administration) is holding back this school. They do not understand the community and student population


Posted October 5, 2010

The school is wonderful! My child has attended Seven Oaks for 3 years and we absolutely love it! They have the best most caring and professional staff and in general the students and parents seem to really care about education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2010

The staff is awesome! It is one of the best schools we've ever been a part of. The teachers love what they do and it shows. They have a very competent and caring staff. I use them as a standard to measure other schools and this may not be fair to the other schools. All children seem to enjoy going to school there. Mine definitely does.
—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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
>=95%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
>=95%

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

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
97%

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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
68%
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
Black 60% 36%
White 15% 43%
Hispanic 12% 12%
Two or more races 8% 3%
Asian 5% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Odenton, MD 21113
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