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Mount Harmony Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 571 students

 
 

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5 stars


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Posted May 24, 2010

Do not forget the kids in the 60- bring up pictures. Thank You! John Tippett


Posted October 28, 2009

Mt. Harmony may be the best school in the state. I have two children that attend this school and compared to others in this area and in Texas (where we lived) it is night and day. Great teachers and a challenging, strong curriculum. I highly recommend this school to anyone living in the northern Calvert County area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2009

My children and I have had the pleasure of being part of the Mt. Harmony family since 2000...and it is a FAMILY! As a parent of a student that needed additional services through IEP, I can not say enough about the quality education my son received during those years. In my opinion, class sizes are small, which I feel gives the child an opportunity to receive individual help when needed. Also, the teaching staff is spectacular. During my time at Mt. Harmony, I have worked with 13 individual teachers and each one has always addressed my concerns with an open mind and given me advise along with teaching strategies to assist my children. The administration is also wonderful. Their goal is to make each individual student a success.....and boy have they (teachers & administrators) done just that!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2007

I love Mt. Harmony!! We moved here from Ca earlier this year and, after much research...decided to only look for a house in put us at Mt. Harmony Elem. because we wanted to have our boys only attend this school. Mr. Navarro is a huge part of the sucess of this school. He knows every child at this school by name and is a hands on principle. I can't say enough about Mt. Harmony-the teachers,staff, and parent volunteers are fabulous. Mt. Harmony has gone beyond my expectations of great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2007

We moved and became part of the Mt. Harmony Elementary family last year. We originally were looking in southern AA County until we started checking out schools. We are very grateful we did our homework and ended up at Mt. Harmony Elementary! Our children came from Private school and were not behind, but did struggle to keep up, which was of great surprise to us because we anticipated them being ahead of the public school curriculum. Mr. Navarro is a huge influence on the success at Mt. Harmony. He welcomes parent volunteer and the PTA & School makes you feel completely welcome when volunteering. We love Mt. Harmony!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2006

As of 2006, Mount Harmony has higher MSA test scores than any other elementary school in the area. In fact, it was recently written up in the Washington Post for its outstanding student achievement. The level of parent involvement is extremely high. The PTA actively encourages volunteerism in all aspects of the school community, and there seems to be a wonderful partnership between the parents and school staff. Mr. Navarro, the principal, could be characterized as enthusiastic and caring. You can tell he puts his heart into the job. Mount Harmony is a great school. Even though my family could afford to send our children to private school, I would not even consider it with such an outstanding public school available to us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2004

I'm a little concerned about the falling percentages on the test scores I just read on 'no child left behind'...the principal rules with almost an iron fist ala the old 'catholic school' principles--seems at odds sometimes with parents...not enough devoted to the 'whole person' concept, i.e. extra-curricular activities like organized swimming clubs/teams are frowned upon in the county - no facilities in county....no real-time involvement in physical education, etc. But overall, very positive public educational experience.
—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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

101 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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

103 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 81% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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99%

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95%

2011

 
 
>=95%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

2012

 
 
99%

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Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
>=95%

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94%
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 79% 43%
Black 8% 36%
Asian 5% 6%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Two or more races 4% 3%
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 11%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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900 West Mount Harmony Rd
Owings, MD 20736
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Phone: (410) 257-1611

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