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Glassmanor Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 239 students

 

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Posted February 16, 2011

Some of the teachers are great, but overall, the school is seriously lacking. The principal is well-intentioned but is so focused on doing things her way that she often overlooks what is best for the school and the children. The test scores, and overall quality of the education received, are low. I am amazed at how far behind this school is compared to schools in surrounding counties.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2009

When we relocated from California to Maryland it was quite a change for my 3 children. After being @ Glassmanor I notice that my kids opened up to a world of new experiences. The principal, teachers and staff were very informative and went the extra mile for all of the children @ Glassmanor Elementary. The best experience was the Multicultural Fair, Mother Day Event, Going to see the Globe Trotters @the Verizon Center and many other activities that involved the community. It also touched my heart when the principal gathered sponsors to donate school supplies and backpacks for children. I was one of the parents who could not afford to buy supplies and this really was a great blessing. It touches my heart to see a school like this to go over and beyond carrying for their children or should I say our children!!! Pay it forward
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2008

After reading the reviews, yes the Multi-Culture fair was far the best school activity that I have been to. It taught the children to research about the different countries and cultures. They learned about food, dances, drinks, spices, and clothing etc... During this day each child carried a passport which they used to enter another country. Inside every classroom was another country. Everyone participated and enjoyed the wonderful food displays, the different culture dances, and learning about each culture through guest speakers and students. This was the best activity ever!
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Posted August 3, 2007

I would like to give the best to this school. My granddaughter has went to 5 elem. schools and by far this is the one that she even liked. They taught her alot, she got to be in different things that they have. they special things for different holidays and times of the year. They have one particular event that was truly amazing called multicultural day. You would have to be there when they do it to understand what I am talking about because you can't explain how beautiful the scenes are from different countries.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2005

I have no negative remarks about this school, when myhusband registered my daughter the admin. staff were very professional and the principal was very pleasant although I needed special permission. I thought because of this I thought I'd get the run around, but it was a smooth experience and I have no regrets. Her teacher is the first teacher that my child has had that demands respect and not a pushover. My daughter has had behavior problems in the past, but because of the teacher she has I rarely get bad reports about her behavior.I feel blessed for her to be attending this school, especially since I have experienced Owens Road Elementary and their unprofessional attitudes! This is also the first school that offered so many extra curricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2004

We have not had a nice stay at Glassmanor. It is difficult to work with a principle that insist it her way or no way at all. Which to me is not always in the best interest as the children. My childs first school yr, I stayed in the school trying to get more understanding of the teacher , that was uncooperative, but I could understand why, so was the principle. We need stay that welcomes parents that are involved in the students productivity. Glassmanors staff displays this none. Luckily, my child was able to have a better techer the last yr, for 6th grade we are getting him out, look at the test scores!
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Posted November 14, 2003

I like the school and the staff. My children have attended the school for the past 2 years and my kids love the school. I am considering letting them complete elemantary at Glassmanor.
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Posted October 6, 2003

It is my opinion that this is one of the best elementary schools in PG county. I have dealt with a couple. The teachers here are great. They really show a care and concern for their students. A+.
—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 74% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 2014.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 73% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
29%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 68% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 86% 35%
Hispanic 11% 12%
Two or more races 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

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1011 Marcy Ave
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
Phone: (301) 749-4240

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