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White Oak School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted January 13, 2014

All 3 of my grandchildren attend this school and I am amazed at how well they are learning. The eldest excels at math, one at art and the other enjoys learning to read. They have a great music and theater program and foster an environment of excellence! I hope the Parkville Middle School continues this trend.


Posted May 26, 2009

My nephew has been a student at White Oak for about years now. It is amazing the transformation that he has made both in learning and in his behavioral/Social skills. This school has been the best thing that could have happened to him


Posted July 28, 2008

My son has Aspergers Syndrome (high functioning autism) and this school has done a great job addressing his social and behavioral needs, while still providing him with specialized education. The previous standard baltimore county school my son attended didn't provide him any support or services and I am very thankful for the amazing work that the administration and staff at white oak do! There should be more schools like this one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2008

I couldn't have asked for a better school for my special needs 3 year old. Highly structured yet nuturing environment. Friendly, knowledgeable, and understanding staff. My son has come a long way in a very short period of time due to their hard work and dedication to him.
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Posted August 23, 2006

My grandchildren have attended White Oak for a few years. The staff are very caring. I feel my grandchildren are receiving an A-1 education while addressing their behavior issues. I have watched them grow here at White Oak, they are not where I want them to be but they are not at the level where we started.
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Posted April 20, 2006

White Oak has helped my child so much in just the past school year. My only wish Is I would have been able to get him in White Oak sooner. The teachers are great and very caring.
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Posted May 17, 2005

I was a student at white oak from 1999-2003. It was a very wonderful school. The students and teachers were wonderful and The school was well run. I loved this school so much i would reccomend it to anyone! I truly wish more schools were like this one. 10/10.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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32%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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60%

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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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
64%
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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
17%
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 51% 35%
White 37% 42%
Two or more races 7% 4%
Hispanic 5% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
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 83%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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8401 Leefield Rd
Parkville, MD 21234
Phone: (410) 887-5378

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