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Jacobsville Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 565 students

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted March 19, 2014

Jacobsville ES is such a positive learning environment. Students step up and meet each and every challenge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2014

Jacobsville Elementary is a wonderful community school. The school has a wonderful and supportative faculty, staff, administration, parent volunteer program and PTA. Many things are happening at Jacobsville such as new clubs, Drama, Chess, Computer, 24 Math, Jaguar Singers, Girls on the Run, Lego Club, Yearbook Club just to start. The school also has a Safety program which our students are taking very seriously and enjoy very much.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 18, 2014

Jacobsville is a wonderful school filled with fantastic students, supportive parents and high quality teachers and staff. At Jacobsville we R.O.A.R.! We do take bullying seriously and address those issues on a case by case manner. It has a warm and friendly learning atmosphere.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 18, 2014

Jacobsville jaguars ROAR!!! Jacobsville offers everything you would want in a school. The teachers are dedicated and are up to date on all facets of education. The staff is friendly and kind and are always there to help the students. The administration makes sure the teachers are aware of all educational opportunities and assist students with whatever problems or questions they may have. Jacobsville is the ideal school for students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2014

My child currently is in 1st grade at Jacobsville Elementary. She also attended kindergarten there. I am pleased that we moved into a community with a great school, that I feel 100% comfortable sending my child to! The staff members there are extremely dedicated, friendly and knowledgeable. They have created an environment where my child feels save and has really developed a higher self-esteem and is becoming more and more confident everyday. Her teacher is in constant communication with upcoming events and with the great things happening in their school. She responds very quickly to any questions that my husband or I have. It makes me feel great to know that I can send my daughter to a school that embraces each child and makes them feel like they are accepted and cherished. I have another child entering kindergarten next year and I am confident that he will make a great transition from a private pre-k into Jacobsville kindergarten program. Thank you Jacobsville for being such a wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2013

This school has a serious bullying issue. Our son, who has been in some of the roughest schools in PG county with no issues, has had serious bullying issues here. The administration responds with minimal intervention and the bullying continues. Terribly disappointed... to the point that we will be moving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2013

Don't chose this school they don't do anything about bullying and my son got beaten up by 2 kids and about 4 other kids laughed at him and all 6 kids said they did not do anything so they believed that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2012

Jacobsville is a GREAT school. My son had Mrs. Stocks for kindergarten. She is what all teachers should be. She is really the best in the school. He is what he is today because of her and what she has taught him. NONE of the other kindergarten teaches even come close to her, I have heard many stories about the redheaded kindergarten teacher and THANK GOD he didn't have her. Lord I would have had to tranfer he out of the school. Thank you Mrs. Stocks you are a wonderful blessng to the children!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2011

There are some outstanding teachers, but some are simply collecting a paycheck. The principal does NOTHING other than give lip service to an increasing bullying problem- had a friend's son get his glasses broken and was injured, and the principal declared it an "accident", even though the child who "accidentally" did this had a history of picking on the victim. The principal is quite difficult to communicate with, both for those children whom she does not like, as well as for parents who are trying to resolve issues- very aribtrary, and any rebuttals by parents are met with stiff resistance, instead of any attempt at open and honest dialogue. We are sending our child to another school, out of disgust at the poor "leadership", and would recommend other parents get transfers out, too- that is, unless you want to deal with this kind of garbage.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2010

My daughter is currently a First Grade Student at Jacobsville! Both her teacher this year and last year are fantastic. Mrs. Herring, Pricipal, is awesome. I am looking forward to many more years at Jacobsville!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Excllent principal; caring teachers; top notch education at this school!


Posted November 20, 2008

My son transferred into 3rd grade at Jacobsville this year from another area school and I must say this is his best year ever. He has ADD, so the single classroom setting vs. quads has been a blessing. I can tell he is happier and his grades have improved dramatically. It truly is a wonderful school and the teachers really are great. It's a shame he'll be transferring out again this summer as we are a military family and now headed out to the west coast. It has been a great year so far and I'm excited to see how the rest goes. It really is a blessing when your kid goes from hating school to almost loving it. I give the teachers credit for that. Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2007

3 of my children attending this school. Overall the school is very nice. The other teachers my children had seemed to be very nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2005

My daughter is in Kindergarten class and I must say Jacobsville Elementary is a great school. Her teacher (Ms. Buck) is phenomenal. The activities, school projects and homework assignments have given my child an opportunity to express herself as well as preparation for 1st grade. Many other parents who I have spoken with having children in 1st and 2nd grade have expressed their likings to Jacobsville's teachers and staff members. Keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2004

My son is a K-5 student at Jacobsville and I am so impressed with the education he has rec'd so far. In addition to what is learned in the classroom, we do approx. an hour of home assignments each night. Mrs. Custer (teacher) has not only made learning fun for him but has taught him to communicate effectively and really understand the meaning of self respect as well as the respect for others. I wasn't sure what to expect on 'Back to School Night' but was quite pleased to see a line of parents and students wrapping around the school just to get in. When I finally made it through the crowds to sign up for volunteer work, almost every activity was full of parents that wanted to be involved. The school itself is very clean and orderly. Great School - Teachers really care!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2004

2 out of my 4 kids have attended this school and I think it is a really great school teachers are concered about there students.
—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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
87%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

101 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
70%
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
White 80% 42%
Black 8% 35%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Wellness Award (2013)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Science
  • Technology
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
Clubs
  • Dance club
  • Drama club

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • none
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • English only

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
Clubs
  • Girls on the run
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 9:00 am
School end time
  • 3:15 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
School Leader's name
  • Gwen Atkinson
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Common Core
  • Direct instruction
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Arts (all)
  • Global
  • Music
  • Science
  • Special education
  • Technology
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
Foreign languages taught
  • none
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • English only
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • Dance club
  • Drama club
  • Girls on the run
  • Robotics club
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School leaders can update this information here.

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3801 Mountain Rd
Pasadena, MD 21122
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