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Barstow Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 

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Posted April 1, 2014

Barstow is an amazing elementary school with caring staff and lots of parent involvement - both with the PTA and in the classroom. The principal and vice principal are invested in the students and every member of the staff do a wonderful job of teaching and nurturing young minds.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2013

I think if children have problems learning, They could help more, And when children come to school sick they should be sent home, That is my main concern that children staying at the school being sick
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2013

A good school lots of parent involvement and very parent friendly. The principal and assistant principal are always available to you and the teachers are always willing and happy to talk to you. This school gives you the family type atmosphere you would expect in the country without compromising the education received. We are truly blessed to have our daughter attending this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2012

You know the TV show jingle "Everybody knows your name", well that place is Barstow. The Principal and Vice really do know all 500+ kids, as well as many parents and families. At Barstow they put very high effort to get parents involved within the school community, I am saying this as a parent, as well as a volunteer who spends great deal of time in the school. They always have something going on to involve the whole family as well as encourage children for extracurricular activities.
—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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
70%
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 61% 42%
Black 26% 35%
Two or more races 7% 4%
Hispanic 3% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 38%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Prince Frederick, MD 21607
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