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Chatsworth School

Public | K-5 | 385 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted April 24, 2013

Very nice school. My son is in First Grade and he is reading very well.I found this school very helpful for him. Mis Puopolo and Ms Mc Manus are excellent teachers. The staff is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2012

We are ecstatic at the response thus far that we are receiving from out 6 year old in her first year at Chatsworth. She wakes up telling us she is excited to go to school. She comes home excited to do homework! Mrs. Puopolo is doing an excellent job at motivating our daughter to excel and bonding the students in the classroom. I feel the older children mentoring to the younger has been a unique benefit for out daughter. I hope that is is creating the type of leadership and mentoring qualities at school that we try and reinforce at home. Our only concern is that when the time comes for our 3 year old to enter the school system she may not automatically get into Chatsworth like her sister. I am not sure I understand the inherent benefit of changing the previous grandfather rule at this time. We waited 2 years to get our oldest in. Although New Town Elementary and Mrs. McCabe did an excellent job with her, there is an element at NTE that we are happy is not at Chatsworth. How do you offer the best you can to one of your children and not the others?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2012

I found the program here to be extremely adaptive and remarkably accessible for both my son and myself. The teachers are enthusiastic, administration is on top of all the students and their concerns, and there is so much incredible support in terms of onsite social workers and therapists and other professionals. A really valuable experience
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

This is my son's second year at this school and we are very pleased. The multi-age grouping has benefited him both socially and academically. I feel like he is challenged each day. They strive for excellence in a very caring warm environment. I can't wait for my youngest son to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

This school is good for girls who due well with socialization. But not so much boys, who tend to be more distracted by the open environment and lack of personal space. Boys tend to need more time to develop in that area. Chatsworth has to follow BCPS guidelines; it is the same Baltimore county curriculum as all elementary schools. Therefore it is not a Montessori school, which was the original intention when founded, they share tables instead of desks and have a muti-age home base. Besides the open environment they have no extra programs in place which other magnet schools offer. The school starts an hour later than other public elementary schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2006

I am on my second child going through this school and have mostly good experiences. Some of the teachers pigeon hole children, but for the most part, it is a great school. I would certainly send my children there again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

I am very happy with Chatsworth as a whole. The parent involvement is great. The Specials programs are good also. The only thing I worry about is the open air environment. I see this being very distracting for some 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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
76%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
>=95%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
60%
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 62% 42%
Black 28% 35%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Hispanic 3% 12%
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 16%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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222 New Ave
Reisterstown, MD 21136
Phone: (410) 887-1103

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