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Excel Academy Public Charter

Charter | K-8 | 303 students

 
 

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3 stars

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3 reviews of this school


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Posted November 13, 2013

I think Ms. Hite is a wonderful teacher, they are very informative however the new location is a hike. Maybe they should consider changing the time. to 8:00 and 8:15 for late time. They need more activities for the smaller children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2012

The vision for this school is excellent, however, due to a lack of funding, the students suffered. This school offers music, yet there is no consistant music teacher. There were subs in and out of the class all year. The fourth grade English teacher was awesome, very capable and went above and beyond for the kids. She had them doing Shakespeare plays. The third grade teacher, Mrs. Pryce is a gem! There is an over abundance of female teachers and staff at the school and the lack of male energy is obvious in the misbehavior of the students. They added middle school grades but were not prepared for the need for discipline. The prinicipal was the strongest they have had in three years, so I think they are headed in the right direction. I cannot stick around to find out. My middle child was bullied all year long and ended the year in fights on the playground. My oldest child had a great experience for four years because she was placed with the strongest teachers. This school isn't the worst, the front office staff is very friendly, but I need my kids to be challenged and its not happening here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2009

I am so pleased by the development of my daughter attending this school. They are great.
—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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

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 81% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
37%
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 77% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
79%
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 73% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
n/a
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 67% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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 83% 36%
Hispanic 8% 12%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian 2% 6%
White 2% 43%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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