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Lucy V. Barnsley Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 669 students

 

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Posted November 17, 2011

My kid went to GT porgram for 2 years, then he is in middle school now. Barnsley has excellent music programs and great teachers. The music program was fantastic and got most kdis involved and enjoyed. My kid made best freinds there and I do love the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2011

The Rating for Barnsley should have been four stars on the below post not two! Parent who wrote "Wonderful School"
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Posted October 13, 2010

The teachers and administration at Lucy Barnsley Elem. are very compassionate and understanding to the issues that the children are going through. The staff is also very responsive and accommadating which assists the children in making the apropriate decisions. The staff is fabulous. I am increasingly impressed with this school. The PTA is also very good about supporting all kinds of after school activities to promote well rounded children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2010

We had such a terrible experience here. The teacher my daughter had was so self-involved that at the first parent-teacher conference, she could not identify a single strength my daughter had. When asked to identify some areas where children could think creatively in the classroom, the teacher could only come up with comments about herself. The principal is distant, sarcastic, and even rude to parents. Despite her 'attempts' to include parents in the school, she is hostile toward them and even goes so far as to call them disruptive. It was not a positive learning environment. Students are viewed as discipline problems waiting to happen. Having the GT program at the school ends up hurting the neighborhood students. This should be a Title 1 school, but the GT program throws the numbers off. As a result, the GT program gets all the resources, and the neighborhood school is understaffed & underfunded.
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Posted November 2, 2007

It is a wonderful school. The principal is great and the teachers are fantastic. Together they create an atmosphere that is great for the 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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%
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.

169 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

169 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%
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.

171 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

169 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
95%

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

171 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 35% 42%
Hispanic 29% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 6%
Black 13% 35%
Two or more races 6% 4%
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 32%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

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  • 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

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist

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  • Gifted / high performing
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  • 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
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  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

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  • School psychologist
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  • Counseling
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