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East Salisbury Elementary School

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Posted Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I don't think it even deserves 1-star. There's too much red tape when it comes to getting straight answers about what's going on with your child and when it comes being there in person to observe your child and teacher. The law gives every parent that right. The principal applies his own religious beliefs when it comes to running the school and handling problems. The principal is also biased to certain students and rules. This school's staff is worse than worthless. There have been nothing but problems since our child was forced to enroll in this school. No one wants to help or act on any problem that has arisen. They just point there fingers at the parents and stick their noses up in the air. Everything falls on deaf ears. This school has created a toxic environment for learning and as a result it has created economic strain on our family and behavioral and emotional problems in an otherwise happy, bubbly child. A child should want to go to school and not have to fear ridicule, retaliation, nor be burdened with undo stress. Especially at such a young innocent age. If there's a way to avoid this school my advice is to go ahead and avoid it at all costs.
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Posted January 27, 2014

My daughter use to go to Beaver Run and she was doing amazing there. I heard nothing but good things. But now she goes to East Salisbury and the teachers seem to not care about my daughters education. They complain about my daughter failing instead of trying to help whats the point of my daughter going to school
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Posted September 20, 2013

East Salisbury Elementary: Not the best school it is old and very run down. The teachers are hit and miss, last year my daughter did very well. This year we are having issues with the teacher. No instructions are coming home on how the teacher wants the math to be shown. This is typical of this school, if the child misses something in class they are lost when it comes completing the assignment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2010

worst school...the teachers and staff should all be fired and the school should start new my child was in there for only a couple months and i pulled her out the teachers dont care to help the children if they are new to the school and havent learned yet what they are studying and the staff does not take bullying seriously
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2008

I have heard many 'bad' things about East Salisbury and was very concerned about sending my child there. Once their I found supportive teachers and staff. My child enjoys East and is doing great. I think as long as my child has the support of his parents he can excell any where. I am proud of East and the gains they are making.
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Posted June 3, 2008

I decided to give this school a chance since my tax dollars fund it. I met with the principle, teacher, and very shortly after the school year began, the board of education. Believe me when I say this, do not send your child to this school if you have any fears whatsoever. My daughter went from being a straight A student reading on a 6th grade level, to a D student reading on a 2nd grade level. We struggled all year trying to improve her grades. I repeatedly met with her teacher. The more involved I became, the worse the situation became. There is no air conditioning for third grade. The teachers are severe in punishment. I made a very, very bad choice sending my child here. And by the way, the student to teacher ratio is at least 19. My child will not return to this school.
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Posted May 28, 2004

Ms. Tana Ellis is a great asset to East Salisbury. She makes the school a fun place to learn. This is the first year my child actually likes to go to school. Her grades have also improved due to the inclusive teaching style of Mrs. Ellis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2003

East Salisbury is the best school for my child. He is in 'Special Ed' and Mrs. Elder & Mrs. Conaway are the best. They have done wonders on my son Eric Baker. Keep up the good work.
—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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

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 81% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
47%
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 54% 35%
White 31% 42%
Hispanic 10% 12%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 84%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1201 Old Ocean City Rd
Salisbury, MD 21804
Phone: (410) 677-5803

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