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North Salisbury Elementary School

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Posted May 17, 2013

The school has two courses the normal course and Magnet program. The normal course is not at all good (if your child is capable). I am comparing this with the other state from where we moved in. The environment for the normal course is not good at all. Kids fight, use all sorts of profanity including racist comments. On racism related problem though, I have experienced that if the incident is brought to notice, school takes immediate action but as such there is no proactive measure to stop such behavior's. However, I have heard from my acquaintances (quite a few of them including colleagues and friends) that the magnet course is good and caters to children and parents looking to for more academic challenge. The school management is very defensive about any incident and will try to point back to the complainant instead of working with the parents it is always us vs you type of attitude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2012

My daughter went to this school six years ago in the magnet program and now I have a son there in fourth grade also in the magnet program. This is a wonderful school! The teachers are great, the BEST in Wicomico and the Principle and Vice principle also can't be beat. I only wish my children could go there for the whole twelve years of school. It prepares them to work hard and it's not always easy but they had plenty of fun! Too Bad that my daughter in stuck at WIHI now but if it weren't for this school she would not have been in the top classes at WIHI. IT PAYS OFF!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2009

NSS is awesome! Both of my children are/were in the magnet program and maintained all a's and b's. The teachers are wonderful and take the time to teach the children and make sure they understand the curriculum. Both of my children have ADD and I NEVER had any problems with the teachers not having time or patience with them. They are teachers-not babysitters. Great school-great teachers-great program! I will hate to see my daughter have to leave next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2009

I do not recommend any child with ADHD to enter the magnet program. My son had all a/b avarage in his 3rd and 4th grade terms but dropped to a d average. The teachers did not have time or patients to encourage my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2009

My son loved the school and was greatly dissapointed on the last day of school because it was his last year at this school. The staff and teachers were great and he loved the 5th grade magnet program and all the teachers. I would recommend nss to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

My grandson is in third grade, his first year at North Salisbury Elementary, he loves the teachers, school and everything about it, he does not ever want to miss a day.


Posted February 7, 2008

The principal and office staff are exceptional at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2007

The principal in this school is a pompas you know what. Her own ego comes before her teachers and the children. It is too bad because there are really great teachers in the school who if weren't baggered all the time would be happier. School is great except for the office staff and administration!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2005

Excellent school and staff. Children are taught appropriately at grade level and promptly offered to move to Magnet program if academic progress warrants. Children are challenged in both 'Home school' and 'Magnet' phases. Discpline is positive and strict. Are in temporary classrooms for last and the upcoming year but staff has made commendable adjustments to space. Front staff and administration are as pleasant and helpful as teachers themselves. A joy to see students and staff focused on achievement and not just discpline. Great school environment for anyone.
—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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
68%
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 43% 42%
Black 41% 35%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 6%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Two or more races 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 55%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1213 Emerson Ave
Salisbury, MD 21801
Phone: (410) 677-5807

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