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Gaywood Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 444 students

 

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Posted August 15, 2010

Gaywood is not is not a good school for a child to got to in didnt make AYP and it certainly did not make it this year. The playground is dirty and when resess comes there are other people from other houses coming. The principal does nothing much and has no activities at all.The school needs a big make over because it is very dull. There is no other classes other than media, music, and P.E. I would not suggest anyone go to Gaywood.My daughter went here and was not pleased at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2009

I was not pleased with Gaywood. Aftercare is an issue because there isn't any. Children are often kept from having recess and P.E. Both are necessary for children to thrive successfully. The building is not children friendly (there is no creative art work displayed.) Whatever happened to bulletin boards outside the classrooms. The build is cold and not welcoming. The main office is just as dull. The entire school needs a makeover. The counselor never went to my child's class to teach a lesson or to get to know her. It appeared the prinicipal was often reluctant to speak to parents she did not have a relationship with. No activities ouside the classroom...sports, chess, dance, nothing. Finally, academics...whatever happended to technology, and fun learning that could be used outside the classroom. Again, an entire school makeover is necessary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2009

It just ok. I would like to see more extracurrilar activities for the students. Basketball, gymnastics, cheerleading, cooking, etc. Also it would make sense to me for the school to offer aftercare considering the students get out at (1:45) a time that the average parent is still at work. On site tutoring would be nice also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2009

My son is graduating this year after attending for two years. He has enjoyed learning at this school much more than the private school previously attended. The teachers and staff are VERY willing to work with the children. Parents..it is not only the effort of the school and the amount of work your child puts in, but also the amount of effort YOU put into your childs education and interests. It has been a TEAM effort the whole way through with better results than I could ever have imagined. Thanks Gaywood!! Good Luck Class of 09' !!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2008

My child graduated from Gaywood last year after attending for two years. I had moved from Greenbelt and I had heard many negative things about the school and expected the worst. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. I found that my child's teachers were concerned about his instruction and my child did quite well. I was pleased with my Gaywood experience.
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Posted April 21, 2008

My little brother who is in special ed failed a grade inthis school. They did very little to help him in summer school, dealing with other students. The scores from state wide tests says it all.


Posted October 11, 2004

The school princpal is very attentive to the needs of the student body. In so many ways she treats each and every student as if they were children of her own!!! Her disposition is always pleasant. Always ready to tackle any problem with a smile and her wise council. Gaywood's future and the future of the student body is in great hand with Ms. Wray at the helm.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2004

School have a great cirriculum. Special Educator, Dr. James is the best. She works with all students, teachers and parents. A blessing to have in your childs life. Thanks Dr. James for all your help and support,
—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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
50%
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
Hispanic 49% 12%
Black 38% 35%
White 9% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Two or more races 2% 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 83%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • 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

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  • Gifted / high performing
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  • Before school

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

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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  • Buses/vans for students only
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6701 97th Ave
Seabrook, MD 20706
Phone: (301) 918-8730

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