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Van Bokkelen Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 457 students

 

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Posted June 7, 2013

A Great First Experience... My daughter attended here for preschool, full-time. I was hesitant at first because this is not her zoned school. Her teacher was always available and nice. She recently came from another county/school district, so she brought that with her to her current classroom. She challenged the children and understood that some times students have off days. I feel that she really cared about my child. She even encouraged us as parents to have our daughter tested for first grade. I really appreciate this experience and will hold every teacher now to the standard she has set.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2010

military trash and the old leftovers of severn send their kids here. go to a private school if you love your children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2009

As the young kids say..OMG! I love Van Bokkelen! I have two kids that are now in middle and high school, who have attended.. And two who currently attend and one soon to be. The staff is very well trained and caring...Open door policy is very well in affect and their like family...too many activities to list for kids and adults who like to volunteer...fust call and see for yourself....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

The staff of Van Bokkelen School go to great lengths to ensure that all their students have a good, basic foundation in the primary subjects as well as the social skills necessary to survive. Additionally, they go overboard to help these kid's overcome their social, economic and family environment. For the most part, these students form a close bond with their teachers, and try very hard to make the teachers proud. The principle, Mr Massey, refers to his students as scholars, and they both love and respect him for it.


Posted December 17, 2007

Van Bokklen is an excellent school thus far. My daughter is in Kindergarten and her teacher is very well qualified and equipped with the skills necessary to prepare our children for the 1st grade and outside of school socially and academically.
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Posted June 1, 2007

Parent involvment is low; there is nothing in place for the gifted and talented; if a child is bright at one subject there is nothing in place to foster that talent or interest; low tolerance for children with disabilities largely due to viewing a child from the rules and guidelines of a handbook rather than the individual; teachers are rigid in their learning styles. If you're lucky you'll get the teacher who will take the time and show the patience; if your child is simply average this school is perfect for you.
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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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
76%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
82%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
34%
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
Black 84% 35%
Hispanic 8% 12%
White 4% 42%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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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1140 Reece Rd
Severn, MD 21144
Phone: (410) 222-6535

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