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Severna Park Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 355 students

 

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Posted August 19, 2013

My son is going into the fourth grade and has been at SPES since kindergarten. my son has ADHD and had a few issues. This school and its teachers have been exceptional! I have never seen teachers who have gone so far to help a student. They have worked with him on so many levels. I cannot say enough how grateful I am to all of the teachers who have helped my son, and I. This school is truly amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2011

It is our first year at Severna Park Elementary for our son and daughter. We had such high expectations given the reviews and the accreditations. We have been extremely disappointed. They are learning at an average level, and doing well but feel they may be lacking in some areas. We are very unimpressed with the front office and principal. We have had a few issues and have felt that our children are not coming first. Truly a disappointment. Bottom line this is not the school it cracks up to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2010

The school very much goes above and beyond. My son was reading at 3.5 and telling time at 3 - I wondered how Kindergarten would challenge him. They had one-on-one work w/ the aid to challenge him. The reading club also helps to challenge the kids at their own pace. Also, now in first grade they have a social detectives club to assist him socially. The PTA is great set of welcoming parents. Great experience!
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Posted March 6, 2009

I happened to go in the school and as I walked to my meeting, I was watching the children and the interaction of the teachers.....what a calm, happy environment. Every child deserves what this school is giving so well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2008

If you are considering moving to Severna Park for the schools, my advice is...go for it! This school is one of the best in Severna Park! Very friendly office staff & wonderful, caring teachers! My son thrived at this school. Parents are very involved & it definately shows. Your child will receive an excellent education & develop good values & a sense of responsibility for the community. You can't do much better than this elementary school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2008

Severna Park Elementary has three great things going for it... They can pick and choose their teachers which results with them having the cream of the crop. The teachers there are in it for the kids, not the money. The parent involvement is off the charts (How many schools have to limit chaperones on a trip or have 2, 3 or more parents in the class as helpers all of the time?) Enough said...
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Posted May 10, 2004

Severna Park Elementary is a tight knit community with wonderful parent participation. A new curiculum was introduced in 2003-2004 which is greatly improving the already satisfactory education the children are receiving. I would highly recomend this school for your children.
—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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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96%

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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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
98%

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
>=95%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
98%

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
100%

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
95%
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 88% 42%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Black 2% 35%
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 4%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6 Riggs Ave
Severna Park, MD 21146
Phone: (410) 222-6577

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