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Jones Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted May 16, 2013

This school stinks! Needs better lunches! BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD SCHHHHOOOOLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2013

This small school allows for a tight community that works hard to get the very best opportunities for our kids! Our teaching staff is talented and dedicated - this is a school that they all WANT to teach in! Parents volunteer tons, which means there are always resources available to ensure the staff and kids get what they need. There are so many great extra-curricular offerings, too, so its not just what the curriculum has to offer, but so much more! And any parent can bring any enrichment program to the school. This was one of the first ALPs schools in AACPS, so differentiated teaching is a high priority. People joke that its the public school that feels like a private school. Well, that's not bad, is it!? We love our school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2012

Wonderful teachers and administration that have high expectations. These expectations are realized in the students through high standards and parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2011

Jones is a great school, if it were a perfect world! Since the world is more diverse and requires interpersonal skills to deal with an increasing diverse world, it delays growth in this area. But, other than that, I feel it is a good school and my daughter enjoys it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2010

Jones has a caring, welcoming staff. Teachers strive to help everyone child. There is a lot of parent involvement!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 26, 2010

The principal is wonderful, a great leader of a wonderful team of teachers. They make sure that ALL kids get the what they need, whether it's some help to catch up or more challenges. There's also a wonderful feeling of community there, because so many families are very active, being involved in the classroom and with extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

Jones is a public school that behaves like a top tier private academy. Students are held to a high standard and the staff take the time to know each child and their capabilities. However, like most top tier private institutions this school lacks both ethnic and economic diversity and as a result the students are not provided a education that enables them to fully understand and work within an increasingly diverse society. It is important to note that Severna Park is not a diverse area and so the entire district suffers this ill.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2009

Jones is a great small school. Staff is exceptional and very student-focused. The principal and staff have always been readily available to us to address any questions/concerns quickly and professionally. One of the best schools in Anne Arundel County!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2009

Staff and faculty are great. There is a rigidity to the administration that is surprising. Students are often disrespectful to teachers without consequence. High expectations of performance in testing but not behavior. Bullying of students who have differences is often overlooked.
—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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2012

 
 
99%

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>=95%

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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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
>=95%

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92%
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 82% 42%
Black 5% 35%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Two or more races 4% 4%
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 7%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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122 Hoyle Ln
Severna Park, MD 21146
Phone: (410) 222-6565

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