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Oak Hill Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 581 students

 

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Posted April 23, 2014

We are new to the area and have two children at Oak Hill. My children are progressing well academically, and their progress exceeds my expectations. The principal is extremely involved and responsive. We have been surprised the most with the parent involvement at Oak Hill. It is truly a wonderful asset of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2013

Love this school. No complaints at all in my 9 years of having children there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2013

I am so happy with this school. Everyone has been amazing to my kids. I am also VERY happy with the special education program at this school! This is the first year all three of my kids are upset about having a summer vacation because they'll miss going to school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2012

Wonderful school with wonderful teachers. My daughter is in Kindergarten and I cannot believe all she is learning!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2012

Fantastic school, great teachers and staff and wonderful parents and students! We have 4 children and all have gone to Oak Hill and have received a great education and been raised in a great environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2011

One of my kids has graduated from and the other has just started in Kindergarten at Oak Hill.It is a great school with great teachers and great parent involvement,I love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

Friendly staff and great parent volunteers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

Oak Hill has excellent teachers and staff. My first grader has thrived in this school. The principal has a wonderful rapport with students, staff, and parents. Parent involvement allows for numerous enrichment activities. As a parent whose children have attended private schools in the past, I think Oak Hill out preforms them all!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2010

An all around fantastic school... The building itself could use some updating, though. Glad to see the walls being built to enclose a once "open classroom" setting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

I am having a very hard time at this school this year. My son attends the third grade and is not being motivated by any teachers in this grade. I find the teachers somewhat complacent, and non-communicative. There is absolutely no one-on-one translation of the work the children are studying. I will not be returning next year. Perhaps I am just used the wonderful attention my son received from the private school system, even in a less priveleged county. I really have no idea how this school received any type of ranking in the county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2009

We have 2 children attending Oak Hill, and I am a former student. We have found the teachers at Oak Hill to be very responsive to parents in regards to; meeeitng w/ us, returning emails/messages, and providing feedback on our children. The new Principal also seems very involved and concerned about the well being & education of the children. The only negative that comes to mind is the school's 'open space' set up.. However, the school received $ to erect walls, which I believe, will alow kids to focus better. Everything considered, this is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2008

Oak hill is a great school. We are a former family returning to the area and are only interested in buying a home in the Oak Hill district. We love this school. My husband went here as a child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2008

This is a top notch elementary school with very involved parents. The teachers are extremely dedicated and the students are all well behaved. This school produces the most 'straight A' students at the SP Middle School. I would recommend this school over any private school anyday!! (I used both private & public schools for my daughter.)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2005

I belive that Oak Hill Elementary is a pretty good school. When I was there, the teachers were very kind and they paid attention to you individually if you needed help. If you were struggling, then you were quickly given a conference when and found how to improve yourself. I belive that Oak Hill is a good school and they have many fun activities to participate in.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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95%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
88%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
96%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

76 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
96%

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
96%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%
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 81% 42%
Two or more races 7% 4%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Black 4% 35%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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34 Truckhouse Rd
Severna Park, MD 21146
Phone: (410) 222-6568

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