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Sargent Shriver Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 731 students

 

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Posted February 13, 2013

I have three kids attending this school, compare to other kids in the family around the same age in other schools, they are by far more advanced in almost every subject, the staff is courteous, dedicated and very professional, they emphasize respect and scholastic achievement A good number of the students are underprivileged and teachers go the extra mile to make sure they are not left behind. They are also tough on mischievous students and they do not tolerate bullying. The school is clean and well kept.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

Shriver celebrates diversity in the student body, works to build community among parents and families, and emphasizes respect for each one involved in the school. As a volunteer, I see beautifully displayed student work and great emphasis on scholastic achievement and growth. The facility is a cheerful place to be for all who enter. The motto 'Whatever it takes!' sums up the spirit of a staff that loves teaching, brings strong academic backgrounds to their tasks, and demonstrates all day long how very much they care for the children entrusted to them. Parents, many new to this country, are encouraged to contribute their skilss to helping the students and school.


Posted April 13, 2010

A great school with amazing teachers! Many underprivileged children attend this school and are very lucky to have teachers and staff with such dedication!
—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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
40%
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 73% 12%
Black 12% 35%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 6%
White 4% 42%
Two or more races 1% 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 81%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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12518 Greenly Dr
Silver Spring, MD 20906
Phone: (301) 929-4426

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