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Fairland Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 592 students

 

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Posted May 22, 2014

This school is full of bullies and the staff seem to do very little if anything about this issue. The Assistant principal never did return my calls. I do like my kids teachers, for the most part also the planned events they hold at the school are always a joy for my kids to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2014

My children started Fairland 2 years ago and I like this school very much. The teachers and staff are great, always going the extra mile for the students and parents. The school is always sending emails and informative news home. Always on top of making sure parents are updated on any changes they make. My children are always excited to go to school and are always in positive moods when I pick them up....they always have something to share at the end of each school day. Dismissal is always punctual and very organized. Fairland rates 5 stars in my opinion...keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Tillie Garfinkel, the principal is phenomenal and the teachers are amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

I love Fairland. The teachers and staff they are all so friendly and fun to be around...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2009

Fantastic principal and staff. Kids are learning and happy. Teacher quality is very high. Students also learn how to respect themselves and one another.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2009

The teachers, principal, and the assistant principal are very proactive and this school is has a very positive environment and great programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2008

Very diverse, great principal. Good programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2006

This school is better than I could have ever hoped for. The Principal and teachers & staff make the school fantastic.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

101 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
87%
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

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

96 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
87%
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

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
53%
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 56% 35%
Hispanic 20% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 6%
White 10% 42%
Two or more races 2% 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 53%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

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  • School psychologist
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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14315 Fairdale Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20905
Phone: (301) 989-5658

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