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Georgian Forest Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 502 students

 

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Posted June 25, 2013

I love love love this school!!!! I am so sad that my child will not be returning in the fall due to us moving. Keep up the great work teachers!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2013

Best teacher, safe and clean environment for my girl. The quality of education depends on the individual contribution of the teachers and administration, I thank you all! I love GFES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2010

Not confident in schools leadership, too much emphasis on test scores. Definate issue with cleaning/building service and maintenance. Not overlly impressed with school in meeting individual needs of children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

This is my child's second year. I can't begin to tell you the difference a year makes. My son transfered in from DC and it's like night and day. He came the first year with a bit of a behavorial, attention level and acdemic issues. This year he's like the child that every parents sees and wishes it was their child. I have never in all of his schooling been more impressed with the Principal and the staff. The teacher's actually care and work with you. His teacher and I became email buddies throughout the year, that's how much they care about their students. The Principal actually knows my son. When the Principal can greet you in the hall and not only remember the students name but the parents--need I say more? Just AWESOME!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2009

Wonderful school! New to community and very welcoming and thoroughly concerned with children. The principal and vice principal are excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2008

We also love it! Thanks to her teachers, my kindergartener is now a great reader and has lots of confidence. She gets advanced (1st grade) math, weekly science, music, art and PE. Art could be better. Great school events for families; good PTA, friendly, competent teachers and staff; safe and quite clean.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2008

Love it! Love it! Back in the Bronx, was told my child had 'delays'. Was in special classes, etc, etc. I worked very hard with her since I felt that not too much was being done. She's now at gerogian forest and on the honor rooll. So many activities for the kids and all of the parents and teachers are like family. A warm and loving school. The fun events are the best, too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2005

I love this school. i used to go fourth grade through fifth. It was the best school i went to. The teachers were nice and caring. Also they knew interesting ways of getting children to learn in different ways that were fun and creative.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 25, 2004

My son is in kindergarten and can read quite well now. I feel he's learning alot. His teachers are caring, and the school gives him art and music classes every week. He's also receiving speech therapy, and although the qualification process was long, it was worth it. The school is part of the Kennedy cluster, a group of schools that all eventually feed into Kennedy High School. Kennedy is a magnet school with waiting lists of students from other districts.
—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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%
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 89% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
60%
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
Black 43% 36%
Hispanic 36% 12%
White 9% 43%
Asian 8% 6%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Silver Spring, MD 20906
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