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Strathmore Elementary School

Public | 3-5 | 402 students

 
 

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3 stars

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8 reviews of this school


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Posted October 21, 2013

My son attended this school from grade 3 to 5. He now attends Parkland as a 6th grader. The teachers prepared him for the rigorous curriculum at Parkland and I am more than pleased. When we first became a family at this school there was a lot of focus on behavior. The principal saw a problem, addressed it and it was resolved. The principal is Great. She is involved with her students and knows them as individuals. She is very approachable. She gives advice as if your child was hers. There are some resources that could be added to the school to help improve test scores. My daughter is now attending in the 2013-14 school year with lot's of bulldog pride! Lots of friends, diversity, collaboration. The new curriculum for the 3rd graders is also being implemented and so far looks great. The staff are strict but caring and prepare students for their academic future. No costumes on Halloween coming up is a bummer. For their lack of creativity I take away a star. I hope more involved parents continue to participate and eliminate for good the behavior concerns in this area of the county. (it seems to be getting better) Hope this helps for new or prospective parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2013

I feel this is a struggling school. The transition from Bel Pre Elementary (k-2) to Strathmore Elementary (3-5) was tough. Unlike another reviewer below, I did not find the school to be welcoming at all. Test scores are low, and there a quite a few behavioral issues with students. This causes a lot of disruption in the classroom and takes away learning time from other students. The principal is mediocre, but in school year 2012 - 2013, the gem on the staff is the principal intern, hopefully he will continue to be part of the staff in the future. This school needs many more resources in place to help deal with the behavioral issues as well as low test scores. It also needs more focus on higher level students who are not being challenged at a proper level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2009

I am so pleased with this school! It is our second year, and I have found everyone to be welcoming, friendly, and professional. I am an educator myself, and I previously had my children in a private school. I am now kicking myself that I ever paid tuition, since this school is so much better in every way. Parent involvement is welcome, and all my concerns have been taken seriously and addressed. No school is perfect, but the team spirit and caring teachers and leaders make Strathmore a good place for children to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2009

My son has been a student at Strathmore since 3rd grade he is now a 5th grader. I do not see any problems. Students are nice. Staff is great. I have volunteer numerous times. I like the scholl and it rally has helped my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2007

I am the parent of a fifth-grader. While the new principal has instituted many great new policies regarding discipline, unfortunately the administration and teachers continue to fall woefully short of harboring a successful school environment. There is not much follow-through when parents report bullying, threats, altercations, etc. In fact, the teachers and staff seem to be utterly unaware of the chaotic environment right under their noses. How can a child possibly be academically challenged when their sole concern each day is who's going to do/say something to threaten their safety? Strathmore has in the past, and continues now, to fail their students. It is the children who suffer the ignorance and unwillingness to act that the adults 'in charge' continue to display. With such an unfortunate example, it is no surprise that the students have no desire to rise above their negative environment. Thankfully, June's only 4 months away!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2005

Iam a parent of a fifth grader at this school,and while my daughter has had no problems there I am well aware of some of them. But I will not run away or try to run the school down. Become a part of the school and encourage other parents to do the same learn about the sip(student improvement plan) at the school. I have found that being involved in the school's community helped me know more as a parent and I was able to address problems as they came up and help with the results. Become a part of the solution. Don't just run away.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2005

As a Parent of a 3rd grader I am very disappointed. I had heard rumors about Strathmore, but decided to give it a chance. I failed my son. He hates the treatment he receives at recess, he gets treated like a criminal at lunch. His only savior is his awesome teacher. The school is run by the kids. The principal needs to take control of the serious problems that surround this school. The no BULLY'S allowed would be a start. My son will not attend this school. I wish someone would take notice and help Strathmore.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2004

I was the parent whom had provided a review in August of last year of this school and can now safely say after having my son at Strathmore for one school year that it is an extremely challenging school with challenging problems that are not addressed head on as they should be. Young children at this school with what I have to assume is little supervision at home, come to school with extremely inappropriate things that they say and do that expose children to things you couldn't imagine in 3rd grade. My son will not be attending 4th grade at this school and I'd suggest if you have a choice to put your child in a local, private school. Strathmore Elementary is a poorly run school. The teachers seem to be good but they can't manage the problems they have at this school effectively.
—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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
45%
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 48% 36%
Hispanic 34% 12%
Asian 7% 6%
White 7% 43%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 54%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Silver Spring, MD 20906
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