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Princeton Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 408 students

 

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Posted October 29, 2013

Supporting the school I attended as a child ! Hope others will also so they can win $5,000


Posted August 16, 2013

Princeton has struggled in the past but the teachers are dedicated and are not giving up on helping the school to improve. We are looking forward to a phenomenal year. We have an awesome team this year- one that is willing to put in the work that it will take for the students to feel safe and be achievers. I love my Princeton students and staff members!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 13, 2013

My son has been at this school since second grade and initially I thought it was a great school. He is now in the 5th grade and I am very disappointed with everything that's going on. The kids are out of control and the teachers seem to be overwhelmed with what's going on. If I could afford private school I would transfer my son out of there in a heart beat. I don't feel like my son is safe there, and he's not learning at his speed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2012

Granted I reside in Georgia; my Grandsons attend this school.....so far so good! I was extremely impressed when my oldest grandson..."I'm a scholar Grandma K"....after I caught my breath again....I had to ask where he heard the word from and he stated "my teacher told me I'm a scholar".......ALL RIGHT!!!


Posted May 13, 2012

I attended this school for 6th grade (2010-2011) and I had a ball! Met lots of friends and even met a new cousin! We took plenty of trips and I learned a lot. Coming from a private school, yeah I learned things but at Princeton, I learned things that I was supposed to know in the 4th grade and I learned stuff that my 7th grade class is learning now. So I definitly believe the academics is there. Yes, there are bugs, but not as bad as my school, I have mice there and they are NOT doing anything about it. So if you are thinking about sending your child here, dont hesitate. Ms. Bunch, the principal, would love to have you!


Posted June 5, 2009

My child was in the K this year. In the beginning of the year I was disappointed to find out that my child's teacher did not know that he had an IEP. At the first meeting, the staff as a whole was extremely unprepared and unaware of his needs. There were some while at the meeting read his IEP for the first time. Needless to say this has been a trying and stressful year. I could have home schooled him for all that my family has had to go through this year. I sure hope that the older grade levels are better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

Princeton is a no-nonsense school and they keep the kids very well disciplined and the kids do seem well behaved. Instrument lessons are offered to the 5th and 6th graders which I think is great. They have SGA for 5th and 6th grade classes and allow the kids to broadcast student news on their special channel in the mornings. The teachers keep you informed each quarter on what your child will be learning in each subject and what they are expected to achieve during those times. They encourage you to interact with the teachers and when I do that through the email the teachers always respond to me in a timely manner addressing any issues that I have. The school website is great as well in keeping us informed. Overall I believe Princeton is a good school with higher standards than a lot of the schools in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

The quality of academic programs is excellent with the resources the teachers are alotted. From the principal, office staff, lunch ladies, etc., are professional and kind to the students. There is a music program, chorus, sports involvement. The Parent Teacher Association is active and provides monthly activities for students. More parent involvement would make the PTA more of a success, however great leadership prevails. The average classs size has increased from about 17:1 to 28:1 with the Leave No Child Behind Act. This is very discouraging.
—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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
69%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
42%
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 68% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
76%
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 68% 35%
Hispanic 23% 12%
White 5% 42%
Two or more races 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
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 73%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6101 Baxter Dr
Suitland, MD 20746
Phone: (301) 702-7650

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