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William Beanes Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 

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Posted Monday, July 28, 2014

William Beanes has high expectations for the students and staff. The school has a new principal and this has made a big difference. The teachers and principal share the schools data and ways the parents, teachers and studetns can Improve. This helps my children to be proud of themselves and work hard to be smarter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Monday, July 28, 2014

The school has made great improvements. I have four kids. Two have attended the school and two are still there. The new principal is awesome and she really cares about the students. The school has many updates to the classrooms. The new principal has lots of programs in place and is no non-sense with parents. She makes sure we are doing what we are supposed to do to help our kids. She looks out for parents by providing training, newletters, personal phone calls with good news and ways we can help our children improve. I would like to see more parents attend the PTA meeting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2013

my current school is longfields elementary and im glad to be there because i absoulutley hated william beanes because i felt like i was bing rushed and i felt like the teacher werent taking time to sit down with the students and discuss the lesson so they understand. the testing and academic scores arent that great either.


Posted November 20, 2012

Willism beanes is a grreat skool iff u pay attention in class and if you do the right thing you will learn but if you play and dont do the right thing you will never learn wat i have to say is that william beanes is good you just have to do what they ask you do homewoork pay attention in class do ur workk and posittive behavior :)


Posted August 23, 2010

In 2009 when I moved to Morningside, MD, my child was transferred to William Beanes. Unfortunately, this school was a nightmare for my child. The principal and vice principal are never available until you threaten to call the school board. The teachers were willing to meet with me to discuss my child's academic progress, even went so far as to develop a plan of correction and then never followed through. No afterschool programs, no tutoring, counseling department was a joke. I was not surprised to find that they did not do well on the MSA testing, because the teachers never took the time to give extra attention to students who were struggling. I am awaiting word of a transfer and whether the Title I department gives me a transfer - I will not be sending my child back to William Beanes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2008

Unfortunately, I have to agree with Great Schools rating, if you consider only cold numbers or data. William Beane does not meet the MD state or national testing standards. However, GS's comparison fails to consider or even mention that William Beane is located in a community soaked in the subculture of poverty and crime. The children attending William Beane (living in this communcity) experience generational illiteracy, poverty, and violence. Don't you think its hard to concentrate on school work when you don't know if your furniture and all you own will be sitting on the curb rumaged through, because your family was served and eviction notice this morning? I say all this to convey, these babies are living in terrible conditions that are beyond their control. I could go on and on...but I won't. I just want you to consider all the dynamics in play when analyzing information. TD MD
—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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
50%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
42%
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 77% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

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

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 81% 35%
Hispanic 13% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 0%
Two or more races 2% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
White 0% 42%
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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Suitland, MD 20746
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