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Linton Springs Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 688 students

 
 

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Posted December 12, 2010

The school teaches according to what's on the tests and nothing more. School scores great in Math on state tests but noone ever wants to talk about their scores on National Standard Achievement Tests. Not enough focus on the basics or much homework given. More and more time is being taken away from time spent in the classroom learning and added to specials like PE and male bonding. Caring, supportative and dedicated staff but many ineffective teachers. PTA is a social fundraising group only. No involvement in educational concerns. Great parent involvement in the school. Nice fairly new facilities, with all the educational supplies needed and then some.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

It has been a wonderful experience. We moved here last year and I have seen a significant change in my children's academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Excellent staff and resources..wonderful playground!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2008

Excellent school where the teachers look at each student individually. Great with parents and students alike. Test scores have been great and the school is still new!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2007

I have two children at Linton Springs. I am very pleased with the level of involvement from teachers and the administration. I believe that my children are challenged and are in a very healthy environment. The school is blessed with many parent volunteers and has a great variety of activities in arts, sciences and sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2005

Linton Springs has just about everything going for it. My youngest will finish fifth grade this year, and in some ways I wish he could stay. Some of the things I love include the talented staff, the remarkable level of parent volunteer support, the great facilities, the wonderful support staff and the absolutely fabulous adminstrations. My son had some problems adjusting in second grade, and ended up requiring lots of intervention and special help, and eventually medication. The staff worked with us throughout and were supportive even when he must have driven them crazy. My other son has special needs, and he received consistent and appropriate services for the two years he was there, which contributed to his successful middle school transition.
—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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
96%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
96%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
98%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
91%
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
White 85% 42%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Black 3% 35%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
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 11%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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