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Carole Highlands Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 

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I just read the horrific review written by a parent who had a dreadful experience. That was truly awful. I speak as a staff member. I love teaching at Carole Highlands. The staff is friendly. The administration is supportive of the school's goals, parents and staff.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 19, 2012

Horrible experience with the administration and the principal in the 2010-2011 school year! It was my daughter's first day in Kindergarten and she is not a bus rider. I never signed her to ride any bus. I had checked on forms that I the parent will pick her up. 1st day after school I came to pick her up and could not find my daughter. The office finally realized they had put her on a bus - a bus that was not even going to our home! They had to call the bus back. It was a frightening experience. The worst part was that the principal was not sympathetic, did not try to allay my fears, she had no apology for their mistake; instead, she had an attitude as if I was making a big deal. It took 2 hours before the bus brought my daughter back to the school! With such an attitude from the principal, after my daughter came back I immediately told them I want to withdraw her. The principal told the office staff with a wave of her hand, "go ahead and give her the withdraw forms" as if to say good riddance to us. Wow! Mistakes happen, but they should NOT have responded the way they did! I see now that they have a new principal for the 2011-2012 yr. I hope she serves the school & families well.
—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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
70%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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
Hispanic 56% 12%
Black 33% 35%
White 8% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 4%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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