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Panorama Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 404 students

 

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Posted November 13, 2013

Nos mudamos recientemente desde Virginia a esta vecindad. Mi hijo esta en 3er grado y esta escuela es mejor de lo que me esperaba, el nivel academico es excelente y en comparacion con las escueles de Fairfax y Loundon van en un nivel mas avanzado en matematicas y lectura. Las profesoras son estrictas con lo ninos haciendo enfasis en el respeto y la cordialidad que se debe tener hacia con los otros, alejando de esta forma los preblemas de Bulling. La principal y su staff son muy amables y comprometidos con la escuela.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2009

Update on my grandson's experience at Panorama ..... so far the teacher Ms. Barias who is his 1st grade teacher is very good and involved with her students. She gives my grandson and all the other students lots of work. A weekly homework packet is given for the whole week and signed daily by his father and me and returned at the end of the week. She is a believer of having the students read 1 book per day, documenting the name of the book and author as well at the end of the month and return to her. She is very good. My son loves the school and likes his teacher. That's it for now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2009

My daughter has attended Panorama since she was in the first grade and currently she is in the 5th grade. I have read the past post of others and some things I could/can agree with. In the beginning of my daugther attending Panorama things were a little shaky, however thankful my daughter has encountered some excellent teachers who are all hardworking dedicated to their students learning and aiming high (just to name a few: Ms. Horsey, ms. Russell, Ms. Dela Pena, Ms. Platter, Ms. Musa and Ms. Walker). Now that we are in the last year of her attendance - I will say that I have seen with my own eyes how Panorama has blossomed into a great educational institute Thanks to the awesome principal Mrs. Walls and her Teaching Staff...I woud recommend Panorama Elementary to anyone...Give it a try, you will be surprised
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2008

My grandson just started at Panorama and I have read all of the post for 2007-08. I will be monitoring how they are. The school is a gorgeous one, but as one parent said you can't judge a book by it's cover. So far, the Principal and office staff were courteous and I met my grandson's new teacher she seems to be organized and involved. So this is all that I can report at this point and time. I will be doing updates during the year so stay tuned.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2008

My daughter has been going to Panorama since she was in the 1st grade. I must say that in comparison to the school that she was attending before, Panorama is by far much more better overall. I have faound a school that I believe is the best school for my daughter. She comes home everyday with a smike on her face and she simply loves going to school everyday. The teachers that are there, I believe, have been very good. My daughter learns very well at this school and she learns on her level to the point that she comes everyday and tells me what she has learned in her class. My daughter will be there until she graduates from the 5th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2008

My child is in her second year at Panorama and the experience has not been good at all. The children are undisciplined and there are alot of bullys. My child dreads going to school. The administration and staff are unorganized. It is a beautiful school outside but many problems lie within. One of my biggest concerns is that the children have to wait outside in the cold in the morning; having a child w/ asthma this is a big no-no. Even though my child is in 3rd grade now, I never had a problem with her in school before. Now I feel like everyday she is telling me about issues that bother her. I know that she will not be attending this school next year. She is bullied almost everyday and it seems like the adults there that are supposed to protect her could care less.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2007

Some of the staff don't care really. Thank God for a new group of professionals such at Ms. Fitzu, Mr. Moore. There show real concern for the children's well being and education.
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Posted September 11, 2007

Panorama is the worst school I've ever been involved with. Don't let the looks fool you, it's very pretty outside, but once you get inside the school it is total chaos. I've had four children attend Panorama, and ever since there first day it's been nothing but a headache. The children in that school are extremely undisciplined,bully's. The Administration staff acts like they don't care about the students or parents opinions. There's never any field trips,or after school programs for the children. Some of the teachers truly care about their students. The school needs a major academic, and disciplinary improvement. Parents need to be more involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2007

I have a child that has been going there since Kindergarden (3years). So far the teahers he has had are very good and intersted in teaching but the classes are over populated with un- diciplined children, which makes it harder for the rest to concentrate fully. The principal that was there prior to this new one I really like, the new one doesn't seem to really show a true intrest in the children. Over all majority of the people that are there do not really care about their education just a paycheck sorry to say! He has been blessed to have teachers that care, but for the most part i am hoping this is his last year there. It's not the quality school that it looks like from the outside. With better people involved i'm sure it could be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2006

The quality of the academic programs are extremely poor. I can say that they just began a MSA parent night, in hopes of improving the low MSA scores. If any extracurricular activities exist, they are not advertised well. The music teacher has been changed more than two times this year. The Asst. Principal explains that the county does not have the budget to hire a music teacher. Therefore we are utilizing other school staff. Parent involemt is lacking, however it is growing. School discipline is not strong. The administration does not enforce the PGCPS zero tolerance policy.
—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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
84%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
30%
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.

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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 89% 35%
Hispanic 8% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Two or more races 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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