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Melwood Elementary School

Public | K-6

 
 

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4 stars

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12 reviews of this school


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Posted May 12, 2014

Caring teachers and lots of individual attention. Schools get such a bad reputation in Prince Georges but this school is an undiscovered gem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2013

The school has had some issue due to the inclement weather.The buses dont come on time or they just dont come at all.They have to fix this because if the weather the children have to sit out in the cold until the bus comes. I dont feel that that is right. They could possibly freeze to death.Other than that the school is great
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2013

The school allows bullying, there are many children with behavioral issues and being medicated for their issues. These children bully other students and know problematic children. These children pick fights recess and are not expelled or disciplined. If your child is the victim and you complain, the school will target your child and try to put them on a "counseling plan" which is a paper trail to mark your child as a problem child. The classes are over crowed. The staff is very unprofessional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2013

I love the teachers my child have had so far and the principal is awesome. My child have some reading disabilities and the teachers involve have been great in helping her to achieve what is needed to get her back on task and stay on task.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2010

I used to go to this school now my kid is going to that school and I really love it .


Posted March 23, 2010

This school could be much better if it had a total administration make over. I have to admit that there are a few staff members that are truly concern about the students. But they need more parents to become more involved in their child(ren) education and behavior. Parents need to become advocates for their child(ren). If this occurred, then this school would be much better because they will be force to their jobs accordingly. There are a lot of kids struggling with classwork and teachers are stating and thinking that the child is 'just lazy'. I am pretty sure that I am not the only parent who has heard that from a staff member at that school. But, That is not the case. That child may have a learning disability and is unable express his/her needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2010

My kids love going to school and i am impressed with their academic progress. I love the mixed culture and the obviously caring staff. Off course I would like to see more extra cullicular activities and special programs, but the basics are great, now WE need to work on the icing on the cake.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2010

My children have attended this school for 5 years and I've seen some good and not so good factors. More support to the curent Administration is needed. The PTA needs an entire makeover and a new approach; please step into the new millennium. More enrichment programs are also needed. Region IV, MUST DO BETTER!!!! The only thing that is currently saving parent & student moral is the fact the most of the teachers are caring and compassionate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2007

ok school, I've seen better and much worse, teachers are pretty good, not to keen on principal..don't know much about vice principal, could use more funding, need more notice from administration about upcoming events, PG county schools need a takeover, a makeover and an environment which is more technically advanced so our kids can keep up with the world, we need more music, art and other enrichment programs
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2004

This is an excellent school for children to learn. Afer paying thousands of dollars at a Christian school where the emphasis was only on money, I am very impressed. The new semester brought only one flaw with it,the new Vice Principal. My personal encounters with her shows she does not have time to speak with parents or even say hello. Setting her aside, the school has great parental involvement and the staff and PTA are consistently working to improve the enrichment programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2004

I have found that the teachers are highly qualified. The atmosphere is conducive to learning. My children have been there for three years after years of Christian Schools. The education exceeds what we had been paying for in the past.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2004

Our Kindergarten teachers where fantastic! Because of twins we experienced two teachers. Although the teaching style was different at the beginning, during and at the end the end results were the same. My hats off to the school for having great teachers!
—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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 81% 35%
Hispanic 11% 12%
White 4% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Two or more races 2% 4%
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 48%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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