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Malcolm Elementary School

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Posted April 30, 2014

I LOVE Malcolm. My son has gone here for the past 3 years and is now in 5th grade and my daughter for the past 2 years and is in 1st grade. I have had nothing but great experiences with the students, teachers, and Principal. They are all wonderful they know the parents and students by name. They have lots of activities for the children and always do new things to keep the kids interested in school and learning. Any time children want to go to school everyday and are made when school is closed then you know they are doing things right.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2012

Great school with caring teachers and wonderful support staff. The principal and vice principal are the best you could ever ask for. I have both of children currently attending (5th and 1st) and both love it. My only negative aspect about the school is that it an older school and has had to recently add trailers to accommodate the additional students which is no fault of the faculty. I wish the county/state had the funding to upgrade the school. I definitely would recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2011

I really miss this school a lot! This school is what started it all for me! I completely agree with everyones reviews except for the first ever one. That is not true! I had to put that out there because it is a fantastic school. I completely disagree with that parents review and frankly think that it's not true(what they said). Everything there is planned WAY ahead of time and always has a very fun and educational twist! This is the best school ever and all the faculty do their best every day to make students safe, smart, and proud. Just glance around the school and you will realize that. I LOVE MALCOLM!


Posted August 23, 2010

I am a grandparent of a student at this school. My daughter also attended this school in the 1980's. Wonderful, positive school! Very creative programs. The staff and teachers truly care about what they are doing. Love it!


Posted August 4, 2010

Malcolm Elementary is a great school. The principal the teachers all show genuine care and concern for the students. The principal and Vice Principal seem to know each student by name. My son is home school and my daughter who attends full time does exceptionally well, thanks to the care and teaching they receive. This is my son's last year at Malcolm and he already hates the thought of leaving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2010

I think that Malcolm is a great school well worthy of its blue ribbon rating. I attribute a lot of my pleasant experience with the Charles County School system and the services they offer students with special needs. I am very pleased and would be hard pressed if I ever had to consider having my children anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2009

Malcolm is an exemplary institution. We have two children in attendance. Our oldest has attended K 3. Her teachers, Mrs. St Onge (2nd grade) and Mrs. Praytor (3rd grade), have gone out of their way to keep us informed of her progress. Their feedback has enabled us to coach our daughter with any subjects that she has trouble grasping. As I walk the halls, I ve observed that most of the students know the principal by face/name recognition. The school hosts quarterly award ceremonies, book fairs, science fairs and other events to keep parents, community and the school continually involved in student success. You won t find a better elementary school in the surrounding counties.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

We love our school! We have two children currently attending and an 8th grader in middle school who attended Malcolm since kindergarten. She is excelling in middle school thanks to her Malcolm upbringing. Our younger two are as well. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2008

My daughter and I love Malcolm. Being a student and a mother we give malcolm and staff an excellent rating. My daughter will really miss malcolm after this school year when she leaves for middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2007

I absolutely love Malcolm. My third grader has been a student since Pre-k and has had a wonderful experience. So far every teacher we have had has been wonderful. (Ms Walker, Hammond, Brucculeiri, Burroughs, and Alley. I have always been notified in a timely manner of special events via the school calendar and website. I am looking forward to when my toddler will get the opportunity to attend Malcolm.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2006

I highly disagree with the parent review. I find that Malcolm Elementary School is one that prides itself on character and keeping students and parents involved. There are many opportunities for parents to participate not only in the classroom but throughout the school. Parents are involved when they become vocal that they would like to be involved and what hours or talents they can offer. Trust me, the faculty at the school appreciate EVERYTHING that is done voluntarily! Malcolm is exemplary not for their academics but for also involving the community. They sponsor family nights, award assemblies, and the PTA sponsors community events throughout the year. There are opportunities. There is no better place to learn than at this school where teachers care about their students & do their VERY BEST to provide support in every manner possible.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 31, 2004

I am very disappointed in Malcolm Elementary School. The harder we try to have school spirit, the more disappointed we are when we see how little they care about school spirit. Malcolm is a Blue Ribbon school, and concentrates solely on that. Things are planned at the last minute and it makes it difficult for working (single) moms to be active with the school. We spent hours publishing a book for school and just found out tonight that the book fair is tomorrow night. Due to the late notice, I'll need to cancel plans to be there. Their science fairs, grandparents day, picture days are all last minute also. If you're not a stay-at-home-mom, stay away from Malcolm.
—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

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
65%
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
White 55% 42%
Black 32% 35%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Hispanic 4% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
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 18%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Waldorf, MD 20601
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