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Walkersville Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted December 2, 2011

This school would get a 5 star from me if the principal was more involved. I get the feeling she does not like her job. She is friendly but puts no effort into learning who the students and their parents are. These kids and the staff need a principal thats works with them not against them. Teachers are Great, the Kids and their families are wonderful. The school its self is clean and well maintained. Best of all my kids enjoy their school and are doing pretty well on their school work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2006

Great school. Great teachers and pricipal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2006

I have two children at WES and I have mixed feelings about the school and some staff. First the school was build with an open classroom concept and the noise is very distracting. the school is over crowded and needs updating. I really would like to see a new principal who is willing to challenge the students to better learn instead of trying to fit everyone to be on level. As for the teacher, there are a few outstanding teachers and others who are there to earn a paycheck. Parent involvement in the classroom is limited to the lower classes. I would like to see the teacher better use the webpages provided to better communicate with parents and flow information. I think with better leadership WES could be a much better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2006

I have a daughter who attends WES, and I am very impressed with the level of caring and commitment to the students from the staff and teachers at WES. I have found Teachers to be respectful and willing to work with parents and students to ensure the student's success. I do wish there were more extracirricular activities at the school. They used to have piano during the day, and also Hands on Science after school. I believe parent involvement is good. I think all parents should be 100% involved in working with the teachers for their children's educational success.
—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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
80%
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 57% 42%
Black 19% 35%
Hispanic 13% 12%
Two or more races 7% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 33%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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83 Frederick St
Walkersville, MD 21793
Phone: (240) 236-1000

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