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Cranberry Station Elementary School

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Posted September 19, 2013

I have two children at CSE, one in 2nd year, now 2nd grade, and the other just started in Pre-K. It has been a while since these posts about CSE having a special needs focus. I see a wonderful, exciting school where all of the students are engaged in the learning experience, and there are regular activities where parents can volunteer or visit. We have movie night which is a great time. Teachers evaluate students' abilities, communicate ideas/suggestions with parents and our kids are led to perform at their best. The staff is proactive where misbehaving and bullying does show up, and they work with the parents and children together to get back on track. My kids love Cranberry Station!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2009

Caters to special ed students. Does not work well with regular ed students. Administration is inflexible and treats school like a military establishment instead of a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2007

My daughter is in 4th grade now at Cranberry Station. She has been there since kindergarten and I think it is the best thing that has ever happened to her. I believe my daughter has some form of ADHD but was never officially told that she did by a Dr.she has excelled at Cranberry. They have a full staff that reviews her progress for OT and speech for as long as she needs it- this is a great relief since I was paying to get her help with speech. She has had two or three incidents where bullies were verblally bothering her, and I told the teacher and it was dealt with right away. Every teacher is concerned for the children. Every teacher is good. I am very picky and protective of her and I have been very happy with Cranberry.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

I have 3 children with uniquely different learning capabilities. My oldest is brilliant but has ODD. Mrs. Walker, the pricipal went out of her way to help my son achieve, he graduated this past May '05. My 2nd had an extremely strong teacher for 1st & 2nd grade and made it into EEEP for both Math and ILA. To our great fortune my 3rd child who has had difficulty talking and comprehending since age 3, got the same awesome teacher for 2nd grade. The teacher gave him so much extra attention to catch him up on his reading level that he has become very confident and is reading like crazy. This summer this 7 year old is ready Hardy Boys! Needless to say I'm a grateful parent to have had such a great school for my children.
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Posted August 12, 2004

I am overall happy with the school. The principal is great. She takes the childrens age and level of understanding into account before handing down a punishment. She doesn't react to situations (such as zero tolerance) until she has all of the facts and discusses it with the child.
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Posted May 12, 2003

Our daughter is adhd and no longer has to take her meds because she feels safe, secure, and directed. They were quick to respond to, and involved in our request for a 504 plan.


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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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

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89%

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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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
>=95%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 42%
Hispanic 6% 12%
Black 5% 35%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
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 31%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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505n Center St
Westminster, MD 21157
Phone: (410) 386-4440

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