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William Winchester Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 622 students

 
 

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5 stars


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Posted October 13, 2009

The teaching staff and administration love teaching and working with children. You can't help but smile when you walk in the building. It is contagious because everyone working there is smiling. The kids love learning!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

I really like the staff and the positive reinforcement approach.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

I attended this school myself, along with many other family members and friends! This is a very caring school that gets involved with the students and treats all like family!!!!


Posted October 12, 2009

William Winchester provided a safe, nurturing environment for my daughter to grow and learn. WWE's staff was wonderful and the principal (Dr V.) was, without question, the very best we had ever encountered. She was a student there from 2002 to 2008. We will always have a fond place in our hearts for 'Willie'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

The PTA is great --- good ideas for fundraisers, nice ways to show appreciation for the teachers and staff, fun events for the children and adults. The music programs are awesome -- it's obvious how much the teachers love music. It translates into the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

I have had at least one child enrolled at William Winchester for the past 11 years. I love this school because it truely is about the chiddren. The administration and staff really care about the well being of the kids. Also, the school is about the families being involved as much as possible. Everyone is welcome the doors are always open.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

The teachers are very personable and very good with the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

The school do a great job educating the kids and teaching great values
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

I love how much they CARE about every single student and the parent envolvement is wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

Willie is an awesome school. The administration and teachers are wonderful with the children. The involvement of the parents is great as well and there are tons of family activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

Willie is a wonder school full of wonder staff. Last year my son broke his arm worst than most breaks and they helped him everystep of the way until the end of school. They teach him so much content. I am amazed everyday. I never knew these things until I was much older. Way to care about every child as a learner, Willie!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

I love it because we are a big happy family! Everyone is important here, and everyone has a voice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2009

The staff and programs of William Winchester really are about the children. Such a caring school that takes pride in teaching youth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2009

We have outstanding teachers who help the students excel!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2009

My son has attended William Winchester Elementary School for six years and it's the best! The teachers are passionate about helping the students learn and always motivate them to do their best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2009

My son loves Willie. The fifth grade team has very realistic expectations of the age group with which they are dealing and knows how to motivate the kids to succeed. As the parent of a child with a learning disability, I have been overwhelmed by how my concerns are immediately addressed. We have moved frequently because of my husband's job. This is the fourth elementary school my son has attended and is, by far, the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2009

My kids love Willie! It has fantastic teachers and staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2009

Coming from a private school to a public school, my children had a bit of an adjustment. The staff really made them feel special, and we have only positive feedback from their new school,William Winchester Elementary School
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2009

I love the sense of family and caring for the kids by staff and parent volunteers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2009

I love William Winchester Elementary School because both of my children are very happy there. I only have to call them once to get up for school. I know my children are in good hands, the staff and teachers have earned my trust. My days are always pleasant knowing this.
—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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

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 89% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
78%

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 43%
Hispanic 10% 12%
Black 7% 36%
Asian 5% 6%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Westminster, MD 21157
Phone: (410) 751-3230

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