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Williamsport Elementary School

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Posted April 27, 2010

We've been here for two years and this school stands head and shoulder above the previous schools our kids attended. The magnet program is great and the intergration of technology in the classroom really engages the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2008

We have had 2 of our kids at Williamsport Elementary for the past 7 years and will continue to be at the school for a few more with our younger 2 children. The facility itself is very nice and very modern since being renovated a few years back. Most of the teachers have been great, especially those in the magnet program. The encore teachers (art, music, PE, media etc) all really do a fantastic job as well, especially with the extracurricular activities such chorus and the annual PE/gymnastics show. The only area I see as in need of improvement is the PTA. There does not seem to be much going on in that area as far as after school and evening activities for the students compared to a few years ago. Otherwise, WES is a great school, probably one of the best in the county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2006

My child had a great year last year when she was in the 3rd grade. The teachers were pleasant and always kept the parents informed. The gym, music, media and art teachers are wonderful also. There is no welcoming feeling when you walk into the school, nor is the secretary helpful. The principle and asst.principle seem to be sensitive to each student and are very active in school activites. On the other hand the fourth grade teacher that is my daughter has is very hard core, rude toward the students, but sure tries to put on a good show for the parents
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Posted February 23, 2006

Having just moved to the area and only experiencing 6 months at Williamsport Elementary School my feeling is that it is above and beyond the school we came from, Greenwood in Montgomery County, MD. There are so many student activities and the teachers care and the principal cares. Very Very Good. I hope it continues to be this way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2005

This is a wonderful school, and Carolyn Moore, the principal, is absolutely terrific. The teachers and the PTA make a great team - the parents are kept 'in the loop' about what is going on in the building and there are so many different things available for the students (a garden club, PE programs, after school chorus, etc.) If you are a working parent, you will appreciate that the YMCA has before and after school care provided at the school and I think the cost is reasonable. It just seems that this school and community in general care very deeply about their kids' education. If you are considering moving into the Washington County/Hagerstown area, I would suggest looking into the Williamsport schools first.
—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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
67%
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 86% 42%
Black 5% 35%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Hispanic 3% 12%
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 46%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1 South Clifton Dr
Williamsport, MD 21795
Phone: (301) 766-8415

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