School Details

Abbottston Elementary School

1300 Gorsuch Ave, Baltimore, MD 21218
(443) 984-2685
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 192 students 18 students/teacher (MD avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

29%
48%
74%
45%
56%
77%

Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Baltimore City Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
68%
86%

Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Baltimore City Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
44%
73%
81%
74%
89%
24%
34%
64%

Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Baltimore City Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Abbottston Elementary School is a public elementary school in Baltimore. 192 students attend Abbottston Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 0% of the Abbottston Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 90% of the 192 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Abbottston Elementary School is 18:1. Coldstream Park Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 100% 86%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 5%
Asian 0% %
White, non-Hispanic 0% 8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90% 84%
Limited English proficiency 0% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I love what Abbottston has done and is doing for my grandaughter. As long as I work with her at home as well as the teachers working with her in school I know she will go far.

  • (2 years ago)

    I HAD THE JOY OF GOING TO ABBOTTSTON IN THE EARLY 80'S. IT WAS A EXCELLEBTG SCHOOL THEN AND A EXCELLENT SCHOOL NOW. TODAY I WENT TO A HOMEGOING SERVICE FOR ONE OF MY TEACHERS WHO TAUGHT THERE MANY YEARS MRS. MARGERINE TAYLOR. MAY YOU REST IN PARIDISE. IT WAS A BLESSING TO HAVE YOU MENTOR ME. IF WE HAD MORE MRS.TAYLORS IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM OUR KIDS WOULD BE BETTER OFF SHE WAS ONE OF THE ONES THAT CARED. YOU WILL BE TRULLY MISSED.

  • (2 years ago)

    I love this school! Even though it is going through a very large transition from previous years the principal is coming in ready for the challenge. The teachers care becasue it is small you get to have a personal relationship with the staff and parents. To me its like a extended family. I know my child will recieve the best education here because they CARE!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    The past two years were great. Small classes high staff to student ratio. Any problems were handled with dedication and care and my child got the attention they needed. This year is a different story. Since the standardized test cheating scandal investigation staff was downsized and the school does not seem to be under control. My child gets bullied a lot. He tells because he's scared but nothing seems to change. The staff and teachers are so busy and stressed out to look into these things. Not to mention how class size has expanded and there's kids from another grade in his class which confuses the children since they have to figure out which grade the teacher is teaching at the moment. Also the class is in chaos a lot of times with children running around the room running into things and hurting each other. I don't understand is this normal?

  • (6 years ago)

    My son is a fourth grader at Abbottston Elementary School. This is a much safer school then the one we attended two years ago. Academically I rate this school the best. I used to attend this school years ago and I am glad that my son has a chance to attend as well

  • (6 years ago)

    We have just relocated to Baltimore City from NYC and my children (1st and 5th grades) are blossoming in this school. They love the school and they love their teachers. I am impressed by the sense of unity and genuine care exhibited by the teachers and staff. I am very happy with their academic performances and impressed by the dedication of these educators. Ms Johnson is the best! (1st grade). I really appreciate the professionalism and want to thank them for helping my children adjust well to their new environment. I can't say enough.

  • (6 years ago)

    I Definately agree that this school is a great one. I was very reluctant at first since this was the first baltimore city school for my children were attending and I was impressed. I felt a strong sense of community and care here. The teachers and staff a overall good people committed to supplying quality education.

  • (6 years ago)

    I Definately agree that this school is a great one. I was very reluctant at first since this was the first baltimore city school for my children were attending and I was impressed. I felt a strong sense of community and care here. The teachers and staff a overall good people committed to supplying quality education.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is Baltimore City's best kept secret. It is well run and the teachers are great.

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