School Details

City Springs Elementary/Middle School

100 South Caroline St, Baltimore, MD 21231
(410) 396-9165
1

(out of 10)

Charter Grades PK-8 604 students 20 students/teacher (MD avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

68%
68%
82%
63%
65%
83%

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 2013
  • Baltimore City Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
76%
89%
66%
73%
88%

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 2013
  • Baltimore City Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

45%
65%
81%
56%
74%
88%
12%
39%
67%

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 2013
  • Baltimore City Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

35%
58%
77%
59%
67%
84%

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 2013
  • Baltimore City Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

29%
45%
73%
45%
67%
85%

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 2013
  • Baltimore City Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

34%
38%
67%
59%
62%
81%
32%
43%
71%

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 2013
  • Baltimore City Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

City Springs Elementary/Middle School is a charter middle school in Baltimore. 604 students attend City Springs Elementary/Middle School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. 0% of the City Springs Elementary/Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 98% of the 604 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at City Springs Elementary/Middle School is 20:1. Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 99% 88%
Hispanic 0.5% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Multiracial 0% %
White, non-Hispanic 0% 8%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 98% 73%
Limited English proficiency 0% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    City Springs does what it takes to meet the needs of each and every student. The teachers and other staff are highly committed to academic excellence. There are also many programs in place to help students. We use a Restorative Practice model to help students who are having difficulties. Every morning there is an assembly that is like a pep rally to get the students excited about learning. Incentives are given for progress. There are several after school programs including sports and tutoring. I love the school spirit. The principal has high standards and she shows that she cares and believes in everyone. I think it would be helpful if we could communicate more effectively like through having more technology.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter currently attends City Springs School. Overall the teaching staff works really hard to push the students to their best potential. However as far as the principal Mrs. Richetta I find her to be very non- personable. There have been many times that she has walked right by me and didn t even speak or say hello. I have also witnessed her yelling at her staff in front of parents guests and students. I didn t find this to be very professional for a principal. It is not setting a good example for the children and it is definitely not being respectful to her staff.

  • (5 years ago)

    My child attended City Springs for pre K - 2nd grades. When she entered City Springs she was below grade level however upon transferring from City Springs she tested above grade level and now is not excelling at the new school ( Edgewood Elementary ) due to the curriculum I find that the work that she completed in City Springs in the 2nd grade is the same work that she is doing now in the fourth grade at Edgewood I highly recommend city springs to any parent in that school district city springs teachers are not like the average teachers they actually care about there children and go beyond the call of duty to see that they excel they are strict there and see to it that your kids stay in line and that they understand all that is being taught.

  • (5 years ago)

    City Springs Middle school fooled me into believing that their test score rating was high compared to county district schools. My niece and nephew attend this school and I think they are not being challenged enough to compete against thier peers academically please step your intellectual game up !

  • (5 years ago)

    City Springs has a really great staff that cares so much about the children and the childrens well being. My oldest daughter now attends City Springs and next school year my youngest daughter will be attending as well. My daughter has learned so much in her first year in the kindergarten at City Springs school. It has prepared her for the first grade and she's now reading well and writing very good. Principle Richetta is very involved in the children and enforces the rules and school policy as it should be. This school also have an excellent after school program that gives the children an opportunity to expand their horizons on various different levels. I give City Springs Elementary/Middle two thumbs up as well.

  • (6 years ago)

    The staff is excellent and the students learn so much so fast!!! This is the best elem/middle school in Baltimore City!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    It is my opinion that City Springs has been one of the best schools in MD and not just in Baltimore City for several years. With the addition of the new principle Ms. Richetta it has taken a step forward. With the implementation of some very innovative ideas the school is being run in a first rate children first learning is essential fashion; it's certainly an honor and a privilege for children to attend this school. The entire staff for the most part seems to take great interest in the children's welfare and it shows in the overall atmosphere of the building. Two thumbs up!

  • (9 years ago)

    I currently have 2 children and 2 nieces at city springs and I am truly pleased with the teachers and staff they are curteous and have a lot of diffent approaches to learning my youngest daughter began reading in kindergarten and my older daughter 8th grader is truly being challenged so that she may go to a college prep high school I wish all children could get a quality education like this one and last but not least the priciples Ms Whelchel and Ms Newkirk are the best priciples that i ever met they know the children by name not just the problems this school should recieve an award for being clean safe and the best learning enviorment ever!

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