School Details

Curtis Bay Elementary School

4301 West Bay Ave, Baltimore, MD 21225
(410) 396-1397
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 541 students 15 students/teacher (MD avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

41%
48%
74%
52%
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

48%
53%
81%
71%
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

41%
44%
73%
72%
74%
89%
22%
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

50%
43%
68%
76%
63%
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 2014
  • Baltimore City Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

20%
35%
63%

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

31%
28%
59%
51%
55%
77%
33%
40%
69%

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

Curtis Bay Elementary School is a public middle school in Baltimore. 541 children attend Curtis Bay Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 0% of the Curtis Bay Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 93% of the 541 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Curtis Bay Elementary School is 15:1. Bay-Brook Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 6% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 46% 86%
White, non-Hispanic 46% 8%
Asian 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 1%
Multiracial 0.6% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93% 84%
Limited English proficiency 0% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    I attended this school and all three of my children attended this school as well. The school is in need of renovation and repairs. However the staff is amazing minus the principal I would send my nieces and nephews to this school. The new principal is not good at talking to parents. I have been disrespected by her for standing up for a child that was not mine. I think you would want you parents to be happy because we have the voice to make things happen from North Ave.

  • (1 year ago)

    One question on a complaint form is . Can your child defend themselves LMFAO is this a school or a penitentiary ? Before your kid goes to Curtis Bay send them to self defense class. F%$#%g joke

  • (1 year ago)

    Great with the children; the teachers are truly motiveted to help the students reach their full potential. My gr'daughter's teacher has even called her at home since she has missed days from her GI condition. They have a neat gymnastics team that has really improved over the years. Students are encouraged in sports as well as arts and activities despite all the budget cuts.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have asked to meet with the principal before christmas and still have not received a response.

  • (3 years ago)

    overall i have to give this school two thumbs up my kids have been attenting this school since head start i do believe that thw teachers should challenge the smarter kids to harder work but as a parent if i see my child excel at a faster pace I challenge them at home but i would like to see a program there for gifted students or advanced students ....ms avery (the principal) is amazing she always addresses any issues that we (the parents) or the children has iv'e had a few problems im not saying that they are perfect but ill just say that my kids attended one other city school for about 2 weeks and i snatched them out so quick because i would have been taking them back an entire grade if i would have left them there so overall i love the school for it to be a city public school i think that they do A OK

  • (5 years ago)

    I am extremely pleased with the staff and family of Curtis Bay elementary! My children absolutely love it there! I now have all three of my children in that school 2nd grade 1st grade and Pre-K! The teachers are great with the students and just the overall school gets a great review from me!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a great school so far especially mrs .Matson and ms.Moore class.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers in this school are amazing!!! The classes aren't too big so the children get more one on one time. It is just a small school but it is a wonderful school. they say dynamite comes in small packages that's Curtis Bay Elementary!!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I love this school. My daughter also loved this school. If i told her not to go school due to sick she would mad at me UNTIL she can go back to school. I would register my son there too.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is on the rise! Despite reservations to send my child to a city school I have found the curriculum and staff to be above board. The school if full of dedicated caring and qualified staffmembers that consistantly go above and beyond the title of thier particular position. Many new changes to the school this year- new playgrounds & landscaping classrooms & programs. The only drawback I have observed(besides general lack of funding apparant in all Baltimore city schools) is the lack of support the school is given by the parenting community. Get involved no matter where your cild goes.

  • (6 years ago)

    Curtis Bay is not the outstanding school that some would claim it to be. Since my child has been attending this school I have noticed a slight decline in his behavioral habits. The communication between the staff and parents are way below average. I dont feel like its a good environment for a child to be in I would think twice a about having my child attend this school another year.

  • (11 years ago)

    My son has been in this school for several yrs now. From head start to now 2003 and I couldn t ask for a better school. The principals are great! And the commutation there is also good.

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Overall score

(based on 16 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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