School Details

Violetville Elementary/Middle School

1207 Pine Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD 21229
(410) 396-1416
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 445 students 15 students/teacher (MD avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

68%
48%
74%
70%
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

45%
53%
81%
57%
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

30%
44%
73%
65%
74%
89%
30%
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

31%
43%
68%
56%
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

39%
35%
63%
64%
59%
79%

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%
28%
59%
63%
55%
77%
51%
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

Violetville Elementary/Middle School is a public middle school in Baltimore. 445 students attend Violetville Elementary/Middle School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 2% of the Violetville Elementary/Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 77% of the 445 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Violetville Elementary/Middle School is 15:1. Cardinal Gibbons School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 6% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 50% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 36% 86%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 0%
Multiracial 2% 0%
Asian 2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77% 84%
Limited English proficiency 2% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Violetville is a horrible school my child has been at this school since she was 4 years old. In the beginning it was wonderful but the moment they got a rebuild of the school it has went down hill. My daughter has been being bullied by the same student for the past two years they are doing nothing and I mean nothing about it. I have filed complaint after complaint my next step is to go to the central office and file complaints then to the police they are doing nothing to solve this problem. Some of the teachers are beautiful understanding and are wonderful teachers. While others can't even seem to control a classroom. These children are acting like animals yelling screaming throwing things in the teacher just sit in the front of the room and does nothing. I truly cannot wait until my family and I can move out of this school district and I can get my child out of here.

  • (1 year ago)

    Violetville Elementary is a great school. My granddaughter attends and can hardly wait for the first day. The teachers are caring patient and understanding. The school can improve with more help from parents.

  • (3 years ago)

    Violetville has a large number of teachers that go the extra distance for their students whether challenging them in extra curricular activities and projects or taking special interest in students that need help in the classroom. The new building is just a bonus!

  • (4 years ago)

    My child has attend Violetville Elementry/Middle since kg through 8 th grade. I have had no major problems with the the school or its staff. My daughter is a good student. She has good grades. I think students who have had problems at school stem from some parents not teaching their children to have respect for adults or fellow school mates. Parents these days a quick to blame everyone else for their child's behavior. Teachers do the best they can to teach our children. If we don't assist them when our childr are having problems it is our failure as parents.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a student at Violetville i have been there since 1st grade and i have saw and had nothing but excellent teachers.

  • (4 years ago)

    What prompted my decision to enroll my son in Violetville was Initially my son hated school and appeared to be very stressed when he came home in the afternoons from his former private school. My son began at Violetville this school year in grade K. I had heard so much about this school that It sadened me that I did not enroll him prior to him starting second quarter. The Principal is very friendly and was able to answer alof of my questions being a concerned parent transitioning my child during the middle of the school year. I felt comfortable and safe within the school enviornment. Teachers were involved and connected to the students and students were engaged in the lessions that were being taught. The behavior guidlines are strick yet fair. Especially for the younger kids. My son now has a clear understadning of what it means for the teacher to rate his behavior for the day. Both the teachers and classroom aids I have found to communicate well in this area. I really enjoy the Communication and Attention that my son recieves but most of all he is having fun Learning. He loves his new school and so do I. Mrs. Mislak and Ms. Dorsey you ROCK!!! ~Proud Mom

  • (4 years ago)

    My son is a first grader and has attended since pre-k. He has a wonderful teacher who motivates and challenges her students. The new building is a bonus and I am very pleased with school. sf

  • (4 years ago)

    My granddaughter Autumn is a gifted child. The school offers support and encouragement to her abilities in addition to concern for her needs.

  • (5 years ago)

    The principal is fantastic and as community school coordinator the parents and community are really engaged in whats going on at the school

  • (6 years ago)

    I really like this school. I am pleased with what they are learning and how they are being challenged. The teachers seem to be very dedicated and the administrators are strong and care about the students

  • (6 years ago)

    I have several children that attend Violetville and I have had many problems since they enrolled last year. My children have been tormented by students and teachers alike and the lack of concern for every childs safety seems to be a big problem. I do not feel that my children are being taught anything that is not ona a standerdized test and it seems that the main goal is to get the children in and out of the school with as little effort as possible. I am removing two of my children from the school in the fall and am still looking for schools to place my other children. In short I am less than satisfied with the Violetville school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love Violetville Elementary Middle School. The school reminds me of the kinds of neighborhood schools that existed when I was young. I have been the Community School Coordinator at Violetville for almost a year and I am so happy to be there. the families staff and leadership are caringm hardworking and genuine. If I had one desire for the school it would be that middle school parents would be more involved in the school. I can understand that all parents can make every meeting but as parents too often we make the mistake of believing that the older our children become the less we need to be involved. They actually need us even more just ina different way.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter has been at Violetville for two years now and at first I did not like the school. But this year I joined the PTA and had the pleasure of getting to know the teachers and principles. I think more parents need to join the PTA and get more involved in the school where their child/children go to school. Violetville is a good school and it can be better if more parents would get more involved. How to do that is to join the PTA or other committees in the school.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter has attended Violetville for 4 years and will be attending Western next year. I have had nothing but trouble with this school since the first day. The teachers for the most part don't care whether the students learn or not as long as they are not disrupting class. The principal and asst. Principal are the worst I've ever seen. They ignore parents concerns and requests. There is no set rules of discipline. It seems to me that state test scores have taken the place of teaching and caring about the children. I will be extremely relieved to have my daughter away from that school next year.

  • (9 years ago)

    My child has attended violetville since kindergarten. I have enjoyed the staff and the students were no problem. My child is now approaching the 6th grade and I am looking to put her in private school because the middle school is located behind the school in portables and I don't feel that the evnironment is motivating enough.

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