School Details

Worthington Elementary School

4570 Roundhill Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 313-2825
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 494 students 14 students/teacher (MD avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

99%
91%
82%
98%
92%
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
  • Howard County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
94%
89%
96%
95%
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
  • Howard County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
91%
81%
100%
95%
88%
96%
79%
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
  • Howard County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Worthington Elementary School is a public elementary school in Ellicott City. 494 students go to Worthington Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 3% of the Worthington Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 2% of the 494 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Worthington Elementary School is 14:1. Children's Manor Montessori is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 21%
White, non-Hispanic 60% 57%
Multiracial 4% %
Hispanic 3% 6%
Asian 26% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 22% 16%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 2% 13%
Limited English proficiency 3% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    I cannot agree with the September 29 2013 post more. This school is just terrible. The teachers lack innovation in the classroom there is minimal engagement with students and absolutely no enthusiasm. I would venture to say the teachers are lazy and entrenched. As noted in the earlier post the ratings are a function of the highly educated and relatively affluent attending neighborhood. High academic ratings occur in spite of the school- not because of it. My advice for those considering the neighborhood move a mile west and go to Veterans.

  • (1 year ago)

    An awful school. Don't be fooled by the academic ratings. That is due to the neighborhood demographics all single family homes educated 2 parent households. The administrators from the past few years ran this school into the ground. New principal this year and I am hoping for a dramatic change! Teachers intimidate parents and withhold information about your child. A few teachers were terrific but I truly wonder why they are still there. Teachers never show up for after school activities seem like they run from the building at the end of the day. Minimum age to work there has got to be 50+. And very few innovative teaching techniques are used. It's back to the Stone Age for this school. PE teacher is the worst!

  • (4 years ago)

    Great school great Math program...Love the teachers individual attention PTA is active and School teachers are willing to work with you. My kid LOVED the school Worth the move from another county !

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers are average and the principal is not a strong leader. The academics are average for the school system. THe school is built on a landfill but not disclosed.

  • (4 years ago)

    We moved here from another state with my son entering 5th grade. The school is adequate despite the nearby grounds being a landfill. Whose bright idea was it to build a school on a landfill? The outdoor playing area is subpar. My son's 5th grade teacher is nice and he seems to like her; however the other 2 5th grade teachers are less then desirable. One in particular has a demeaning way of interacting with the students and should retire. Not impressed with this elementary school.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is one of the few 'small' elementary schools in Howard county with enrollment at 460 students (Sept. 09). The principal and assistant principal are very visable and really make an effort to engage parents as well as the students by welcoming them each morning in front of the school. The school atmosphere is very neighborly (as is the surrounding community). Parents are encouraged to volunteer in nearly every area of the learning environment - and parental involvement is high and welcoming.

  • (6 years ago)

    Wonderful school. The participation is incredible. The principal as well as a great number of the teachers always attend the special functions put on by the PTA. The progress of the children is closely monitored and the communication between the parents and teacher is excellent. I cant recommend this school strongly enough.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a wonderful neighborhood school. The kindergarten team is so enthusiastic you can see that they enjoy what they are doing. They make learning fun!! The PTA and parents are very involved. It is very family and community oriented.

  • (7 years ago)

    Worthington Elementary is the best little school in town! The faculty has a genuine concern for the students the parents are involved 100% and the student population is one of the best I have ever seen! My experience thus far is flawless and I feel really blessed to be a part of this school and community!

  • (9 years ago)

    Excellent school. Great academic program.

  • (11 years ago)

    This is a very well run school. The G&T program is outstanding. The teachers are not only superior teachers but they personally care about each and every student and what is going on in their lives. I would move to ensure that my daughter stayed in this school.

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