School Details

Spring Garden Elementary School

700 Boxwood Dr, Hampstead, MD 21074
(410) 751-3433
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 530 students 16 students/teacher (MD avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

87%
86%
74%
86%
85%
77%

Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

In 2013-2014 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
  • Carroll County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
91%
81%
94%
94%
86%

Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

In 2013-2014 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
  • Carroll County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
84%
73%
89%
94%
89%
74%
80%
64%

Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

In 2013-2014 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
  • Carroll County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Spring Garden Elementary School is a public elementary school in Finksburg. 530 students go to Spring Garden Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 1% of the Spring Garden Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 28% of the 530 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Spring Garden Elementary School is 16:1. Hampstead Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 86% 88%
Hispanic 6% 4%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28% 17%
Limited English proficiency 1% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Removed from this school never again teachers are not willing to help the students when being bullied educational level below most others

  • (1 year ago)

    Would not recommend this school to my worst enemy my child went to this school arms wide open praising being a blue ribbon school that was three years ago since my child has been labeled everything under the sun k teacher s are strict. Principal does not care asst principal should be principal only one that cares for the students reported to board and withdrw my child will pay for private school than here

  • (1 year ago)

    The pits!!!! The principal is absolutely careless. Don't expect these "adults" to protect your child let alone teach them! They have process in place to NOT follow. Makes PERFECT SENSE. Majority of teachers are demeaning to children because they are allowed to get away with it.

  • (3 years ago)

    I really wish that we were told that this school went from an exemplary rating to an academically acceptable rating... it's a shame!

  • (3 years ago)

    I have nothing but the best to say about this school. I am a grandparent who has had guardianship for 1 year. When my grandchild transferred from out of state she was in 5th grade at age 12.She had a reading level of 2nd-3rd grade. 2 weeks after starting ALL of the teachers called us in for a conference. My GC was failing everything partly due to past issues and LD. By the end of the year she had increased her lexile scores by 400 pts. When she left Spring Garden for middle school her skills had improved enough so that after 1 grading period in 6th grade she was elevated to 7th grade. Teachers were very caring and involved.

  • (3 years ago)

    Several changes have transpired since my first child started to attend SGE. The administrative staff and the PTA board. Both have not been for the betterment of the school unfortunately! When my eldest first started in SGE in 2004 i could not have asked for a better school. Now the administrative staff (principal assistant principal etc...) show a great lack of caring for the children. Its all about the test scores and "perception"of the school. Had my eldest not have had so many friends in the school i would have had him/her removed. Now my youngest is going through and i can only hope that he/she picks up more of an education than the later. The 4th/5th grade science teacher can not properly teach the children and they are trying to fix it but its too late for a lot of children who have fallen by the wayside. Its a shame....

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers really care about their students and the students love to learn!

  • (7 years ago)

    My grandson has shown such a great growing up while attending this school always spelling out words and doing math and word recognition.

  • (9 years ago)

    SGE is a wonderful place. The school spirit is unbelieveable! The teachers are very commited to the students as well as the Principal(I've seen her work one on one with students on reading and other classwork)There are always Parent volunteers to help the teachers out so the teachers can focus more on the students than having to make copies and put things together which takes away from important studies.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have 2 children in SGE and am thrilled. The educators go above and beyond their duties and all strive for excellence. My children not only learn but are also helped with emotional distress and peer pressure. Anyone would be lucky to enroll their child in this school.

  • (11 years ago)

    I have a student in his second year at SGE and I have seen dramatic improvement in his work. It has been my experience that each student is put in a position where they are constantly challenged to learn more. Students must think 'outside the box' and defend their answers in class discussions. Teachers work closely with students to monitor progress and make changes to class assigments as needed to ensure that students maximize their learning experience. In addition the parent involvement is very high. The PTA is actively involved in raising money for the school to make sure that the students get the extra materials needed for school and summer enrichment classes. We have been extremely pleased thus far and look forward to four more years of learning at Spring Garden.

  • (11 years ago)

    Spring Garden Elementary has gone downhill because of the lack of leadership and the working atmosphere created by the current principal and vice principal. This has created a loss of core teachers that once were the backbone of this school.There is a lack of forethought and rules change depending on the mood of the day. This has been the school for 3 of my children and I have watched it deteriorate before my eyes.

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