School Details

Featherbed Lane Elementary School

6700 Richardson Rd, Baltimore, MD 21207
(410) 887-1302
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 536 students 15 students/teacher (MD avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

76%
81%
74%
74%
80%
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
  • Baltimore County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
88%
81%
73%
89%
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
  • Baltimore County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
79%
73%
84%
92%
89%
40%
64%
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
  • Baltimore County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Featherbed Lane Elementary School is a public elementary school in Lochearn. 536 children attend Featherbed Lane Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 4% of the Featherbed Lane Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 73% of the 536 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Featherbed Lane Elementary School is 15:1. Imagine Discovery Charter School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 86% 39%
Hispanic 7% 6%
Multiracial 3% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 45%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73% 45%
Limited English proficiency 4% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This will be my second year at Featherbed. I don't love it and I don't hate it. Our Teacher for Kindergarten was a good teacher but a little rude with some of the children sometimes. I feel like the school focuses more on Math (Yes I know its a STEM school) and leaves all of the reading to be taught at home which is fine for parents like myself who get to stay home but the majority of our community are full time working parents. We did have a bully problem already and my daughter had a hard time going to her teacher to say something because the school makes a big deal about not being a tattle tale and even punish the kids for telling and at a Kindergarten age they can't tell the difference between what they should say and what they shouldn't. On a positive note I can tell that some of the older grade teachers really love being there and that makes me hopeful that things will be better in the years to come.

  • (2 years ago)

    My child has been attended Featherbed since Pre-K. She is ow in first grade. Although there have been a few issues along the way the last three years have been positive overall. The teachers have been great.

  • (5 years ago)

    My experience with featherbed has not been a good one. I have tried several times to talk with the teacher and principal about an on going issue with my child and one of his classmates. To date the issue is still not resolved. The teacher for my child has not patience no control over her class and the communication is horrible. I have never seen a class where the students run the class. My child will not i repeat will not attend this school next school term!!

  • (6 years ago)

    The Principal at the school is great. I hope one day that the test scores reflect the amount of good work that the staff puts in. Mrs. Kelly Simms is awesome too. A dedicated teacher

  • (7 years ago)

    I must say that my experience with Featherbed Elementary School has been a very positive one. I must give a special mention to the Principal teachers and staff that I have had the pleasure to meet and who have been instrumental in my daughter's growth and development at Featherbed. The classes and programs have held her interest and have given her a good educational start. I would like to name and thank the teachers and staff {including the teachers that I have not met}. The Principal -Ms. Livingstone Ms.Duvall-my daughter's teacher. Mrs. Means Mr & Mrs Saffron Ms. Freck and Mrs Larry. They have all been instrumental in putting my daughter at ease in her first year of {full-time} classes by showing tremendous dedication and committment to excellence in my daughter's well-being. Again I thank them and hope they all have a fun-filled safe Summer. Sincerely Mrs. Shahid

  • (8 years ago)

    My husband and I have three children who attend Featherbed Lane Elementary. Our daughters are in third first and pre-K. The teachers are dedicated and provide a positive learning environment for the students. The staff is committed to working with those students who need additional assistance. Teachers are always willing to communicate about ways to enhance a student's ability to progress. Our daughters enjoy the music art and sports programs. These classes are critical to a child's development. Teachers and students could benefit from smaller class sizes. The parents are involved in the education of the students at Featherbed Lane Elementary but there is always room for improvement.

  • (8 years ago)

    I absolutely love Featherbed Lane Elementary school. My daughter attends the Pre-K program. Her teacher is very attentive and aware of her students abilities. She encourages her students and prepares them for Kindergarten. I currently have a Masters Degree and I work in the healthcare field. I am positive that Featherbed gives my daughter the good start needed to pursue the goal of higher education in the future.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have two sons that attend Featherbed. One is a first grader and the other a fifth grader. I really like Featherbed for what it has to offer. I believe the teachers are caring and compassionate with one goal in mind and that is to make sure your child gets the best quality of learning they can make available. I believe the work is adequate and on level for the children although the class size can stand to be reduced a bit. The idea of including art music and sports is great because many schools have lost that component. I believe children need to be exposed to those things to make them more well rounded. I have always been an involved parent and plan to continue like my own mother did when I went to Featherbed 30 years ago!

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