School Details

Barack Obama Elementary School

Test Scores by grade

78%
76%
82%
79%
76%
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
  • Prince George's County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
82%
89%
93%
81%
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
  • Prince George's County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
68%
81%
88%
82%
88%
68%
55%
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
  • Prince George's County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
71%
77%
81%
79%
84%

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
  • Prince George's County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Barack Obama Elementary School is a public elementary school. 797 students go to Barack Obama Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 34% of the 797 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. Imagine Foundations at Leeland is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 89% 73%
Hispanic 4% 19%
Multiracial 3% %
White, non-Hispanic 2% 5%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34% 47%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    I have to admit I was skeptical about sending my child here but I am so glad I did. He is currently a sixth grade student where the are 4 yes 4 MALE teachers. The structure and consistentcy these teachers show make me proud as a parent! Technology is used homework is assigned daily and the teachers are very responsive. I love the administration. My only issue is the testing! These kids are tested TOO MUCH which is a state issue not a school one. If you are looking for great teachers a quality education and a school with plenty of resources send your child there. The parents that complain are the ones who do not even live in the area and are not part of the PTA. Pay them no mind!

  • (9 months ago)

    This school is horrible! The secretary is rude either on the phone or in person. There are a small handful of teachers who actual care. The school counselor is not on her job with regards to answer and following up on parents concerns. Every parent that I talk to has had a negative experience with this school. My child has attended the school for the past 2 years and they only good thing about the school is the PTA.

  • (11 months ago)

    I will admit that the vice principal at Barack Obama Elementary should be the principal. Pearl Harmon herself can care less about the students and more on school ratings to make herself look better. My child has been attending this school since it has first opened and I haven't had anything but complaints. Trust me when I say I am not the only parent either. If your child needs additional help regarding school work this is not the place for them. Only the students who do not require as much help get the attentions deserved not the ones who really need it. I moved just so my child would not have to attend this school anymore. Now with the new school which is still in PG County no complaints.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter began Kindergarten at Barack Obama Elementary School in August 2013 and she loves it! I'm very impressed with the program and resources offered to the students. The students receives homework daily and have special projects to complete. In addition to reading and math they are introduced to subjects such as social studies music media health & science. The teachers are caring & supportive in promoting the development of the children. The Principal and Asst. Principal are hands on. Parent involvement is always encouraged. I'm very happy with the school.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is absolutely horrible!! Unfortunately everything negative about this school starts at the very TOP. My child had a terrible time at the school overall and no one ever cared. All I can say is that my family's experience at this school was nothing but a utter disappointment.

  • (1 year ago)

    It's day 3 of the 2013-2014 school year and my nephew who started kindergarten has been placed on the wrong afternoon bus TWICE! Day 1 the wrong aftercare bus. Day 3 they put him on the bus to go home alone in a new neighborhood. No guardian no nothing! Thank God the neighbors & builder took care of him until his parents could be contacted. I mean he had 5x7 name tag & written instructions as to where he was to go after school. Very disappointed in PG County & Barack Obama Elementary school.

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