We moved from Howard County to Eldersburg recently and my son has been happy from day one in his new school with new teachers. His achievement is outstanding. The staff are friendly and helpful and the administration is dedicated toward student success. I'm very impressed with the positive attitude the teachers have toward learning and their communication with parents is far better than anything I've experienced in HoCo. My only complaint is the GT program- it's virturally non-existent which is mostly due to county budget cuts. Otherwise we're extremely pleased with Freedom Elementary.
Freedom Elementary School is a public elementary school in Sykesville. 571 children attend Freedom Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 0% of the Freedom Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 7% of the 571 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Freedom Elementary School is 15:1. Eldersburg Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0%||0.4%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0%||%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||7%||13%|
|Limited English proficiency||0%||0.7%|
My son is a third grader and came from carrolltowne elementary so I really could compare. Freedom does not feel as welcoming to the parents and there is no parent contact from the teachers what so ever! Homework books are not being checked don't know why they asked to get them signed. My sons particular class has to do all the teachers work including stamping other childrens homework and classwork which I totally disagree with. My child is tressed before he goes to school knowing he has to do these jobs.
In the three years we've had children at Freedom we've NEVER been looked at as 'bothersome' parents. However the facility's age is a distraction. Let's see if the low math score is an anomoly or a trend.
Lowest Math scores in the county this year. It is not the great school it used to be. Parents are looked at as bothersome rather than a partner.
I can only say good things about Freedom. The administration and teachers are all so caring and really seem to enjoy the job that they do. They have always been there for support whenever needed for whatever the issue may be. Parent volunteers are always welcomed with open arms at any of the various activities that are going on in the school. Again I can not say anything negative about the school. Way to go Freedom I'm proud to say my daughter and son go to this school.
We have had a wonderful experience at Freedom Elementary School. The staff and teachers are some of the nicest we've encountered. Due to moves we've been at several elementary schools. We are hoping that we are here to stay. My children have been very happy here and have learned a lot. The teachers were very appreciative of parent volunteers and I was always welcomed into the classroom with smiling faces.
Freedom is an old school that has been neglected over the years due to poor leadership. The test score are in decline however because of the population are still high.