Oliver Beach Elementary School is located in Baltimore, MD and is one of 112 elementary schools in Baltimore County Public Schools School District. It is a public school that serves 269 students in grades PK-5. See Oliver Beach Elementary School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Oliver Beach Elementary School had 14 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Maryland average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
I was planning to send my son to a Christian School until I got so much positive feed back from families in my neighborhood about OBES. My husband and I decided to try out the public option and save some money for a year or two. My son had wonderful teachers, but experienced difficulty with his attention span. The teachers, principal (Mrs. Rigiopolous- she's really great too), the guidance councellor and school psychologist all met with me several times to discuss and plan what we could all do to help the situation. My son is now in 4th grade and doing very well (all A's and a B or two). With their help we were able to do what we wanted, which was to NOT medicate our son, but help him cognitively and now he is really thriving. I'm not sure he would have had the attention and knowledgeable staff appointed help in a smaller, private school that he had at OBES. I highly recommend this school.
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About the MSA
What is it?
The Maryland State Assessments (MSA) are annual tests used to measure a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards.
Which Grades and Subjects?
Students in grades 3 through 8 are assessed in reading and math.
How is it Scored?
Students receive a score of basic, proficient, or advanced. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
TestRating 5 out of 10
The Education.com TestRating is a number (1-10) calculated by Education.com that provides an overview of a school’s test performance for a given year, by comparing the school’s state standardized test results to those of other schools in the same state. For Maryland, the TestRating is calculated using a school's 2011 Maryland School Assessment (MSA) Results and High School Assessment (HSA) Results for all subjects tested.more...