Schools in Crofton Maryland

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Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Crofton, MD 21114

SCHOOLS IN CROFTON MARYLAND are the Number One reason home buyers give for choosing this area to live, among many communities throughout the D.C.-Baltimore area. 

They're among the best in Maryland... and Maryland schools are ranked FIRST in the nation according to the Quality Counts 2009 Report for Education Week Magazine, moving up from third last year, and also by Newsweek Magazine in its report on Mid-Atlantic Excellence.  Additionally, the College Board ranks Md. AP performance and participation No. 1.  Chances are excellent that Schools in Crofton and throughout Maryland are better than the schools you're leaving behind in other parts of the country.

 

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When you first relocated to the D.C.-Baltimore area, chances are good that "How are schools in Crofton Maryland?" was the first question you asked before choosing a community and neighborhood, let alone a specific home.  No doubt about it, that's something I hear from nearly every client the first time we meet.  I'm fortunate to live and work in a community where I can deliver "good schools" to home buyers, including schools that my own children attended.

Let me tell you a little about each of the elementary schools in this area and I'll follow up next week with another post about middle and high schools in Crofton Maryland.


CROFTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - 1405 Duke of Kent Street

Grades K-5, 726 students, opened in 1969.  Feeder system:  Crofton Middle and Arundel Senior
Student performance: 91.7 Math; 98.2 Reading; 83.2 Science

CROFTON MEADOWS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - 2020 Tilghman Drive

Grades K-5, 426 students, opened in 1989.  Feeder system:  Crofton Middle and South River Senior
Student performance: 93,1 Math; 100 Reading; 77.4 Science

CROFTON WOODS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - 1750 Urby Drive

Grades K-5, 534 students, opened in 1971.  Feeder system:  Crofton Middle and South River Senior
Student performance:  92.6 Math; 96.8 Reading; 93.7 Science

DAVIDSONVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - 962 W. Central Avenue

Grades K-5, 632 students, opened in 2002.  Feeder system:  Central Middle and South River Senior
Student performance: 97.2 Math; 98.1 Reading; 88 Science

FOUR SEASONS ELEMENTARY - 979 Waugh Chapel Road

Grades K-5, students, opened in   . Feeder system:  Arundel Middle and Arundel Senior High
Student performance: 91.8 Math; 100 Reading; 80.7 Science

NANTUCKET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - 2350 Nantucket Drive

Grades K-5, 641 students, opened in 2008.  Feeder system:  Crofton Middle and Arundel Senior
Student performance:  86.7 Math; 94.7 Reading; Science not available

ODENTON ELEMENTARY -1290 Odenton Road

Grades K-5, 375 students, opened in 1930.  Feeder system:; Arundel Middle and Arundel Senior
Student performance: 70.3 Math; 86.5 Reading; 64.5 Science

PINEY ORCHARD ELEMENTARY - 2641 Strawberry Lake Way

Grades K-5, 550 students, opened in 2000.  Feeder system: Arundel Middle and Arundel Senior
Student performance:  91. 5 Math; 96.8 Reading; 83.8 Science

WAUGH CHAPEL ELEMENTARY - 840 Sunflower Drive

Grades K-5, 389 students, opened in 1967.  Feeder system:  Arundel Middle and Arundel Senior
Student performance:  88.7 Math; 90.3 Reading; 74.6 Science

 

Student performance data based on Grade 5 testing: 2009 Maryland Report Card

 

With so many fine elementary Schools in Crofton Maryland and the nearby communities of Gambrills and Odenton, you may be wondering which school goes with each home you're considering.  Anne Arundel County Public Schools makes it fairly easy for you to determine that with this LOCATE MY SCHOOL button.

 

Let me close with this thought:  All the school statistics and test scores in the world won't tell you the whole story about Schools in Crofton Maryland.  PEOPLE are the key to quality education anywhere - teachers, administrators, community volunteers and involved parents.  We have them all here and throughout the Greater Crofton area.

 

It's true...  Schools in Crofton Maryland are the Number 1 reason home buyers give for choosing this area to live!

Posted by

Margaret Woda, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
Military Residential Specialist (MilRES®)
(410) 451-6245    mwoda@mris.com

Margaret Woda

 

Search for homes and explore the pages of MargaretWoda.com at your own pace and convenience. You'll find information about homes, communities, military relocation, and the home buying or selling process throughout the greater Crofton area. It will be a privilege to help you, and disappointing you is simply not an option!

 

Information contained in this blog post is reliable on the date of publication, but it is subject to change without notice.

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JO SOSS
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Margaret, great idea for a post that can be used over and over with other posts. I must resurrect one I did months ago - with school starting soon you should get a ton of traffic.

July 23, 2009 03:27 PM
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Margaret nice work letting your readers know how good the local Maryland schools are doing.

July 23, 2009 03:28 PM
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When buyers have the option to select the area they want to live in the schools are so important even to families with out school age children. It' all about the resale.

July 23, 2009 04:57 PM
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Margaret Woda
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Jo - That sounds like a great idea.  Yes, I see this being the destination of many links in the future.

Bill - Pretty impressive, isn't it?

Terry - Thanks... you're right!  Quality schools are important even for people who don't have school age children because of their effect on property values.

July 23, 2009 08:02 PM
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Christine Woda

Margaret great post.  As a mom, this topic to me is so important.  First, the priority in choosing a new home is to find out where the best schools are, but second, it shows a lot about the neighborhood you are about to move into.  Usually when you have great schools you have great communities.  Schools that tend to score well have a very active parent base, which in turn helps to show the neighbors you are most likely going to find there.  Having lived in Crofton I know this to be 100% accurate.  Crofton is a wonderful community to raise children, for so many different reasons.

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