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.
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!