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    DEMOGRAPHICS
    YEAR SCHOOL OPENED
    1964
    ATTENDANCE RATE (%)
    93.9
    student Enrollment
    321
    Race/Ethnicity (%)
    African American....................... 9.0
    Hawaii/Pac. Islander.......................... -
    White.............................. 57.9
    Multiracial...................... 7.4
    Hispanic......................... 20.6
    American Indian/AK....................... -
    Asian.............................. 4.4
    GENDER (%)
    Male................................ 49.2 
    Female........................... 50.8
    Special Services** (%)
    FARMS........................... 44.9
    504.................................. 6.2
    Special Ed..................... 12.8
    LEP................................. 13.4
    Title 1............................. No

     **Special Services Terms Glossary

    School Renovation Details - In 2017, the school was revitalized.

George T. Cromwell Elementary School

Ferndale

Who We Are: Our Community and School Culture

  • Each of our schools’ leadership teams analyzed the factors that impact their students’ ability to engage deeply and achieve academic success. They shared stories of their students and families, some of whom are facing serious challenges associated with physical wellness, social-emotional stability, unique learning needs, family security, mental health, violence, and food/housing uncertainties. They discussed the obstacles that their students face daily when preparing to come to school on time, ready to learn.

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    Questions such as the following drove discussions around Anne Arundel County: 

    • What are the challenges and obstacles that negatively affect our students’ engagement and achievement most significantly and why?
    • Are we analyzing our data and listening closely to learn about all of our students when we seek to understand our learners’ social-emotional and academic struggles?
    • How do cultural differences, language challenges, transportation difficulties, health problems, and frequent family relocation (mobility) serve as obstacles to school success for our students?
    • What resources and supports are available within AACPS and across our county to support students and families in need?  How do we help our families receive the supports they need?

Our School Culture

  • Below is the school’s story as seen through the eyes of school leaders. They discuss the culture of their school and the community. 

    George Cromwell Elementary has been a cherished part of the community for over 50 years.  Many current parents and even some grandparents were once students at the school.  With deep history comes great pride.  The teachers and staff also take great pride in the school.  Many of the current staff members have worked at the school over 20 years.  But the school is not stagnant nor dwelling in the past.  Those that take such pride in the school also want it to be vibrant and forward thinking.  Innovation and new ideas are welcomed.  This year we open a new section of the building with a brand new, state-of-the-art gym, cafeteria, Global Studies Room and music rooms.  Over the next few years, all parts of the existing building will be renovated and revitalized.

    Another key part of our story is the outstanding staff.  Every single member of the staff is here for the right reasons – to care for, nurture, and inspire our students to be their best.  The staffing is mostly stable from year to year, with just a small amount of turnover each year.  Teachers are dedicated, hard working, willing to try new things, and team players. 

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CHALLENGES TO STUDENT SUCCESS

  • The leadership team in each AACPS school reviewed all of the factors that may influence their students’ engagement and achievement in school; these challenges include academic data elements, community history, and socio-economic aspects of each community. The school’s leadership team identified the following elements as impactful for their students.

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