• DEMOGRAPHICS
    YEAR SCHOOL OPENED
    1971
    ATTENDANCE RATE (%)
    95.0
    student Enrollment
    491
    Race/Ethnicity (%)
    African American....................... 5.8
    Hawaii/Pac. Islander.......................... -
    White.............................. 77
    Multiracial...................... 3.3
    Hispanic......................... 8.1
    American Indian/AK....................... -
    Asian.............................. 5.0
    GENDER (%)
    Male................................ 48.7 
    Female........................... 51.4
    Special Services** (%)
    FARMS........................... 22.1
    504.................................. 4.6
    Special Ed..................... 9.9
    LEP................................. 3.1
    Title 1............................. No

     **Special Services Terms Glossary

    School Renovation Details - 2012 - Added walls, technology

Linthicum Elementary School

Hilltop

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.

    Linthicum Elementary School (LES) is a suburban school of just under 500 students, and a dedicated staff of 35.  Our students represent a wide range of backgrounds, representing 14 languages. Our families are very supportive, and we have a dedicated group of PTA and daily volunteers, who assist with preparation of materials, working in the media, and supporting field trips and classroom celebrations. Our family events are well-attended, particularly Grandparents’ Day and Class Picnics.  This year, we will strive to get closer to 100% parent conference attendance, and increase the number of families involved in academic or informational activities (Global Studies night, PTA nights).

     

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    The staff members at LES value relationships and are dedicated to equitable practices and our students’ achievement and welfare.  This year we will increase our use of Restorative Practices to include the use of Community Circles during staff meetings, and incorporate the use of the 5 Restorative Questions while problem-solving with students. Our goal is to support all of our students and positively impact our learning environment while reducing the number of discipline referrals.  In order to increase positive relationships, we will include ALL staff members in faculty meetings, trainings and celebrations. In addition, we will plan to set aside time for dialogue with our school bus drivers, so that we can partner with them and open lines of communication.

    Our students at LES are historically high-performing.  We plan to begin the EGATE process, beginning with forming an EGATE team as a subgroup of our Leadership and SIT Teams. Our focus will be on supporting teachers so that they can impact instruction to raise the rigor for our students, challenging them to grow and exceed standards.  In order to be sure that our students are ready for the rigor and challenges of the curriculum, we will continue to support our math, writing and language arts instruction, with specific focus on areas of identified need. Our theme for our students for 2018-2019 is a combination of The Energy Bus tenets and Growth Mindset, specifically focusing on grit.

     

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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