• DEMOGRAPHICS
    YEAR SCHOOL OPENED
    1967
    ATTENDANCE RATE (%)
    94.1
    student Enrollment
    568
    Race/Ethnicity (%)
    African American....................... 13.7
    Hawaii/Pac. Islander.......................... -
    White.............................. 62.2
    Multiracial...................... 10.3
    Hispanic......................... 11.8
    American Indian/AK....................... -
    Asian.............................. -
    GENDER (%)
    Male................................ 53.1 
    Female........................... 46.9
    Special Services** (%)
    FARMS........................... 50.4
    504.................................. -
    Special Ed..................... 17.1
    LEP................................. 3.0
    Title 1............................. Yes

     **Special Services Terms Glossary

    School Renovation Details - 1960, 2013; In 1960 a second school (upper) was built on the property to accommodate more students. In 2013, the lower school was renovated and expanded upon which combined the two schools into one.

Point Pleasant Elementary School

Point Pleasant

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.

    Our schoolwide culture has become increasingly positive, collaborative, and team-oriented. Strong teacher leadership has played a vital role in the continued development of our positive school culture. Our PPES PTA is committed and dedicated to fully supporting our PPES families. Our PTA holds multiple family movie nights, a Winter Formal, Boosterthon Fun Run, school-wide assemblies, and has supported our wellness initiative through funding for 2019-2020 water-filling stations. We’ve developed a strong sense of purpose centered upon our passion and dedication to our students and school community. We are highly prideful of our schoolwide PBIS motto, RISE. Restorative Practices is openly embraced and implemented at PPES, creating a very strong sense of community, caring, and compassions amongst our students and staff. Positive energy and enthusiasm for learning can be observed from classroom to classroom. We are extremely prideful of our AVID Regional Showcase School designation. AVID on the RISE!

    We Are: Point Pleasant!

    We Are: Panthers!

    We Are: AVID Ready! 

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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