• DEMOGRAPHICS
    YEAR SCHOOL OPENED
    1955
    ATTENDANCE RATE (%)
    95.0
    student Enrollment
    382
    Race/Ethnicity (%)
    African American....................... 5.7
    Hawaii/Pac. Islander.......................... -
    White.............................. 80.1
    Multiracial...................... 5.7
    Hispanic......................... 7.0
    American Indian/AK....................... -
    Asian.............................. -
    GENDER (%)
    Male................................ 50.1 
    Female........................... 49.7
    Special Services** (%)
    FARMS........................... 15.6
    504.................................. 5.1
    Special Ed..................... 10.8
    LEP................................. -
    Title 1............................. No

     **Special Services Terms Glossary

    School Renovation Details - 2008 - Reconstruction

THE WORK OF OUR STRATEGIC PLAN 2018-2023

Pasadena Elementary School

  • When each school began to plan their important work based on AACPS’s 2018-2023 Strategic Plan during the spring of 2018, school teams reflected on their school culture, their community, and the key factors contributing to student achievement.  Each school was then asked to consider which Strategic Plan Indicators would have the greatest positive impact for their students. School leadership teams selected indicators and developed plans to focus and guide their efforts.  Please come with us on our journey as we describe why, what, and how we do our work to serve our students and families of our school.

Pasadena Elementary's School Story

  • Pasadena Elementary is picturesque of a community school, nestled in an established community in proximity to the Magothy River and Chesapeake Bay. The area is comprised of many neighborhoods built by small scale family builders constructing clusters of homes. Built in 1954, Pasadena modernized with instructional technology access when rebuilt in 2008. Families are rooted in the community with several generations attending the school.  Enrolled students come from diverse socio-economic backgrounds of dual income, stay-at-home, and multi-generational families. Pasadena Elementary serves as an autism cluster site, providing primary and intermediate self-contained classrooms. This program provides students access to a sensory-motor room and inclusion opportunities with non-disabled peers. School Age Child Care is available onsite with County-based Parks and Recreation.

    The Pasadena staff and families are committed to the school and community. Dedicated teachers are evidenced by teacher participation in the PTA and on-going participation in professional growth. With 100% highly qualified staff, Pasadena boasts one National Board Certified teacher in Physical Education, the only in the county. Pasadena recently had one teacher advance as finalist for AACPS Teacher of the Year; has earned Maryland Green School as well as AACPS Wellness School of Distinction status; and was named a Maryland Blue Ribbon School of Excellence before earning National Blue Ribbon status. ARC Central Chesapeake Region recognized teachers with 2015 and 2016 People First Awards. Specialty teachers were previously Structured Teaching Coaches and participated in curriculum writing for MSDE. Pasadena has been recognized by AACPS Office of Equity Accelerating Student Achievement for #ReadWithMe initiative and is seeking recognition for work in growth mindset as a supportive and welcoming School #203. With low mobility of staff, generations of educators have made Pasadena their home school where grandmothers, mothers, and daughters have taught.

     

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    Economic challenges and changing times have impacted this community. The number of students who qualify for FARMs has increased through the years. Pasadena extends resources providing alternate lunch accounts; ‘adopting’ families for holidays; and helping to connect families with sources for basic necessities (weekly backpack program), school supplies, electricity, and clothing to help children come to school ready to learn.

    Past and present generations participate in Literacy, STEAM, and grade level curriculum parental involvement events; guest readers for ‘Along the Way Day (Career Day) and Read Across America; and opportunities to see learning in action throughout the year bring the community together. Events for Global Studies take place with community partners at the public library. Pasadena Elementary students and staff participate in service-learning projects including RISE for Autism, Autism Speaks, and Pennies for Patients to support local families.

    Our PTA, volunteers, high school interns, and community business partners are instrumental and essential, providing support to students and faculty. Family members of current and former students, and local community members work directly with students to provide support. Sponsors and volunteers log close to 10,000 hours annually,  supporting the school’s literacy and mathematics initiatives, extracurricular clubs, and one-to-one tutoring. These positive role models demonstrate a collaborative partnership for success. Additionally, they have provided funding for an outdoor classroom, incentives, community projects, and educational cultural arts assemblies, all which have enhanced our students’ learning experiences.

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  • SPECIAL PROGRAMS AT THIS SCHOOL

    EEE Triple E Theme
    Global Studies

Principal's Annual Summary*

  • This reflection will include a discussion of data and progress related to the Strategic Plan Indicators on which the school has been focused.

    *Due to the nature of assessment data becoming available in late summer/early fall, this information will be posted in October 2019.