• DEMOGRAPHICS
    YEAR SCHOOL OPENED
    1965
    ATTENDANCE RATE (%)
    95.0
    student Enrollment
    419
    Race/Ethnicity (%)
    African American....................... 40.5
    Hawaii/Pac. Islander.......................... -
    White.............................. 4.2
    Multiracial...................... 4.2
    Hispanic......................... 49.4
    American Indian/AK....................... -
    Asian.............................. -
    GENDER (%)
    Male................................ 52.2 
    Female........................... 47.8
    Special Services** (%)
    FARMS........................... 73.3
    504.................................. -
    Special Ed..................... 6.6
    LEP................................. 33.7
    Title 1............................. Yes

     **Special Services Terms Glossary

    School Renovation Details - 2018 Pre-kindergarten/Kindergarten wing added.

Maryland City Elementary School

Maryland City

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.

  • read more

    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

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

    The faculty at Maryland City is a truly dedicated group of educators. Our staff members are from six countries that span four continents. Some staff members are new to the school this year, and others have been at Maryland City for more than two decades. Regardless of experience, teachers and support personnel work hard to meet the learning needs of our students. We celebrate student achievements on a daily basis and enjoy watching our students grow from young pre-kindergarten and kindergarten four and five year olds to mature fifth graders ready to move onto middle school. Students are expected to take ownership of their learning and work hard to reach important milestones. We address the academic, behavioral, and social/emotional needs of all students each and every day.

    Academically, some students in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten start school at Maryland City Elementary without prior educational experiences. Our students come to Maryland City from other counties, states and countries with a variety of educational backgrounds. Their experiences add to the Maryland City story. We work hard to meet the needs of all students by providing a strong educational foundation and ensuring academic growth throughout their elementary experience. We set high expectations for students so they will become productive, happy citizens who enjoy lifelong learning.

    Social and emotional needs are addressed in a variety of ways at Maryland City Elementary. Our school counselor provides a comprehensive counseling program consisting of small group counseling, individual counseling, and whole class lessons. She also runs special programs such as our Backpack Buddies, Ambassadors, and Career Day. In addition, teachers take time to develop relationships with students to encourage healthy social interactions with peers. Furthermore, our Villa Maria counselor provides weekly counseling services to a targeted group of students who need emotional support.

    To help students develop positive behaviors that will have an impact on learning, we have a behavior team that consists of our behavior specialist, learning lab technician, school counselor and administrator. They work together to encourage students to make good choices and to learn from their mistakes. We also have a Positive Behaviors Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program in place to foster positive interactions among adults and students at Maryland City. Furthermore, teachers implement Second Step lessons each week to teach students appropriate social skills. Lastly, we conduct morning circles every day in each classroom. During this time teachers and students respond to a variety of questions to get to know one another and to develop a positive, accepting classroom culture.



  • read more

    Pasadena makes community connections, growing our own to assist others. Students fill leadership roles, taking ownership in creating a safe school, through Buddy program, safety patrol, recycling team, morning announcements, student government, and responsibilities

    within classrooms. The Buddy program enables fourth and fifth grade students to partner with students in the autism program. As buddies, they assist during inclusion classes. During arrival, they greet students and escort to classes. At dismissal, the buddies assist with packing book bags and dismissal routines. Students facilitate Harvest for the Hungry, Holiday Giving Tree, Red Ribbon Week, and Operation Welcome Home for deployed troops. During Read Across America, Field Day, and Literacy-Math Convention, teachers partner across grade levels to participate in enjoyable activities. The school comes together annually for “Light It Up Blue” and Autism Awareness. Families are invited to American Education Week and other parental involvement events. Pasadena is a learning community where all are valued and accepted. The tight-knit staff provides praise and support, personally and professionally. Dedicated to mentoring students, supporting one another, and demonstrating respect for the community they serve, staff foster a positive climate and it is evident within the school.

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.

    READ MORE

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.

    *This year’s statement will be completed by July 2019.