Two-thirds of Baltimore County's schools will be honored todayfor high achievement and for making substantial improvements on state test scores and beginning reading skills.
In a breakfast ceremony at Martin's Eastwind, the school system will hold its third annual schools recognition ceremony -- an academic pep rally to recognize the county's high-achieving schools and encourage them to keep improving.
Thirty-eight county elementary schools will be lauded for substantial improvements in first-grade reading scores, and 43 elementaries will be recognized for their gains in second-grade reading performance. Two dozen elementary schools will be honored in both categories.
Other groups of schools scheduled to be recognized by the county this morning include:
The 21 schools that shared $736,000 from the state for making large improvements in the 1995-1996 and 1996-1997 school years on the Maryland School Performance Assessment Program (MSPAP), the annual series of exams given to third-, fifth- and eighth-graders.
The 38 schools that were recognized by the state for making big improvements on the MSPAP in 1996-1997.
The 26 schools that were in the top 10 percent in the county on the Maryland School Performance Program (MSPP) in 1996-1997. That program is the state report card given to each school, measuring such factors as test results and attendance.
The 28 county schools that were in the top 10 percent of improving schools on the MSPP in 1996-1997.
The five county high schools that earned their accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
One elementary school -- Kingsville -- will be honored in five categories this morning. Five elementary schools -- Carroll Manor, Fifth District, Fort Garrison, Sparks and Timonium -- will be honored in four categories.
Pub Date: 3/17/99