Benfield Elementary School

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365 Lynwood Dr

Severna Park, MD 21146

(410) 222-6555

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 475

Students Per Teacher: 16

Parent Reviews

11 Parent Reviews for Benfield Elementary School

What an amazing place! The education here is beyond amazing! What great teachers, and an exceptional principal!

Posted by a parent on 01/26/15

Benfield finally has a Principal that can lead this school. Some of the teachers still think they are "God's gift" to the education system as stated in a previous review, but the new Principal seems to have a plan to address the mess that she's inherited. There are actually rules and goals. MSA preparation ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 01/21/13

We just moved the neighborhood. We came from a great school. The kids like this school even better. The school is dated, but they are going to starting a multi-year replacement soon. The teachers we are dealing with are top notch. There is a new principal this year. She has been wonderful to us. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/20/12

Many of the teachers think they are God's gift to the education system. The Principal is thankfully leaving--she ALWAYS took the side of the teachers, regardless of evidence. There are more parents involved in the school than there are kids, which is great. Parental involvement and expectations (and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/18/12

The teachers and surrounding community are excellent. The school is badly in need of renovation, but that supposedly is coming down the pipeline in the next few years. I sent both my sons through Benfield, and my youngest will be a 5th grader there. I have no complains, other than what I previously ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/12/12

This school is in decline. The Principal is the major contributor to the decline of the school. She is unable to address issues that are outside of the box. There is too much yelling inside the schools. Bullying is not handled properly. There are some excellant teachers that appear stuck inside a bad ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/24/12

My previous review was removed? This is a mediocre school, they focus 90%+ on MSA tests. The school is old and decrepit, class sizes are humongous approaching 30 students per class. Watch Stossel on you tube, this school is a prime example of the BLOB. I removed one of my children and enrolled in ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/30/12

Moved to area Summer 2010, and my child is now attending first grade at Benfield Elem. Staff make it clear they teach students to take tests. School's state test results are sometimes 100% in all categories in multiple grades? My child is having a difficult time learning math and responses for help ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/20/10

Moved here for this specific school - children are challenged and staff and principal are excellent. Only negative is parking plan and release of children is poor. Students who ride the bus are excussed first for safety reasons due to the poor traffic flow and poor availability for parking. Non-bused ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/28/07

My child has special needs. Since we enrolled at Benfield, he has received all services that I have requested. His grades are up and he is more confident and happy.

Posted by a parent on 05/31/07

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Test scores for Benfield Elementary School

MSA* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Benfield Elementary School
Anne Arundel County Public Schools
* In 2011-2012 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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Severna Park schools — Benfield Elementary School is located at 365 Lynwood Dr, Severna Park MD 21146. 365 Lynwood Dr is in the 21146 ZIP code in Severna Park, MD The school district for Benfield Elementary School is the Anne Arundel County Public Schools. Benfield Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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