10 Parent Reviews for University Park Elementary School
I do not feel this school can meet the needs of children with specials needs, especially those with an IEP. From my experience, students who start at UPES with an IEP seem to transfer or families move to a different county before reaching the fifth grade. Very unfortunate and hopefully the school's
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Posted by a parent on 02/25/12
Excellent organization !! principal is always cheerful and engaging around kids activities! love the staff and teachers they all seem like a wonderful family =) !!
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Posted by a parent on 09/07/11
We love this school because the teachers are outstanding and the community is very involved there. The in-school music program is also wonderful. The vast majority of teachers at the school are able to effectively challenge all the kids in the class, no matter what their level by differentiating their
... Read more lessons on the classroom. They are able to juggle the county, state and federal requirements while also integrating creative ideas and interesting projects into the school day. There is a great Science Bowl team that competes at the county level, and there are numerous other afterschool activities, including PTA-organized language and art classes. It is an incredibly diverse school, both socioeconomically and ethnically, which offers children a terrific introduction to many different cultures and worldviews. Though the building is aging, the education and administration are top-notch. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/12/11
University Park Elementary School offers an excellent education which is enhanced by the strong sense of community. The children feel part of the warm environment. They are welcomed warmly by the Principal, Asst Principal, Teachers, and staff from the moment they walk in the door each day. The Principal
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Posted by a parent on 01/01/11
A bit of light in a historically troubled school system. Bolstered by support from the community and the PTA, and anchored by good teachers, this school has much to offer its diverse student body. If anything, it may be a victim of its success, and everybody has perhaps unrealistically high expectations
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Posted by a parent on 02/05/10
UPES is above the rest! This is definitely one elementary school that the Principal, Assistant Principal, teachers, staff, and even the UP Police force, are always visible and there to ensure that the children are safe, and well educated. The parent involvement, due to a dynamic PTA Committee, is over
... Read more the top, wonderful. The school's after-school programs, and many school events during the school year are one of a kind. I love the beautiful University Park neighborhood and its families; they have a sense of togetherness and welcome other families to feel as if they are also a part of that community. UPES, again, is above the rest for education and involvement. Definitely a hidden gem in P.G County. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/12/07
University Park is an excelent school, I personaly like it because promote diversity and involves parents in all the activities.
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Posted by a parent on 10/11/07
Upes is a wonderful school teachers and parents are very intuned with the students and I wish there was a University Park Middle and High Schools.
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Posted by a parent on 08/30/06
A great neighboorhood school. The students know each other and the parents are very involved. A hidden gem in PG County
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Posted by a parent on 12/22/03
University Park is an excellent school. The environment that the UPES staff creates for the children to learn in is dynamic. Both my son and daughter attend UPES and they can't stop talking about it. If you are looking for an elementary school for your children I recommend UPES.
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School Profile for University Park Elementary School
MSA* Test Scores
Test Year: 2012
University Park Elementary School
Prince George's 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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Speech/Language Pathologists, Early Childhood Special Needs, Occupational Therapists
ESL/Bilingual/ESOL, English / Language Arts
Before and After School
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AP classes are college-level classes offered at the high school level. Once a student completes an AP class and passes a final comprehensive examination conducted by the College Board, the student earns college credit for the course. AP classes are specific and not to be confused with other higher-level classes such as honors classes.
"Extended day" programs where the school day is extended before and after school to accommodate working parents. These programs should not be confused with common after school clubs or athletic activities.
Gifted and Talented
A school system may identify 10% to 15% or more of its student population as gifted and talented. A brief description of each area of giftedness or talent as defined by the Office of Gifted and Talented:
general intellectual ability or talent - high intelligence test score (usually two standard deviations above the mean), and high levels of vocabulary, memory, abstract work knowledge and abstract reasoning;
specific academic aptitude or talent in one area such as mathematics or language arts;
creative and productive thinking, the ability to produce new ideas;
leadership ability, the ability to direct individuals or groups to a common decision or action;
visual and performing arts, special talents in visual art, music, dance, drama, or other related studies;
psychomotor ability, such as practical, spatial, mechanical, and physical skills.
Vocational and/or technical courses offered within a comprehensive school, usually a senior high school.
Special Education Classes
A school or program within a school that provides services and training to students with moderate to severe mental and/or physical disabilities.
Adult Education Classes
Programs offering GED or equivalent courses for adults within regular schools, whether classes are held during evening or daytime schedules.
English as Second Language
English language classes for students whose first language is not English.
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University Park schools — University Park Elementary School is located at 4315 Underwood St, University Park MD 20782. 4315 Underwood St is in the 20782 ZIP code in University Park, MD The school district for University Park Elementary School is the Prince George's County Public Schools. University Park Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 6.
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