When Anne Arundel school officials this year were outlining redistricting plans for parents of students at Mayo, Central and Davidsonville elementary schools, they insisted that the quality of education for students would not change regardless of which school they attended.
The latest MSA scores seem to bolster their claim. When ranking the highest passing percentages among Baltimore-area schools, Mayo Elementary of Edgewater ranks fifth at 99.3 percent. Central Elementary of Edgewater ranks eighth at 98.8 percent, and although Davidsonville didn't make the top 10, it still posted a 96.3 percent passing rate.
The three schools typify a stellar showing for Anne Arundel test takers this year. Leading the way was Shipley's Choice Elementary in Millersville, which is one of only two schools in the area to post a 100 percent pass rate (Rodgers Forge Elementary in Baltimore County was the other).
"Anne Arundel County Public School teachers, staff and school personnel work hard day in and day out," said Anne Arundel school board member Andrew Pruski, who was recently named board president. "The board of education and the superintendent have worked hard to align the curriculum and maximize resources."