• DEMOGRAPHICS
    YEAR SCHOOL OPENED
    1955
    ATTENDANCE RATE (%)
    95.0
    student Enrollment
    382
    Race/Ethnicity (%)
    African American....................... 5.7
    Hawaii/Pac. Islander.......................... -
    White.............................. 80.1
    Multiracial...................... 5.7
    Hispanic......................... 7.0
    American Indian/AK....................... -
    Asian.............................. -
    GENDER (%)
    Male................................ 50.1
    Female........................... 49.7
    Special Services** (%)
    FARMS........................... 15.6
    504.................................. 5.1
    Special Ed..................... 10.8
    LEP................................. -
    Title 1............................. No

    **Special Services Terms Glossary

    School Renovation Details - 2008 - Reconstruction

THE WORK OF OUR STRATEGIC PLAN 2018-2023

Pasadena Elementary School

  • When each school began to plan their important work based on AACPS’s 2018-2023 Strategic Plan during the spring of 2018, school teams reflected on their school culture, their community, and the key factors contributing to student achievement.  Each school was then asked to consider which Strategic Plan Indicators would have the greatest positive impact for their students. School leadership teams selected indicators and developed plans to focus and guide their efforts.  Please come with us on our journey as we describe why, what, and how we do our work to serve our students and families of our school.

Pasadena Elementary's School Story

  • Pasadena Elementary is a picturesque school, nestled on the shores of the Magothy River and Chesapeake Bay, serving approximately 375 students from the community. First opened in 1954, Pasadena was modernized with instructional technology access when rebuilt in 2008. Families are deeply rooted in the community, and in some cases several generations of the same family have attended our school. Enrolled students come from diverse socio-economic backgrounds of dual income, stay-at-home, and multi-generational families. Pasadena Elementary also serves as a Specialty Site, providing primary and intermediate self-contained classrooms for students with the Autism Spectrum Disorders. This program provides students access to a sensory-motor room and inclusion opportunities with non-disabled peers. To assist our working families, School Age Child Care (SACC) is available onsite and is provided by Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks. 

    The Pasadena staff are committed to the school and community. Teachers’ dedication is evidenced by their participation in the PTA and their on-going commitment to professional growth. Our highly qualified staff includes the county’s only National Board Certified teacher in Physical Education and a recent top 5 finalist for AACPS Teacher of the Year. The ARC Central Chesapeake Region recognized our teachers with 2015 and 2016 “People First” Awards. Our exceptional Specialty Site (Autism) teachers were previously Structured Teaching Coaches, and were selected to participate in curriculum writing for the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). We have been recognized by the AACPS Office of Equity and Accelerated Student Achievement for our #AACPSReadWithMe initiatives, earned a Maryland Green School recertification, as well as AACPS Wellness School of Distinction status. In addition, we were named a Maryland Blue Ribbon School of Excellence before earning National Blue Ribbon status. 

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    Pasadena teachers are also committed to providing effective educational opportunities for all of our students. Offering Enhancing Elementary Excellence (EEE) Global Studies during the Cultural Arts classes allows students to collaborate in teams to ask questions, solve problems creatively, and learn enthusiastically through hands-on exploration. Literacy and math activities enable teachers to partner across grade levels to participate in collaborative activities. 

    Pasadena is a learning community where all are valued and accepted. The tight-knit staff provides praise and support for all students and stakeholders. Dedicated to mentoring students, supporting one another, and demonstrating respect for the community they serve, staff foster a positive climate which is evident within the school. At arrival, staff line the hallways and entrances to welcome students. Televised student-run announcements begin by reviewing the Panther Pledge, reinforcing academic and behavioral expectations. Teachers create safe and orderly classrooms where students feel valued and use a variety of strategies to help students become responsible and caring citizens.

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  • SPECIAL PROGRAMS AT THIS SCHOOL

    EEE Triple E Theme
    Global Studies