School Effectiveness Reviews

  • The school effectiveness review (or SER) is a mechanism that allows schools to identify strengths and weaknesses in order to contribute to school-based planning and budgeting. SERs also inform the district office about how schools are performing and guide district-level decision making related to support and accountability. For schools with external operators, SERs are part of the contract or charter renewal process.

    The school effectiveness review takes place during a two-day site visit to a school, when a team of trained reviewers collects evidence of the school’s effectiveness through classroom observations, focus groups and document reviews. For ways you can participate in the SER at your school, please speak with your school leader. To learn more about SERs, download the 2017-18 School Effectiveness Review Protocollink opens a PDF document. An appeals processword is also in place for schools to ensure that all facts contained in the reports are accurate.

    Get answers to frequently asked questions about SERs.

    Schedule for SERs and completed SER reports

    All SER reports included on this page are current. The frequency of each report varies with each school ranging from annually to every four years. To request archived reports conducted between 2009-2012, please contact the Office of Achievement and Accountability (

    2017-18 link opens a PDF document

     SER Date

     School Name

     October 10-12

     Furley Elementary School

     October 16-18

     Franklin Square Elementary/Middle School

     October 24-26

     Lakeland Elementary/Middle School

     October 30-November 1

     Arlington Elementary/Middle School

     November 7-9

     John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School

     November 13-15

     Renaissance Academy

     November 29-December 1

     North Bend Elementary/Middle School

     December 4-6

     Maree G. Farring Elementary/Middle School

     December 12-14

     Cross Country Elementary/Middle School

     December 18-20

     Calverton Elementary/Middle School

     January 8-10

     Sinclair Lane Elementary School

     January 9-11

     Sarah M. Roach Elementary School

     January 22-24

     Edgewood Elementary School

     January 23-24

     Dickey Hill Elementary/Middle School

     January 30-February 1

     Walter P. Carter Elementary/Middle School

     February 5-7

     Belmont Elementary School

     February 6-8

     James Mosher Elementary School

     February 12-14

     Woodhome Elementary/Middle School

     February 27-March 1

     Dr. Bernard Harris, Sr. Elementary School

    March 6-8

     Holabird Elementary/Middle School School

     March 12-14

     Thomas Jefferson Elementary/Middle School

     March 19-21

     Matthew A. Henson Elementary School

     March 20-22

     Alexander Hamilton Elementary School 

     April 4-6

     KIPP Academy

     April 10-12

     Northwood Appold Community Academy

     April 16-18

     Furman Templeton Preparatory Academy

     April 17-19

     The Green School of Baltimore 

     April 30-May 2

     Roots and Branches School

     May 8-10

     ConneXions: A Community Based Arts School

     May 14-16

     Monarch Academy Public Charter School

     May 15-17

     Rosemont Elementary/Middle School

     May 21-23

     Pimlico Elementary/Middle School

     May 30-June 1

     Lockerman Bundy Elementary School

     June 4-6

     Yorkwood Elementary School

    See archived reports from past school years.