Garrett Heights Elementary/Middle

Public PK, KG-8

 2800 Ailsa Avenue
       Baltimore, MD  21214-2521


(410) 396-6361

District: Baltimore City Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
784th of 802 Maryland Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,552 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  16.3
Number of students:  318

Racial breakdown:

African American:
86.2%
White:
7.5%
Two or more races:
3.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  67.3%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on standardized testing and the number of schools reporting results are lower.


Performance Trends
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Compare Details Garrett Heights Elementary/Middle ranks worse than 97.8% of elementary schools in Maryland. It also ranks 55th among 68 ranked elementary schools in the Baltimore City Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 10.69. (See more...)
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Compare Details Garrett Heights Elementary/Middle is not ranked due for the most recent year due to insufficient test score data. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 11.01. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (86.2%), White (7.5%), two or more races (3.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 67.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Garrett Heights Elementary/Middle is 16.3. 77 elementary schools in the Baltimore City Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Garrett Heights Elementary/Middle is $15,552, which is the 47th highest among 68 elementary schools in the Baltimore City Public Schools District.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Garrett Heights Elementary/Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Garrett Heights Elementary/Middle 784th of 802 Maryland public elementary schools. (See Garrett Heights Elementary/Middle in the ranking list.)

Baltimore City Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Baltimore City Public Schools 24th of 24 Maryland school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Garrett Heights Elementary/Middle

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 81.27 132nd 803 83.6%
2005 77.12 170th 805 78.9%
2006 71.46 236th 804 70.6%
2007 59.55 367th 818 55.1%
2008 52.63 453rd 838 45.9%
2009 27.34 692nd 850 18.6%
2010 16.93 779th 855 8.9%
2011 28.32 675th 853 20.9%
2012 12.11 781st 857 8.9%
2013 10.95 796th 847 6.0%
2014 11.99 782nd 867 9.8%
2015 13.63 786th 859 8.5%
2016 10.93 782nd 845 7.5%
2017 9.71 799th 847 5.7%
2018 5.25 845th 857 1.4%
2019 8.19 820th 853 3.9%
2021 10.69 784th 802 2.2%

Data source: test scores: Maryland State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Garrett Heights Elementary/Middle

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2006 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2007 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2008 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2009 32.50 232nd 301 22.9%
2010 31.56 252nd 324 22.2%
2011 5.77 300th 309 2.9%
2012 12.92 280th 314 10.8%
2013 14.28 282nd 316 10.8%
2014 20.79 263rd 339 22.4%
2015 10.14 304th 315 3.5%
2016 15.06 269th 314 14.3%
2017 6.74 312th 317 1.6%
2018 11.38 311th 328 5.2%
2019 11.01 294th 316 7.0%
2021 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Data source: test scores: Maryland State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Maryland State Department of Education

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by a parent
Sunday, May 19, 2019

Open Quote Best principal I have ever known at this school or any other school. Great caring staff, and abundant programs for the kids, during and after! Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, May 18, 2019

Open Quote Garrett Heights has changed so much in two years. I joined the PTA during the 2016-2017 school year, and since then, the school has gotten completely new leadership. It is transformed! My child will definitely be returning for the 2019-2020 school year. Sadly, the test scores are low because of weak leadership and low expectations over the years, but I have full confidence in the new principal and other school leaders that I have gotten to know. They are professional, passionate, and loving people who have already shown tremendous commitment to the school. I am excited to be part of this school community! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Garrett Heights Elementary/Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 176 136 7 5 3 n/a n/a 0 327
1990 199 214 4 4 3 n/a n/a 0 424
1991 246 214 1 2 3 n/a n/a 0 466
1992 243 216 1 2 3 n/a n/a 0 465
1993 181 212 5 4 4 n/a n/a 0 406
1994 169 220 9 7 3 n/a n/a 0 408
1995 133 210 6 7 0 n/a n/a 0 356
1996 133 210 6 7 0 n/a n/a 0 356
1997 144 273 7 3 0 n/a n/a 0 427
1998 122 276 3 3 0 n/a n/a 0 404
1999 125 327 3 3 0 n/a n/a 0 458
2000 111 335 2 4 0 n/a n/a 0 452
2001 100 355 11 1 6 n/a n/a 0 473
2002 73 406 6 13 1 n/a n/a 0 499
2003 73 406 6 13 1 n/a n/a 0 499
2004 65 406 8 12 0 n/a n/a 0 491
2005 58 398 7 16 1 n/a n/a 0 480
2006 40 333 8 13 3 n/a n/a 0 397
2007 40 301 6 11 3 n/a n/a 0 361
2008 34 341 9 9 4 n/a n/a 0 397
2009 42 356 8 14 2 n/a n/a 0 422
2010 31 410 7 7 1 n/a n/a 0 456
2011 33 430 7 14 2 1 0 0 487
2012 29 390 8 11 2 0 1 0 441
2013 27 350 6 6 2 2 0 0 393
2014 31 350 4 6 1 2 1 0 395
2015 25 318 4 7 1 2 0 0 357
2016 22 319 4 6 0 1 0 0 352
2017 32 348 3 7 0 2 1 0 393
2018 26 345 3 11 0 2 2 0 389
2019 32 280 1 7 0 1 5 0 326
2020 31 243 0 6 0 1 8 0 289
2021 24 274 0 9 0 1 10 0 318

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Garrett Heights Elementary/Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 327 21.8 15.0 n/a
1990 424 21.0 20.1 27.4
1991 466 24.8 18.7 21.2
1992 465 26.3 17.6 28.6
1993 406 26.6 15.3 32.8
1994 408 26.8 15.2 36
1995 356 24.5 14.5 38.5
1996 356 24.5 14.5 38.5
1997 427 23.1 18.5 38.2
1998 404 26.0 15.5 29.5
1999 458 26.0 17.6 42.4
2000 452 26.4 17.1 45.1
2001 473 27.2 17.4 55.4
2002 499 32.0 15.6 60.3
2003 499 32.0 15.6 60.3
2004 491 37.0 13.3 63.1
2005 480 29.0 16.6 63.3
2006 397 30.0 13.2 66.2
2007 361 29.5 12.2 60.1
2008 397 27.0 14.7 63.5
2009 422 29.5 14.3 57.1
2010 456 36.5 12.4 75.9
2011 487 33.5 14.5 84.6
2012 441 32.5 13.5 80.5
2013 393 26.5 14.8 84.2
2014 395 22.0 17.9 80
2015 357 22.0 16.2 85.2
2016 352 21.0 16.7 95.7
2017 393 21.0 18.7 n/a
2018 389 19.0 20.4 100
2019 326 19.5 16.7 100
2020 289 15.5 18.6 50.2
2021 318 19.5 16.3 67.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Garrett Heights Elementary/Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 327 21.8 15.0 n/a
1990 424 21.0 20.1 27.4
1991 466 24.8 18.7 21.2
1992 465 26.3 17.6 28.6
1993 406 26.6 15.3 32.8
1994 408 26.8 15.2 36
1995 356 24.5 14.5 38.5
1996 356 24.5 14.5 38.5
1997 427 23.1 18.5 38.2
1998 404 26.0 15.5 29.5
1999 458 26.0 17.6 42.4
2000 452 26.4 17.1 45.1
2001 473 27.2 17.4 55.4
2002 499 32.0 15.6 60.3
2003 499 32.0 15.6 60.3
2004 491 37.0 13.3 63.1
2005 480 29.0 16.6 63.3
2006 397 30.0 13.2 66.2
2007 361 29.5 12.2 60.1
2008 397 27.0 14.7 63.5
2009 422 29.5 14.3 57.1
2010 456 36.5 12.4 75.9
2011 487 33.5 14.5 84.6
2012 441 32.5 13.5 80.5
2013 393 26.5 14.8 84.2
2014 395 22.0 17.9 80
2015 357 22.0 16.2 85.2
2016 352 21.0 16.7 95.7
2017 393 21.0 18.7 n/a
2018 389 19.0 20.4 100
2019 326 19.5 16.7 100
2020 289 15.5 18.6 50.2
2021 318 19.5 16.3 67.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Garrett Heights Elementary/Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $2,462 (15.7%) $13,181 (84.3%) $15,643
2020 $2,059 (13.2%) $13,492 (86.8%) $15,552

Data source: Maryland Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Garrett Heights Elementary/Middle

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 820th of 853 Elementary schoolsRanks 784th of 802 Elementary schools
 1.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students326318
 2.5%
African American280274
 2.1%
American Indian00
Asian10
 100%
Hispanic79
 28.6%
Pacific Islander11
Two or More Races510
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients100%67.3%
 32.7%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Maryland State Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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