Govans Elementary

Public, Charter PK, KG-5

 5801 York Rd
       Baltimore, MD  21212-3608


 (410) 396-6396

 School Website

District: Baltimore City Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
700th of 858 Maryland Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  15.4
Number of students:  441

Racial breakdown:
African American:
95.2%
Hispanic:
2.3%
White:
1.6%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100.0%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Govans Elementary ranked worse than 81.6% of elementary schools in Maryland. It also ranked 39th among 118 ranked elementary schools in the Baltimore City Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 18.23. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (95.2%), Hispanic (2.3%), White (1.6%). (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Govans Elementary is 15.4, which is the 27th best among 118 elementary schools in the Baltimore City Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Govans Elementary employs 28.5 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Govans Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Govans Elementary 700th of 858 Maryland public elementary schools. (See Govans Elementary 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 Govans Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 84.85 54th 803 93.3%
2005 80.79 128th 805 84.1%
2006 80.81 134th 804 83.3%
2007 72.83 209th 818 74.4%
2008 27.74 686th 838 18.1%
2009 66.03 315th 850 62.9%
2010 62.60 361st 855 57.8%
2011 37.96 587th 853 31.2%
2012 42.92 559th 857 34.8%
2013 54.71 421st 847 50.3%
2014 20.03 743rd 867 14.3%
2015 16.55 740th 859 13.9%
2016 9.55 797th 845 5.7%
2017 13.26 761st 847 10.2%
2018 18.23 700th 858 18.4%

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

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by a parent
Friday, April 22, 2016

Open Quote Govans Elementary is a hidden gem. Ms Taylor has turned the school around in her ten years as principal. The school has experienced teachers who go above and beyond for all the kids. Our son is one of very few white kids at the school. When a child bullied him on the way home from school, Ms Taylor walked him home. When a kid stole his scooter in the neighborhood over a weekend, Ms Taylor went to that child's house even though he was now a middle schooler. In his first week at the school, his second grade teacher asked if she could buy The Lord of the Rings for him because she didn't have any books at his level in the classroom. Ms Taylor arranged for Johns Hopkins CTY to come and administer a test on-site after I told her my son had found the Prometric testing center too intimidating. When his friend started calling him a punk because he walked away from a fight in the neighborhood, staff did a restorative practices circle with them that got the friendship back on track. Being at Govans has restored our son's confidence and let him grow intellectually and socially. Neighborhood kids knock on our door to come in or ask him out to play. He walks himself to and from school. He has a childhood that is becoming increasingly rare these days.

Since becoming a charter school with the Baltimore Curriculum Project in 2015, there is more school-based autonomy, more support for teachers, and a rigorous academic and social program. The academic program includes teaching "core knowledge" to expand understanding when reading texts, and the classroom management uses Restorative Practice circles to defuse conflict with the kids. The school is a Year 2 school and in the process of determining if it will be renovated or rebuilt. Don't let old online reviews fool you, visit Govans before you choose a charter school out of the neighborhood or a private school. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Govans Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 22 404 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 426
1990 14 378 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 387
1991 13 401 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 414
1992 12 368 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 380
1993 13 428 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 441
1994 13 391 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 404
1995 11 372 11 0 1 n/a n/a 0 395
1996 11 372 11 0 1 n/a n/a 0 395
1997 6 354 23 0 2 n/a n/a 0 385
1998 10 408 20 0 1 n/a n/a 0 439
1999 0 372 17 0 1 n/a n/a 0 390
2000 2 407 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 410
2001 2 384 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 387
2002 4 413 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 418
2003 4 413 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 418
2004 4 412 1 0 1 n/a n/a 0 418
2005 6 396 1 1 1 n/a n/a 0 405
2006 3 393 0 5 1 n/a n/a 0 402
2007 3 357 2 0 2 n/a n/a 0 364
2008 5 348 1 2 1 n/a n/a 0 357
2009 2 326 2 0 1 n/a n/a 0 331
2010 7 348 1 2 1 n/a n/a 0 359
2011 3 337 0 4 1 0 1 0 346
2012 3 358 0 5 1 0 0 0 367
2013 3 350 0 10 0 0 2 0 365
2014 5 367 0 11 0 0 2 0 385
2015 7 381 1 6 2 0 1 0 398
2016 5 385 1 7 1 0 1 0 400
2017 7 420 1 10 1 1 1 0 441

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 Govans Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 426 16.9 25.2 n/a
1990 387 16.1 24.0 50.1
1991 414 14.4 28.7 35.0
1992 380 14.7 25.8 55.5
1993 441 15.8 27.9 47.8
1994 404 20.7 19.5 62.6
1995 395 20.5 19.3 72.2
1996 395 20.5 19.3 72.2
1997 385 21.3 18.1 73.5
1998 439 20.3 21.6 62.4
1999 390 20.3 19.2 86.4
2000 410 22.0 18.6 87.3
2001 387 21.6 17.9 83.7
2002 418 24.0 17.4 77.8
2003 418 24.0 17.4 77.8
2004 418 29.0 14.4 86.4
2005 405 25.0 16.2 87.4
2006 402 26.0 15.5 84.3
2007 364 27.5 13.2 83.2
2008 357 27.5 13.0 85.2
2009 331 24.5 13.5 83.1
2010 359 23.0 15.6 95.8
2011 346 27.0 12.8 90.8
2012 367 24.0 15.2 91.8
2013 365 24.0 15.2 90.1
2014 385 23.5 16.3 95.1
2015 398 26.0 15.3 93.0
2016 400 29.0 13.7 100.0
2017 441 28.5 15.4 n/a

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 Govans Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 426 16.9 25.2 n/a
1990 387 16.1 24.0 50.1
1991 414 14.4 28.7 35.0
1992 380 14.7 25.8 55.5
1993 441 15.8 27.9 47.8
1994 404 20.7 19.5 62.6
1995 395 20.5 19.3 72.2
1996 395 20.5 19.3 72.2
1997 385 21.3 18.1 73.5
1998 439 20.3 21.6 62.4
1999 390 20.3 19.2 86.4
2000 410 22.0 18.6 87.3
2001 387 21.6 17.9 83.7
2002 418 24.0 17.4 77.8
2003 418 24.0 17.4 77.8
2004 418 29.0 14.4 86.4
2005 405 25.0 16.2 87.4
2006 402 26.0 15.5 84.3
2007 364 27.5 13.2 83.2
2008 357 27.5 13.0 85.2
2009 331 24.5 13.5 83.1
2010 359 23.0 15.6 95.8
2011 346 27.0 12.8 90.8
2012 367 24.0 15.2 91.8
2013 365 24.0 15.2 90.1
2014 385 23.5 16.3 95.1
2015 398 26.0 15.3 93.0
2016 400 29.0 13.7 100.0
2017 441 28.5 15.4 n/a

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.




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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.

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