Elmwood Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 531 Dale Ave
       Baltimore, MD  21206-1303


(410) 887-5232

District: Baltimore County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
692nd of 847 Maryland Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,073 Help

Students who attend Elmwood Elementary usually attend:

High:    Overlea High

Student/teacher ratio:  14.2
Number of students:  524

Racial breakdown:

African American:
55.2%
White:
21.2%
Hispanic:
11.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  66.8%

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Compare Details Elmwood Elementary ranks worse than 81.7% of elementary schools in Maryland. It also ranks 82nd among 107 ranked elementary schools in the Baltimore County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 18.12. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (55.2%), White (21.2%), Hispanic (11.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 66.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Elmwood Elementary is 14.2, which is the 55th best among 107 elementary schools in the Baltimore County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Elmwood Elementary is $14,073, which is the 52nd highest among 107 elementary schools in the Baltimore County Public Schools District.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Elmwood Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Elmwood Elementary 692nd of 847 Maryland public elementary schools. (See Elmwood Elementary in the ranking list.)

Baltimore County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Baltimore County Public Schools 19th of 25 Maryland school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Elmwood Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 67.31 295th 803 63.3%
2005 71.26 232nd 805 71.2%
2006 70.48 257th 804 68.0%
2007 66.93 283rd 818 65.4%
2008 35.31 618th 838 26.3%
2009 45.36 536th 850 36.9%
2010 38.43 607th 855 29.0%
2011 50.09 480th 853 43.7%
2012 37.49 609th 857 28.9%
2013 29.91 653rd 847 22.9%
2014 47.13 540th 867 37.7%
2015 21.78 670th 859 22.0%
2016 22.10 653rd 845 22.7%
2017 18.04 688th 847 18.8%
2018 16.73 717th 857 16.3%
2019 18.12 694th 853 18.6%

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

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by a parent
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Open Quote We are a military family and our son is finishing his fourth year at Elmwood Elementary School. The school is located in a so-so middle class neighborhood. It is very close to the city/county border which is probably why it has as many challenges as it does.

We often pick up / drop off our son at the front door of the school. We do this to see his interactions with other kids. The school has a strict policy that no child may be left unattended at the school door prior to 0905. Yet 80 percent of the children in front of the door at 0900 are left there by unavailable parents.

The school holds regular awards ceremonies for the children. This positive reinforcement goes a long way in encouraging children to do their best. On average about 40 percent of the seats for family observers are vacant. Now this may sound like a good turn-out, but the majority of the room is allotted for children. So in reality, only 50 percent of the children have someone attending.

The school hosts many after school activities each year. I would say 1 major and 2 minor activities per semester. The major activities usually have about 1/3 of the children showing up. The minor activities are hit or miss. But what is most noticeable, if the activity includes dinner then it is well attended. If it doesn't then it is not.This ties into the location near the city / county line (city kids registered under a relatives address) and also the free/reduced lunch program.

Parent volunteerism at the school is fairly low. Each class usually has 2 or 3 kids whose parents are the regular volunteers. You'll get sporadic help from the other parents.

So there is a common theme here. The parents are generally not involved with their kids scholastic life. School is basically a day care for them. And I get that we all have jobs and other stuff going on. But the lack of effort by parents shows up in absenteeism, test scores, and behavior problems.

The good news is that the administrators, teachers, and special educators generally care about the kids and their well-being. The principal Mr. Hogan, Vice Principal Mrs. Lewis, and counselor Ms. Rowdowski really do a good job considering all the challenges they face. They work hard and advocate for the children. They are accessible and effectively communicate what is happening in the school.

So if you were to just go by the school score, you may think this school is on the verge of being a failed school. But for those of us that are connected to the school, we know that our kids have educators that care about them. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Elmwood Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 266 138 4 4 0 n/a n/a 0 412
1990 316 169 9 0 0 n/a n/a 0 494
1991 323 159 8 0 3 n/a n/a 0 493
1992 332 165 6 1 1 n/a n/a 0 505
1993 322 182 7 5 2 n/a n/a 0 518
1994 346 190 11 5 2 n/a n/a 0 554
1995 336 207 11 9 1 n/a n/a 0 564
1996 336 207 11 9 1 n/a n/a 0 564
1997 348 195 9 2 4 n/a n/a 0 558
1998 356 197 8 0 6 n/a n/a 0 567
1999 328 188 3 5 4 n/a n/a 0 528
2000 319 204 4 2 3 n/a n/a 0 532
2001 312 222 6 3 3 n/a n/a 0 546
2002 301 225 6 10 3 n/a n/a 0 545
2003 301 225 6 10 3 n/a n/a 0 545
2004 291 234 6 22 3 n/a n/a 0 556
2005 285 246 10 14 3 n/a n/a 0 558
2006 233 256 10 11 6 n/a n/a 0 516
2007 225 256 15 31 3 n/a n/a 0 530
2008 200 252 17 31 4 n/a n/a 0 504
2009 216 258 24 34 5 n/a n/a 0 537
2010 225 271 21 42 8 n/a n/a 0 567
2011 197 240 21 50 3 1 30 0 542
2012 170 274 19 49 2 1 32 0 547
2013 182 272 23 55 2 1 32 0 567
2014 175 288 27 60 1 1 33 0 585
2015 154 282 21 65 0 1 38 0 561
2016 139 292 26 59 0 1 42 0 559
2017 134 308 25 54 0 1 36 0 558
2018 124 333 24 64 0 0 41 0 586
2019 126 340 24 60 1 0 44 0 595
2020 133 307 29 61 1 0 40 0 571
2021 111 289 25 58 1 0 40 0 524

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 Elmwood Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 412 20.7 19.9 n/a
1990 494 21.7 22.7 20.4
1991 493 24.5 20.1 15.6
1992 505 24.6 20.5 20.6
1993 518 27.3 19.0 20.1
1994 554 27.5 20.1 32.5
1995 564 27.8 20.3 33.5
1996 564 27.8 20.3 33.5
1997 558 30.5 18.3 31.9
1998 567 32.2 17.6 31.7
1999 528 32.2 16.4 39.2
2000 532 32.9 16.2 38.5
2001 546 32.5 16.8 41.8
2002 545 32.0 17.0 50.5
2003 545 32.0 17.0 50.5
2004 556 36.0 15.4 46.6
2005 558 36.0 15.5 46.1
2006 516 35.0 14.7 48.6
2007 530 32.7 16.2 46.6
2008 504 32.6 15.5 55
2009 537 35.9 15.0 58.8
2010 567 41.1 13.8 61.6
2011 542 40.1 13.5 64.4
2012 547 36.5 14.9 67.6
2013 567 33.6 16.8 66.3
2014 585 35.7 16.3 71.5
2015 561 36.0 15.5 69.7
2016 559 37.0 15.1 72.6
2017 558 36.3 15.3 n/a
2018 586 34.8 16.8 61.1
2019 595 37.0 16.0 66.2
2020 571 35.5 16.0 63.9
2021 524 36.8 14.2 66.8

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Elmwood Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 412 20.7 19.9 n/a
1990 494 21.7 22.7 20.4
1991 493 24.5 20.1 15.6
1992 505 24.6 20.5 20.6
1993 518 27.3 19.0 20.1
1994 554 27.5 20.1 32.5
1995 564 27.8 20.3 33.5
1996 564 27.8 20.3 33.5
1997 558 30.5 18.3 31.9
1998 567 32.2 17.6 31.7
1999 528 32.2 16.4 39.2
2000 532 32.9 16.2 38.5
2001 546 32.5 16.8 41.8
2002 545 32.0 17.0 50.5
2003 545 32.0 17.0 50.5
2004 556 36.0 15.4 46.6
2005 558 36.0 15.5 46.1
2006 516 35.0 14.7 48.6
2007 530 32.7 16.2 46.6
2008 504 32.6 15.5 55
2009 537 35.9 15.0 58.8
2010 567 41.1 13.8 61.6
2011 542 40.1 13.5 64.4
2012 547 36.5 14.9 67.6
2013 567 33.6 16.8 66.3
2014 585 35.7 16.3 71.5
2015 561 36.0 15.5 69.7
2016 559 37.0 15.1 72.6
2017 558 36.3 15.3 n/a
2018 586 34.8 16.8 61.1
2019 595 37.0 16.0 66.2
2020 571 35.5 16.0 63.9
2021 524 36.8 14.2 66.8

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 Elmwood Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,072 (7.6%) $13,079 (92.4%) $14,152
2020 $1,306 (9.3%) $12,767 (90.7%) $14,073

Data source: Maryland Department of Education
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Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students595524
 11.9%
African American340289
 15%
American Indian11
Asian2425
 4.2%
Hispanic6058
 3.3%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races4440
 9.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients66.2%66.8%
 0.6%




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