Piney Ridge Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 6315 Freedom Avenue
       Sykesville, MD  21784-8061


(410) 751-3535

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District: Carroll County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
175th of 853 Maryland Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,655 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  16.2
Number of students:  535

Racial breakdown:

White:
72.7%
Two or more races:
9.5%
Asian:
7.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  17.6%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Maryland State Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Piney Ridge Elementary ranks better than 79.5% of elementary schools in Maryland. It also ranks 9th among 21 ranked elementary schools in the Carroll County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 78.88. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (72.7%), two or more races (9.5%), Asian (7.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 17.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Piney Ridge Elementary is 16.2. 21 elementary schools in the Carroll County Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Piney Ridge Elementary is $12,655. 18 elementary schools in the Carroll County Public Schools District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Piney Ridge Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Piney Ridge Elementary 175th of 853 Maryland public elementary schools. (See Piney Ridge Elementary in the ranking list.)

Carroll County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Carroll County Public Schools 1st of 25 Maryland school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Piney Ridge Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 18.80 681st 803 15.2%
2005 14.55 717th 805 10.9%
2006 21.69 670th 804 16.7%
2007 7.82 757th 818 7.5%
2008 88.16 16th 838 98.1%
2009 86.45 38th 850 95.5%
2010 88.56 11th 855 98.7%
2011 87.23 21st 853 97.5%
2012 85.89 26th 857 97.0%
2013 83.75 67th 847 92.1%
2014 85.55 66th 867 92.4%
2015 93.89 45th 859 94.8%
2016 90.49 79th 845 90.7%
2017 91.41 73rd 847 91.4%
2018 89.53 78th 857 90.9%
2019 78.88 175th 853 79.5%

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
Saturday, August 29, 2009

Open Quote Piney Ridge is a very good school for our children's basic educational needs. The reliance Piney places on traditional teaching methods and materials assures success on state-mandated exams and is a strong focus throughout the year. At the same time, such a focus can be frustrating to students who are already academically strong and would benefit from a more differentiated approach. Parents must be prepared to supplement their children's educational needs with this in mind. On the positive side, Piney has a very strong PTA and volunteer corps. Discipline problems tend to be on the mild side, though bullying is a prominent issue that often goes unchecked, particularly in the intermediate grades. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Piney Ridge Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1992 525 26 5 2 0 n/a n/a 0 558
1993 560 28 5 2 0 n/a n/a 0 595
1994 587 24 6 3 0 n/a n/a 0 620
1995 675 27 11 8 2 n/a n/a 0 723
1996 675 27 11 8 2 n/a n/a 0 723
1997 710 23 8 6 3 n/a n/a 0 750
1998 723 24 13 8 1 n/a n/a 0 769
1999 620 19 7 11 1 n/a n/a 0 658
2000 642 25 12 11 1 n/a n/a 0 691
2001 636 22 12 9 1 n/a n/a 0 680
2002 638 7 5 10 1 n/a n/a 0 661
2003 638 7 5 10 1 n/a n/a 0 661
2004 639 7 6 13 1 n/a n/a 0 666
2005 618 7 13 14 4 n/a n/a 0 656
2006 603 11 18 17 1 n/a n/a 0 650
2007 597 19 19 17 2 n/a n/a 0 654
2008 572 16 18 10 3 n/a n/a 0 619
2009 542 18 25 15 3 n/a n/a 0 603
2010 536 16 27 13 2 n/a n/a 0 594
2011 527 9 23 30 1 1 8 0 599
2012 519 14 25 31 1 1 8 0 599
2013 499 21 32 36 0 1 10 0 599
2014 507 21 28 45 0 1 8 0 610
2015 500 27 25 31 1 0 14 0 598
2016 482 29 21 33 1 0 21 0 587
2017 436 25 21 32 1 0 25 0 540
2018 425 23 20 31 1 0 30 0 530
2019 398 32 21 21 1 0 42 0 515
2020 389 31 38 24 1 1 51 0 535

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 Piney Ridge Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1992 558 25.3 22.0 11.3
1993 595 32.4 18.4 10.6
1994 620 30.1 20.6 9.4
1995 723 32.8 22.0 6.4
1996 723 32.8 22.0 6.4
1997 750 35.1 21.4 7.5
1998 769 34.4 22.4 6.8
1999 658 34.4 19.1 6.4
2000 691 33.0 20.9 7.7
2001 680 34.5 19.7 6
2002 661 32.7 20.2 3.2
2003 661 32.7 20.2 3.2
2004 666 36.4 18.3 5
2005 656 35.0 18.7 5.6
2006 650 34.0 19.1 5.2
2007 654 39.2 16.7 5.7
2008 619 41.3 15.0 5.7
2009 603 39.1 15.4 8.6
2010 594 39.9 14.8 10.8
2011 599 40.0 14.9 10.7
2012 599 40.7 14.7 13.2
2013 599 40.2 14.9 13.5
2014 610 41.2 14.8 13.3
2015 598 41.0 14.5 14
2016 587 39.0 15.0 14.7
2017 540 37.3 14.4 n/a
2018 530 37.7 14.0 13.2
2019 515 34.9 14.7 15.5
2020 535 33.0 16.2 17.6

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 Piney Ridge Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1992 558 25.3 22.0 11.3
1993 595 32.4 18.4 10.6
1994 620 30.1 20.6 9.4
1995 723 32.8 22.0 6.4
1996 723 32.8 22.0 6.4
1997 750 35.1 21.4 7.5
1998 769 34.4 22.4 6.8
1999 658 34.4 19.1 6.4
2000 691 33.0 20.9 7.7
2001 680 34.5 19.7 6
2002 661 32.7 20.2 3.2
2003 661 32.7 20.2 3.2
2004 666 36.4 18.3 5
2005 656 35.0 18.7 5.6
2006 650 34.0 19.1 5.2
2007 654 39.2 16.7 5.7
2008 619 41.3 15.0 5.7
2009 603 39.1 15.4 8.6
2010 594 39.9 14.8 10.8
2011 599 40.0 14.9 10.7
2012 599 40.7 14.7 13.2
2013 599 40.2 14.9 13.5
2014 610 41.2 14.8 13.3
2015 598 41.0 14.5 14
2016 587 39.0 15.0 14.7
2017 540 37.3 14.4 n/a
2018 530 37.7 14.0 13.2
2019 515 34.9 14.7 15.5
2020 535 33.0 16.2 17.6

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 Piney Ridge Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $232 (1.8%) $12,424 (98.2%) $12,655

Data source: Maryland Department of Education




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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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