Deer Crossing Elementary

Public K-5

 10601 Finn Dr
       New Market, MD  21774


 (240) 236-5900

 School Website

District: Frederick County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
116th of 858 Maryland Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  15.4
Number of students:  725

Racial breakdown:

White:
86.6%
Hispanic:
5.5%
Two or more races:
2.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  6.0%

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Compare Details In 2018, Deer Crossing Elementary ranked better than 86.5% of elementary schools in Maryland. It also ranked 9th among 37 ranked elementary schools in the Frederick County Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 85.34. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (86.6%), Hispanic (5.5%), two or more races (2.6%). (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Deer Crossing Elementary is 15.4, which is the 14th best among 37 elementary schools in the Frederick County Public Schools District. (See more...)
Compare Deer Crossing Elementary employs 47 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Deer Crossing Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Deer Crossing Elementary 116th of 858 Maryland public elementary schools. (See Deer Crossing Elementary in the ranking list.)

Frederick County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Frederick County Public Schools 5th of 24 Maryland school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Deer Crossing Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 26.03 640th 803 20.3%
2005 24.75 638th 805 20.7%
2006 31.94 595th 804 26.0%
2007 32.44 602nd 818 26.4%
2008 74.19 222nd 838 73.5%
2009 81.49 106th 850 87.5%
2010 76.83 177th 855 79.3%
2011 82.06 87th 853 89.8%
2012 86.36 18th 857 97.9%
2013 83.86 62nd 847 92.7%
2014 86.04 53rd 867 93.9%
2015 93.25 50th 859 94.2%
2016 89.00 96th 845 88.6%
2017 89.62 91st 847 89.3%
2018 85.34 116th 858 86.5%

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

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All ratings (Avg rating: 3)
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by a parent
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Open Quote There seems to be a lack of communication between the teachers and administrators...teachers seem to be afraid to be completely honest with parent when something goes wrong with child or if teacher makes a mistake there is no apology given on behalf of educator nor from principal! Have a special needs child who has been misplaced several times and have never received a formal apology (scary)! When the school makes a mistake, its swept under the rug..if you the parent make a mistake, look out. I have had a lot of good, positive experiences as well so I do not think the school itself is bad. There just seems to be something "missing" as far as respect for the parent. There does not seem to be an open door policy to be involved, they are more secretive-like it seems, almost hush/hush. You are encouraged to volunteer, but cannot really communicate with anyone and it makes you feel alienated almost. At meetings, you are almost made to feel like your opinion does not matter compared to theirs. The principal almost "talks down to you" and seems arrogant. If your child has special needs, they have plenty of resources which is great but if you feel like they may need more, be prepared to advocate. Its a shame because the school itself, and many of the educators are great and really care.
But, as a parent, I am not 100% happy with my treatment so far and wish they would get a different "culture" with the attitudes and vibes of the school. And most importantly a better connection between communication of the educators and administration!!! If this could be done, they may have happier, more respected parents and may become a blue ribbon. Until then, forget it. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, July 13, 2012

Open Quote Test scores prove that this is a first class school! Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, February 4, 2012

Open Quote School is disrespectful of parents and treats them as subordinates. There are other schools in the county where you have a friendly cooperative front office staff. This school used to be that way until recently. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Open Quote DCES is a wonderful school. The teachers, staff, and administrators are top notch. I have had the pleasure of having children in this school for the past 6 years. In that time period we have had 3 different principals (all in their early 30's). I have found all of them to be kind, caring, knowledgeable, responsible, and committed to this school.

I really love the open door policy of this school. I have never had a problem reaching a teacher or an administrator with any questions or concerns I may have had. Phone calls and e-mails are always returned in a timely manner. As a parent I have always felt welcomed at this school. I have spent many hours volunteering and being involved in the PTA. This is a school where parent involvement is welcome and encouraged.

For the 2011-2012 school year we have a new Principal. Once again, DCES is lucky to have a Principal and Assistant Principal who care about their students. Our new Principal can often be found in the classrooms, the lunchroom, recess, and other school activities spending time getting to know her students. She has made an effort to learn the names of the students and their family members. School safety and the safety of her students is a main concern of hers, and as a parent I appreciate her taking the initiative in having a camera and buzzer system installed at the main entrance.

The teachers and support staff at this school are wonderful. Many of them have been here since the school opened.

As a parent, I fully support this school and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to move to this area.Close Quote Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Open Quote I wrote the positive review that was written below. Contrary to what one disgruntled parent has written below I do not work for the school or for Frederick County Public School Systems. I am just a parent of two children who have been or who are currently enrolled in Deer Crossing Elementary School.

It is unfortunate that one individual has taken it upon himself to slander this wonderful school, it's administration and staff that work very hard to teach our children in a safe and educationally challenging environment.

What this person calls a "Fort Knox" security system is actually an added security measures that has been recommended for all schools in Frederick County. (some of teh newer schools are built with these measures in place). Deer Crossing is actually scheduled for a more elaborate structural change that would change the main entryway significantly in order to have everyone enter into a more structured, controlled and secure manner. Due to the shortage in school funding and the additions/ renovations of other schools taking precedence, the decision to have the front doors to the school locked with the addition of a camera and buzzer system was the least costly way to maintain a safe building. As a parent, I support this new change. It only takes a few extra seconds to walk up to the door, hit the buzzer, and state the reason I am at the school, and to be buzzed into the building. Just a few years ago, this school was in a lock down situation due to a supposed individual with a gun seen running through the neighborhood adjacent to the school. At the time of that incident, the front doors of the school were always unlocked and I would hate to think of what could have happened if the individual had entered the school.

Age is not a requirement for being a principal. Additional education and certifications are required. The past principals Mrs. Hopson and Mrs. Hollenbeck were both in their 30's during their tenure at Deer Crossing. I had the pleasure of working with both of them through various volunteer opportunities at the school. Whether or not a principal is young or old does not matter to me, what matters is that my child is happy and learning in an environment that supports education, encourages parent participation, holds teachers accountable and keeps my child safe during the day. I find all of this to be true for Deer Crossing.

Deer Crossing is a very family involved school. Come out to any of it's after school activities, you will see teachers, staff, students and family participating in many events such as Science Technology Engineering and Math Nights, Reading Nights, School Plays, Multi-cultural nights, Family Fun Nights, Talent Shows, and so much more.

Not convinced, look at the test scores for this school. You can't argue with the data! Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, December 1, 2011

Open Quote This school was amazing up until the new principal took over. The experience has been troubling. She is in her early 30's and doesn't seem to know what her job is, or her role in the schools' function. How could she, after all she is never there. I have heard stories from many, that this woman is trouble. You will have no control over your child or the education your child receives. Basic decisions are taken away from you while attending this school.If you want a good school, it is no longer this one. Happy school district hunting. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Deer Crossing Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1998 638 15 3 2 1 n/a n/a 0 659
1999 675 15 4 5 2 n/a n/a 0 701
2000 712 16 1 10 3 n/a n/a 0 742
2001 773 16 2 11 1 n/a n/a 0 803
2002 695 10 5 19 2 n/a n/a 0 731
2003 695 10 5 19 2 n/a n/a 0 731
2004 682 14 9 11 2 n/a n/a 0 718
2005 672 13 12 22 1 n/a n/a 0 720
2006 643 17 15 14 0 n/a n/a 0 689
2007 657 14 17 19 1 n/a n/a 0 708
2008 711 17 7 21 1 n/a n/a 0 757
2009 707 17 11 28 2 n/a n/a 0 765
2010 713 25 14 29 3 n/a n/a 0 784
2011 561 13 8 43 1 0 25 0 651
2012 562 13 11 43 2 1 18 0 650
2013 593 12 9 38 2 2 16 0 672
2014 598 12 7 38 1 2 28 0 686
2015 601 9 9 42 1 3 27 0 692
2016 651 14 11 37 1 3 20 0 737
2017 628 16 17 40 2 3 19 0 725

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

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Deer Crossing Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 659 29.0 22.7 1.8
1999 701 29.0 24.2 3.9
2000 742 35.1 21.1 3.8
2001 803 44.1 18.2 3.6
2002 731 43.7 16.7 3.4
2003 731 43.7 16.7 3.4
2004 718 41.8 17.2 3.9
2005 720 38.0 18.9 4.0
2006 689 40.0 17.2 3.9
2007 708 40.8 17.4 4.5
2008 757 48.0 15.8 4.9
2009 765 47.5 16.1 5.4
2010 784 47.0 16.6 6.3
2011 651 43.9 14.8 6.9
2012 650 43.4 14.9 4.9
2013 672 42.4 15.8 5.2
2014 686 41.4 16.5 4.2
2015 692 46.0 15.0 5.1
2016 737 46.0 16.0 6.0
2017 725 47.0 15.4 n/a

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 Deer Crossing Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 659 29.0 22.7 1.8
1999 701 29.0 24.2 3.9
2000 742 35.1 21.1 3.8
2001 803 44.1 18.2 3.6
2002 731 43.7 16.7 3.4
2003 731 43.7 16.7 3.4
2004 718 41.8 17.2 3.9
2005 720 38.0 18.9 4.0
2006 689 40.0 17.2 3.9
2007 708 40.8 17.4 4.5
2008 757 48.0 15.8 4.9
2009 765 47.5 16.1 5.4
2010 784 47.0 16.6 6.3
2011 651 43.9 14.8 6.9
2012 650 43.4 14.9 4.9
2013 672 42.4 15.8 5.2
2014 686 41.4 16.5 4.2
2015 692 46.0 15.0 5.1
2016 737 46.0 16.0 6.0
2017 725 47.0 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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