Harpers Choice Middle

Public 6-8

 5450 Beaverkill Rd
       Columbia, MD  21044-1945


(410) 313-6929

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District: Howard County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
214th of 316 Maryland Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,269 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  10.4
Number of students:  493

Racial breakdown:

African American:
47.9%
White:
18.5%
Hispanic:
16.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  42%

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Compare Details Harpers Choice Middle ranks worse than 67.7% of middle schools in Maryland. It also ranks last among 20 ranked middle schools in the Howard County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 29.46. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Harpers Choice Middle has the smallest middle school student body size in the Howard County Public Schools District. Student population at Harpers Choice Middle is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (47.9%), White (18.5%), Hispanic (16.2%). (See more...)
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Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Harpers Choice Middle is 10.4, which is the lowest among 20 middle schools in the Howard County Public Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Harpers Choice Middle is $18,269, which is the highest among 20 middle schools in the Howard County Public Schools District!
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Harpers Choice Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Harpers Choice Middle 214th of 316 Maryland public middle schools. (See Harpers Choice Middle in the ranking list.)

Howard County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Howard County Public Schools 5th of 25 Maryland school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Harpers Choice Middle

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 25.65 196th 252 22.2%
2005 27.99 184th 255 27.8%
2006 21.25 203rd 254 20.1%
2007 26.10 199th 264 24.6%
2008 67.68 106th 283 62.5%
2009 71.97 93rd 301 69.1%
2010 74.36 90th 324 72.2%
2011 58.09 143rd 309 53.7%
2012 55.81 157th 314 50.0%
2013 58.05 137th 316 56.6%
2014 64.64 135th 339 60.2%
2015 51.70 133rd 315 57.8%
2016 43.38 172nd 314 45.2%
2017 47.01 165th 317 47.9%
2018 44.22 174th 328 47.0%
2019 29.46 214th 316 32.3%

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

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by a parent
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Open Quote Excellent staff and supportive school environment. Love sending my child to this school. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Open Quote Harper's Choice has a fabulous staff and administration, a strong after school program, a robotics team, drama club, and diverse band and strings program. I'm not sure how this website does its "rankings" but it has really missed the mark on this one. Great school! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Harpers Choice Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 405 123 34 7 5 n/a n/a 1 575
1990 406 140 37 10 0 n/a n/a 0 593
1991 431 139 43 11 0 n/a n/a 0 624
1992 327 132 46 12 0 n/a n/a 0 517
1993 366 127 43 13 0 n/a n/a 0 549
1994 369 134 47 12 1 n/a n/a 0 563
1995 358 164 42 9 3 n/a n/a 0 576
1996 358 164 42 9 3 n/a n/a 0 576
1997 334 194 43 11 2 n/a n/a 0 584
1998 325 201 46 12 2 n/a n/a 0 586
1999 330 209 45 14 2 n/a n/a 0 600
2000 311 225 43 16 2 n/a n/a 0 597
2001 326 221 46 14 1 n/a n/a 0 608
2002 302 224 65 29 2 n/a n/a 0 622
2003 302 224 65 29 2 n/a n/a 0 622
2004 298 242 58 31 3 n/a n/a 0 632
2005 256 248 54 45 2 n/a n/a 0 605
2006 242 227 40 48 3 n/a n/a 0 560
2007 223 237 49 38 3 n/a n/a 0 550
2008 230 234 52 37 2 n/a n/a 0 555
2009 210 227 46 39 1 n/a n/a 0 523
2010 185 219 55 49 3 n/a n/a 0 511
2011 160 200 36 59 0 0 37 0 492
2012 126 234 39 66 0 2 43 0 510
2013 129 218 34 64 0 3 49 0 497
2014 141 214 40 79 0 2 45 0 521
2015 135 211 43 86 0 1 45 0 521
2016 142 239 45 75 0 0 42 0 543
2017 143 252 48 81 1 0 39 0 564
2018 123 287 51 86 1 0 43 0 591
2019 91 252 42 80 2 0 36 0 503
2020 91 236 36 80 3 0 47 0 493

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 Harpers Choice Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 575 33.0 17.4 n/a
1990 593 39.0 15.2 4.7
1991 624 42.0 14.8 3.7
1992 517 36.5 14.1 7.4
1993 549 40.0 13.7 6.9
1994 563 40.0 14.1 10.3
1995 576 39.6 14.5 14.4
1996 576 39.6 14.5 14.4
1997 584 41.6 14.0 18.8
1998 586 42.6 13.8 15.5
1999 600 42.6 14.1 20
2000 597 47.0 12.7 20.9
2001 608 43.0 14.1 21.4
2002 622 45.0 13.8 25.1
2003 622 45.0 13.8 25.1
2004 632 48.5 13.0 25.2
2005 605 48.0 12.6 26.1
2006 560 47.0 11.9 24.3
2007 550 47.6 11.6 22.5
2008 555 49.0 11.3 22.5
2009 523 48.0 10.9 26.8
2010 511 45.0 11.3 28.4
2011 492 42.5 11.5 31.1
2012 510 39.0 13.0 33.5
2013 497 41.0 12.1 36
2014 521 39.0 13.3 37.8
2015 521 42.0 12.4 40.3
2016 543 42.0 12.9 42.2
2017 564 46.0 12.2 n/a
2018 591 47.6 12.4 38.1
2019 503 49.5 10.1 39.4
2020 493 47.0 10.4 42

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 Harpers Choice Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 575 33.0 17.4 n/a
1990 593 39.0 15.2 4.7
1991 624 42.0 14.8 3.7
1992 517 36.5 14.1 7.4
1993 549 40.0 13.7 6.9
1994 563 40.0 14.1 10.3
1995 576 39.6 14.5 14.4
1996 576 39.6 14.5 14.4
1997 584 41.6 14.0 18.8
1998 586 42.6 13.8 15.5
1999 600 42.6 14.1 20
2000 597 47.0 12.7 20.9
2001 608 43.0 14.1 21.4
2002 622 45.0 13.8 25.1
2003 622 45.0 13.8 25.1
2004 632 48.5 13.0 25.2
2005 605 48.0 12.6 26.1
2006 560 47.0 11.9 24.3
2007 550 47.6 11.6 22.5
2008 555 49.0 11.3 22.5
2009 523 48.0 10.9 26.8
2010 511 45.0 11.3 28.4
2011 492 42.5 11.5 31.1
2012 510 39.0 13.0 33.5
2013 497 41.0 12.1 36
2014 521 39.0 13.3 37.8
2015 521 42.0 12.4 40.3
2016 543 42.0 12.9 42.2
2017 564 46.0 12.2 n/a
2018 591 47.6 12.4 38.1
2019 503 49.5 10.1 39.4
2020 493 47.0 10.4 42

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 Harpers Choice Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $525 (2.9%) $17,743 (97.1%) $18,269

Data source: Maryland Department of Education




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