Swansfield Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 5610 Cedar Ln
       Columbia, MD  21044-2737


(410) 313-6907

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District: Howard County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
587th of 853 Maryland Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,489 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  12.4
Number of students:  601

Racial breakdown:

African American:
55.6%
Hispanic:
18.1%
White:
13.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  51.4%

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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 Swansfield Elementary ranks worse than 68.8% of elementary schools in Maryland. It also ranks 41st among 42 ranked elementary schools in the Howard County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 26.25. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Swansfield Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (55.6%), Hispanic (18.1%), White (13.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 51.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Swansfield Elementary is 12.4, which is the 13th best among 42 elementary schools in the Howard County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Swansfield Elementary is $15,489, which is the 14th highest among 42 elementary schools in the Howard County Public Schools District.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Swansfield Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Swansfield Elementary 587th of 853 Maryland public elementary schools. (See Swansfield Elementary 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 Swansfield Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 30.52 611th 803 23.9%
2005 30.74 604th 805 25.0%
2006 37.63 557th 804 30.7%
2007 47.66 476th 818 41.8%
2008 52.60 456th 838 45.6%
2009 40.17 584th 850 31.3%
2010 36.82 619th 855 27.6%
2011 44.97 520th 853 39.0%
2012 46.73 520th 857 39.3%
2013 59.63 365th 847 56.9%
2014 58.22 419th 867 51.7%
2015 38.28 498th 859 42.0%
2016 43.18 449th 845 46.9%
2017 40.81 465th 847 45.1%
2018 31.51 550th 857 35.8%
2019 26.25 587th 853 31.2%

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

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All ratings (Avg rating: 4.3)
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by a parent
Friday, November 4, 2016

Open Quote My kids have gone here for 2 years. The new principal is wonderful she is making a difference! Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Open Quote This is a great school. I love the racial diversity that exist within this school. My daughter has friends from all ethnic backgrounds which I feel will benefit her in the future.

There are great programs for students, lego clubs, chess clubs, etc... that the students can partake in.

My child has grown and learned numerous things throughout the school year. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, August 29, 2009

Open Quote Swansfield embraces diversity in learning and culture and does a great job of meeting the needs of each student! The staff is a nice balance of young & energetic combined with more experienced members and the result is a great environment for learning. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Swansfield Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 371 148 28 3 6 n/a n/a -1 555
1990 396 177 42 6 2 n/a n/a 0 623
1991 380 188 50 7 2 n/a n/a 0 627
1992 389 190 43 6 2 n/a n/a 0 630
1993 390 192 41 6 1 n/a n/a 0 630
1994 387 214 50 5 3 n/a n/a 0 659
1995 358 266 47 9 2 n/a n/a 0 682
1996 358 266 47 9 2 n/a n/a 0 682
1997 340 262 51 11 3 n/a n/a 0 667
1998 310 239 42 20 2 n/a n/a 0 613
1999 264 241 40 31 0 n/a n/a 0 576
2000 253 243 55 30 0 n/a n/a 0 581
2001 262 240 48 39 0 n/a n/a 0 589
2002 242 203 41 28 1 n/a n/a 0 515
2003 242 203 41 28 1 n/a n/a 0 515
2004 224 191 34 40 2 n/a n/a 0 491
2005 214 213 38 47 3 n/a n/a 0 515
2006 202 238 39 43 3 n/a n/a 0 525
2007 192 226 39 55 1 n/a n/a 0 513
2008 192 223 45 54 4 n/a n/a 0 518
2009 195 214 45 68 5 n/a n/a 0 527
2010 182 212 51 56 4 n/a n/a 0 505
2011 129 236 55 86 2 2 50 0 560
2012 149 233 55 82 1 0 42 0 562
2013 152 248 61 86 1 1 36 0 585
2014 148 246 66 92 1 1 40 0 594
2015 133 264 57 91 1 2 40 0 588
2016 136 306 47 96 2 3 47 0 637
2017 120 334 42 92 0 2 50 0 640
2018 95 343 33 119 0 1 43 0 634
2019 82 334 34 109 0 1 41 0 601

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 Swansfield Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 555 27.5 20.1 n/a
1990 623 36.0 17.3 9.5
1991 627 37.0 16.9 9.1
1992 630 37.0 17.0 12.2
1993 630 35.5 17.7 12.2
1994 659 37.5 17.6 16.1
1995 682 39.5 17.3 19.4
1996 682 39.5 17.3 19.4
1997 667 42.0 15.9 22.6
1998 613 39.0 15.7 25.6
1999 576 39.0 14.8 34.7
2000 581 42.0 13.8 27.9
2001 589 41.0 14.4 30.2
2002 515 43.0 12.0 25.8
2003 515 43.0 12.0 25.8
2004 491 41.0 12.0 30.3
2005 515 39.0 13.2 32
2006 525 40.0 13.1 32.8
2007 513 44.2 11.6 32
2008 518 47.4 10.9 34.7
2009 527 48.6 10.8 34.9
2010 505 45.6 11.0 36.4
2011 560 44.8 12.5 35.5
2012 562 42.6 13.1 40.2
2013 585 43.4 13.4 43.4
2014 594 42.8 13.8 43.6
2015 588 45.0 13.0 40.8
2016 637 47.0 13.5 47.1
2017 640 46.0 13.9 n/a
2018 634 50.0 12.6 53.8
2019 601 48.4 12.4 51.4

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 Swansfield Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 555 27.5 20.1 n/a
1990 623 36.0 17.3 9.5
1991 627 37.0 16.9 9.1
1992 630 37.0 17.0 12.2
1993 630 35.5 17.7 12.2
1994 659 37.5 17.6 16.1
1995 682 39.5 17.3 19.4
1996 682 39.5 17.3 19.4
1997 667 42.0 15.9 22.6
1998 613 39.0 15.7 25.6
1999 576 39.0 14.8 34.7
2000 581 42.0 13.8 27.9
2001 589 41.0 14.4 30.2
2002 515 43.0 12.0 25.8
2003 515 43.0 12.0 25.8
2004 491 41.0 12.0 30.3
2005 515 39.0 13.2 32
2006 525 40.0 13.1 32.8
2007 513 44.2 11.6 32
2008 518 47.4 10.9 34.7
2009 527 48.6 10.8 34.9
2010 505 45.6 11.0 36.4
2011 560 44.8 12.5 35.5
2012 562 42.6 13.1 40.2
2013 585 43.4 13.4 43.4
2014 594 42.8 13.8 43.6
2015 588 45.0 13.0 40.8
2016 637 47.0 13.5 47.1
2017 640 46.0 13.9 n/a
2018 634 50.0 12.6 53.8
2019 601 48.4 12.4 51.4

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 Swansfield Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,139 (7.4%) $14,350 (92.6%) $15,489

Data source: Maryland Department of Education




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