Wilde Lake Middle

Public 6-8

 10481 Cross Fox Ln
       Columbia, MD  21044-2141


(410) 313-6957

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District: Howard County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
149th of 316 Maryland Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,988 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  11.8
Number of students:  628

Racial breakdown:

African American:
47.1%
White:
24.7%
Hispanic:
11.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  34.1%

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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 Wilde Lake Middle ranks better than 52.8% of middle schools in Maryland. It also ranks 16th 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 47.86. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (47.1%), White (24.7%), Hispanic (11.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 34.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Wilde Lake Middle is 11.8, which is the 4th best 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 Wilde Lake Middle is $15,988, which is the 3rd highest among 20 middle schools in the Howard County Public Schools District.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Wilde Lake Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Wilde Lake Middle 149th of 316 Maryland public middle schools. (See Wilde Lake 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 Wilde Lake Middle

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 32.91 173rd 252 31.3%
2005 42.35 154th 255 39.6%
2006 44.02 146th 254 42.5%
2007 41.29 155th 264 41.3%
2008 58.97 139th 283 50.9%
2009 60.54 146th 301 51.5%
2010 53.37 179th 324 44.8%
2011 61.75 136th 309 56.0%
2012 56.27 153rd 314 51.3%
2013 47.33 173rd 316 45.3%
2014 60.46 150th 339 55.8%
2015 52.13 130th 315 58.7%
2016 45.40 163rd 314 48.1%
2017 49.34 157th 317 50.5%
2018 51.35 151st 328 54.0%
2019 47.86 149th 316 52.8%

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

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by a parent
Friday, February 5, 2016

Open Quote Most of the staff is disrespectful to the students,and they can't handle disputes between
Students well. My child was having a problem with another student and They sent my child
Home before dismissal. Anything could've happened to him, he usually walks home with a
Group of other students to make it a little safer for him. They didn't even try to contact me to tell me this had happened, they just him home. That day I called the school for an explanation as to why they thought that was the right thing to do and they
Told me it was for the safety for the other student. So that child's safety is more important than my own? Wow, ok. I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Open Quote Howard County schools are known to be some of the best in the U.S., but not all school are of equal quality. In fact, there is a huge difference among schools, so beware if you are deciding where to live. At Wilde Lake Middle, you will find excellent students, but at least half of the population are thugs, a truly rough crowd. Bullying and other violence is a huge problem at this school. The principal uses a "hands off" approach, and neither the staff/teachers nor the students seem to like her. There is also a wide range in terms of teacher quality--from awful to excellent. I would put all of the math teachers in the "awful" category, but the English teachers could mostly be put in the "excellent" group. My son's math scores went down after one year at this school, so we are moving to a different district. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Wilde Lake Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 333 186 25 2 1 n/a n/a 3 550
1990 335 193 25 6 0 n/a n/a 0 559
1991 312 177 31 8 0 n/a n/a 0 528
1992 358 135 41 10 1 n/a n/a 0 545
1993 358 142 34 8 0 n/a n/a 0 542
1994 352 144 40 11 0 n/a n/a 0 547
1995 310 140 45 15 1 n/a n/a 0 511
1996 310 140 45 15 1 n/a n/a 0 511
1997 287 148 38 16 1 n/a n/a 0 490
1998 256 165 38 10 3 n/a n/a 0 472
1999 228 179 34 9 2 n/a n/a 0 452
2000 211 196 38 10 2 n/a n/a 0 457
2001 250 217 36 21 1 n/a n/a 0 525
2002 271 236 35 30 5 n/a n/a 0 577
2003 271 236 35 30 5 n/a n/a 0 577
2004 275 261 38 31 4 n/a n/a 0 609
2005 244 259 37 42 4 n/a n/a 0 586
2006 225 226 38 31 3 n/a n/a 0 523
2007 214 213 40 26 5 n/a n/a 0 498
2008 201 197 37 28 3 n/a n/a 0 466
2009 196 212 30 29 3 n/a n/a 0 470
2010 170 243 37 23 1 n/a n/a 0 474
2011 147 236 40 51 5 1 26 0 506
2012 162 217 36 62 3 1 34 0 515
2013 164 242 31 65 1 1 40 0 544
2014 162 236 28 71 1 1 44 0 543
2015 136 248 31 62 0 1 43 0 521
2016 139 270 37 70 0 0 44 0 560
2017 136 267 42 64 3 1 41 0 554
2018 149 310 38 66 4 1 42 0 610
2019 155 296 48 70 5 2 52 0 628

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 Wilde Lake Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 550 36.0 15.2 n/a
1990 559 39.0 14.3 6.8
1991 528 39.5 13.3 5.3
1992 545 39.0 13.9 7.7
1993 542 35.0 15.5 7.7
1994 547 35.0 15.6 9.9
1995 511 36.0 14.2 14.7
1996 511 36.0 14.2 14.7
1997 490 35.0 14.0 17.8
1998 472 33.5 14.1 19.9
1999 452 33.5 13.5 27.2
2000 457 37.0 12.4 27.8
2001 525 39.5 13.3 25.3
2002 577 41.5 13.9 23.4
2003 577 41.5 13.9 23.4
2004 609 44.6 13.7 28.1
2005 586 46.0 12.7 30.5
2006 523 45.0 11.6 24.5
2007 498 44.0 11.3 23.1
2008 466 43.0 10.8 23.8
2009 470 42.0 11.2 26.8
2010 474 44.0 10.7 30.6
2011 506 42.0 12.0 34.2
2012 515 42.5 12.1 35.3
2013 544 42.0 12.9 34.6
2014 543 42.0 12.9 38.5
2015 521 43.0 12.1 42.4
2016 560 48.0 11.6 40.4
2017 554 48.2 11.4 n/a
2018 610 53.0 11.5 32.8
2019 628 53.0 11.8 34.1

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 Wilde Lake Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 550 36.0 15.2 n/a
1990 559 39.0 14.3 6.8
1991 528 39.5 13.3 5.3
1992 545 39.0 13.9 7.7
1993 542 35.0 15.5 7.7
1994 547 35.0 15.6 9.9
1995 511 36.0 14.2 14.7
1996 511 36.0 14.2 14.7
1997 490 35.0 14.0 17.8
1998 472 33.5 14.1 19.9
1999 452 33.5 13.5 27.2
2000 457 37.0 12.4 27.8
2001 525 39.5 13.3 25.3
2002 577 41.5 13.9 23.4
2003 577 41.5 13.9 23.4
2004 609 44.6 13.7 28.1
2005 586 46.0 12.7 30.5
2006 523 45.0 11.6 24.5
2007 498 44.0 11.3 23.1
2008 466 43.0 10.8 23.8
2009 470 42.0 11.2 26.8
2010 474 44.0 10.7 30.6
2011 506 42.0 12.0 34.2
2012 515 42.5 12.1 35.3
2013 544 42.0 12.9 34.6
2014 543 42.0 12.9 38.5
2015 521 43.0 12.1 42.4
2016 560 48.0 11.6 40.4
2017 554 48.2 11.4 n/a
2018 610 53.0 11.5 32.8
2019 628 53.0 11.8 34.1

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for Wilde Lake Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $502 (3.1%) $15,486 (96.9%) $15,988

Data source: Maryland Department of Education




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