Bells Mill Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 8225 Bells Mill Rd
       Potomac, MD  20854-4066


(240) 740-0480

District: Montgomery County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
15th of 862 Maryland Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,418 Help

Students who attend Bells Mill Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Cabin John Middle School
High:    Winston Churchill High

Student/teacher ratio:  16.1
Number of students:  579

Racial breakdown:

White:
40.8%
Asian:
26.3%
African American:
14.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  12.8%

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Compare Details Bells Mill Elementary ranks better than 98.3% of elementary schools in Maryland. It also ranks 9th among 129 ranked elementary schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 97.32. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Bells Mill Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (40.8%), Asian (26.3%), African American (14.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bells Mill Elementary is 16.1. 119 elementary schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Bells Mill Elementary is $14,418. 129 elementary schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Bells Mill Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Bells Mill Elementary 15th of 862 Maryland public elementary schools. (See Bells Mill Elementary in the ranking list.)

Montgomery County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Montgomery County Public Schools 7th of 25 Maryland school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Bells Mill Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 8.02 740th 803 7.8%
2005 12.54 724th 805 10.1%
2006 12.96 714th 804 11.2%
2007 5.16 776th 818 5.1%
2008 85.97 40th 838 95.2%
2009 83.00 83rd 850 90.2%
2010 82.11 92nd 855 89.2%
2011 85.47 45th 853 94.7%
2012 84.37 50th 857 94.2%
2013 82.44 97th 847 88.5%
2014 86.03 54th 867 93.8%
2015 95.89 24th 859 97.2%
2016 95.92 19th 845 97.8%
2017 96.20 20th 847 97.6%
2018 95.33 36th 857 95.8%
2019 95.40 33rd 853 96.1%
2021 97.78 17th 802 97.9%
2022 97.32 15th 862 98.3%

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

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Enrollment information for Bells Mill Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 300 65 82 23 2 n/a n/a 0 472
1990 286 63 59 9 2 n/a n/a -1 418
1991 276 80 57 12 1 n/a n/a 0 426
1992 233 78 51 21 1 n/a n/a 0 384
1993 221 77 46 21 1 n/a n/a 0 366
1994 242 73 39 15 0 n/a n/a 0 369
1995 212 73 58 13 1 n/a n/a 0 357
1996 212 73 58 13 1 n/a n/a 0 357
1997 238 81 68 14 0 n/a n/a 0 401
1998 252 63 77 17 0 n/a n/a 0 409
1999 251 60 80 17 3 n/a n/a 0 411
2000 258 76 84 27 2 n/a n/a 0 447
2001 264 68 94 24 0 n/a n/a 0 450
2002 276 65 101 22 2 n/a n/a 0 466
2003 276 65 101 22 2 n/a n/a 0 466
2004 290 50 95 26 2 n/a n/a 0 463
2005 292 55 87 32 3 n/a n/a 0 469
2006 287 53 86 34 4 n/a n/a 0 464
2007 304 48 86 34 2 n/a n/a 0 474
2008 249 48 71 35 3 n/a n/a 0 406
2009 244 57 74 26 2 n/a n/a 0 403
2010 302 74 110 33 2 n/a n/a 0 521
2011 300 71 97 42 1 0 27 0 538
2012 307 76 109 37 1 0 30 0 560
2013 307 70 130 41 1 0 29 0 578
2014 299 71 140 44 1 0 37 0 592
2015 300 68 155 50 1 0 37 0 611
2016 290 67 165 63 1 0 40 0 626
2017 284 68 168 59 0 0 35 0 614
2018 269 67 182 57 0 0 34 0 609
2019 270 66 192 54 0 0 37 0 619
2020 276 80 181 58 1 1 45 0 642
2021 233 74 171 56 1 1 43 0 579
2022 236 85 152 62 0 1 43 0 579

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 Bells Mill Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 472 23.4 20.1 n/a
1990 418 22.5 18.5 3.1
1991 426 23.1 18.4 9.9
1992 384 21.7 17.6 15.4
1993 366 21.2 17.3 16.1
1994 369 20.2 18.3 13.3
1995 357 18.5 19.3 15.1
1996 357 18.5 19.3 15.1
1997 401 21.0 19.1 16.7
1998 409 21.3 19.2 13.9
1999 411 21.3 19.3 16.8
2000 447 27.0 16.6 13.2
2001 450 25.8 17.4 17.1
2002 466 25.2 18.5 12.9
2003 466 25.2 18.5 12.9
2004 463 28.3 16.4 11
2005 469 24.0 19.5 11.3
2006 464 28.0 16.6 10.1
2007 474 29.3 16.2 7.6
2008 406 26.3 15.4 8.6
2009 403 25.0 16.1 9.9
2010 521 31.8 16.3 11.3
2011 538 32.3 16.6 10.6
2012 560 32.5 17.2 11.8
2013 578 31.7 18.2 11.6
2014 592 34.1 17.3 10.3
2015 611 33.0 18.5 9.5
2016 626 35.0 17.8 11
2017 614 36.5 16.8 9.8
2018 609 35.3 17.2 9.7
2019 619 35.7 17.3 8.4
2020 642 35.9 17.8 9.8
2021 579 35.4 16.3 10.5
2022 579 35.7 16.1 12.8

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 Bells Mill Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 472 23.4 20.1 n/a
1990 418 22.5 18.5 3.1
1991 426 23.1 18.4 9.9
1992 384 21.7 17.6 15.4
1993 366 21.2 17.3 16.1
1994 369 20.2 18.3 13.3
1995 357 18.5 19.3 15.1
1996 357 18.5 19.3 15.1
1997 401 21.0 19.1 16.7
1998 409 21.3 19.2 13.9
1999 411 21.3 19.3 16.8
2000 447 27.0 16.6 13.2
2001 450 25.8 17.4 17.1
2002 466 25.2 18.5 12.9
2003 466 25.2 18.5 12.9
2004 463 28.3 16.4 11
2005 469 24.0 19.5 11.3
2006 464 28.0 16.6 10.1
2007 474 29.3 16.2 7.6
2008 406 26.3 15.4 8.6
2009 403 25.0 16.1 9.9
2010 521 31.8 16.3 11.3
2011 538 32.3 16.6 10.6
2012 560 32.5 17.2 11.8
2013 578 31.7 18.2 11.6
2014 592 34.1 17.3 10.3
2015 611 33.0 18.5 9.5
2016 626 35.0 17.8 11
2017 614 36.5 16.8 9.8
2018 609 35.3 17.2 9.7
2019 619 35.7 17.3 8.4
2020 642 35.9 17.8 9.8
2021 579 35.4 16.3 10.5
2022 579 35.7 16.1 12.8

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 Bells Mill Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $351 (2.6%) $13,108 (97.4%) $13,459
2020 $240 (1.9%) $12,655 (98.1%) $12,895
2021 $600 (4.2%) $13,819 (95.8%) $14,418

Data source: Maryland Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 33rd of 853 Elementary schoolsRanks 15th of 862 Elementary schools
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Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students619579
 6.5%
African American6674
 12.1%
American Indian01
Asian192171
 10.9%
Hispanic5456
 3.7%
Pacific Islander01
White270233
 13.7%
Two or More Races3743
 16.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients8.4%10.5%
 2.1%




Frequently Asked Questions about Bells Mill Elementary

Students who attend Bells Mill Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Cabin John Middle School
High : Winston Churchill High

Yes! Bells Mill Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 15th of 862 Maryland elementary schools.

Students at Bells Mill Elementary are 41% White, 26% Asian, 15% African American, 11% Hispanic, 7% Two or more races.

In the 2021-22 school year, 579 students attended Bells Mill Elementary.


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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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