Garrett Park Elementary

Summary:

Garrett Park Elementary is a high-performing public elementary school in Kensington, Maryland, serving 686 students in grades PK-5. As part of the Montgomery County Public Schools district, which is ranked 6th out of 24 districts in Maryland, Garrett Park consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in the state.

Garrett Park Elementary's academic performance is significantly higher than the district and state averages across various subjects and grade levels. In the 2022-2023 school year, 72.8% of Garrett Park students were proficient or better in MCAP/English Language Arts, compared to 54.4% in the district and 47.9% in the state. The school's mathematics performance is particularly strong, with 61.8% of students proficient or better, compared to 32.8% in the district and 23.3% in the state. This academic excellence is complemented by a diverse student population, with 39.65% White, 12.83% African American, 23.62% Hispanic, and 15.16% Asian students, which is higher than some nearby schools like Luxmanor Elementary and Ashburton Elementary.

Another notable aspect of Garrett Park Elementary is its relatively low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, at 24.64% in the 2022-2023 school year, which is lower than some nearby schools like Highland Elementary (79.22%) and Viers Mill Elementary (73.67%). This suggests that the school serves a more affluent community, which may provide additional resources and support that contribute to its high academic performance. However, the school's student-teacher ratio of 16.1 is higher than some nearby schools, which could be a potential challenge if the school experiences significant enrollment growth or if the district faces budget constraints.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 4810 Oxford Street
       Kensington, MD  20896


(240) 740-0700

District: Montgomery County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
102nd of 855 Maryland Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,830 Help


Students who attend Garrett Park Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Tilden Middle
High:    Walter Johnson High

Student/teacher ratio:  16.1 Help
Number of students:  686

Racial breakdown:

White:
39.7%
Hispanic:
23.6%
Asian:
15.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  24.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Garrett Park Elementary ranks better than 88.1% of elementary schools in Maryland. It also ranks 39th among 129 ranked elementary schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 87.51. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Garrett Park Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (39.7%), Hispanic (23.6%), Asian (15.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 24.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Garrett Park Elementary is 16.1. 120 elementary schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Garrett Park Elementary is $14,830. 119 elementary schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Garrett Park Elementary was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Montgomery County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Montgomery County Public Schools 6th of 24 Maryland school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Garrett Park Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Garrett Park Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 9.26 736th 803 8.3%
2005 9.46 742nd 805 7.8%
2006 12.31 720th 804 10.4%
2007 16.24 711th 818 13.1%
2008 77.48 174th 838 79.2%
2009 77.84 167th 850 80.4%
2010 81.38 107th 855 87.5%
2011 78.74 135th 853 84.2%
2012 74.95 181st 857 78.9%
2013 75.89 179th 847 78.9%
2014 75.57 209th 867 75.9%
2015 78.39 174th 859 79.7%
2016 80.97 166th 845 80.4%
2017 84.20 143rd 847 83.1%
2018 82.29 146th 857 83.0%
2019 78.13 189th 853 77.8%
2021 89.28 76th 802 90.5%
2022 88.51 97th 862 88.7%
2023 87.51 102nd 855 88.1%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Garrett Park Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 85.85 7th 52 86.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Garrett Park Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 83.03 9th 115 92.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Garrett Park Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 68.21 30th 136 77.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Garrett Park Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 70.41 60th 546 89.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Garrett Park Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 88.47 63rd 796 92.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Garrett Park Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 86.08 81st 788 89.7%
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Rank History for Asian students at Garrett Park Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 57.06 63rd 128 50.8%
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Rank History for African American students at Garrett Park Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 79.48 36th 504 92.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Garrett Park Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 83.91 24th 347 93.1%
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Rank History for White students at Garrett Park Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 83.22 63rd 528 88.1%
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Data source: test scores: Maryland State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Maryland State Department of Education

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Reviews:
by a parent
Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Open Quote The staff at the school must change its attitude especially the front office. Felt like entering the 3rd world government facility where usual attitude is "you are not welcomed here". No customer orientated culture whatsoever. We were barely greeted by the secretary. The answers were so rigid we had to push for additional information. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, February 2, 2012

Open Quote My son love the school and his Kindergarten teacher was sooo amazing. I like the way the administration office work especially after moved back to the permanent location. The school principal is great and professional. When I first met her, my son has to start school with a few week delay because of his bad injury at that time. The principal was very helpful on making some arrangement for my son to be confortable and welcoming. Good school, great teachers. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Garrett Park Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 258 9 58 37 0 n/a n/a 0 362
1990 266 18 57 47 1 n/a n/a 0 389
1991 266 21 63 52 1 n/a n/a 0 403
1992 280 20 50 40 1 n/a n/a 0 391
1993 272 29 54 40 1 n/a n/a 0 396
1994 288 26 57 55 1 n/a n/a 0 427
1995 307 24 45 64 7 n/a n/a 0 447
1996 307 24 45 64 7 n/a n/a 0 447
1997 317 25 54 65 1 n/a n/a 0 462
1998 281 21 66 83 0 n/a n/a 0 451
1999 279 21 66 77 1 n/a n/a 0 444
2000 279 18 61 84 5 n/a n/a 0 447
2001 303 28 94 107 1 n/a n/a 0 533
2002 213 30 93 111 2 n/a n/a 0 449
2003 213 30 93 111 2 n/a n/a 0 449
2004 221 38 85 115 2 n/a n/a 0 461
2005 195 52 97 110 1 n/a n/a 0 455
2006 208 51 98 93 1 n/a n/a 0 451
2007 209 42 94 86 0 n/a n/a 0 431
2008 223 38 92 93 0 n/a n/a 0 446
2009 243 44 85 99 0 n/a n/a 0 471
2010 253 39 87 101 0 n/a n/a 0 480
2011 257 55 88 116 3 0 32 0 551
2012 253 46 94 130 1 3 36 0 563
2013 270 55 100 158 2 3 44 0 632
2014 312 70 109 156 2 2 50 0 701
2015 328 84 109 164 3 2 60 0 750
2016 349 103 129 160 1 2 58 0 802
2017 339 99 124 191 1 2 49 0 805
2018 332 91 129 203 1 1 58 0 815
2019 311 93 126 202 1 2 63 0 798
2020 310 98 132 193 1 3 65 0 802
2021 277 105 114 168 0 3 62 0 729
2022 264 85 99 159 0 3 60 0 670
2023 272 88 104 162 0 1 59 0 686

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 Garrett Park Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 362 18.1 20.0 n/a
1990 389 19.7 19.7 3.6
1991 403 20.6 19.5 4
1992 391 19.9 19.6 6.9
1993 396 21.8 18.2 6.8
1994 427 21.5 19.9 13.1
1995 447 23.7 18.9 8.3
1996 447 23.7 18.9 8.3
1997 462 24.1 19.2 9.3
1998 451 24.8 18.2 10.4
1999 444 24.8 17.9 14.2
2000 447 28.7 15.6 13.9
2001 533 32.1 16.6 11.8
2002 449 28.8 15.6 20.9
2003 449 28.8 15.6 20.9
2004 461 26.0 17.7 20.4
2005 455 29.0 15.7 20
2006 451 26.0 17.3 16.4
2007 431 27.9 15.4 16.5
2008 446 28.0 15.9 17.7
2009 471 28.7 16.4 13.6
2010 480 29.5 16.2 17.9
2011 551 31.0 17.7 14.7
2012 563 33.3 16.9 14
2013 632 34.0 18.5 13.8
2014 701 36.0 19.4 15.7
2015 750 41.0 18.2 17.3
2016 802 42.0 19.0 16.2
2017 805 44.3 18.1 17.1
2018 815 44.6 18.2 15.7
2019 798 43.9 18.1 14.7
2020 802 44.3 18.1 15.3
2021 729 46.6 15.6 20
2022 670 44.6 15.0 17.8
2023 686 42.6 16.1 24.6

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Garrett Park Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 362 18.1 20.0 n/a
1990 389 19.7 19.7 3.6
1991 403 20.6 19.5 4
1992 391 19.9 19.6 6.9
1993 396 21.8 18.2 6.8
1994 427 21.5 19.9 13.1
1995 447 23.7 18.9 8.3
1996 447 23.7 18.9 8.3
1997 462 24.1 19.2 9.3
1998 451 24.8 18.2 10.4
1999 444 24.8 17.9 14.2
2000 447 28.7 15.6 13.9
2001 533 32.1 16.6 11.8
2002 449 28.8 15.6 20.9
2003 449 28.8 15.6 20.9
2004 461 26.0 17.7 20.4
2005 455 29.0 15.7 20
2006 451 26.0 17.3 16.4
2007 431 27.9 15.4 16.5
2008 446 28.0 15.9 17.7
2009 471 28.7 16.4 13.6
2010 480 29.5 16.2 17.9
2011 551 31.0 17.7 14.7
2012 563 33.3 16.9 14
2013 632 34.0 18.5 13.8
2014 701 36.0 19.4 15.7
2015 750 41.0 18.2 17.3
2016 802 42.0 19.0 16.2
2017 805 44.3 18.1 17.1
2018 815 44.6 18.2 15.7
2019 798 43.9 18.1 14.7
2020 802 44.3 18.1 15.3
2021 729 46.6 15.6 20
2022 670 44.6 15.0 17.8
2023 686 42.6 16.1 24.6

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 Garrett Park Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $337 (2.7%) $12,077 (97.3%) $12,414
2020 $220 (1.8%) $12,309 (98.2%) $12,530
2021 $594 (4.0%) $14,236 (96.0%) $14,830

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Garrett Park Elementary

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

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Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 189th of 853 Elementary schoolsRanks 102nd of 855 Elementary schools
 10.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
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Change (%)
Total Students798686
 14%
African American9388
 5.4%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian126104
 17.5%
Hispanic202162
 19.8%
Pacific Islander21
 50%
White311272
 12.5%
Two or More Races6359
 6.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients14.7%24.6%
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Garrett Park Elementary ranks 102nd of 855 Maryland elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Garrett Park Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Tilden Middle
High : Walter Johnson High

Students at Garrett Park Elementary are 40% White, 24% Hispanic, 15% Asian, 13% African American, 9% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 686 students attended Garrett Park 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.

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