South Lake Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 18201 Contour Rd
       Gaithersburg, MD  20877-2601


 (301) 337-3450

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District: Montgomery County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
584th of 853 Maryland Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  12.2
Number of students:  831

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
64.0%
African American:
26.1%
Asian:
4.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  82.3%

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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 In 2019, South Lake Elementary ranked worse than 68.5% of elementary schools in Maryland. It also ranked 114th among 128 ranked elementary schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 26.42. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (64%), African American (26.1%), Asian (4.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 82.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at South Lake Elementary is 12.2, which is the 19th best among 128 elementary schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Details The average total spent per student at South Lake Elementary is $17,407, which is the 51st highest among 128 elementary schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools District.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

South Lake Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks South Lake Elementary 584th of 853 Maryland public elementary schools. (See South Lake Elementary in the ranking list.)

Montgomery County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Montgomery County Public Schools 8th of 25 Maryland school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for South Lake Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 56.63 414th 803 48.4%
2005 67.53 278th 805 65.5%
2006 67.22 288th 804 64.2%
2007 71.47 228th 818 72.1%
2008 27.72 687th 838 18.0%
2009 31.51 646th 850 24.0%
2010 13.54 805th 855 5.8%
2011 37.20 595th 853 30.2%
2012 32.32 644th 857 24.9%
2013 8.93 804th 847 5.1%
2014 14.79 769th 867 11.3%
2015 14.58 769th 859 10.5%
2016 17.06 708th 845 16.2%
2017 23.89 626th 847 26.1%
2018 23.97 625th 857 27.1%
2019 26.42 584th 853 31.5%

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

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by a parent
Monday, August 31, 2015

Open Quote The school ratings would make one nervous about this school...it did for me. But I have nothing but positive feedback about the school, faculty and staff. I felt compelled to right a positive review to share my experience. People usually only write reviews when they are mad about something...lol. The principal and vice principal are passionate and dedicated to their school, students and faculty. I'm also impressed with the staff and faculty. They are very friendly, organized and dedicated to helping each student. I'm happy to have my child attend this school! Close Quote



Enrollment information for South Lake Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 274 122 49 39 6 n/a n/a 0 490
1990 278 137 39 91 8 n/a n/a -3 550
1991 271 151 39 101 7 n/a n/a 0 569
1992 247 165 61 100 3 n/a n/a 0 576
1993 248 175 62 99 2 n/a n/a 0 586
1994 209 152 55 93 0 n/a n/a 0 509
1995 193 157 76 144 3 n/a n/a 0 573
1996 193 157 76 144 3 n/a n/a 0 573
1997 161 139 70 123 2 n/a n/a 0 495
1998 154 184 69 126 1 n/a n/a 0 534
1999 138 179 79 135 1 n/a n/a 0 532
2000 160 153 90 147 4 n/a n/a 0 554
2001 123 162 132 176 2 n/a n/a 0 595
2002 106 145 156 184 3 n/a n/a 0 594
2003 106 145 156 184 3 n/a n/a 0 594
2004 81 170 135 218 1 n/a n/a 0 605
2005 72 201 106 232 1 n/a n/a 0 612
2006 59 180 101 216 2 n/a n/a 0 558
2007 49 192 62 232 5 n/a n/a 0 540
2008 50 192 62 243 2 n/a n/a 0 549
2009 50 200 69 284 4 n/a n/a 0 607
2010 51 185 70 312 2 n/a n/a 0 620
2011 36 183 61 356 0 1 22 0 659
2012 30 213 45 377 1 1 24 0 691
2013 34 251 62 415 0 2 21 0 785
2014 24 246 64 442 1 1 19 0 797
2015 28 223 72 510 2 1 16 0 852
2016 22 226 54 490 3 0 21 0 816
2017 23 230 50 518 1 0 27 0 849
2018 13 220 45 535 2 1 23 0 839
2019 15 217 41 532 3 0 23 0 831

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 South Lake Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 490 28.0 17.5 n/a
1990 550 28.1 19.5 20.5
1991 569 30.4 18.7 16.7
1992 576 30.4 18.9 26.6
1993 586 32.5 18.0 26.1
1994 509 28.0 18.2 32.6
1995 573 30.5 18.8 31.2
1996 573 30.5 18.8 31.2
1997 495 30.7 16.1 38
1998 534 32.2 16.6 42.5
1999 532 32.2 16.5 53.2
2000 554 35.1 15.8 44.6
2001 595 39.2 15.2 42.5
2002 594 43.4 13.7 44.9
2003 594 43.4 13.7 44.9
2004 605 46.2 13.1 52.9
2005 612 45.0 13.6 58.3
2006 558 51.0 10.9 53.2
2007 540 47.4 11.4 62
2008 549 48.9 11.2 66.5
2009 607 47.3 12.8 64.9
2010 620 50.6 12.2 74.4
2011 659 49.5 13.3 74.8
2012 691 54.0 12.7 77.9
2013 785 54.2 14.4 76.2
2014 797 58.4 13.6 80.1
2015 852 61.0 13.9 83.3
2016 816 63.0 12.9 85.7
2017 849 63.9 13.2 n/a
2018 839 66.2 12.6 83.6
2019 831 68.1 12.2 82.3

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 South Lake Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 490 28.0 17.5 n/a
1990 550 28.1 19.5 20.5
1991 569 30.4 18.7 16.7
1992 576 30.4 18.9 26.6
1993 586 32.5 18.0 26.1
1994 509 28.0 18.2 32.6
1995 573 30.5 18.8 31.2
1996 573 30.5 18.8 31.2
1997 495 30.7 16.1 38
1998 534 32.2 16.6 42.5
1999 532 32.2 16.5 53.2
2000 554 35.1 15.8 44.6
2001 595 39.2 15.2 42.5
2002 594 43.4 13.7 44.9
2003 594 43.4 13.7 44.9
2004 605 46.2 13.1 52.9
2005 612 45.0 13.6 58.3
2006 558 51.0 10.9 53.2
2007 540 47.4 11.4 62
2008 549 48.9 11.2 66.5
2009 607 47.3 12.8 64.9
2010 620 50.6 12.2 74.4
2011 659 49.5 13.3 74.8
2012 691 54.0 12.7 77.9
2013 785 54.2 14.4 76.2
2014 797 58.4 13.6 80.1
2015 852 61.0 13.9 83.3
2016 816 63.0 12.9 85.7
2017 849 63.9 13.2 n/a
2018 839 66.2 12.6 83.6
2019 831 68.1 12.2 82.3

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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Spending Per Student for South Lake Elementary

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YearSpending from Federal FundsSpending from State and Local FundsTotal Spending Per Student (All Funds)
2019 $2,082 (12.0%) $15,324 (88.0%) $17,407

Data source: Maryland Department of Education




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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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