Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary

Public K-5

 13902 Bromfield Rd
       Germantown, MD  20874


(301) 601-4350

District: Montgomery County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
78th of 855 Maryland Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $16,954 Help


Students who attend Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Kingsview Middle
High:    Northwest High

Student/teacher ratio:  14.5 Help
Number of students:  567

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
38.8%
African American:
24.5%
White:
15.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  28.7% Help


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Compare Details Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary ranks better than 90.9% of elementary schools in Maryland. It also ranks 33rd 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 90.3. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (38.8%), African American (24.5%), White (15%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 28.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary is 14.5. 90 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 Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary is $16,954. 89 elementary schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Spark M. Matsunaga 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 Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 12.14 720th 803 10.3%
2005 19.74 678th 805 15.8%
2006 24.81 643rd 804 20.0%
2007 10.34 743rd 818 9.2%
2008 77.50 173rd 838 79.4%
2009 75.42 202nd 850 76.2%
2010 72.86 235th 855 72.5%
2011 77.97 143rd 853 83.2%
2012 77.40 155th 857 81.9%
2013 78.26 146th 847 82.8%
2014 80.14 144th 867 83.4%
2015 90.58 82nd 859 90.5%
2016 91.26 70th 845 91.7%
2017 94.24 39th 847 95.4%
2018 94.48 44th 857 94.9%
2019 93.41 51st 853 94.0%
2021 97.07 23rd 802 97.1%
2022 91.84 64th 862 92.6%
2023 90.30 78th 855 90.9%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 64.28 24th 115 79.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 54.27 159th 546 70.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 95.48 26th 796 96.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 96.01 26th 788 96.7%
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Rank History for Asian students at Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 87.66 10th 128 92.2%
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Rank History for African American students at Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 89.54 20th 504 96.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 78.43 38th 347 89.0%
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Rank History for White students at Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 86.32 44th 528 91.7%
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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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Review counts

All ratings (Avg rating: 3.8)
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Reviews:
by a parent
Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Open Quote Dedicated teachers and staff for students with learning disabilities. The team of educators, counselors, and therapists meet regularly with parents and ensure that the students' development is primary. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, June 20, 2014

Open Quote Wonderful school, great learning environment, excellent principal and teachers. Both my kids LOVE it! Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, June 18, 2011

Open Quote Great teachers and staff, spotless and well taken-care of, an absolutely amazing music program and the best principal in the country! My children have been very happy here. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 377 127 245 55 3 n/a n/a 0 807
2003 377 127 245 55 3 n/a n/a 0 807
2004 416 169 337 60 4 n/a n/a 0 986
2005 442 158 363 75 5 n/a n/a 0 1043
2006 460 181 423 84 4 n/a n/a 0 1152
2007 340 147 353 82 2 n/a n/a 0 924
2008 313 133 354 75 2 n/a n/a 0 877
2009 343 162 364 77 2 n/a n/a 0 948
2010 358 159 407 90 1 n/a n/a 0 1015
2011 326 143 389 112 1 0 54 0 1025
2012 328 150 386 110 1 0 61 0 1036
2013 306 156 378 111 1 0 57 0 1009
2014 264 152 373 117 0 0 52 0 958
2015 242 168 341 128 1 0 45 0 925
2016 216 166 312 116 1 0 49 0 860
2017 179 166 292 116 1 0 40 0 794
2018 154 168 307 108 0 0 34 0 771
2019 137 139 293 113 4 0 42 0 728
2020 138 138 275 114 3 0 42 0 710
2021 108 140 271 104 3 0 37 0 663
2022 87 138 242 84 1 0 32 0 584
2023 85 139 220 75 1 0 47 0 567

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 Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 807 30.0 26.9 10.2
2003 807 30.0 26.9 10.2
2004 986 50.6 19.5 11.9
2005 1043 58.0 18.0 9.4
2006 1152 58.0 19.9 11.2
2007 924 52.9 17.5 10.8
2008 877 52.7 16.6 12.8
2009 948 55.0 17.2 11
2010 1015 57.6 17.6 12.4
2011 1025 56.0 18.3 14.1
2012 1036 55.1 18.8 13.7
2013 1009 54.6 18.4 15.7
2014 958 52.6 18.2 15.7
2015 925 50.0 18.5 18.5
2016 860 46.0 18.6 17.9
2017 794 45.0 17.6 21.8
2018 771 41.7 18.4 20.5
2019 728 42.7 17.0 19.5
2020 710 44.6 15.9 20.1
2021 663 44.8 14.7 23.8
2022 584 40.3 14.4 24
2023 567 39.0 14.5 28.7

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 Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 807 30.0 26.9 10.2
2003 807 30.0 26.9 10.2
2004 986 50.6 19.5 11.9
2005 1043 58.0 18.0 9.4
2006 1152 58.0 19.9 11.2
2007 924 52.9 17.5 10.8
2008 877 52.7 16.6 12.8
2009 948 55.0 17.2 11
2010 1015 57.6 17.6 12.4
2011 1025 56.0 18.3 14.1
2012 1036 55.1 18.8 13.7
2013 1009 54.6 18.4 15.7
2014 958 52.6 18.2 15.7
2015 925 50.0 18.5 18.5
2016 860 46.0 18.6 17.9
2017 794 45.0 17.6 21.8
2018 771 41.7 18.4 20.5
2019 728 42.7 17.0 19.5
2020 710 44.6 15.9 20.1
2021 663 44.8 14.7 23.8
2022 584 40.3 14.4 24
2023 567 39.0 14.5 28.7

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 Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $354 (2.5%) $13,808 (97.5%) $14,162
2020 $335 (2.2%) $14,888 (97.8%) $15,223
2021 $535 (3.2%) $16,419 (96.8%) $16,954

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Spark M. Matsunaga 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

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 51st of 853 Elementary schoolsRanks 78th of 855 Elementary schools
 3.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students728567
 22.1%
African American139139
American Indian41
 75%
Asian293220
 24.9%
Hispanic11375
 33.6%
Pacific Islander00
White13785
 38%
Two or More Races4247
 11.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients19.5%28.7%
 9.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 567 students attended Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary.

Students at Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary are 39% Asian, 25% African American, 15% White, 13% Hispanic, 8% Two or more races.

Yes. Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary ranks in the top 9.1% of Maryland elementary schools.

Students who attend Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Kingsview Middle
High : Northwest High


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