Waters Landing Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 13100 Waters Landing Dr
       Germantown, MD  20874-3800


(240) 740-1020

District: Montgomery County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
482nd of 855 Maryland Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $17,417 Help


Students who attend Waters Landing Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Martin Luther King Junior Middle
High:    Seneca Valley High

Student/teacher ratio:  14.0 Help
Number of students:  753

Racial breakdown:

African American:
38.6%
Hispanic:
37.3%
White:
12.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  68% Help


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Compare Details Waters Landing Elementary ranks worse than 56.4% of elementary schools in Maryland. It also ranks 94th 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 37.61. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Waters Landing Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (38.6%), Hispanic (37.3%), White (12.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 68% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Waters Landing Elementary is 14. 83 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 Waters Landing Elementary is $17,417. 86 elementary schools in the Montgomery County Public Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Waters Landing 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 Waters Landing Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Waters Landing Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 34.43 586th 803 27.0%
2005 42.15 512th 805 36.4%
2006 57.03 380th 804 52.7%
2007 51.49 449th 818 45.1%
2008 50.61 481st 838 42.6%
2009 40.82 578th 850 32.0%
2010 35.22 630th 855 26.3%
2011 21.06 723rd 853 15.2%
2012 32.09 645th 857 24.7%
2013 31.14 641st 847 24.3%
2014 50.35 511th 867 41.1%
2015 40.13 483rd 859 43.8%
2016 49.86 397th 845 53.0%
2017 53.55 360th 847 57.5%
2018 45.41 431st 857 49.7%
2019 48.11 403rd 853 52.8%
2021 30.82 473rd 802 41.0%
2022 39.43 495th 862 42.6%
2023 37.61 482nd 855 43.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Waters Landing Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 25.18 103rd 115 10.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Waters Landing Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 35.27 368th 546 32.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Waters Landing Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 31.52 477th 796 40.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Waters Landing Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 31.77 457th 788 42.0%
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Rank History for African American students at Waters Landing Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 40.39 276th 504 45.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Waters Landing Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 32.00 228th 347 34.3%
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Rank History for White students at Waters Landing Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 50.22 233rd 528 55.9%
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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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by a parent
Monday, August 18, 2014

Open Quote WLES is located in an area of Germantown with increasing poverty. According to longtime staff the discipline problems that go with "inner-city" underparented and undersocialized students are gradually increasing. That said, the principal is very attentive, and there are several outstanding teachers on staff. Some are not so much, so it really depends on who your kid is assigned to. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Waters Landing Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 552 70 48 10 0 n/a n/a 0 680
1990 632 84 61 22 2 n/a n/a 0 801
1991 672 96 64 29 4 n/a n/a 0 865
1992 719 108 80 41 3 n/a n/a 0 951
1993 592 102 39 27 3 n/a n/a 0 763
1994 578 114 34 30 5 n/a n/a 0 761
1995 512 122 40 40 2 n/a n/a 0 716
1996 512 122 40 40 2 n/a n/a 0 716
1997 481 118 33 43 9 n/a n/a 0 684
1998 461 118 37 48 5 n/a n/a 0 669
1999 448 139 39 53 5 n/a n/a 0 684
2000 407 141 41 64 2 n/a n/a 0 655
2001 351 140 39 77 3 n/a n/a 0 610
2002 310 177 51 106 0 n/a n/a 0 644
2003 310 177 51 106 0 n/a n/a 0 644
2004 275 182 53 128 1 n/a n/a 0 639
2005 266 193 56 128 1 n/a n/a 0 644
2006 253 199 60 123 1 n/a n/a 0 636
2007 230 162 62 126 1 n/a n/a 0 581
2008 224 191 83 145 2 n/a n/a 0 645
2009 197 203 80 149 3 n/a n/a 0 632
2010 177 197 97 153 2 n/a n/a 0 626
2011 148 186 86 172 2 1 34 0 629
2012 162 190 80 187 3 0 41 0 663
2013 159 207 74 188 4 0 37 0 669
2014 133 236 56 212 4 1 45 0 687
2015 121 241 43 240 3 1 48 0 697
2016 104 267 38 249 1 1 46 0 706
2017 102 253 34 264 1 0 44 0 698
2018 98 266 38 266 0 0 42 0 710
2019 83 264 33 247 2 0 38 0 667
2020 90 265 29 248 2 0 25 0 659
2021 72 275 36 265 1 1 23 0 673
2022 84 273 49 284 0 2 28 0 720
2023 95 291 56 281 0 2 28 0 753

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 Waters Landing Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 680 30.6 22.2 n/a
1990 801 38.2 20.9 5.7
1991 865 43.4 19.9 4.7
1992 951 45.2 21.0 7.6
1993 763 40.8 18.7 9.4
1994 761 36.0 21.1 8.1
1995 716 33.2 21.6 9.1
1996 716 33.2 21.6 9.1
1997 684 31.6 21.6 7.7
1998 669 32.0 20.9 9.7
1999 684 32.1 21.3 17.1
2000 655 33.2 19.7 19.2
2001 610 34.2 17.8 19.8
2002 644 38.2 16.9 26.1
2003 644 38.2 16.9 26.1
2004 639 36.2 17.7 27.5
2005 644 38.0 16.9 29.7
2006 636 40.0 15.9 23.7
2007 581 37.7 15.4 29.9
2008 645 40.4 16.0 31.3
2009 632 44.6 14.2 35.4
2010 626 47.3 13.2 36.6
2011 629 43.3 14.5 40.4
2012 663 46.6 14.2 42.5
2013 669 47.8 13.9 44.7
2014 687 51.0 13.4 48.3
2015 697 52.0 13.4 52.7
2016 706 51.0 13.8 52.3
2017 698 53.7 12.9 51.3
2018 710 51.2 13.8 51.7
2019 667 51.1 13.0 51.9
2020 659 49.6 13.2 51
2021 673 53.2 12.6 62
2022 720 51.4 14.0 57.5
2023 753 53.5 14.0 68

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 Waters Landing Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 680 30.6 22.2 n/a
1990 801 38.2 20.9 5.7
1991 865 43.4 19.9 4.7
1992 951 45.2 21.0 7.6
1993 763 40.8 18.7 9.4
1994 761 36.0 21.1 8.1
1995 716 33.2 21.6 9.1
1996 716 33.2 21.6 9.1
1997 684 31.6 21.6 7.7
1998 669 32.0 20.9 9.7
1999 684 32.1 21.3 17.1
2000 655 33.2 19.7 19.2
2001 610 34.2 17.8 19.8
2002 644 38.2 16.9 26.1
2003 644 38.2 16.9 26.1
2004 639 36.2 17.7 27.5
2005 644 38.0 16.9 29.7
2006 636 40.0 15.9 23.7
2007 581 37.7 15.4 29.9
2008 645 40.4 16.0 31.3
2009 632 44.6 14.2 35.4
2010 626 47.3 13.2 36.6
2011 629 43.3 14.5 40.4
2012 663 46.6 14.2 42.5
2013 669 47.8 13.9 44.7
2014 687 51.0 13.4 48.3
2015 697 52.0 13.4 52.7
2016 706 51.0 13.8 52.3
2017 698 53.7 12.9 51.3
2018 710 51.2 13.8 51.7
2019 667 51.1 13.0 51.9
2020 659 49.6 13.2 51
2021 673 53.2 12.6 62
2022 720 51.4 14.0 57.5
2023 753 53.5 14.0 68

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 Waters Landing Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $490 (3.0%) $15,991 (97.0%) $16,481
2020 $387 (2.4%) $15,656 (97.6%) $16,043
2021 $776 (4.5%) $16,640 (95.5%) $17,417

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Waters Landing Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 403rd of 853 Elementary schoolsRanks 482nd of 855 Elementary schools
 9.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students667753
 12.9%
African American264291
 10.2%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian3356
 69.7%
Hispanic247281
 13.8%
Pacific Islander02
White8395
 14.5%
Two or More Races3828
 26.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients51.9%68%
 16.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Waters Landing Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 753 students attended Waters Landing Elementary.

Waters Landing Elementary ranks 482nd of 855 Maryland elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Waters Landing Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Martin Luther King Junior Middle
High : Seneca Valley High

Students at Waters Landing Elementary are 39% African American, 37% Hispanic, 13% White, 7% Asian, 4% Two or more races.


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