Doswell E. Brooks Elementary

Summary:

Doswell E. Brooks Elementary is a public elementary school in Capitol Heights, Maryland, serving 225 students in grades PK-6. The school is part of the Prince George's County Public Schools district, which is ranked 21 out of 24 in Maryland and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Doswell E. Brooks Elementary stands out from nearby schools in several key ways. The school has a significantly higher percentage of African American students (68.44%) compared to nearby schools, which range from 52.62% to 96.54% African American. Academically, Doswell E. Brooks consistently ranks in the bottom half of Maryland elementary schools, with a ranking between 544 and 759 out of 802-862 schools over the past several years. Its performance on MCAP assessments is also significantly lower than the state and county averages across all grades and subjects. Additionally, Doswell E. Brooks has a very high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 62.61% to 73.78% over the past three years, higher than the nearby schools, which range from 60.55% to 82.86%.

Despite the relatively high per-student spending at Doswell E. Brooks Elementary, ranging from $21,684 to $25,926 over the past three years, the school's academic performance remains significantly lower than the state and county averages. This suggests that simply increasing funding may not be enough to improve student outcomes, and that other factors, such as teaching quality, curriculum, and school leadership, may play a crucial role. When comparing Doswell E. Brooks to nearby schools like Concord Elementary and Capitol Heights Elementary, it becomes clear that the school is struggling to keep up with its peers, which have significantly higher academic performance and better overall rankings.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-6

 1301 Brooke Rd
       Capitol Heights, MD  20743


(301) 817-0480

District: Prince George's County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
544th of 855 Maryland Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $25,926 Help


Students who attend Doswell E. Brooks Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Walker Mill Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  10.5 Help
Number of students:  225

Racial breakdown:

African American:
68.4%
Hispanic:
23.6%
White:
4.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  73.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Doswell E. Brooks Elementary ranks worse than 63.6% of elementary schools in Maryland. It also ranks 51st among 138 ranked elementary schools in the Prince George's County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 30.1. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (68.4%), Hispanic (23.6%), White (4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 73.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Doswell E. Brooks Elementary is 10.5, which is the 8th best among 138 elementary schools in the Prince George's County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Doswell E. Brooks Elementary employs 21.3 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Doswell E. Brooks Elementary is $25,926, which is the 3rd highest among 138 elementary schools in the Prince George's County Public Schools District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Doswell E. Brooks Elementary was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Prince George's County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Prince George's County Public Schools 21st of 24 Maryland school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Doswell E. Brooks Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Doswell E. Brooks Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 77.74 166th 803 79.3%
2005 78.37 162nd 805 79.9%
2006 85.80 62nd 804 92.3%
2007 86.16 58th 818 92.9%
2008 46.78 518th 838 38.2%
2009 33.94 633rd 850 25.5%
2010 22.60 745th 855 12.9%
2011 13.43 780th 853 8.6%
2012 43.28 553rd 857 35.5%
2013 40.07 560th 847 33.9%
2014 37.06 621st 867 28.4%
2015 19.72 696th 859 19.0%
2016 25.98 606th 845 28.3%
2017 31.68 547th 847 35.4%
2018 24.48 619th 857 27.8%
2019 22.20 638th 853 25.2%
2021 12.84 759th 802 5.4%
2022 16.92 744th 862 13.7%
2023 30.10 544th 855 36.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Doswell E. Brooks Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 11.31 769th 796 3.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Doswell E. Brooks Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 15.65 708th 788 10.2%
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Rank History for African American students at Doswell E. Brooks Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 24.24 414th 504 17.9%
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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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Enrollment information for Doswell E. Brooks Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 47 451 12 10 4 n/a n/a 32 556
1990 52 519 13 9 4 n/a n/a 39 636
1991 55 529 18 13 5 n/a n/a 39 659
1992 76 497 20 14 3 n/a n/a 0 610
1993 62 540 24 12 3 n/a n/a 0 641
1994 57 593 25 11 6 n/a n/a 0 692
1995 36 575 25 16 14 n/a n/a 0 666
1996 36 575 25 16 14 n/a n/a 0 666
1997 28 613 21 17 15 n/a n/a 0 694
1998 24 633 22 20 14 n/a n/a 0 713
1999 20 525 22 14 15 n/a n/a 0 596
2000 9 548 20 14 12 n/a n/a 0 603
2001 10 517 18 14 11 n/a n/a 0 570
2002 5 377 13 46 3 n/a n/a 0 444
2003 5 377 13 46 3 n/a n/a 0 444
2004 1 371 16 51 8 n/a n/a 0 447
2005 1 278 10 30 5 n/a n/a 0 324
2006 0 260 13 36 2 n/a n/a 0 311
2007 0 265 16 80 2 n/a n/a 0 363
2008 3 220 21 128 4 n/a n/a 0 376
2009 2 203 23 126 2 n/a n/a 0 356
2010 1 284 9 12 1 n/a n/a 0 307
2011 1 257 3 17 0 1 4 0 283
2012 0 209 4 8 0 0 3 0 224
2013 0 177 3 11 0 0 2 0 193
2014 1 189 3 9 0 1 2 0 205
2015 0 207 2 18 0 2 1 0 230
2016 0 212 1 21 0 1 1 0 236
2017 7 188 1 28 0 2 2 0 228
2018 3 169 1 32 1 0 3 0 209
2019 5 167 2 55 0 0 2 0 231
2020 4 177 3 61 0 1 1 0 247
2021 5 164 2 53 0 1 0 0 225
2022 6 158 1 52 1 2 2 0 222
2023 9 154 4 53 2 2 1 0 225

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 Doswell E. Brooks Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 556 30.8 18.0 n/a
1990 636 33.0 19.2 32.2
1991 659 38.5 17.1 29
1992 610 32.3 18.8 31.3
1993 641 37.2 17.2 29.8
1994 692 36.2 19.1 34.5
1995 666 35.2 18.9 36.8
1996 666 35.2 18.9 36.8
1997 694 33.8 20.5 44.1
1998 713 37.9 18.8 33.4
1999 596 38.0 15.7 45.1
2000 603 34.1 17.7 48.9
2001 570 33.7 16.9 41.4
2002 444 33.6 13.2 62.4
2003 444 33.6 13.2 62.4
2004 447 33.7 13.3 60.6
2005 324 29.0 11.2 66
2006 311 24.0 13.0 60.8
2007 363 27.2 13.3 59.2
2008 376 29.8 12.6 65.7
2009 356 28.0 12.7 66.9
2010 307 18.0 17.0 65.8
2011 283 18.3 15.4 70.3
2012 224 14.5 15.4 78.1
2013 193 10.8 17.7 81.3
2014 205 14.2 14.4 81.5
2015 230 14.0 16.4 80.4
2016 236 17.0 13.8 80.9
2017 228 17.5 12.9 81.6
2018 209 16.7 12.5 77
2019 231 23.2 9.9 77.5
2020 247 23.1 10.6 77.7
2021 225 21.7 10.3 72.4
2022 222 24.3 9.1 62.6
2023 225 21.3 10.5 73.8

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 Doswell E. Brooks Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 556 30.8 18.0 n/a
1990 636 33.0 19.2 32.2
1991 659 38.5 17.1 29
1992 610 32.3 18.8 31.3
1993 641 37.2 17.2 29.8
1994 692 36.2 19.1 34.5
1995 666 35.2 18.9 36.8
1996 666 35.2 18.9 36.8
1997 694 33.8 20.5 44.1
1998 713 37.9 18.8 33.4
1999 596 38.0 15.7 45.1
2000 603 34.1 17.7 48.9
2001 570 33.7 16.9 41.4
2002 444 33.6 13.2 62.4
2003 444 33.6 13.2 62.4
2004 447 33.7 13.3 60.6
2005 324 29.0 11.2 66
2006 311 24.0 13.0 60.8
2007 363 27.2 13.3 59.2
2008 376 29.8 12.6 65.7
2009 356 28.0 12.7 66.9
2010 307 18.0 17.0 65.8
2011 283 18.3 15.4 70.3
2012 224 14.5 15.4 78.1
2013 193 10.8 17.7 81.3
2014 205 14.2 14.4 81.5
2015 230 14.0 16.4 80.4
2016 236 17.0 13.8 80.9
2017 228 17.5 12.9 81.6
2018 209 16.7 12.5 77
2019 231 23.2 9.9 77.5
2020 247 23.1 10.6 77.7
2021 225 21.7 10.3 72.4
2022 222 24.3 9.1 62.6
2023 225 21.3 10.5 73.8

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 Doswell E. Brooks Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $3,494 (14.7%) $20,222 (85.3%) $23,716
2020 $3,696 (17.0%) $17,989 (83.0%) $21,684
2021 $4,750 (18.3%) $21,176 (81.7%) $25,926

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Doswell E. Brooks Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 638th of 853 Elementary schoolsRanks 544th of 855 Elementary schools
 11.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students231225
 2.6%
African American167154
 7.8%
American Indian02
Asian24
 100%
Hispanic5553
 3.6%
Pacific Islander02
White59
 80%
Two or More Races21
 50%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients77.5%73.8%
 3.7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Doswell E. Brooks Elementary

Students at Doswell E. Brooks Elementary are 68% African American, 24% Hispanic, 4% White, 2% Asian.

Students who attend Doswell E. Brooks Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Walker Mill Middle

Doswell E. Brooks Elementary ranks 544th of 855 Maryland elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 225 students attended Doswell E. Brooks 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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