Robert R. Gray Elementary

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Robert R. Gray Elementary is a public school in Capitol Heights, Maryland, serving 427 students in grades PK-8. The school is part of the Prince George's County Public Schools district, which is ranked 21 out of 24 districts in the state and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Robert R. Gray Elementary faces significant academic and demographic challenges. The school has a diverse student population, with a higher percentage of African American (52.69%) and Hispanic (40.75%) students compared to the state average. However, its academic performance, as measured by MCAP test scores, is significantly lower than the state and district averages across multiple subjects and grade levels. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, only 9.2% of students were proficient or better in Mathematics, compared to the state average of 23.3%. The school has consistently ranked in the bottom half of Maryland elementary schools, with a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger, and has a very high percentage of students (83.84%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage.

When compared to nearby schools in the same district, such as Judith P. Hoyer Montessori, Robert R. Gray Elementary generally performs worse academically, with lower test scores and lower school rankings. However, the school has a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 13.4, which may indicate a focus on smaller class sizes. Despite the school's academic challenges, it has a relatively high per-student spending of $17,978 in the 2020-2021 school year, which is higher than the spending at some nearby schools.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-8

 4949 Addison Rd
       Capitol Heights, MD  20743-1111


(301) 636-8400

District: Prince George's County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
505th of 855 Maryland Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $17,978 Help


Students who attend Robert R. Gray Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    G. James Gholson Middle
High:    Fairmont Heights High

Student/teacher ratio:  13.4 Help
Number of students:  427

Racial breakdown:

African American:
52.7%
Hispanic:
40.7%
White:
4.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  83.8% Help


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Compare Details Robert R. Gray Elementary ranks worse than 59.1% of elementary schools in Maryland. It also ranks 39th 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 35.64. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (52.7%), Hispanic (40.7%), White (4.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 83.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Robert R. Gray Elementary is 13.4, which is the 54th best among 138 elementary schools in the Prince George's County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Robert R. Gray Elementary is $17,978, which is the 35th highest among 138 elementary schools in the Prince George's County Public Schools District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Robert R. Gray 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 Robert R. Gray Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Robert R. Gray Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 85.94 35th 803 95.6%
2005 88.32 33rd 805 95.9%
2006 84.04 87th 804 89.2%
2007 86.91 46th 818 94.4%
2008 30.19 664th 838 20.8%
2009 15.16 794th 850 6.6%
2010 25.01 727th 855 15.0%
2011 44.89 521st 853 38.9%
2012 43.09 555th 857 35.2%
2013 46.14 507th 847 40.1%
2014 30.11 675th 867 22.1%
2015 16.42 743rd 859 13.5%
2016 13.75 756th 845 10.5%
2017 15.16 730th 847 13.8%
2018 21.36 661st 857 22.9%
2019 21.86 644th 853 24.5%
2021 21.82 599th 802 25.3%
2022 25.90 615th 862 28.7%
2023 35.64 505th 855 40.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Robert R. Gray Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 41.16 296th 546 45.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Robert R. Gray Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 29.76 496th 796 37.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Robert R. Gray Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 20.11 620th 788 21.3%
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Rank History for African American students at Robert R. Gray Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 42.47 248th 504 50.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Robert R. Gray Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 25.40 288th 347 17.0%
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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 Robert R. Gray Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 3 635 1 8 1 n/a n/a 0 648
2003 3 635 1 8 1 n/a n/a 0 648
2004 1 638 3 6 0 n/a n/a 0 648
2005 0 604 3 15 2 n/a n/a 0 624
2006 0 539 1 20 1 n/a n/a 0 561
2007 0 484 0 28 3 n/a n/a 0 515
2008 0 419 1 29 1 n/a n/a 0 450
2009 0 368 3 30 3 n/a n/a 0 404
2010 0 332 4 48 3 n/a n/a 0 387
2011 6 314 3 60 1 1 3 0 388
2012 5 327 3 66 5 0 2 0 408
2013 9 371 1 62 4 0 1 0 448
2014 8 354 1 55 3 0 2 0 423
2015 7 371 2 46 1 0 1 0 428
2016 10 385 2 47 1 0 1 0 446
2017 12 403 3 69 0 0 2 0 489
2018 10 320 6 103 0 1 1 0 441
2019 4 314 9 116 3 1 0 0 447
2020 4 263 7 123 1 1 0 0 399
2021 4 210 12 122 0 1 0 0 349
2022 9 221 14 135 3 0 2 0 384
2023 18 225 8 174 1 0 1 0 427

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 Robert R. Gray Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 648 40.2 16.1 67.4
2003 648 40.2 16.1 67.4
2004 648 36.7 17.7 69
2005 624 35.0 17.8 67
2006 561 32.0 17.5 65.6
2007 515 35.6 14.5 69.9
2008 450 31.1 14.5 74.9
2009 404 30.8 13.1 65.1
2010 387 31.7 12.2 75.2
2011 388 28.3 13.6 77.8
2012 408 27.8 14.6 83.6
2013 448 28.5 15.6 83.9
2014 423 28.6 14.7 86.1
2015 428 28.0 15.2 85.3
2016 446 30.0 14.8 84.5
2017 489 28.6 17.0 86.1
2018 441 31.6 13.9 80.5
2019 447 31.4 14.2 80.5
2020 399 27.1 14.7 79.9
2021 349 29.6 11.7 78.8
2022 384 25.3 15.1 65.4
2023 427 31.8 13.4 83.8

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 Robert R. Gray Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 648 40.2 16.1 67.4
2003 648 40.2 16.1 67.4
2004 648 36.7 17.7 69
2005 624 35.0 17.8 67
2006 561 32.0 17.5 65.6
2007 515 35.6 14.5 69.9
2008 450 31.1 14.5 74.9
2009 404 30.8 13.1 65.1
2010 387 31.7 12.2 75.2
2011 388 28.3 13.6 77.8
2012 408 27.8 14.6 83.6
2013 448 28.5 15.6 83.9
2014 423 28.6 14.7 86.1
2015 428 28.0 15.2 85.3
2016 446 30.0 14.8 84.5
2017 489 28.6 17.0 86.1
2018 441 31.6 13.9 80.5
2019 447 31.4 14.2 80.5
2020 399 27.1 14.7 79.9
2021 349 29.6 11.7 78.8
2022 384 25.3 15.1 65.4
2023 427 31.8 13.4 83.8

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Robert R. Gray Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $791 (5.1%) $14,700 (94.9%) $15,491
2020 $847 (5.6%) $14,185 (94.4%) $15,032
2021 $1,345 (7.5%) $16,633 (92.5%) $17,978

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Robert R. Gray Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
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Post pandemic (2022-2023)
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Ranks 644th of 853 Elementary schoolsRanks 505th of 855 Elementary schools
 16.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students447427
 4.5%
African American314225
 28.3%
American Indian31
 66.7%
Asian98
 11.1%
Hispanic116174
 50%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White418
 350%
Two or More Races01
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients80.5%83.8%
 3.3%


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Students at Robert R. Gray Elementary are 53% African American, 41% Hispanic, 4% White, 2% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 427 students attended Robert R. Gray Elementary.

Students who attend Robert R. Gray Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : G. James Gholson Middle
High : Fairmont Heights High

Robert R. Gray Elementary ranks 505th of 855 Maryland elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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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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