G. James Gholson Middle

Public 6-8

 900 Nalley Rd
       Landover, MD  20785-4506


(301) 883-8390

District: Prince George's County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
304th of 322 Maryland Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,383 Help


Feeder schools for G. James Gholson Middle:

Elementary:    Carmody Hills Elementary
    Columbia Park Elementary
    Cora L. Rice Elementary
    Gladys Noon Spellman Elementary
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Student/teacher ratio:  19.2 Help
Number of students:  867

Racial breakdown:

African American:
64.2%
Hispanic:
33.6%
Asian:
1.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  90.9% Help


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Compare Details G. James Gholson Middle ranks worse than 94.4% of middle schools in Maryland. It also ranks 23rd among 24 ranked middle 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 8.51. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (64.2%), Hispanic (33.6%), Asian (1.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 90.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at G. James Gholson Middle is 19.2, which is the highest among 24 middle 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 G. James Gholson Middle is $14,383. 17 middle schools in the Prince George's County Public Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

G. James Gholson Middle was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks G. James Gholson Middle 304th of 322 Maryland public middle schools. (See G. James Gholson Middle in the ranking list.)

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 G. James Gholson Middle

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Rank History for all students at G. James Gholson Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 85.26 25th 252 90.1%
2005 88.43 15th 255 94.1%
2006 90.17 10th 254 96.1%
2007 89.49 16th 264 93.9%
2008 3.78 271st 283 4.2%
2009 6.43 286th 301 5.0%
2010 8.13 302nd 324 6.8%
2014 18.40 276th 339 18.6%
2015 14.22 280th 315 11.1%
2016 15.51 268th 314 14.6%
2018 13.30 301st 328 8.2%
2019 12.41 283rd 316 10.4%
2021 9.68 286th 303 5.6%
2022 18.38 289th 333 13.2%
2023 8.51 304th 322 5.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at G. James Gholson Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 22.51 242nd 273 11.4%
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Rank History for Female students at G. James Gholson Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 10.51 282nd 303 6.9%
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Rank History for Male students at G. James Gholson Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 10.61 277th 288 3.8%
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Rank History for African American students at G. James Gholson Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 13.67 243rd 259 6.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at G. James Gholson Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 16.51 197th 207 4.8%
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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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Reviews:
by a student
Thursday, July 26, 2012

Open Quote I love gholson. Its awesome. Parents say the teachers are bad and so are the kids. That isnt true. Parents act like they actually sit their with their kids during school hours. NO! That isnt the case. They say their isnt enough disciplin for the kids. So not true. Until youve actually been their during school hours. DONT MAKE ANY COMMENTS! I hate parents who always think everything is bad. If your child has bad grades. ITS NOT THE SCHOOL ITS YOUR CHILD! If your child doesnt come home with homework you blame the school but did ever think to check their backpacks too see if their hiding homework? NO! you didnt! So until youve tried every idea possible DONT blame the school! -A former student at G.James.Gholson.Middle Close Quote



Enrollment information for G. James Gholson Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 3 1017 2 7 3 n/a n/a 0 1032
2003 3 1017 2 7 3 n/a n/a 0 1032
2004 4 922 0 4 3 n/a n/a 0 933
2005 3 986 1 13 2 n/a n/a 0 1005
2006 9 980 4 33 1 n/a n/a 0 1027
2007 2 865 2 29 2 n/a n/a 0 900
2008 2 714 1 40 2 n/a n/a 0 759
2009 2 689 0 50 1 n/a n/a 0 742
2010 5 749 2 60 1 n/a n/a 0 817
2011 4 639 4 79 2 0 7 0 735
2012 2 609 5 85 2 1 11 0 715
2013 2 641 7 93 2 1 7 0 753
2014 4 586 4 102 2 2 6 0 706
2015 3 572 1 103 0 2 10 0 691
2016 4 508 3 122 1 1 8 0 647
2017 5 500 6 122 0 0 7 0 640
2018 10 657 5 183 1 1 3 0 860
2019 20 644 5 208 1 1 0 0 879
2020 12 625 6 252 1 2 0 0 898
2021 7 676 4 254 5 0 3 0 949
2022 4 636 4 246 5 0 2 0 897
2023 6 557 11 291 0 0 2 0 867

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 G. James Gholson Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 1032 51.0 20.2 42.6
2003 1032 51.0 20.2 42.6
2004 933 57.5 16.2 67.4
2005 1005 60.0 16.8 65
2006 1027 60.0 17.1 64.4
2007 900 60.0 15.0 63
2008 759 57.0 13.3 58.5
2009 742 55.0 13.5 61.5
2010 817 52.0 15.7 65.5
2011 735 55.5 13.2 62.7
2012 715 47.0 15.2 70.9
2013 753 54.0 13.9 74.2
2014 706 57.0 12.3 78.8
2015 691 51.0 13.5 77.4
2016 647 55.0 11.7 71.3
2017 640 50.5 12.6 80.3
2018 860 49.0 17.5 80.8
2019 879 56.0 15.6 80.3
2020 898 57.0 15.7 79.8
2021 949 60.5 15.6 83.2
2022 897 57.0 15.7 48.3
2023 867 45.0 19.2 90.9

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 G. James Gholson Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 1032 51.0 20.2 42.6
2003 1032 51.0 20.2 42.6
2004 933 57.5 16.2 67.4
2005 1005 60.0 16.8 65
2006 1027 60.0 17.1 64.4
2007 900 60.0 15.0 63
2008 759 57.0 13.3 58.5
2009 742 55.0 13.5 61.5
2010 817 52.0 15.7 65.5
2011 735 55.5 13.2 62.7
2012 715 47.0 15.2 70.9
2013 753 54.0 13.9 74.2
2014 706 57.0 12.3 78.8
2015 691 51.0 13.5 77.4
2016 647 55.0 11.7 71.3
2017 640 50.5 12.6 80.3
2018 860 49.0 17.5 80.8
2019 879 56.0 15.6 80.3
2020 898 57.0 15.7 79.8
2021 949 60.5 15.6 83.2
2022 897 57.0 15.7 48.3
2023 867 45.0 19.2 90.9

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 G. James Gholson Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $811 (5.7%) $13,482 (94.3%) $14,293
2020 $697 (5.2%) $12,799 (94.8%) $13,495
2021 $1,347 (9.4%) $13,036 (90.6%) $14,383

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

Impact of COVID-19 on G. James Gholson Middle

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

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Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
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Post pandemic (2022-2023)
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Ranks 283rd of 316 Middle schoolsRanks 304th of 322 Middle schools
 4.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students879867
 1.4%
African American644557
 13.5%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian511
 120%
Hispanic208291
 39.9%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White206
 70%
Two or More Races02
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients80.3%90.9%
 10.6%


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G. James Gholson Middle ranks in the bottom 5.6% of Maryland middle schools.

Students at G. James Gholson Middle are 64% African American, 34% Hispanic, 1% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 867 students attended G. James Gholson Middle.


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