Deal Island School

Summary:

Deal Island School is a small elementary school serving grades PK-5 with a total enrollment of 96 students in the rural community of Deal Island, Maryland, which is part of the Somerset County Public Schools district.

Despite being part of a low-performing school district, Deal Island School has consistently outperformed its peers, with 41.9% of students proficient or better in both MCAP Mathematics and English Language Arts, compared to just 11.1% and 31.4% for the district, and 23.3% and 47.9% for the state, respectively. This strong academic performance is likely due to the school's relatively low student-teacher ratio of 12:1 and its higher per-student spending of $18,462 in 2020-2021. However, the school's student population is significantly less diverse than nearby schools, such as Carter G. Woodson Elementary (47.44% white) and Greenwood Elementary School (19.62% white), with Deal Island School having a 75% white student population.

While Deal Island School's academic performance is impressive, there are still areas for improvement. The school has a relatively high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch (53.12%), which is higher than the state average but lower than some of the nearby schools, such as Carter G. Woodson Elementary (74.8%) and Greenwood Elementary School (78.27%). Additionally, despite the school's overall strong performance, its ranking for white students specifically is quite low, at 488 out of 528 Maryland elementary schools in the 2020-2021 school year, suggesting that the school may need to address potential racial disparities in academic achievement.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 23275 Lola Wheatley Rd
       Deal Island, MD  21821


(410) 784-2449

District: Somerset County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
332nd of 855 Maryland Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,462 Help


Students who attend Deal Island School usually attend:

Middle:    Somerset 6/7 Intermediate School
High:    Washington Academy and High School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.0 Help
Number of students:  96

Racial breakdown:

White:
75.0%
Hispanic:
9.4%
Two or more races:
9.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  53.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Deal Island School ranks better than 61.2% of elementary schools in Maryland. It also ranks first among 3 ranked elementary schools in the Somerset County Public Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 56.05. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (75%), Hispanic (9.4%), two or more races (9.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 53.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Deal Island School is 12. 2 elementary schools in the Somerset County Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Deal Island School is $18,462. 3 elementary schools in the Somerset County Public Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Deal Island School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Somerset County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Somerset County Public Schools 23rd of 24 Maryland school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Deal Island School

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Rank History for all students at Deal Island School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 36.21 568th 803 29.3%
2005 59.70 370th 805 54.0%
2006 61.66 341st 804 57.6%
2007 36.41 566th 818 30.8%
2008 41.77 569th 838 32.1%
2009 48.85 504th 850 40.7%
2010 43.01 574th 855 32.9%
2011 68.74 260th 853 69.5%
2012 82.54 71st 857 91.7%
2013 69.70 248th 847 70.7%
2014 73.63 239th 867 72.4%
2015 40.54 479th 859 44.2%
2016 55.16 347th 845 58.9%
2017 55.07 349th 847 58.8%
2018 66.82 277th 857 67.7%
2019 51.49 366th 853 57.1%
2021 36.38 400th 802 50.1%
2022 74.51 223rd 862 74.1%
2023 56.05 332nd 855 61.2%
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Rank History for White students at Deal Island School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 13.09 488th 528 7.6%
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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 Deal Island School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 110 30 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 140
1990 101 34 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 135
1991 25 77 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 103
1992 74 27 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 101
1993 77 29 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 106
1994 72 28 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 100
1995 105 27 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 132
1996 105 27 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 132
1997 117 25 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 142
1998 114 33 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 147
1999 113 24 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 139
2000 99 19 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 119
2001 91 14 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 106
2002 90 10 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 103
2003 90 10 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 103
2004 98 8 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 108
2005 95 11 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 109
2006 101 9 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 112
2007 95 20 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 117
2008 97 9 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 109
2009 98 21 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 120
2010 106 17 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 124
2011 87 10 2 1 0 0 8 0 108
2012 84 12 2 0 0 0 5 0 103
2013 87 7 2 2 0 0 5 0 103
2014 83 7 2 2 0 0 4 0 98
2015 88 9 1 1 0 0 4 0 103
2016 89 12 3 1 0 0 3 0 108
2017 85 8 3 5 0 0 2 0 103
2018 98 9 2 8 0 0 2 0 119
2019 115 10 2 7 0 0 3 0 137
2020 115 12 4 4 0 0 4 0 139
2021 98 9 5 5 0 0 4 0 121
2022 80 5 4 10 0 0 12 0 111
2023 72 5 1 9 0 0 9 0 96

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 Deal Island School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 140 7.0 20.0 n/a
1990 135 7.0 19.2 40.7
1991 103 7.0 14.7 38.8
1992 101 6.8 14.8 40.6
1993 106 7.0 15.1 38.7
1994 100 7.1 14.1 50
1995 132 8.0 16.5 38.6
1996 132 8.0 16.5 38.6
1997 142 8.3 17.1 38
1998 147 8.3 17.7 40.1
1999 139 8.3 16.7 49.6
2000 119 7.5 15.9 52.9
2001 106 9.3 11.4 51.9
2002 103 9.0 11.4 47.6
2003 103 9.0 11.4 47.6
2004 108 8.5 12.7 45.4
2005 109 10.0 10.9 44
2006 112 11.0 10.2 40.2
2007 117 11.0 10.6 34.2
2008 109 11.0 9.9 33.9
2009 120 11.0 10.9 41.7
2010 124 10.0 12.4 46
2011 108 9.7 11.0 49.1
2012 103 9.7 10.5 49.5
2013 103 9.0 11.4 55.3
2014 98 9.0 10.8 52
2015 103 9.0 11.4 58.3
2016 108 9.0 12.0 69.4
2017 103 8.7 11.8 100
2018 119 8.7 13.6 100
2019 137 9.0 15.2 100
2020 139 8.4 16.4 39.6
2021 121 8.4 14.3 33.9
2022 111 9.3 11.9 36
2023 96 8.0 12.0 53.1

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 Deal Island School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 140 7.0 20.0 n/a
1990 135 7.0 19.2 40.7
1991 103 7.0 14.7 38.8
1992 101 6.8 14.8 40.6
1993 106 7.0 15.1 38.7
1994 100 7.1 14.1 50
1995 132 8.0 16.5 38.6
1996 132 8.0 16.5 38.6
1997 142 8.3 17.1 38
1998 147 8.3 17.7 40.1
1999 139 8.3 16.7 49.6
2000 119 7.5 15.9 52.9
2001 106 9.3 11.4 51.9
2002 103 9.0 11.4 47.6
2003 103 9.0 11.4 47.6
2004 108 8.5 12.7 45.4
2005 109 10.0 10.9 44
2006 112 11.0 10.2 40.2
2007 117 11.0 10.6 34.2
2008 109 11.0 9.9 33.9
2009 120 11.0 10.9 41.7
2010 124 10.0 12.4 46
2011 108 9.7 11.0 49.1
2012 103 9.7 10.5 49.5
2013 103 9.0 11.4 55.3
2014 98 9.0 10.8 52
2015 103 9.0 11.4 58.3
2016 108 9.0 12.0 69.4
2017 103 8.7 11.8 100
2018 119 8.7 13.6 100
2019 137 9.0 15.2 100
2020 139 8.4 16.4 39.6
2021 121 8.4 14.3 33.9
2022 111 9.3 11.9 36
2023 96 8.0 12.0 53.1

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 Deal Island School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,786 (11.0%) $14,381 (89.0%) $16,167
2020 $542 (3.6%) $14,683 (96.4%) $15,225
2021 $3,485 (18.9%) $16,240 (88.0%) $18,462

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Deal Island School

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Rankings

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Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
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Post pandemic (2022-2023)
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Ranks 366th of 853 Elementary schoolsRanks 332nd of 855 Elementary schools
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Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students13796
 29.9%
African American105
 50%
American Indian00
Asian21
 50%
Hispanic79
 28.6%
Pacific Islander00
White11572
 37.4%
Two or More Races39
 200%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients100%53.1%
 46.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Deal Island School

In the 2022-23 school year, 96 students attended Deal Island School.

Students at Deal Island School are 75% White, 9% Hispanic, 9% Two or more races, 5% African American, 1% Asian.

Deal Island School ranks 332nd of 855 Maryland elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 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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