Northwestern Elementary

Public PK, KG-5

 9975 Sharptown Rd
       Mardela Springs, MD  21837


(410) 677-5808

District: Wicomico County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
355th of 802 Maryland Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,465 Help

Students who attend Northwestern Elementary usually attend:

High:    Mardela Middle & High

Student/teacher ratio:  15.4
Number of students:  308

Racial breakdown:

White:
77.6%
Two or more races:
8.8%
African American:
8.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  51.3%

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Compare Details Northwestern Elementary ranks better than 55.7% of elementary schools in Maryland. It also ranks 2nd among 9 ranked elementary schools in the Wicomico County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 40.6. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (77.6%), two or more races (8.8%), African American (8.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 51.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Northwestern Elementary is 15.4. 13 elementary schools in the Wicomico County Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Northwestern Elementary is $12,465. 14 elementary schools in the Wicomico County Public Schools District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Northwestern Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Northwestern Elementary 355th of 802 Maryland public elementary schools. (See Northwestern Elementary in the ranking list.)

Wicomico County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Wicomico County Public Schools 21st of 24 Maryland school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Northwestern Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 71.19 236th 803 70.6%
2005 75.70 188th 805 76.6%
2006 72.48 222nd 804 72.4%
2007 66.27 300th 818 63.3%
2008 66.15 303rd 838 63.8%
2009 66.09 314th 850 63.1%
2010 69.91 272nd 855 68.2%
2011 70.73 237th 853 72.2%
2012 67.75 290th 857 66.2%
2013 81.77 108th 847 87.2%
2014 66.06 330th 867 61.9%
2015 50.07 388th 859 54.8%
2016 70.19 247th 845 70.8%
2017 80.71 168th 847 80.2%
2018 76.03 202nd 857 76.4%
2019 73.07 231st 853 72.9%
2021 40.60 355th 802 55.7%

Data source: test scores: Maryland State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Maryland State Department of Education

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Reviews:
by a parent
Friday, September 1, 2017

Open Quote great school Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, December 6, 2010

Open Quote All three of my children have attended Northwestern. The teachers have always been great, and the current principal (Mr. Bryson) is phenominal. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Northwestern Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 195 83 1 3 0 n/a n/a 0 282
1990 188 87 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 278
1991 204 80 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 288
1992 214 81 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 299
1993 226 75 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 303
1994 222 73 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 297
1995 236 78 3 2 1 n/a n/a 0 320
1996 236 78 3 2 1 n/a n/a 0 320
1997 213 79 2 5 1 n/a n/a 0 300
1998 244 83 2 6 0 n/a n/a 0 335
1999 226 91 2 4 0 n/a n/a 0 323
2000 201 68 2 4 1 n/a n/a 0 276
2001 212 77 2 5 1 n/a n/a 0 297
2002 190 75 2 10 1 n/a n/a 0 278
2003 190 75 2 10 1 n/a n/a 0 278
2004 204 71 4 12 1 n/a n/a 0 292
2005 192 70 2 13 3 n/a n/a 0 280
2006 198 61 0 10 2 n/a n/a 0 271
2007 198 56 0 12 2 n/a n/a 0 268
2008 196 51 1 9 3 n/a n/a 0 260
2009 192 54 0 10 1 n/a n/a 0 257
2010 227 47 1 10 2 n/a n/a 0 287
2011 213 28 1 22 1 0 24 0 289
2012 211 30 1 18 0 0 26 0 286
2013 219 34 6 17 1 0 30 0 307
2014 233 37 6 13 2 0 34 0 325
2015 223 33 6 14 1 0 34 0 311
2016 223 24 7 15 1 0 32 0 302
2017 225 34 5 12 1 0 32 0 309
2018 240 35 7 9 2 0 35 0 328
2019 235 35 6 5 3 0 34 0 318
2020 256 26 4 10 3 0 35 0 334
2021 239 25 3 10 2 2 27 0 308

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 Northwestern Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 282 14.7 19.1 n/a
1990 278 15.2 18.2 23.7
1991 288 16.2 17.7 25.3
1992 299 17.2 17.3 28.8
1993 303 19.7 15.4 28.4
1994 297 19.8 15.0 32
1995 320 20.0 16.0 28.1
1996 320 20.0 16.0 28.1
1997 300 17.1 17.5 29.7
1998 335 19.6 17.1 31.3
1999 323 19.6 16.5 41.2
2000 276 19.5 14.2 39.5
2001 297 19.7 15.1 44.4
2002 278 18.4 15.1 45
2003 278 18.4 15.1 45
2004 292 20.5 14.2 47.3
2005 280 19.0 14.7 50.4
2006 271 19.0 14.3 44.3
2007 268 19.2 14.0 46.3
2008 260 20.2 12.9 52.7
2009 257 20.3 12.7 51
2010 287 18.5 15.5 47.4
2011 289 18.5 15.6 49.8
2012 286 17.0 16.8 54.9
2013 307 17.0 18.0 54.1
2014 325 17.0 19.1 49.8
2015 311 18.0 17.2 49.2
2016 302 18.0 16.7 49
2017 309 19.0 16.2 n/a
2018 328 19.0 17.2 48.2
2019 318 18.0 17.6 48.4
2020 334 18.0 18.5 44
2021 308 20.0 15.4 51.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Northwestern Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 282 14.7 19.1 n/a
1990 278 15.2 18.2 23.7
1991 288 16.2 17.7 25.3
1992 299 17.2 17.3 28.8
1993 303 19.7 15.4 28.4
1994 297 19.8 15.0 32
1995 320 20.0 16.0 28.1
1996 320 20.0 16.0 28.1
1997 300 17.1 17.5 29.7
1998 335 19.6 17.1 31.3
1999 323 19.6 16.5 41.2
2000 276 19.5 14.2 39.5
2001 297 19.7 15.1 44.4
2002 278 18.4 15.1 45
2003 278 18.4 15.1 45
2004 292 20.5 14.2 47.3
2005 280 19.0 14.7 50.4
2006 271 19.0 14.3 44.3
2007 268 19.2 14.0 46.3
2008 260 20.2 12.9 52.7
2009 257 20.3 12.7 51
2010 287 18.5 15.5 47.4
2011 289 18.5 15.6 49.8
2012 286 17.0 16.8 54.9
2013 307 17.0 18.0 54.1
2014 325 17.0 19.1 49.8
2015 311 18.0 17.2 49.2
2016 302 18.0 16.7 49
2017 309 19.0 16.2 n/a
2018 328 19.0 17.2 48.2
2019 318 18.0 17.6 48.4
2020 334 18.0 18.5 44
2021 308 20.0 15.4 51.3

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 Northwestern Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $578 (4.7%) $11,720 (95.3%) $12,298
2020 $723 (5.8%) $11,742 (94.2%) $12,465

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Northwestern Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 231st of 853 Elementary schoolsRanks 355th of 802 Elementary schools
 17.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students318308
 3.1%
African American3525
 28.6%
American Indian32
 33.3%
Asian63
 50%
Hispanic510
 100%
Pacific Islander02
White235239
 1.7%
Two or More Races3427
 20.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients48.4%51.3%
 2.9%




Frequently Asked Questions about Northwestern Elementary

Students at Northwestern Elementary are 78% White, 9% Two or more races, 8% African American, 3% Hispanic.

Northwestern Elementary ranks 355th of 802 Maryland elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Northwestern Elementary usually go on to attend:

High : Mardela Middle & High

In the 2020-21 school year, 308 students attended Northwestern 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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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