Laurel Woods Elementary School

Laurel Woods Elementary School serves 572 students in grades PK - 5.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the MD average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 59%.
Laurel Woods Elementary School operates within the Howard County School District.

School Overview

The student population of 572 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has grown by 19% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 572 students
Laurel Woods Elementary School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Laurel Woods Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 49 teachers
Laurel Woods Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Laurel Woods Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.64 is more than the state average of 0.39. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MD) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 15:1
Laurel Woods Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Asian
9%
6%
Laurel Woods Elementary School Asian Students (1990-2014)
Hispanic
20%
14%
Laurel Woods Elementary School Black Students (1990-2014)
Black
55%
35%
Laurel Woods Elementary School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
9%
41%
Laurel Woods Elementary School White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
7%
4%
Laurel Woods Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.64 0.39
Laurel Woods Elementary School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
32%
38%
Laurel Woods Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
13%
6%
Laurel Woods Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Howard County School District's student population of 52,806 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $16,863 is higher than the state average of $14,280. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $16,395 is higher than the state average of $14,036. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Howard County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
75
26
Number of Students Managed 52,806 15,824
Howard County School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $854 MM $243 MM
Howard County School District District Total Revenue (1990-2012)
District Spending $830 MM $239 MM
Howard County School District District Spending (1990-2012)
District Revenue / Student $16,863 $14,280
Howard County School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2012)
District Spending / Student $16,395 $14,036
Howard County School District District Spending / Student (1992-2012)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Laurel High School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Murray Hill Middle School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Laurel Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
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School Reviews

We LOVE this school! We have two kids - 1st & 4th grades. We switched for the 2014-2015 school year from a local catholic school because we were not happy with the schools responsiveness to our children's educational needs. From day 1 we have had positive experiences at Laurel Woods. The teachers are excellent and truly care. Our children are being continually evaluated to ensure the school is doing everything they can to ensure their academic success. One of them is getting extra help in math (Bridges Program) while at the same time being put into GT for reading; the other is receiving speech therapy while recently being put into a higher level of instruction for math. We can't say enough wonderful things about both the administration and the teachers. THIS is what public education is supposed to be all about. Way to go LWES!
- Posted by Parent, 11/12/14

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