Sandy Plains Elementary School

Sandy Plains Elementary School serves 579 students in grades PK - 5.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the MD average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 59%.
Sandy Plains Elementary School operates within the Baltimore County School District.

School Overview

The student population of 579 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 579 students
Sandy Plains Elementary School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Sandy Plains Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 41 teachers
Sandy Plains Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Sandy Plains Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.61 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 14:1 15:1
Sandy Plains Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
2%
6%
Sandy Plains Elementary School Asian Students (1989-2014)
Hispanic
8%
14%
Sandy Plains Elementary School Black Students (1989-2014)
Black
20%
35%
Sandy Plains Elementary School Black Students (1989-2014)
White
58%
41%
Sandy Plains Elementary School White Students (1989-2014)
Two or more races
11%
4%
Sandy Plains Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Sandy Plains Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown MD All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.61 0.39
Sandy Plains Elementary School Diversity Score (1989-2014)
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.
67%
38%
Sandy Plains 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.
9%
6%
Sandy Plains Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 108,191 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $14,973 is higher than the state average of $14,280. The district revenue/student has grown by 32% over four years.
The district spending/student of $14,851 is higher than the state average of $14,036. The district spending/student has grown by 29% over four years.
School District Name Baltimore County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
174
26
Number of Students Managed 108,191 15,824
Baltimore County School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
District Total Revenue $1,547 MM $243 MM
Baltimore County School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $1,535 MM $239 MM
Baltimore County School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $14,973 $14,280
Baltimore County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $14,851 $14,036
Baltimore County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
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 Patapsco High & Center For Arts (0.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is General John Stricker Middle School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bear Creek Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
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  • DundalkPatapsco High & Center For Arts
    Magnet School
    0.4 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 1448 students8100 Wise Ave
    DundalkMD 21222
    (410)887-7060
    0.49-121448
  • DundalkBear Creek Elementary School
    0.8 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 483 students1601 Melbourne Rd
    DundalkMD 21222
    (410)887-7007
    0.8PK-5483
  • DundalkGrange Elementary School
    0.8 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 441 students2000 Church Rd
    DundalkMD 21222
    (410)887-7043
    0.8PK-5441
  • DundalkBattle Grove Elementary School
    0.9 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 360 students7828 St Patricia Ln
    DundalkMD 21222
    (410)887-7500
    0.9PK-5360
  • Dundalk Charlesmont Elementary School
    1.1 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 407 students7800 West Collingham Dr
    DundalkMD 21222
    (410)887-7004
    1.1PK-5407

School Reviews

My daughter is beginning her 3rd year at SP & she has been happy there. My only wish is that the school do some updates on the interior. Floors, walls, lockers ect. I think it could be more bright & appealing to little ones.
- Posted by Parent, 08/20/12

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