Sandy Plains Elementary School

Sandy Plains Elementary School serves 595 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the MD average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 57%.
Sandy Plains Elementary School operates within the Baltimore County Public s School District.

Overview

The student population of 595 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 595 students
Sandy Plains Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 39 teachers
Sandy Plains Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Sandy Plains Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.62 is less than the state average of 0.82. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MD) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 14:1
Sandy Plains Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
1%
n/a
Sandy Plains Elementary School American Indian (1991-2012)
Asian
3%
6%
Sandy Plains Elementary School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
8%
11%
Sandy Plains Elementary School Hispanic (1989-2012)
Black
17%
37%
Sandy Plains Elementary School Black (1989-2012)
White
58%
43%
Sandy Plains Elementary School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Sandy Plains Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Sandy Plains Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.62 0.82
Sandy Plains Elementary School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
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.
66%
35%
Sandy Plains Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2012)
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.
10%
7%
Sandy Plains Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 105,153 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Baltimore County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
171
28
Number of Students Managed 105,153 16,752
Baltimore County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $1,483 MM $244 MM
District Spending $1,365 MM $238 MM
Baltimore County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $14,368 $14,580
Baltimore County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,229 $14,228
Baltimore County Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby 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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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Baltimore Patapsco High & Center For Arts
    Magnet School
    8100 Wise Ave
    Baltimore , MD , 21222
    (410)887-7060
    Magnet School
    0.4  mi  |  1442  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Baltimore Bear Creek Elementary School
    1601 Melbourne Rd
    Baltimore , MD , 21222
    (410)887-7007
    0.8  mi  |  436  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Baltimore Grange Elementary School
    2000 Church Rd
    Baltimore , MD , 21222
    (410)887-7043
    0.8  mi  |  389  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Baltimore Battle Grove Elementary School
    7828 St Patricia Ln
    Baltimore , MD , 21222
    (410)887-7500
    0.9  mi  |  320  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Dundalk Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Charlesmont Elementary School
    7800 West Collingham Dr
    Dundalk , MD , 21222
    (410)887-7004
    1.1  mi  |  381  students  |  Gr.  -12

School Reviews

  • Recommended August 20, 2012 - 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

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Baltimore, MD public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.52, which is higher than the Maryland average of 0.41. The most diverse school in Baltimore is Baltimore Highlands Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Maryland or national school diversity statistics.