Laurel Woods Elementary School

Laurel Woods Elementary School serves 564 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the MD average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 58%.
Laurel Woods Elementary School operates within the Howard County School District.

Overview

The student population of 564 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has grown by 19% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 564 students
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 49 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.66 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 14:1
Asian
9%
6%
Hispanic
22%
12%
Black
52%
36%
White
10%
42%
Two or more races
7%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.66 0.39
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.
33%
36%
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%
6%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 56,942 students has grown by 14% over five years.
School District Name Howard County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
74
29
Number of Students Managed 56,942 15,634
District Total Revenue $835 MM $244 MM
District Spending $817 MM $238 MM
District Revenue / Student $16,734 $14,580
District Spending / Student $16,360 $14,228
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Laurel High School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Murray Hill Middle School (2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Laurel Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • LaurelLaurel Elementary School
    516 Montgomery St
    LaurelMD 20707
    (301)497-3660
    0.9 mi | 546 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • LaurelForest Ridge Elementary School
    9550 Gorman Rd
    LaurelMD 20723
    (410)880-5950
    1.3 mi | 718 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • LaurelScotchtown Hills Elementary School
    15950 Dorset Rd
    LaurelMD 20707
    (301)497-3994
    1.8 mi | 671 students | Gr. PK-6                      
  • LaurelMaryland City Elementary School
    3359 Crumpton South
    LaurelMD 20724
    (301)725-4256
    2 mi | 433 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • LaurelMurray Hill Middle School
    9989 Winter Sun Rd
    LaurelMD 20723
    (410)880-5897
    2 mi | 725 students | Gr. 6-8                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended November 12, 2014 - 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

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