Laurel Woods Elementary School

Laurel Woods Elementary School serves 609 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the MD average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 57%.
Laurel Woods Elementary School operates within the Howard County Public s School District.

Overview

The student population of 609 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 609 students
Laurel Woods Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
Laurel Woods Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Laurel Woods Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.69 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 14:1 14:1
Laurel Woods Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
9%
6%
Laurel Woods Elementary School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
21%
11%
Laurel Woods Elementary School Hispanic (1989-2012)
Black
49%
37%
Laurel Woods Elementary School Black (1989-2012)
White
11%
43%
Laurel Woods Elementary School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Laurel Woods Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Laurel Woods 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.
0.69 0.82
Laurel Woods 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.
39%
35%
Laurel Woods 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.
9%
7%
Laurel Woods Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 51,555 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Howard County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
73
28
Number of Students Managed 51,555 16,752
Howard County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $835 MM $244 MM
Howard County Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $817 MM $238 MM
Howard County Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $16,734 $14,580
Howard County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $16,360 $14,228
Howard 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 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 Location Miles Students Grades
  • Laurel Laurel Elementary School
    516 Montgomery St
    Laurel , MD , 20707
    (301)497-3660
    0.9  mi  |  586  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Laurel Forest Ridge Elementary School
    9550 Gorman Rd
    Laurel , MD , 20723
    (410)880-5950
    1.3  mi  |  764  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Laurel Scotchtown Hills Elementary School
    15950 Dorset Rd
    Laurel , MD , 20707
    (301)497-3994
    1.8  mi  |  674  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Laurel Maryland City Elementary School
    3359 Crumpton South
    Laurel , MD , 20724
    (301)725-4256
    2  mi  |  420  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Laurel Laurel High School
    Magnet School
    8000 Cherry Ln
    Laurel , MD , 20707
    (301)497-2050
    Magnet School
    2.1  mi  |  1827  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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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Laurel, 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 0.57, which is higher than the Maryland average of 0.41. The most diverse school in Laurel is Gorman Crossing Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Maryland or national school diversity statistics.