Wilde Lake Middle School

Wilde Lake Middle School serves 515 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the MD average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 57%.
Wilde Lake Middle School operates within the Howard County Public s School District.

Overview

The student population of 515 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 515 students
Wilde Lake Middle School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 45% Male / 55%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 43 teachers
Wilde Lake Middle School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Wilde Lake Middle School 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 0.71 is more than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MD) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 14:1
Wilde Lake Middle School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
6%
6%
Wilde Lake Middle School Asian (1989-2012)
Hispanic
12%
11%
Wilde Lake Middle School Hispanic (1990-2012)
Black
42%
37%
Wilde Lake Middle School Black (1989-2012)
White
31%
43%
Wilde Lake Middle School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Wilde Lake Middle School Sch Ethnicity Wilde Lake Middle 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.
0.71 0.68
Wilde Lake Middle 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.
30%
35%
Wilde Lake Middle 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.
5%
7%
Wilde Lake Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 56,445 students has grown by 8761% over five years.
School District Name Howard County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
73
29
Number of Students Managed 56,445 17,449
Howard County Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
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 $1,311,002 $14,580
Howard County Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $1,281,714 $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 Wilde Lake High School (0.2 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Harpers Choice Middle School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Longfellow Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Columbia Wilde Lake High School
    5460 Trumpeter Rd
    Columbia , MD , 21044
    (410)313-6965
    0.2  mi  |  1277  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Columbia Longfellow Elementary School
    5470 Hesperus Dr
    Columbia , MD , 21044
    (410)313-6879
    0.5  mi  |  446  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Columbia Bryant Woods Elementary School
    5450 Blue Heron Ln
    Columbia , MD , 21044
    (410)313-6859
    0.6  mi  |  360  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Columbia Harpers Choice Middle School
    5450 Beaverkill Rd
    Columbia , MD , 21044
    (410)313-6929
    0.6  mi  |  510  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Columbia Swansfield Elementary School
    5610 Cedar Ln
    Columbia , MD , 21044
    (410)313-6907
    0.6  mi  |  562  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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