White Marsh Elementary School

29090 Thompson Corner Rd,

Mechanicsville, MD, 20659-4046

Tel: (301)472-4600
Grades: KG-5

247 students

White Marsh Elementary School serves 247 students in grades KG-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the MD average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 57%.
White Marsh Elementary School operates within the St. Mary's County Public s School District.

Overview

The student population of 247 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has grown by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-5
Total Students 247 students
White Marsh Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 54% Male / 46%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 16 teachers
White Marsh Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade White Marsh Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.20 is less 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 16:1 14:1
White Marsh Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
6%
White Marsh Elementary School Asian (1989-2010)
Hispanic
n/a
11%
White Marsh Elementary School Hispanic (2001-2012)
Black
8%
37%
White Marsh Elementary School Black (1989-2012)
White
89%
43%
White Marsh Elementary School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups White Marsh Elementary School Sch Ethnicity White Marsh 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.
0.20 0.68
White Marsh 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.
23%
35%
White Marsh 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.
2%
7%
White Marsh Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 21,120 students has grown by 26% over five years.
School District Name St. Mary's County Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
26
29
Number of Students Managed 21,120 17,449
St. Mary
District Total Revenue $235 MM $244 MM
St. Mary
District Spending $227 MM $238 MM
St. Mary
District Revenue / Student $14,010 $14,580
St. Mary
District Spending / Student $13,556 $14,228
St. Mary
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 Chopticon High School (8.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Margaret Brent Middle School (7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lettie Marshall Dent Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Mechanicsville Lettie Marshall Dent Elementary School
    37840 New Market Turner Rd
    Mechanicsville , MD , 20659
    (301)472-4500
    0.5  mi  |  631  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Mechanicsville Mechanicsville Elementary School
    28585 Three Notch Rd
    Mechanicsville , MD , 20659
    (301)472-4800
    2  mi  |  339  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Bryantown T. C. Martin Elementary School
    6315 Olivers Shop Rd
    Bryantown , MD , 20617
    (301)274-3182
    6  mi  |  558  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Helen Margaret Brent Middle School
    29675 Point Lookout Rd
    Helen , MD , 20635
    (301)884-4635
    7  mi  |  986  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Morganza Chopticon High School
    25390 Colton Point Rd
    Morganza , MD , 20660
    (301)475-0215
    8.4  mi  |  1624  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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