Wilde Lake Middle School

Wilde Lake Middle School serves 543 students in grades 6 - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the MD average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 59%.
Wilde Lake Middle School operates within the Howard County School District.

School Overview

The student population of 543 students has grown by 7% over five years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 543 students
Wilde Lake Middle School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Wilde Lake Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 42 teachers
Wilde Lake Middle School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Wilde Lake Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.70 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 13:1 15:1
Wilde Lake Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Asian
5%
6%
Wilde Lake Middle School Asian Students (1990-2014)
Hispanic
13%
14%
Wilde Lake Middle School Black Students (1990-2014)
Black
44%
35%
Wilde Lake Middle School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
30%
41%
Wilde Lake Middle School White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
8%
4%
Wilde Lake Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
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.
0.70 0.39
Wilde Lake Middle School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
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%
38%
Wilde Lake Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2014)
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.
4%
6%
Wilde Lake Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Howard County School District's student population of 52,806 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $16,863 is higher than the state average of $14,280. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $16,395 is higher than the state average of $14,036. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Howard County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
75
26
Number of Students Managed 52,806 15,824
Howard County School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $854 MM $243 MM
Howard County School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $830 MM $239 MM
Howard County School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $16,863 $14,280
Howard County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $16,395 $14,036
Howard County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Public 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 Grades Students
  • ColumbiaWilde Lake High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1242 students
    0.2 miles
    5460 Trumpeter Rd
    ColumbiaMD 21044
    (410)313-6965
    0.29-121242
  • ColumbiaLongfellow Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 457 students
    0.5 miles
    5470 Hesperus Dr
    ColumbiaMD 21044
    (410)313-6879
    0.5PK-5457
  • ColumbiaBryant Woods Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 367 students
    0.6 miles
    5450 Blue Heron Ln
    ColumbiaMD 21044
    (410)313-6859
    0.6PK-5367
  • ColumbiaHarpers Choice Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 521 students
    0.6 miles
    5450 Beaverkill Rd
    ColumbiaMD 21044
    (410)313-6929
    0.66-8521
  • ColumbiaSwansfield Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 594 students
    0.6 miles
    5610 Cedar Ln
    ColumbiaMD 21044
    (410)313-6907
    0.6PK-5594

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