Bells Mill Elementary School

  • Bells Mill Elementary School serves 609 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 73% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Bells Mill Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Bells Mill Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

  • Bells Mill Elementary School's student population of 609 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 35 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students609 students
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Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Bells Mill Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,359 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Bells Mill Elementary School is 0.70, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank#63 out of 1359 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
73%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
75%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
30%
7%
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Hispanic
9%
17%
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Black
11%
34%
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White
44%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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Diversity Score0.700.72
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Eligible for Free Lunch
8%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMontgomery County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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