Central Special School

Tel: (410)956-5885
  • Central Special School serves 135 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≤20% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 42%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is ≤20% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 44%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Central Special School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 61%.
  • Central Special School operates within the Anne Arundel County School District.
  • Anne Arundel County School District's 89% graduation rate is higher than the Maryland state average of 88%.

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School Overview

  • Central Special School's student population of 135 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 22 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeSpecial education school
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Total Students135 students
Central Special School Total Students (2008-2016)
Gender %Central Special School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
Central Special School Total Teachers (2008-2016)
Students by GradeCentral Special School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Central Special School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1367 schools in Maryland (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 6:1 has decreased from 7:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Central Special School is 0.54, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤20%
42%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≤20%
44%
Student : Teacher Ratio6:115:1
Central Special School Student Teacher Ratio (2008-2016)
Asian
2%
6%
Central Special School Asian Students (2008-2016)
Hispanic
13%
15%
Central Special School Black Students (2008-2016)
Black
17%
34%
Central Special School Black Students (2008-2016)
White
65%
39%
Central Special School White Students (2008-2016)
Two or more races
3%
4%
Central Special School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsCentral Special School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownMD All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.540.71
Central Special School Diversity Score (2008-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
40%
Central Special School Eligible for Free Lunch (2008-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
Central Special School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2008-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Central Special School is Anne Arundel County School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 25 school districts in Maryland (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Anne Arundel County School District's student population of 79,999 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 89% has increased from 84% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $13,681 in this district is less than the state average of $16,454. The district revenue/student has declined by 8% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $14,073 is less than the state average of $16,634. The district spending/student has declined by 8% over four school years.
    School District NameAnne Arundel County School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    121
    28
    Number of Students Managed79,99917,941
    Anne Arundel County School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    47%
    42%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    51%
    44%
    District Graduation Rate
    89%
    88%
    District Total Revenue$1,064 MM$295 MM
    District Spending$1,095 MM$298 MM
    District Revenue / Student$13,681$16,454
    District Spending / Student$14,073$16,634
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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