Central Special School

  • 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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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%.

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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
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Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Central Special School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,367 schools in Maryland (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 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 more than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. 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%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≤20%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio6:115:1
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Asian
2%
6%
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Hispanic
13%
15%
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Black
17%
34%
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White
65%
39%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Central Special School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in MD.
Diversity Score0.540.40
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Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Central Special School and the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAnne Arundel County School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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