Doswell E. Brooks Elementary School

1301 Brooke Rd
Capitol Heights, MD 20743
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Doswell E. Brooks Elementary School serves 209 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6-9% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
Doswell E. Brooks Elementary 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 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Doswell E. Brooks Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

Doswell E. Brooks Elementary School's student population of 209 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students209 students
This chart display total students of Doswell E. Brooks Elementary School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender % This chart display gender of Doswell E. Brooks Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Doswell E. Brooks Elementary School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade This chart display the students of Doswell E. Brooks Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

Doswell E. Brooks Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Doswell E. Brooks Elementary School is 0.32, 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
#1052 out of 1359 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Doswell E. Brooks Elementary School, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
6-9%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Doswell E. Brooks Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Maryland by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
30-34%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Doswell E. Brooks Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Maryland by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Doswell E. Brooks Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Maryland by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Doswell E. Brooks Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Hispanic
15%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Doswell E. Brooks Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
81%
34%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Doswell E. Brooks Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
1%
37%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Doswell E. Brooks Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Doswell E. Brooks Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Maryland by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Doswell E. Brooks Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MD.
Diversity Score
0.320.72
This chart display the diversity score of Doswell E. Brooks Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Maryland by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
65%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Doswell E. Brooks Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Doswell E. Brooks Elementary School and the percentage of public school 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 NamePrince George's County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Doswell E. Brooks Elementary School is Central High School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is William W. Hall Academy (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Concord Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
Show me:

School Reviews

Review Doswell E. Brooks Elementary School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
Learn about why technical public high schools are earning attention for their unique career-training opportunities.
In light of an upcoming study on Montessori education in South Carolina, as well as the growing popularity of the Montessori Method in public charter schools, we’ll take a look at the principles behind Montessori education and whether it is an effective method for preparing some students for the professional world or higher education.
Some educators and community leaders are pushing for more math and science at the high school level. Is the move really necessary and if so, how do schools get students more interested in these STEM subjects?