Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School

1200 Swingingdale Dr
Silver Spring, MD 20905
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 20%
Serving 465 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School ranks in the top 20% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 51% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 25%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 45%).
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Maryland state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 66% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 465 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • : Top 20% in MD
  • : 51% (Top 20%)
  • : 60% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School's student population of 465 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
465 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School ranks within the top 20% of all 1,347 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School is 0.68, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (MD)
#225 out of 1347 schools
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
51%
25%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Dr. Charles R. Drew 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 2021-22 school year data.
60%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Dr. Charles R. Drew 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 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Maryland by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
10%
7%
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Hispanic
30%
21%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
46%
33%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
10%
34%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MD.
0.68
This chart display the diversity score of Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Maryland by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Maryland by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Maryland by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School's ranking?
Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School is ranked #225 out of 1,347 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland.
What schools are Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School often compared to?
Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Westover Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
51% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 25% MD state average), while 60% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 45% MD state average).
How many students attend Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School?
465 students attend Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
46% of Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School students are Black, 30% of students are Hispanic, 10% of students are Asian, 10% of students are White, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School?
Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Maryland state average of 14:1.
What grades does Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School offer ?
Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School part of?
Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School is part of Montgomery County Public Schools School District.
In what neighborhood is Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School located?
Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School is located in the Good Hope neighborhood of Silver Spring, MD.

School Reviews

1   3/31/2021
This school was amazing it deserves only the smartest kids.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Watermelon
2   3/19/2015
sometimes they're pretty mean to my child like sometimes the teachers only listen to only one child then they go to blame the chlid that was involved as well when they dont even ask the child what really happened. I would really recommend Stonegate Elementary School.
- Posted by Parent - brian

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 465 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 90%
  • : Top 20%
  • : 51% (Top 20%)
  • : 60% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

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