Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School

12872 Rock Point Rd
Newburg, MD 20664
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School serves 429 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (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 55-59% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Maryland state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School's student population of 429 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students429 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Comparison

Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School is 0.38, 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
#374 out of 1359 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
45-49%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
55-59%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
4%
17%
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Black
11%
34%
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White
78%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.380.72
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Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCharles County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School is Colonial Beach High School (6.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Piccowaxen Middle School (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Newburg Piccowaxen Middle School Math: 51% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 418 students
    0.2 miles
    12834 Rock Point Rd
    Newburg, MD 20664
    (301) 934-1977
    0.2 6-8 418
  • Dahlgren Potomac Elementary School Math: 89% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-6 | 718 students
    6.4 miles
    16495 15th Street
    Dahlgren, VA 22448
    (540) 663-3322
    6.4 K-6 718
  • Colonial Beach Colonial Beach High School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 8-12 | 222 students
    6.9 miles
    100 First St.
    Colonial Beach, VA 22443
    (804) 224-7166
    6.9 8-12 222
  • Colonial Beach Colonial Beach Elementary School Math: 76% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-7 | 418 students
    7.4 miles
    102 First Street
    Colonial Beach, VA 22443
    (804) 224-9897
    7.4 PK-7 418
  • Chaptico Dynard Elementary School Math: 26% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 443 students
    9.9 miles
    23510 Bushwood Rd
    Chaptico, MD 20621
    (301) 769-4804
    9.9 PK-5 443

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