12872 Rock Point Rd
Newburg, MD 20664
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School serves 362 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 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Maryland state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 66% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 362 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 29%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in MD
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

School Overview

Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School's student population of 362 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
362 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
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School Rankings

Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,354 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School is 0.47, 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.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#309 out of 1354 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
4%
20%
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Black
16%
34%
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White
71%
34%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.47
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

55% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 38% MD state average), while 60% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% MD state average).

How many students attend Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School?

362 students attend Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

71% of Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School students are White, 16% of students are Black, 7% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Hispanic, and 2% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School?

Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Maryland state average of 14:1.

What grades does Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School offer ?

Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 362 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 29%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

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