Forest Ridge Elementary School

  • Forest Ridge Elementary School serves 693 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 44% (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 42% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Forest Ridge Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 63%.

Top Placements

Forest Ridge Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

  • Forest Ridge Elementary School's student population of 693 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 52 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students693 students
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Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Forest Ridge Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,359 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Forest Ridge Elementary School is 0.77, which is more 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 School Rank (16-17)#558 out of 1359 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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Asian
26%
7%
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Hispanic
13%
17%
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Black
32%
34%
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White
22%
37%
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Two or more races
7%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Forest Ridge Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MD.
Diversity Score0.770.72
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Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHoward County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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