Furley Elementary School

  • Furley Elementary School serves 435 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • 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 ≤5% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Furley 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 17:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black).

School Overview

  • Furley Elementary School's student population of 435 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 26 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students435 students
This chart display total students of Furley Elementary School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender % This chart display gender of Furley Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Furley Elementary School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade This chart display the students of Furley Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Furley 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 Furley Elementary School is 0.13, 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#1315 out of 1359 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Furley 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 Furley 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)≤5%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Furley 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 Ratio17:115:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Furley Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 1998-99 school year data.
Hispanic
3%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Furley Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
93%
34%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Furley Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
2%
37%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Furley Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Furley Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MD.
Diversity Score0.130.72
This chart display the diversity score of Furley 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
100%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Furley 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 (14-15)
8%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Furley Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Maryland by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBaltimore City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

Show me:

School Reviews

Review Furley 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 whether or not public school students are prepared to enter into the "real world" upon graduation, and how schools are changing their curriculum to meet changing economic needs.
Many school districts are hiking up the price of school lunches this year. We’ll take a look at some of the reasons for the trend, including the child nutritional bill that President Obama signed into law last year.
There is no denying that being a public school teacher has its challenges, but some are more apparent than others. Keep reading to learn about the top ten challenges facing public school teachers this year.