Garrett Heights Elementary School

  • Garrett Heights Elementary School serves 389 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • 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 6-9% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Garrett Heights 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.
  • Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 63%.

School Overview

  • Garrett Heights Elementary School's student population of 389 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 19 teachers has declined by 17% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students389 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Garrett Heights Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Garrett Heights 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 Garrett Heights Elementary School is 0.20, 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#1302 out of 1359 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)6-9%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)6-9%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Garrett Heights 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 Ratio20:1n/a
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
3%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Garrett Heights Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
89%
34%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Garrett Heights Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
7%
37%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Garrett Heights Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
5%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Garrett Heights Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MD.
Diversity Score0.200.72
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Garrett Heights 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)
5%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Garrett Heights 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

  • The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Garrett Heights Elementary School is City Neighbors Hamilton (0.7 miles away)
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School Reviews

  4.67 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
My child has been at Garrett Heights for two years now, and I am extremely happy with the experience we've had. She has an excellent teacher and the culture of the school is rapidly changing for the better compared to previous years. Her classroom has 21 students, a teacher, and a para, and she happily goes to school every day. The new principal that started during the 2018-2019 school year has completely transformed the school. I couldn't be more pleased with the direction she is taking the school in. She holds the staff to a high standard, genuinely loves the students, and has brought many new and critically important resources to the school. I am excited to see where she continues to take the school in the coming years!
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5  
I love GHEMS and so do my kids. Last year the school was horrible kids were always running around the principals where no where to be found. But this year with the new principal Mrs. Traynham and the staff someone is always there for my kids. Kids are in the classrooms teachers are there. The entire tone of the building has changed. The teachers are really professional I feel like they care about my kids. The school is making a 360 change and I am glad that we stayed.
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4  
Garrett Heights is on the move the new Montessori Inspired program and the new principal have made a real difference this year.
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