Garrett Heights Elementary School

  • Garrett Heights Elementary School serves 393 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.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 62%.

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School Overview

  • Garrett Heights Elementary School's student population of 393 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 21 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students393 students
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Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Garrett Heights Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Garrett Heights Elementary School is 0.20, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Overall School Rank#1274 out of 1,367 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)6-9%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Garrett Heights 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)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 Ratio19:115:1
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Asian
n/a
6%
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Hispanic
2%
16%
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Black
89%
34%
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White
9%
38%
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 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis 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 Score0.200.41
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
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 Lunchn/an/a
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 Public s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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  4.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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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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