Hampden

  • Hampden serves 449 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 32% (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 32% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Hampden 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 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 63%.

School Overview

  • Hampden's student population of 449 students has grown by 21% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students449 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Hampden 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 Hampden is 0.60, 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#820 out of 1359 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
32%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
32%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:1n/a
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
7%
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Hispanic
6%
17%
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Black
34%
34%
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White
53%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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Diversity Score0.600.72
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (14-15)
17%
6%
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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

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School Reviews

  4.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
I feel very lucky to have my child at this school. It has a nice neighborhood feel and it is consistently one of the highest performing elementary/middle schools in Baltimore City. The teachers are dedicated and turnover is low. The principal is motivated, accessible (very!), and focused on taking a whole-child approach to education. My child's class size is small and there are plenty of school-wide events and "extras" to keep students engaged. The parent and community support also is impressive (PTO, Friends of Hampden, and community partners).
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1  
Need more monitoring...especially after school. The workers including helpers need to learn how to communicate with a respectful tone and not come off as a bully. Im an adult and i dont accept being talked down to.
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5  
Posted March 04, 2017- a parentI have two children at this school (2nd grade and kindergarten). They have both been offered opportunities for gifted and advanced learning and come home happy and brimming with knowledge every day. They enjoy recess, art, and reading time in the gorgeous new library. My husband and I are so happy with the challenging curriculum at Hampden and the excellent quality of the teaching.
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5  
Hi im a student who went to hampden elementrey/ middle school #55 and to be honest i miss the school very much im in high school but i wish i was still in #55 i miss all of my teachers and the staff. But most of all I miss being a MUSTANG!!!!!!!! I wish there was some way to go back in the school but there isn't and i miss all of my friends that i met at #55 and my middle school teachers i miss them a lot i had the same teachers for 3 years and i wish i still had them now because they love there students and help them as much as they can i recomend this school for any child i loved it there at #55 and so will u and now that i realize it im glad my sisters are still in #55 and i hope they love that school like i did because once your gone out of #55 you would still wish that could be your school forever. sinceraly, your student, Mariah Sowder i LOVE YOU #55 and i MISS YOU so MUCH DONT FORGET ME AND GO MUSTANGS
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