J. Frank Dent Elementary School

2700 Corning Ave
Fort Washington, MD 20744
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 231 students in grades Prekindergarten-6, J. Frank Dent Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 25%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 45%).
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Maryland state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 66% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 231 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • : Bottom 50% in MD
  • : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

J. Frank Dent Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

J. Frank Dent Elementary School's student population of 231 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 25% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
231 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
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School Rankings

J. Frank Dent Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,347 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of J. Frank Dent Elementary School is 0.19, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (MD)
#1227 out of 1347 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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≤5%
25%
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15-19%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of J. Frank Dent 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 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
7%
21%
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Black
90%
33%
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White
1%
34%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.19
This chart display the diversity score of J. Frank Dent Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Maryland by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
65%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in J. Frank Dent Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Maryland by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is J. Frank Dent Elementary School's ranking?
J. Frank Dent Elementary School is ranked #1227 out of 1,347 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Maryland.
What schools are J. Frank Dent Elementary School often compared to?
J. Frank Dent Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Barnaby Manor Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 25% MD state average), while 15-19% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 45% MD state average).
How many students attend J. Frank Dent Elementary School?
231 students attend J. Frank Dent Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
90% of J. Frank Dent Elementary School students are Black, 7% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are White, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of J. Frank Dent Elementary School?
J. Frank Dent Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Maryland state average of 14:1.
What grades does J. Frank Dent Elementary School offer ?
J. Frank Dent Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is J. Frank Dent Elementary School part of?
J. Frank Dent Elementary School is part of Prince George''s County Public Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 231 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

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