John Ruhrah Elementary School

701 Rappolla Street
Baltimore, MD 21224
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
John Ruhrah Elementary School serves 810 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
John Ruhrah 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 percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 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 7% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black and Hispanic).

School Overview

John Ruhrah Elementary School's student population of 810 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 58 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students810 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of John Ruhrah Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers58 teachers
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School Comparison

John Ruhrah 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 John Ruhrah Elementary School is 0.31, 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
#1308 out of 1359 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
9%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
7%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
82%
17%
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Black
4%
34%
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White
12%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.310.72
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in John Ruhrah 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)
12%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in John Ruhrah 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 to John Ruhrah Elementary School is Patterson High School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Graceland Park/o'donnel Heights Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Baltimore Graceland Park/o'donnel Heights Elementary School Math: 14% | Reading: 12%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 456 students
    0.7 miles
    6300 O'donnell St
    Baltimore, MD 21224
    (410) 396-9083
    0.7 PK-8 456
  • Baltimore Highlandtown Elementary #237 Math: 6% | Reading: 10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 757 students
    0.8 miles
    231 S. Eaton Street
    Baltimore, MD 21224
    (443) 642-2792
    0.8 PK-8 757
  • Baltimore Highlandtown Elementary #215 Math: 7% | Reading: 6%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 458 students
    1.0 miles
    3223 E Pratt St
    Baltimore, MD 21224
    (410) 396-9381
    1 PK-8 458
  • Baltimore Holabird Elementary School Math: 3% | Reading: 8%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 470 students
    1.0 miles
    1500 Imla St
    Baltimore, MD 21224
    (410) 396-9086
    1 PK-8 470
  • Baltimore Patterson High School Vocational School
    Math: 16% | Reading: 6%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,103 student
    1.1 miles
    100 Kane St
    Baltimore, MD 21224
    (410) 396-9276
    1.1 9-12 1,103

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