Lake Elkhorn Middle School

6680 Cradlerock Way

Columbia, MD 21045
(School attendance zone shown in map)

Tel: (410)313-7600
  • Lake Elkhorn Middle School serves 490 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 25% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 42%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 34% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 44%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Lake Elkhorn Middle 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 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 61%.
  • Lake Elkhorn Middle School operates within the Howard County School District.

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School Overview

  • Lake Elkhorn Middle School's student population of 490 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 44 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students490 students
Lake Elkhorn Middle School Total Students (2012-2016)
Total Classroom Teachers44 teachers
Lake Elkhorn Middle School Total Teachers (2012-2016)
Students by GradeLake Elkhorn Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Lake Elkhorn Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1367 schools in Maryland (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Lake Elkhorn Middle School is 0.68, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
42%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
44%
Student : Teacher Ratio11:115:1
Lake Elkhorn Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (2012-2016)
Asian
8%
6%
Lake Elkhorn Middle School Asian Students (2012-2016)
Hispanic
14%
15%
Lake Elkhorn Middle School Black Students (2012-2016)
Black
51%
34%
Lake Elkhorn Middle School Black Students (2012-2016)
White
18%
39%
Lake Elkhorn Middle School White Students (2012-2016)
Two or more races
9%
4%
Lake Elkhorn Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsLake Elkhorn Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownMD All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.680.40
Lake Elkhorn Middle School Diversity Score (2012-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
40%
Lake Elkhorn Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (2012-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
Lake Elkhorn Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2012-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Lake Elkhorn Middle School is Howard County School District, which is ranked within the top 5% of all 25 school districts in Maryland (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Howard County School District's student population of 54,870 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $16,405 in this district is less than the state average of $16,454. The district revenue/student has declined by 8% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $15,950 is less than the state average of $16,634. The district spending/student has declined by 8% over four school years.
    School District NameHoward County School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    76
    28
    Number of Students Managed54,87017,941
    Howard County School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    59%
    42%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    58%
    44%
    District Total Revenue$854 MM$295 MM
    District Spending$830 MM$298 MM
    District Revenue / Student$16,405$16,454
    District Spending / Student$15,950$16,634
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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