Lake Elkhorn Middle School

  • Lake Elkhorn Middle School serves 547 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 27% (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 31% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Lake Elkhorn Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

  • Lake Elkhorn Middle School's student population of 547 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 47 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students547 students
This chart display total students of Lake Elkhorn Middle School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender % This chart display gender of Lake Elkhorn Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers47 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Lake Elkhorn Middle School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade This chart display the students of Lake Elkhorn Middle School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Lake Elkhorn Middle 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 Lake Elkhorn Middle School is 0.67, 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#883 out of 1359 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Lake Elkhorn Middle School, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
27%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Lake Elkhorn Middle 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) (16-17)
31%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Lake Elkhorn Middle 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 Ratio12:115:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Lake Elkhorn Middle School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Maryland by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
9%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Lake Elkhorn Middle School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
17%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Lake Elkhorn Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
52%
34%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Lake Elkhorn Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
15%
37%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Lake Elkhorn Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Lake Elkhorn Middle School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Maryland by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Lake Elkhorn Middle School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MD.
Diversity Score0.670.72
This chart display the diversity score of Lake Elkhorn Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Maryland by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Lake Elkhorn Middle 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
5%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Lake Elkhorn Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHoward County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

Show me:

School Reviews

Review Lake Elkhorn Middle School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
In light of an upcoming study on Montessori education in South Carolina, as well as the growing popularity of the Montessori Method in public charter schools, we’ll take a look at the principles behind Montessori education and whether it is an effective method for preparing some students for the professional world or higher education.
Across the nation, city mayors have increased their role and control over the local public school system. Learn about the controversies and the ramifications of mayoral control.
In light of all the finger-pointing occurring in the education reform movement, we’ll look at the good and bad of teachers unions – and whether these organizations really work in favor of students and/or teachers.