Laurel Woods Elementary School
Laurel Woods Elementary School serves 611 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Laurel Woods Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 37% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 39% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black).
Laurel Woods Elementary School's student population of 611 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 55 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Laurel Woods Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,354 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Laurel Woods Elementary School is 0.66, 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 Data
State Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#700 out of 1354 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education
We LOVE this school! We have two kids - 1st & 4th grades. We switched for the 2014-2015 school year from a local catholic school because we were not happy with the schools responsiveness to our children's educational needs. From day 1 we have had positive experiences at Laurel Woods. The teachers are excellent and truly care. Our children are being continually evaluated to ensure the school is doing everything they can to ensure their academic success. One of them is getting extra help in math (Bridges Program) while at the same time being put into GT for reading; the other is receiving speech therapy while recently being put into a higher level of instruction for math. We can't say enough wonderful things about both the administration and the teachers. THIS is what public education is supposed to be all about. Way to go LWES!
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