1500 E Homberg Ave
Essex, MD 21221
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Mars Estates Elementary School serves 434 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Mars Estates 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (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 20-24% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black).

School Overview

Mars Estates Elementary School's student population of 434 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
434 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
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School Rankings

Mars Estates 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 Mars Estates Elementary School is 0.62, 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
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State Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#1017 out of 1354 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
7%
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Hispanic
12%
17%
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Black
56%
34%
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White
22%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.62
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Eligible for Free Lunch
65%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
5%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 434 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 78%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MD
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.62 (Top 50%)

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