Wicomico County Public Schools School District

2424 Northgate Drive #100
Salisbury , MD 21801
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Grades: PK - 12

Top Rankings

Wicomico County Public Schools School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Maryland for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
For the 2022-23 school year, there are 25 public schools serving 14,354 students in Wicomico County Public Schools School District. This district's average testing ranking is 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Maryland.
Public Schools in Wicomico County Public Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 35% (versus the Maryland public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 40% (versus the 46% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Wicomico County Public Schools School District are North Salisbury Elementary School, Mardela Middle & High School and Northwestern Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Wicomico County Public Schools School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Maryland.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Maryland public school average of 66% (majority Black).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (MD)
# Schools
25 Schools
1,423 Schools
# Students
14,354 Students
883,137 Students
# Teachers
1,151 Teachers
61,505 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1

District Rank

Wicomico County Public Schools School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 25 school districts in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 81% has decreased from 84% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (MD)
Overall District Rank
#17 out of 25 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Wicomico County Public Schools  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
38%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Wicomico County Public Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of MD by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
46%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Wicomico County Public Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of MD by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
81%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Wicomico County Public Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of MD by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.69
0.73
# American Indian Students
74 Students
2,287 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
n/a
# Asian Students
434 Students
59,676 Students
% Asian Students
3%
7%
# Hispanic Students
1,681 Students
175,862 Students
% Hispanic Students
12%
20%
# Black Students
5,379 Students
295,779 Students
% Black Students
37%
34%
# White Students
5,602 Students
304,609 Students
% White Students
39%
34%
# Hawaiian Students
19 Students
1,287 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,162 Students
43,599 Students
% of Two or more races Students
8%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
470
23,633
# Students in K Grade:
943
58,476
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,109
63,667
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,132
64,253
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,117
64,840
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,129
66,421
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,062
66,681
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,054
68,074
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,103
69,699
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,107
69,379
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,056
74,330
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,076
69,418
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,013
62,475
# Students in 12th Grade:
983
61,791
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $17,667 is higher than the state median of $16,583. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $17,866 is higher than the state median of $16,770. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (MD)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$254 MM
$254 MM
This chart display total revenue of Wicomico County Public Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in MD by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$257 MM
$257 MM
This chart display total spending of Wicomico County Public Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in MD by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$17,667
$16,583
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Wicomico County Public Schools  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MD by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$17,866
$16,770
This chart display average spending per public school student in Wicomico County Public Schools  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in MD by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Wicomico County Public Schools School District Public Schools (2022-23)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
North Salisbury Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 54% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1213 Emerson Ave
Salisbury, MD 21801
(410) 677-5807
Grades: 3-5
| 471 students
Rank: #22.
Mardela Middle & High School
Math: 40% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
24940 Delmar Rd
Mardela Springs, MD 21837
(410) 677-5142
Grades: 6-12
| 674 students
Rank: #33.
Northwestern Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
9975 Sharptown Rd
Mardela Springs, MD 21837
(410) 677-5808
Grades: PK-5
| 308 students
Rank: #44.
James M. Bennett High School
Math: 52% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
300 E College Avenue
Salisbury, MD 21804
(410) 677-5141
Grades: 9-12
| 1,362 students
Rank: #55.
Parkside High School
Math: 46% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1015 Beaglin Park Dr
Salisbury, MD 21804
(410) 677-5143
Grades: 9-12
| 1,113 students
Rank: #66.
Delmar Elementary School
Math: 45% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
811 S Second Street
Delmar, MD 21875
(410) 677-5178
Grades: PK-4
| 843 students
Rank: #77.
Willards Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
36161 Richland Rd
Willards, MD 21874
(410) 677-5819
Grades: PK-3
| 260 students
Rank: #88.
Westside Intermediate
Math: 48% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
8000 Quantico Rd
Hebron, MD 21830
(410) 677-5118
Grades: 2-5
| 363 students
Rank: #99.
Pittsville Elementary & Middle School
Math: 42% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
34404 Old Ocean City Rd
Pittsville, MD 21850
(410) 677-5811
Grades: 4-8
| 387 students
Rank: #1010.
Wicomico High School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
201 Long Avenue
Salisbury, MD 21804
(410) 677-5146
Grades: 9-12
| 1,190 students
Rank: #1111.
Fruitland Intermediate
Math: 39% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
208 W Main St
Fruitland, MD 21826
(410) 677-5805
Grades: 3-5
| 417 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Bennett Middle School
Math: 31% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
532 S. Division Street
Fruitland, MD 21826
(410) 677-5140
Grades: 6-8
| 980 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Pemberton Elementary School
Math: 31% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1300 Pemberton Dr
Salisbury, MD 21801
(410) 677-5809
Grades: PK-5
| 517 students
Rank: #1414.
East Salisbury Elementary School
Math: 32% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1201 Old Ocean City Rd
Salisbury, MD 21804
(410) 677-5803
Grades: 3-5
| 399 students
Rank: #1515.
Salisbury Middle School
Math: 28% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
607 Morris St
Salisbury, MD 21801
(410) 677-5149
Grades: 6-8
| 897 students
Rank: #1616.
Glen Avenue School
Math: 25% | Reading: 25%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1615 Glen Ave
Salisbury, MD 21804
(410) 677-5806
Grades: 2-5
| 409 students
Rank: #1717.
Pinehurst Elementary School
Math: 25% | Reading: 22%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
520 S Pinehurst Ave
Salisbury, MD 21801
(410) 677-5810
Grades: PK-5
| 489 students
Rank: #1818.
Wicomico Middle School
Math: 18% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
635 E Main St
Salisbury, MD 21804
(410) 677-5145
Grades: 6-8
| 829 students
Rank: #1919.
Prince Street School
Math: 23% | Reading: 21%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
400 Prince Street
Salisbury, MD 21804
(410) 677-5813
Grades: PK-5
| 731 students
Rank: #2020.
Wicomico County Evening High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
916 S. Schumaker Dr
Salisbury, MD 21804
(410) 677-4537
Grades: 9-12
| 86 students
Rank: n/an/a
Beaver Run School
31481 Ocean City Rd
Salisbury, MD 21804
(410) 677-5101
Grades: PK-2
| 546 students
Rank: n/an/a
711 Lake St
Salisbury, MD 21801
(410) 677-5814
Grades: PK-1
| 217 students
Rank: n/an/a
Fruitland Primary
301 N Division St
Fruitland, MD 21826
(410) 677-5171
Grades: PK-2
| 378 students
Rank: n/an/a
West Salisbury
1321 West Road
Salisbury, MD 21801
(410) 677-5816
Grades: PK-2
| 307 students
Rank: n/an/a
Westside Primary
6046 Quantico Rd
Quantico, MD 21856
(410) 677-5117
Grades: PK-1
| 181 students

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • District size: 25
  • Enrollment: 14,354 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 61%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 81% (Btm 50% in MD)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

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