Wicomico County School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 24 public schools serving 14,953 students in Wicomico County 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 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 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 School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Maryland.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Maryland public school average of 63% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Wicomico County 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%)

Overview

School District Name
Wicomico County School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (MD)
# Schools
24 Schools
1,420 Schools
# Students
14,953 Students
893,772 Students
# Teachers
1,121 Teachers
59,475 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

Wicomico County 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 2018-2019 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   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   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   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   School District and public school graduation rate of MD by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.68
0.72
# American Indian Students
85 Students
2,386 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
n/a
# Asian Students
464 Students
58,834 Students
% Asian Students
3%
7%
# Hispanic Students
1,476 Students
155,381 Students
% Hispanic Students
10%
17%
# Black Students
5,478 Students
300,979 Students
% Black Students
37%
34%
# White Students
6,363 Students
334,032 Students
% White Students
42%
37%
# Hawaiian Students
12 Students
1,300 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,075 Students
40,754 Students
% of Two or more races Students
7%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
665
30,419
# Students in K Grade:
1,135
64,080
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,172
66,118
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,173
66,910
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,244
68,548
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,253
70,339
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,103
69,527
# Students in 6th Grade:
970
67,016
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,004
65,562
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,011
65,359
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,193
71,638
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,074
67,743
# Students in 11th Grade:
993
60,328
# Students in 12th Grade:
963
60,185
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $16,959 is higher than the state median of $15,941. The school district revenue/student has grown by 12% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $17,151 is higher than the state median of $16,121. The school district spending/student has grown by 11% over four school years.
This School District
This State (MD)
Total Revenue
$254 MM
$254 MM
This chart display total revenue of Wicomico County   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in MD by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$257 MM
$257 MM
This chart display total spending of Wicomico County   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in MD by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$16,959
$15,941
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Wicomico County   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MD by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$17,151
$16,121
This chart display average spending per public school student in Wicomico County   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in MD by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Wicomico County School District Public Schools (2021-22)

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: 1-5
| 624 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
| 692 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
| 328 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
| 1,542 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
| 1,191 students
Rank: #66.
Delmar Elementary School
Math: 45% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
(1)
811 S Second Street
Delmar, MD 21875
(410) 677-5178
Grades: PK-4
| 857 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
| 350 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
| 406 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
| 412 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
| 1,043 students
Rank: #1111.
Fruitland Intermediate
Math: 39% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
208 W Main St
Fruitland, MD 21826
(410) 677-5805
Grades: 3-5
| 468 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
| 1,049 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Pemberton Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 31% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1300 Pemberton Dr
Salisbury, MD 21801
(410) 677-5809
Grades: PK-5
| 563 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
| 499 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
| 656 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
| 415 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
| 564 students
Rank: #1818.
Wicomico Middle School
Math: 18% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
635 E Main St
Salisbury, MD 21804
(410) 677-5145
Grades: 6-8
| 729 students
Rank: #1919.
Prince Street School
Math: 23% | Reading: 21%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
400 Prince Street
Salisbury, MD 21804
(410) 677-5813
Grades: PK-5
| 786 students
Rank: #2020.
Wicomico County Evening High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
201 Long Ave
Salisbury, MD 21802
(410) 677-4537
Grades: 9-12
| 72 students
Beaver Run School
31481 Ocean City Rd
Salisbury, MD 21804
(410) 677-5101
Grades: PK-2
| 609 students
711 Lake St
Salisbury, MD 21801
(410) 677-5814
Grades: PK-1
| 405 students
Fruitland Primary
301 N Division St
Fruitland, MD 21826
(410) 677-5171
Grades: PK-2
| 470 students
Westside Primary
6046 Quantico Rd
Quantico, MD 21856
(410) 677-5117
Grades: PK-1
| 223 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 14,953 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 57%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 81% (Btm 50% in MD)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 39% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.68

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