7100 Woodyard Rd
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Melwood Elementary School serves 430 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Melwood 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 15% (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 27% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Maryland state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 66% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 430 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MD
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 27% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

School Overview

Melwood Elementary School's student population of 430 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has grown by 19% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
430 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
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School Rankings

Melwood 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 Melwood Elementary School is 0.53, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#1063 out of 1354 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
29%
20%
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Black
62%
34%
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White
5%
34%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.53
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Melwood Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Maryland by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

15% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 38% MD state average), while 27% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% MD state average).

How many students attend Melwood Elementary School?

430 students attend Melwood Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

62% of Melwood Elementary School students are Black, 29% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are White, 2% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Melwood Elementary School?

Melwood Elementary School has a student ration of 14:1, which is equal to the Maryland state average of 14:1.

What grades does Melwood Elementary School offer ?

Melwood Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 430 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 27% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

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