711 Highvilla Rd
Essex, MD 21221
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Orems Elementary School serves 363 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Orems 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 20%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Maryland state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 66% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 363 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 51%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MD
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Orems Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Orems Elementary School's student population of 363 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has grown by 23% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
363 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
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School Rankings

Orems Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,343 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Orems Elementary School is 0.69, 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
#832 out of 1343 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
10-14%
20%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
36%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
7%
7%
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Hispanic
16%
20%
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Black
20%
34%
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White
49%
34%
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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
0.69
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
58%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
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 is Orems Elementary School's ranking?

Orems Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for: Most diverse schools (Top 20%).

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

10-14% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 20% MD state average), while 15-19% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 36% MD state average).

How many students attend Orems Elementary School?

363 students attend Orems Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

49% of Orems Elementary School students are White, 20% of students are Black, 16% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Asian, 7% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.

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

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

What grades does Orems Elementary School offer ?

Orems Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is Orems Elementary School part of?

Orems Elementary School is part of Baltimore County Public Schools School District.

School Reviews

2   10/31/2011
This school is seriously in need of major changes. They need new technology and a change for the better. Overall the teacher's are great, and really care for for our children. But they need to reconsider some of the work they expect the younger children be able to do. Also the communication between the parents and the school isn't very good. Communication should be the key for the children to succeed, which isn't happening here. Their response is that they have too many children to deal with. Even when the child has special needs they don't communicate well, and has to go though the school principal or asst principal for approval. The parking at the school is terrible. You gotta provide proof for everything even down to have a child with medical needs to prove they have to have limits or what ever. Gotta fight for everything....and pretty much you face a lot of negatively the way they talk to you as a parent. Orem's is in need of major changes...
- Posted by Parent - mommy

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 363 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 51%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

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