Piney Branch Elementary School

7510 Maple Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
8/
10
Top 30%
Piney Branch Elementary School serves 660 students in grades 3-5.
Piney Branch Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 49% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 53% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Piney Branch Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

Piney Branch Elementary School's student population of 660 students has grown by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has grown by 23% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 3-5
Total Students660 students
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Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
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School Comparison

Piney Branch Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,359 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Piney Branch Elementary School is 0.71, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#404 out of 1359 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
49%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
53%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
3%
7%
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Hispanic
19%
17%
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Black
36%
34%
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White
36%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.710.72
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Eligible for Free Lunch
24%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMontgomery County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Piney Branch Elementary School is Coolidge High School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Takoma Park Middle School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Takoma Park Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Takoma Park Takoma Park Elementary School Magnet School
    Grades: K-2 | 623 students
    0.2 miles
    7511 Holly Ave
    Takoma Park, MD 20912
    (240) 740-0980
    0.2 K-2 623
  • Silver Spring Takoma Park Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 63% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,090 student
    0.4 miles
    7611 Piney Branch Rd
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
    (301) 650-6444
    0.4 6-8 1,090
  • Silver Spring East Silver Spring Elementary School Math: 40% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 539 students
    0.8 miles
    631 Silver Spring Ave
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
    (240) 740-0620
    0.8 PK-5 539
  • Washington Takoma Ec Math: 13% | Reading: 21%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 473 students
    0.8 miles
    7010 Piney Branch Rd Nw
    Washington, DC 20012
    (202) 671-6050
    0.8 PK-8 473
  • Washington Hope Community Pcs Tolson Charter School
    Math: 15% | Reading: 21%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 467 students
    1.1 miles
    2917 8th St Ne
    Washington, DC 20017
    (202) 832-7370
    1.1 PK-8 467

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