Piney Ridge Elementary School

  • Piney Ridge Elementary School serves 530 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 73% (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 63% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Piney Ridge Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 63%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Piney Ridge Elementary School's student population of 530 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 38 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2008)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students530 students
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Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Piney Ridge Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% 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 Ridge Elementary School is 0.35, 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#123 out of 1359 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
73%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
63%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:1n/a
American Indian
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n/a
Asian
4%
7%
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Hispanic
6%
17%
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Black
4%
34%
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White
80%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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Diversity Score0.350.72
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Eligible for Free Lunch
11%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCarroll County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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