1110 Parkington Ln
Bowie, MD 20716
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Pointer Ridge Elementary School serves 305 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Pointer Ridge 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 20-24% (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 40-44% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 94% 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: 305 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 94%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MD
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

School Overview

Pointer Ridge Elementary School's student population of 305 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has declined by 20% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
305 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
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School Rankings

Pointer Ridge 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 Pointer Ridge Elementary School is 0.46, 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
#808 out of 1354 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
7%
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Hispanic
15%
20%
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Black
72%
34%
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White
6%
34%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.46
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
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?

20-24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 38% MD state average), while 40-44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% MD state average).

How many students attend Pointer Ridge Elementary School?

305 students attend Pointer Ridge Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

72% of Pointer Ridge Elementary School students are Black, 15% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are White, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Pointer Ridge Elementary School?

Pointer Ridge Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Maryland state average of 14:1.

What grades does Pointer Ridge Elementary School offer ?

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

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 305 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 94%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

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