South Lake Elementary School

18201 Contour Rd
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
(School attendance zone shown in map)
2/
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Bottom 50%
Serving 823 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, South Lake Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 20%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 12% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 36%).
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Maryland state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 66% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 823 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • : Bottom 50% in MD
  • : 6% (Btm 50%)
  • : 12% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

South Lake Elementary School's student population of 823 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 74 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
823 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
74 teachers
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School Rankings

South Lake Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,343 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of South Lake Elementary School is 0.45, 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.
This School
State Level (MD)
#1103 out of 1343 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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6%
20%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of South Lake Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Maryland by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
12%
36%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of South Lake Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Maryland by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
7%
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Hispanic
72%
21%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in South Lake Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
19%
33%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in South Lake Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
1%
34%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MD.
0.45
This chart display the diversity score of South Lake Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Maryland by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
74%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Lake Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Maryland by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is South Lake Elementary School's ranking?
South Lake Elementary School is ranked #1103 out of 1,343 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Maryland.
What schools are South Lake Elementary School often compared to?
South Lake Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Gaithersburg Elementary School, Rachel Carson Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
6% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 20% MD state average), while 12% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 36% MD state average).
How many students attend South Lake Elementary School?
823 students attend South Lake Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
72% of South Lake Elementary School students are Hispanic, 19% of students are Black, 5% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of South Lake Elementary School?
South Lake Elementary School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Maryland state average of 14:1.
What grades does South Lake Elementary School offer ?
South Lake Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is South Lake Elementary School part of?
South Lake Elementary School is part of Montgomery County Public Schools School District.

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5   1/17/2015
Excellent school
- Posted by Parent - emanu

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 823 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 6% (Btm 50%)
  • : 12% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

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