South Penn Elementary School
South Penn Elementary School serves 497 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
South Penn 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 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 29% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Maryland state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 66% (majority Black).
- Grades: Prekindergarten-5
- Students: 497 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
- Minority Enrollment: 27%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in MD
- Math Proficiency: 24% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 29% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education
South Penn Elementary School's student population of 497 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has grown by 21% over five school years.
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Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
South Penn 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 South Penn Elementary School is 0.44, 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
State Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#939 out of 1354 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
National School Lunch Program
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education
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