South Penn Elementary School

500 E 2nd St
Cumberland, MD 21502
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
4/
10
Bottom 50%
South Penn Elementary School serves 539 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 27% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Maryland state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black).

School Overview

South Penn Elementary School's student population of 539 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students539 students
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Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
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School Comparison

South Penn Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 South Penn Elementary School is 0.39, 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
#899 out of 1359 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
30%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
27%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
1%
17%
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Black
7%
34%
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White
77%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
14%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.390.72
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Eligible for Free Lunch
65%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAllegany County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to South Penn Elementary School is Fort Hill High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Washington Middle School (0.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Cumberland Washington Middle School Math: 41% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 574 students
    0.6 miles
    200 Massachusetts Ave
    Cumberland, MD 21502
    (301) 777-5360
    0.6 6-8 574
  • Cumberland Fort Hill High School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 750 students
    0.8 miles
    500 Greenway Ave
    Cumberland, MD 21502
    (301) 777-2570
    0.8 9-12 750
  • Cumberland John Humbird Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 275 students
    0.8 miles
    120 Mary St
    Cumberland, MD 21502
    (301) 724-8842
    0.8 PK-5 275
  • Cumberland West Side Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 390 students
    1.3 miles
    425 Paca St
    Cumberland, MD 21502
    (301) 724-0340
    1.3 PK-5 390
  • Cumberland Allegany High School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 711 students
    1.7 miles
    616 Sedgwick St
    Cumberland, MD 21502
    (301) 777-8110
    1.7 9-12 711

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