Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary School
Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary School serves 771 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 72% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 72% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black and Hispanic).
Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary School's student population of 771 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% 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 Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary School is 0.74, which is more 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 Data
State Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#101 out of 1354 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education
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