Sunset Elementary School

  • Sunset Elementary School serves 507 students in grades PK-5.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the MD average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 60%.
  • Sunset Elementary School operates within the Anne Arundel County School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 507 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 507 students
Sunset Elementary School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Sunset Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 28 teachers
Sunset Elementary School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Sunset Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MD) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 15:1
Sunset Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
Asian
2%
6%
Sunset Elementary School Asian Students (1995-2015)
Hispanic
8%
15%
Sunset Elementary School Black Students (1993-2015)
Black
3%
34%
Sunset Elementary School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
78%
40%
Sunset Elementary School White Students (1991-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Sunset Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
9%
4%
Sunset Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Sunset Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown MD All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.38 0.40
Sunset Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
22%
39%
Sunset Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
6%
Sunset Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Anne Arundel County School District's student population of 78,991 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $14,952 is higher than the state average of $13,687. The district revenue/student has grown by 6% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $15,309 is higher than the state average of $13,479. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Anne Arundel County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
121
28
Number of Students Managed 78,991 17,887
Anne Arundel County School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $1,174 MM $245 MM
Anne Arundel County School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $1,202 MM $241 MM
Anne Arundel County School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $14,952 $13,687
Anne Arundel County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $15,309 $13,479
Anne Arundel County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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5  9/20/2013
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