Swansfield Elementary School

5610 Cedar Ln
Columbia, MD 21044
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Swansfield Elementary School serves 512 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Swansfield Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20% (which is equal to the Maryland state average of 20%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 18% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Maryland state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 66% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 512 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 72%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MD
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Swansfield Elementary School's student population of 512 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
512 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
43 teachers
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School Rankings

Swansfield Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,343 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Swansfield Elementary School is 0.69, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#709 out of 1343 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
20%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
36%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
7%
7%
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Hispanic
11%
21%
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Black
46%
33%
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White
28%
34%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.69
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Swansfield Elementary School's ranking?
Swansfield Elementary School is ranked #709 out of 1,343 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Maryland.
What schools are Swansfield Elementary School often compared to?
Swansfield Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Pointers Run Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
20% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 20% MD state average), while 18% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 36% MD state average).
How many students attend Swansfield Elementary School?
512 students attend Swansfield Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
46% of Swansfield Elementary School students are Black, 28% of students are White, 11% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Two or more races, and 7% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Swansfield Elementary School?
Swansfield Elementary School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Maryland state average of 14:1.
What grades does Swansfield Elementary School offer ?
Swansfield Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Swansfield Elementary School part of?
Swansfield Elementary School is part of Howard County Public Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 512 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 72%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

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