3519 Jefferson Pike
Jefferson, MD 21755
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Valley Elementary School serves 400 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Valley Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 58% (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 58% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Valley Elementary School's student population of 400 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
400 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
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School Rankings

Valley Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Valley Elementary School is 0.40, 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 Data
This School
State Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#297 out of 1354 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
15:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
14%
17%
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Black
4%
34%
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White
76%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MD.
Diversity Score
0.40
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Eligible for Free Lunch
22%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 400 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in MD
  • Math Proficiency
    : 58% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 58% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.40 (Btm 50%)

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