Viers Mill Elementary School

11711 Joseph Mill Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20906
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Viers Mill Elementary School serves 492 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Viers Mill 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 13% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 20%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 17% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Maryland state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 66% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 492 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MD
  • Math Proficiency
    : 13% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 17% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Viers Mill Elementary School's student population of 492 students has declined by 18% over five school years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
492 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
48 teachers
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School Rankings

Viers Mill 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 Viers Mill Elementary School is 0.46, 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
#810 out of 1343 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
13%
20%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
17%
36%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
6%
7%
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Hispanic
72%
21%
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Black
8%
33%
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White
11%
34%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.46
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
58%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
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 Viers Mill Elementary School's ranking?
Viers Mill Elementary School is ranked #810 out of 1,343 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Maryland.
What schools are Viers Mill Elementary School often compared to?
Viers Mill Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Highland Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
13% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 20% MD state average), while 17% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 36% MD state average).
How many students attend Viers Mill Elementary School?
492 students attend Viers Mill Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
72% of Viers Mill Elementary School students are Hispanic, 11% of students are White, 8% of students are Black, 6% of students are Asian, and 3% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Viers Mill Elementary School?
Viers Mill Elementary School has a student ration of 10:1, which is lower than the Maryland state average of 14:1.
What grades does Viers Mill Elementary School offer ?
Viers Mill Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Viers Mill Elementary School part of?
Viers Mill Elementary School is part of Montgomery County Public Schools School District.

School Reviews

5   9/12/2022
4th year at this school - amazing staff and teachers, great community. Kids receive a lot of attention and support in a positive environment. While I have been at the school they have pioneered the new math curriculum and been early adopters of the restorative justice approach to discipline. New initiatives this year in green schools and ukulele instruction. Innovative school with good results and a great community. The quantitative approach this website uses does not convey useful information.
- Posted by Parent - Laurel Kennedy

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 492 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 13% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 17% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

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