13100 Waters Landing Dr
Germantown, MD 20874
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Waters Landing Elementary School serves 673 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Waters Landing Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 39% (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 42% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Maryland state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 66% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 673 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in MD
  • Math Proficiency
    : 39% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

School Overview

Waters Landing Elementary School's student population of 673 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 53 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
673 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
53 teachers
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School Rankings

Waters Landing Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% 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 Waters Landing Elementary School is 0.67, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#642 out of 1354 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
7%
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Hispanic
39%
20%
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Black
41%
34%
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White
11%
34%
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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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Diversity Score
0.67
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   2/23/2011
My daughter started WLES in kindergarten. The teacher dedication and level of care shown to the students is superior. I work full time I volunteer there once or twice a year and I am amazed how well the staff knows the students. I am sure most parents are not aware how much time the staff at WLES volunteers to make it a fun learning environment. Many teachers come arrive early and stay late (without extra pay) to provide homework help, music clubs, drama etc. I hope the staff at middle school is half as dedicated to the students as the staff at WLES.
- Posted by Parent - slhag
5   2/22/2010
My oldest child is in Kindergarten at WLES. She loves her teacher and the learning environment. We find her teacher to be responsive, very well trained, organized, and passionate about teaching children! We absolutely love Dr. Poole, the principal. I find the school's leadership to be knowledgeable, organized, communicative, responsive and 'ahead of the ball' in terms of educating today's youth. The PTA and WLES parents/families are a very active and nurturing bunch. Spirit Nights, book fairs and other school events are well attended and lots of fun. The curriculum is rigorous, too. While we find the standard curriculum to be a bit less challenging than we (personally) would like, we are very impressed with the school's ability to challenge kids of all levels of learning with various curriculum in the classroom. WLES beats the local private schools any day!
- Posted by Parent - sabri

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 673 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 39% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 42% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

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