7801 Sherriff Rd
Hyattsville, MD 20785
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
William Paca Elementary School serves 544 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
William Paca 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20% (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 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 66% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 544 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MD
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

School Overview

William Paca Elementary School's student population of 544 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 41 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
544 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
41 teachers
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School Rankings

William Paca Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 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 William Paca Elementary School is 0.60, 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
#1207 out of 1354 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
10%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
9%
7%
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Hispanic
30%
20%
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Black
55%
34%
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White
4%
34%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.60
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
88%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

10% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 38% MD state average), while 20% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% MD state average).

How many students attend William Paca Elementary School?

544 students attend William Paca Elementary School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

55% of William Paca Elementary School students are Black, 30% of students are Hispanic, 9% of students are Asian, 4% of students are White, 1% of students are Hawaiian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of William Paca Elementary School?

William Paca Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Maryland state average of 14:1.

What grades does William Paca Elementary School offer ?

William Paca Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 544 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 10% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

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