Harpers Choice Middle School



Harpers Choice Middle School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Harpers Choice Middle School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 172
7 194
8 177
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Harpers Choice Middle School is a public elementary school located in Columbia, MD in the Howard County Public Schools. It enrolls 543 students in grades 1st through 12th. It has 12.9 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 543
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 12.9:1
Full Time Teachers: 42

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Harpers Choice Middle School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 275
(51%)
19,862
(52%)
 Female 268
(49%)
18,556
(48%)

Harpers Choice Middle School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 239
(44%)
8,590
(22%)
 White 142
(26%)
15,131
(39%)
 Hispanic 75
(14%)
3,911
(10%)
 Asian 45
(8%)
8,201
(21%)
 Two or More 42
(8%)
2,437
(6%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
54
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
94
(0%)

Harpers Choice Middle School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 314
(58%)
30,020
(78%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 196
(36%)
7,077
(18%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 33
(6%)
1,321
(3%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

The percentage of Harpers Choice Middle School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (42.2%) is slightly lower than the state average of 48.4%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Harpers Choice Middle School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 560
2006 550
2007 555
2008 523
2009 511
2010 492
2011 510
2012 497
2013 521
2014 521
2015 543

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 11.9
2006 11.6
2007 11.3
2008 10.9
2009 11.4
2010 11.6
2011 13.1
2012 12.1
2013 13.4
2014 12.4
2015 12.9

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.24285714285714
2006 0.22545454545455
2007 0.22522522522523
2008 0.26768642447419
2009 0.28375733855186
2010 0.3109756097561
2011 0.33529411764706
2012 0.36016096579477
2013 0.37811900191939
2014 0.40307101727447
2015 0.42173112338858

Compare Harpers Choice Middle School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,290.0% 12.9:1
 
1,343.0% 13.4:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 42.2%
 
State Average 48.4%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Harpers Choice Middle School
Columbia, MD
Public 06 - 08 543 12.9:1  
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Public PK - 05 471 11.8:1 1 miles
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Public PK - 05 394 9.2:1 2 miles
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Public PK - 05 510 10.4:1 2 miles
Clarksville Elementary
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Public KG - 05 465 13.7:1 3 miles
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Public KG - 05 502 14.3:1 3 miles
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Public 06 - 08 771 15.7:1 3 miles
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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