Forest Ridge Elementary



Forest Ridge Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Forest Ridge Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 125
1 109
2 125
3 140
4 96
5 146
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Forest Ridge Elementary is a public elementary school located in Laurel, MD in the Howard County Public Schools. It enrolls 741 students in grades 1st through 12th. Forest Ridge Elementary is the 95th largest public school in Maryland and the 6,341st largest nationally. It has 14.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 741
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 51.2
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 6,341st out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Maryland: 95th out of 922
Student/Teacher Rank in Maryland: 319th out of 920
Full Time Teacher Rank in Maryland: 72nd out of 920

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Forest Ridge Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 375
(51%)
19,862
(52%)
 Female 366
(49%)
18,556
(48%)

Forest Ridge Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 252
(34%)
8,590
(22%)
 Asian 179
(24%)
8,201
(21%)
 White 173
(23%)
15,131
(39%)
 Hispanic 92
(12%)
3,911
(10%)
 Two or More 42
(6%)
2,437
(6%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
94
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
54
(0%)

Forest Ridge Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 539
(73%)
30,020
(78%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 165
(22%)
7,077
(18%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 37
(5%)
1,321
(3%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 921 ranked schools in Maryland, Forest Ridge Elementary is ranked 504th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Forest Ridge Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (27.3%) is 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.

Forest Ridge Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 609
2006 603
2007 627
2008 633
2009 657
2010 699
2011 764
2012 718
2013 748
2014 721
2015 741

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.2
2006 15.5
2007 15.1
2008 14.6
2009 14.1
2010 15.5
2011 15.9
2012 16.2
2013 15.5
2014 14.7
2015 14.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.095238095238095
2006 0.1077943615257
2007 0.1451355661882
2008 0.14533965244866
2009 0.16742770167428
2010 0.21173104434907
2011 0.23821989528796
2012 0.21866295264624
2013 0.23930481283422
2014 0.26907073509015
2015 0.27260458839406

Compare Forest Ridge Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,343.0% 13.4:1
 
1,450.0% 14.5:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 27.3%
 
State Average 48.4%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

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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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