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895K Students | 63.7K Teachers | 28 Districts | 1,434 Schools

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Maryland Composition
The Racial Divide

ProPublica has found that in states across the country, Black and Hispanic students are, on average, less likely to be selected for gifted programs and take AP courses than their white peers. They are also more likely, on average, to be suspended and expelled. Explore if disparities exist at this school across all racial groups. The first scores shown below are for racial groups with the highest disparities. We don’t show disparity scores between racial groups that represent less than 2.5 percent of a state’s enrollment.

Opportunity

2.3x

White students are 2.3 times as likely to be enrolled in at least one AP class as Hispanic students

White students are 2.3 times as likely to be enrolled in at least one AP class as Black students.

Asian, Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian students are 1.3 times as likely to be enrolled in at least one AP class as White students.

White students are 1.4 times as likely to be enrolled in at least one AP class as students of Two or More Races.

A comparison between Native American or Alaska Native students and White students enrolled at least one AP class is not available.

Discipline

3x

Black students are 3 times as likely to be suspended as White students

Hispanic students are 1.1 times as likely to be suspended as White students.

White students are 2.8 times as likely to be suspended as Asian, Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian students.

students of Two or More Races are 2.2 times as likely to be suspended as White students.

A comparison between Native American or Alaska Native students and White student suspensions is not available.

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Opportunity

States offer a variety of curricula and enrichment programs. Explore what advanced courses and specialized staff members are available for students in this state.


AP Course Composition

Gifted & Talented Composition

This State

National

Students

62% Nonwhite Students

45% Students Who Get Free/Reduced-Price Lunch

88% High School Graduation Rate

28% Students Taking an AP Course

71.1K students

17% Students in a Gifted & Talented Program

152K students

28% Students Taking the SAT or ACT

69.8K students

11% Students Enrolled in Physics

28.3K students

22% Students Enrolled in Advanced Math

56.5K students

24% Students Enrolled in Geometry

61.3K students

31% Students Enrolled in Biology

78.9K students

21% Students Enrolled in Chemistry

54.7K students

7% Students Enrolled in Calculus

18.6K students

2%Students Enrolled in 8th-Grade Algebra

19.4K students

Teachers & Resources

14.1 Students for Every Teacher

15% Inexperienced Teachers

32% Chronically Absent Teachers

(Missed more than 10 days in a 180-day school year)

18 Average Number of AP Courses

3.9 Social Workers, Psychologists & Counselors per 1000 students

227 Schools With Credit Recovery Programs

169 Schools With Dual Enrollment Programs

918 Schools With Gifted & Talented Programs

27 Schools With International Baccalaureates

This State

National

Discipline

States differ in how they discipline students. Explore how often this state punishes its students with suspensions, expulsions and corporal punishment.


Out-of-School Suspension Composition

Expulsion Composition

This State

National

Students

38K Total Out-of-School Suspended Students

4% of all students in this state

13.3K Total In-School Suspended Students

528 Total Expelled Students

< 1% of all students in this state

Outcomes & Resources

115 Average Days Missed to Out-of-School Suspension, per School

3.2 Average Number of Days of an Out-of-School Suspension

1.5 Average Arrests, per School

2136 Total Arrests

3.3 Average Referrals to Law Enforcement, per School

4610 Total Referrals to Law Enforcement

0.2 Average Transfers to Alternative Schools, per School

0.6 Security Guard or Law Enforcement Officer per 1000 students

State

National

All School Districts

Explore the disparities in discipline and access to opportunities across all districts in this state.

BlackBlack

HispanicHispanic

AsianAsian, Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian

Native Am.Native American or Alaska Native

Two+ RacesTwo or More Races

District Name City Nonwhite Students Students Who Get Free/Reduced-Price Lunch High School Graduation Rate Opportunity (White students are this number of times as likely to be in an AP class, compared with Black students) Discipline (Black students are this number of times as likely to be suspended, compared with White students) Segregation Index (White & Black students) Achievement Gap (White & Black students)
Allegany County Public Schools Cumberland 11% 56% 90%

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Anne Arundel County Public Schools Annapolis 44% 33% 89% 1.8x 3.5x High 2.3 grades
Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore 92% 87% 71% 2.6x 2.3x High 1.9 grades
Baltimore County Public Schools Towson 59% 47% 89% 1.7x 3x High 2 grades
Calvert County Public Schools Prince Frederick 28% 23% 94% 1.6x 3.6x Low 1.9 grades
Caroline County Public Schools Denton 35% 56% 89% 2.7x 3.5x Medium 1.9 grades
Carroll County Public Schools Westminster 15% 20% 95% 1.7x 3.3x Medium 1.7 grades
Cecil County Public Schools Elkton 23% 44% 91% 1.6x 2.7x High 1.5 grades
Charles County Public Schools La Plata 72% 36% 92% 1.6x 2.7x High 1.9 grades
Dorchester County Public Schools Cambridge 55% 67% 86% 4x 3.5x Medium 2.4 grades
Frederick County Public Schools Frederick 37% 27% 92% 2x 3.8x High 2 grades
Garrett County Public Schools Oakland 4% 47% 92%

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Harford County Public Schools Bel Air 35% 31% 89% 1.9x 4x High 2 grades
Howard County Public Schools Ellicott City 59% 21% 93% 2.1x 4.3x High 2.5 grades
Kent County Public Schools Rock Hall 39% 55% Between 85% and 89% 1.9x 2.8x Medium 2.4 grades
MARYLAND SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF FREDERICK CAMPUS District Frederick 42%

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Maryland State Department of Education-Juvenile Services Education Program District Baltimore 88%

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Montgomery County Public Schools Rockville 70% 35% 90% 2x 5.2x High 3 grades
Prince George's County Public Schools Upper Marlboro 96% 63% 81% 1.4x 2.4x High 2 grades
Queen Annes County Public Schools Centreville 20% 26% 96% 2x 3.7x Low 2.2 grades
SEED School of Maryland District Baltimore 99% 52% Greater than 90%

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Somerset County Public Schools Westover 59% 82% Between 80% and 84% 2.2x 3.1x Medium 1.3 grades
St. Marys County Public Schools Leonardtown 34% 32% 94% 2x 5.1x High 2.3 grades
Talbot County Public Schools Easton 38% 44% 86% 3.3x 4.7x Low 2.6 grades
THE MARYLAND SCHOOL F/T BLIND District BALTIMORE 63%

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Washington County Public Schools Hagerstown 30% 49% 91% 1.9x 3.8x High 1.7 grades
Wicomico County Public Schools Salisbury 55% 60% 82% 2.8x 3.8x Medium 2.3 grades
Worcester County Public Schools Newark 34% 43% 92% 2.7x 3.4x High 2.6 grades
District Name City Nonwhite Students Students Who Get Free/Reduced-Price Lunch High School Graduation Rate Opportunity (White students are this number of times as likely to be in an AP class, compared with Hispanic students) Discipline (Hispanic students are this number of times as likely to be suspended, compared with White students) Segregation Index (White & Hispanic students) Achievement Gap (White & Hispanic students)
Allegany County Public Schools Cumberland 11% 56% 90%

No Hispanic students enrolled

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Low

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Anne Arundel County Public Schools Annapolis 44% 33% 89% 2x 1.3x High 1.7 grades
Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore 92% 87% 71% 3.7x

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High 1.1 grades
Baltimore County Public Schools Towson 59% 47% 89% 2.2x 1.8x High 1.5 grades
Calvert County Public Schools Prince Frederick 28% 23% 94% 1.3x 2.4x Low 0.8 grades
Caroline County Public Schools Denton 35% 56% 89% 1.7x

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Medium 0.8 grades
Carroll County Public Schools Westminster 15% 20% 95% 1.6x

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Medium 0.9 grades
Cecil County Public Schools Elkton 23% 44% 91% 2.1x 1.7x Medium 1 grades
Charles County Public Schools La Plata 72% 36% 92% 1.8x 1.6x High 0.9 grades
Dorchester County Public Schools Cambridge 55% 67% 86% 8x

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Medium 1.6 grades
Frederick County Public Schools Frederick 37% 27% 92% 2.1x 1.6x High 1.5 grades
Garrett County Public Schools Oakland 4% 47% 92%

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Harford County Public Schools Bel Air 35% 31% 89% 1.6x 2.2x Medium 1.2 grades
Howard County Public Schools Ellicott City 59% 21% 93% 1.9x 2.5x High 2.3 grades
Kent County Public Schools Rock Hall 39% 55% Between 85% and 89%

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MARYLAND SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF FREDERICK CAMPUS District Frederick 42%

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Maryland State Department of Education-Juvenile Services Education Program District Baltimore 88%

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Montgomery County Public Schools Rockville 70% 35% 90% 2.6x 2.6x High 3.2 grades
Prince George's County Public Schools Upper Marlboro 96% 63% 81% 2.6x

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High 2.2 grades
Queen Annes County Public Schools Centreville 20% 26% 96% 2.9x 1.8x Medium 1.5 grades
SEED School of Maryland District Baltimore 99% 52% Greater than 90%

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Somerset County Public Schools Westover 59% 82% Between 80% and 84%

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Medium

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St. Marys County Public Schools Leonardtown 34% 32% 94% 1.5x 2.3x Medium 0.8 grades
Talbot County Public Schools Easton 38% 44% 86% 2.2x

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Medium 1.9 grades
THE MARYLAND SCHOOL F/T BLIND District BALTIMORE 63%

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Washington County Public Schools Hagerstown 30% 49% 91% 1.5x 1.6x Medium 0.9 grades
Wicomico County Public Schools Salisbury 55% 60% 82% 2.5x 1.5x Medium 1.7 grades
Worcester County Public Schools Newark 34% 43% 92% 2.8x

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Medium 1.5 grades
District Name City Nonwhite Students Students Who Get Free/Reduced-Price Lunch High School Graduation Rate Opportunity (White students are this number of times as likely to be in an AP class, compared with Asian, Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian students) Discipline (Asian, Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian students are this number of times as likely to be suspended, compared with White students)
Allegany County Public Schools Cumberland 11% 56% 90%

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Anne Arundel County Public Schools Annapolis 44% 33% 89%

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Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore 92% 87% 71%

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Less likely

Baltimore County Public Schools Towson 59% 47% 89%

Less likely

Less likely

Calvert County Public Schools Prince Frederick 28% 23% 94%

Less likely

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Caroline County Public Schools Denton 35% 56% 89%

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Carroll County Public Schools Westminster 15% 20% 95%

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Less likely

Cecil County Public Schools Elkton 23% 44% 91%

Less likely

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Charles County Public Schools La Plata 72% 36% 92%

Less likely

Less likely

Dorchester County Public Schools Cambridge 55% 67% 86%

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Frederick County Public Schools Frederick 37% 27% 92%

Less likely

Less likely

Garrett County Public Schools Oakland 4% 47% 92%

Less likely

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Harford County Public Schools Bel Air 35% 31% 89%

Less likely

Less likely

Howard County Public Schools Ellicott City 59% 21% 93%

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Kent County Public Schools Rock Hall 39% 55% Between 85% and 89%

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MARYLAND SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF FREDERICK CAMPUS District Frederick 42%

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Maryland State Department of Education-Juvenile Services Education Program District Baltimore 88%

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Montgomery County Public Schools Rockville 70% 35% 90% 1x

Less likely

Prince George's County Public Schools Upper Marlboro 96% 63% 81%

Less likely

Less likely

Queen Annes County Public Schools Centreville 20% 26% 96%

Less likely

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SEED School of Maryland District Baltimore 99% 52% Greater than 90%

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Somerset County Public Schools Westover 59% 82% Between 80% and 84%

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St. Marys County Public Schools Leonardtown 34% 32% 94%

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Talbot County Public Schools Easton 38% 44% 86%

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THE MARYLAND SCHOOL F/T BLIND District BALTIMORE 63%

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7.9x
Washington County Public Schools Hagerstown 30% 49% 91%

Less likely

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Wicomico County Public Schools Salisbury 55% 60% 82%

Less likely

Less likely

Worcester County Public Schools Newark 34% 43% 92%

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District Name City Nonwhite Students Students Who Get Free/Reduced-Price Lunch High School Graduation Rate Opportunity (White students are this number of times as likely to be in an AP class, compared with Native American or Alaska Native students) Discipline (Native American or Alaska Native students are this number of times as likely to be suspended, compared with White students)
Allegany County Public Schools Cumberland 11% 56% 90%

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Anne Arundel County Public Schools Annapolis 44% 33% 89%

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3.7x
Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore 92% 87% 71%

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3.8x
Baltimore County Public Schools Towson 59% 47% 89% 2x 2.5x
Calvert County Public Schools Prince Frederick 28% 23% 94%

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5.9x
Caroline County Public Schools Denton 35% 56% 89%

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4.1x
Carroll County Public Schools Westminster 15% 20% 95%

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Cecil County Public Schools Elkton 23% 44% 91%

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Charles County Public Schools La Plata 72% 36% 92%

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3.4x
Dorchester County Public Schools Cambridge 55% 67% 86%

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Frederick County Public Schools Frederick 37% 27% 92%

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Garrett County Public Schools Oakland 4% 47% 92%

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Harford County Public Schools Bel Air 35% 31% 89%

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Howard County Public Schools Ellicott City 59% 21% 93% 2.2x 5.4x
Kent County Public Schools Rock Hall 39% 55% Between 85% and 89%

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6.8x
MARYLAND SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF FREDERICK CAMPUS District Frederick 42%

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Maryland State Department of Education-Juvenile Services Education Program District Baltimore 88%

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Montgomery County Public Schools Rockville 70% 35% 90% 2.4x

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Prince George's County Public Schools Upper Marlboro 96% 63% 81%

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2.7x
Queen Annes County Public Schools Centreville 20% 26% 96%

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SEED School of Maryland District Baltimore 99% 52% Greater than 90%

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Somerset County Public Schools Westover 59% 82% Between 80% and 84%

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St. Marys County Public Schools Leonardtown 34% 32% 94%

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Talbot County Public Schools Easton 38% 44% 86%

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THE MARYLAND SCHOOL F/T BLIND District BALTIMORE 63%

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Washington County Public Schools Hagerstown 30% 49% 91%

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Wicomico County Public Schools Salisbury 55% 60% 82%

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Worcester County Public Schools Newark 34% 43% 92%

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5.5x
District Name City Nonwhite Students Students Who Get Free/Reduced-Price Lunch High School Graduation Rate Opportunity (White students are this number of times as likely to be in an AP class, compared with Two or More Races students) Discipline (Two or More Races students are this number of times as likely to be suspended, compared with White students)
Allegany County Public Schools Cumberland 11% 56% 90% 2.3x 1.9x
Anne Arundel County Public Schools Annapolis 44% 33% 89% 1.5x 2.2x
Baltimore City Public Schools Baltimore 92% 87% 71% 2.5x 1.9x
Baltimore County Public Schools Towson 59% 47% 89% 1.8x 2.3x
Calvert County Public Schools Prince Frederick 28% 23% 94% 1.6x 2.2x
Caroline County Public Schools Denton 35% 56% 89% 2.5x 3.2x
Carroll County Public Schools Westminster 15% 20% 95% 1.4x 2.9x
Cecil County Public Schools Elkton 23% 44% 91%

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1.8x
Charles County Public Schools La Plata 72% 36% 92% 1.4x 1.8x
Dorchester County Public Schools Cambridge 55% 67% 86% 2.4x 2.9x
Frederick County Public Schools Frederick 37% 27% 92% 1.3x 2.6x
Garrett County Public Schools Oakland 4% 47% 92%

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Harford County Public Schools Bel Air 35% 31% 89% 1.6x 2.9x
Howard County Public Schools Ellicott City 59% 21% 93% 1.3x 1.9x
Kent County Public Schools Rock Hall 39% 55% Between 85% and 89%

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3.2x
MARYLAND SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF FREDERICK CAMPUS District Frederick 42%

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Maryland State Department of Education-Juvenile Services Education Program District Baltimore 88%

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Montgomery County Public Schools Rockville 70% 35% 90% 1.4x 3.1x
Prince George's County Public Schools Upper Marlboro 96% 63% 81%

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Queen Annes County Public Schools Centreville 20% 26% 96% 3.4x

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SEED School of Maryland District Baltimore 99% 52% Greater than 90%

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Somerset County Public Schools Westover 59% 82% Between 80% and 84%

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2.4x
St. Marys County Public Schools Leonardtown 34% 32% 94% 3.1x 2.2x
Talbot County Public Schools Easton 38% 44% 86%

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THE MARYLAND SCHOOL F/T BLIND District BALTIMORE 63%

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Washington County Public Schools Hagerstown 30% 49% 91% 2.3x 2.2x
Wicomico County Public Schools Salisbury 55% 60% 82% 2.2x 2x
Worcester County Public Schools Newark 34% 43% 92% 2.1x 2.3x
Sources & Notes

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, Stanford University's Center for Education Policy Analysis, EDFacts, U.S. Department of Education’s Common Core of Data. Maps courtesy of Mapbox Community. Read our methodology

Notes: The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights occasionally updates the underlying dataset. ProPublica may update the interactive’s data in response.

Disparity scores are not available if there are too few students in a specific racial group to make a statistically significant calculation. They are also not available if data about a particular racial group was not reported. Some schools or districts reported an overcount of students in a disparity category (such as suspensions or AP courses) when compared with the total enrollment of that particular student group. In such cases, we also omit the disparity score.

Due to rounding, demographic breakdowns in composition charts may add up to more than 100 percent.

The racial categories we show data for are: Black, Hispanic, White, Asian/Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, Two or More Races, and Native American or Alaska Native. In some cases, we abbreviate the last three of these racial groups to Asian, Two+ Races, and Native Am.

Due to a technical issue with the Office for Civil Rights’ collection of data on sworn law enforcement officers in schools, the data for security staff may be an undercount.

As with any self-reported data, there may be errors in the federal Civil Rights Data Collection. Though districts are required to ensure the accuracy of their data, some may still report incorrect figures. Additionally, for some variables, the CRDC rounds the number of students for privacy reasons. In these cases, groups of students may represent a slight undercount or overcount.

Find errors? Have tips? Email [email protected].

Data specific to high school testing or high school level courses (including geometry, biology, calculus, AP enrollment, SAT testing rates, etc.) is calculated out of total high school enrollment, while data for other classes (such as eighth-grade algebra) is calculated out of total student enrollment. Read more about our data in our methodology

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