Details overview

Hours 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
School leader Ernesto Diaz
District Howard County Public Schools
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Dress code

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus World languages
Instructional / curriculum models used Gifted / High performing

Classes

5
Visual Arts
including: Drawing / Sketching
4
Music
including: Choir / Chorus
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Band
Bell / handbell choir
Choir / Chorus
Orchestra
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Media arts None
Visual arts Ceramics
Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Sculpture
World languages taught Spanish

Support

13
Facilities
including: Cafeteria
Facilities Sports Fields
Art room
Audiovisual aids
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Internet access
Kitchen
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Music room
Playground
Extra learning resources (misc.) Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Remediation
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Cognitive disability
Emotional behavioral disabilities
Level of special education programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered Yes

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Black 37% 35%
Hispanic 26% 12%
White 24% 42%
Two or more races 10% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Female 43% 49%
N/A 57% 51%
Male 57% 51%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 53% 42%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

0
Girls Sports
0
Boys Sports
4
Clubs
including: Chess club
Girls sports None
Boys sports None
Clubs Book / reading club
Chess club
Girls on the Run
Homework help / Study buddy club
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 7:00 AM
After school end time 6:00 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Tutor
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
Students typically continue on to these schools Oakland Mills Middle School

Awards

Community service award SFES PTA awarded "National PTA School of Excellence"
Year received 2014
Community service award Healthy Howard Gold Recipient
Year received 2015

Teachers

17
Staff
including: PE instructor
Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
Behavioral health specialist
Computer specialist
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Gifted Specialist
Coach(es)
Librarian / media specialist
Math specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Nurse
Reading specialist
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff Spanish

Neighborhood

Transportation options Transportation provided for special education students
Transportation options (misc.) Transportation for PreK
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Tau Pi Chapter

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012
Students by group NCES, 2011-2012