This section of charts contains education data for Dargan CDP Maryland based mainly on the latest year 2021 American Community Survey census data but also the survey from Common Core Data available for Public Elementary through Secondary Schools. In Figure 1, the percent of all people aged 25 years or older, who have either graduated from high school or completed the Graduate Equivalency Degree (GED) or some equivalent certification/credential. Dargan CDP depicts it has a High School Grad or higher of 100% which is ranked #1 of all places in the greater Dargan CDP region.
In Figure 2, the percentage of people aged 25 years or older who have graduated from college/university with at least a bachelor's degree is provided. Note that the bachelor's degree is also called a four-year degree because it normally takes four years of full-time study to finish the course curriculum required to obtain the degree. This chart portrays the proportion of the population in this region who are college graduates with at least a bachelor degree or higher. In many ways, this analysis alongside the prior chart are very quick measures of the level of education in any particular area. Dargan CDP depicts it has a Bachelors Degree or higher of 18% which is the second smallest when ranked by percent with a bachelors degree or higher of all the other places in the local area. The place with the highest percent with a bachelors degree or higher in the area is Gapland CDP which depicts a percent with a bachelors degree of 100% ( substantially bigger).
Figure 5 provides a more detailed look at the educational attainment for Dargan CDP Maryland. This chart provides the proportion of people aged 25 years of age or older and what was their level of educational attainment. The chart provides 5 broad categories including: No Education/No School, Some High School, High School or equivalent, Some college or Associates Degree, and Bachelors Degree or higher. Dargan CDP has the largest proportion of percent of people with high school degree, ged, or equivalent at 82% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has the second smallest as measured by percent of people with no schooling of all the other places in the local area when sorted by percent of people with some college or an associates degree at 18% of the total.
The next chart shows a break down of people who have received a bachelor's degree or higher advanced degree generally in a campus learning environment. In particular, Figure 6, provides the proportional breakdown of all the people who have received a postsecondary education along with what the level of advanced degree that was obtained. Note that these categories do not include any type professional development type activities such as those related to maintaining professional credentials in workshop lessons. Note Professional Degree includes medical, dental, lawyers, etc. Dargan CDP has the largest proportion of percent of people with an associate degree at 100% of the total and is ranked #1.
Figure 9 provides comparative data between the places in the greater Dargan CDP Maryland region for broad educational attainment. This analysis uses provides five broad education attainment categories including: No Education/No School, Some High School, High School or equivalent, Some college or Associates Degree, and Bachelors Degree or higher. Dargan CDP has the largest proportion of percent of people with high school (or ged) at 82.3% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has the second smallest as measured by percent of people with no schooling of all the other places in the metro area in order of percent of people with some college or an associates degree at 17.7% of the total.
A more detailed frequency distribution of educational attainment is provided in Figure 10. In particular this illustration breaks out the highest levels of university educational opportunities beyond the four year college degree. Included in the breakout are the relative proportion of masters degrees, PhD/Doctorate/Doctorial holders, and professional degrees such as medicine, dentistry, lawyers, etc. Dargan CDP has the largest proportion of percent of people high school graduates (or ged) at 82.3% of the total and is ranked #1. The next exhibit (Figure 11) provides detailed cross tabulation analysis that provides education success data broken out or cross tabulated by age group. Please note that the columns add to 100% and you must use the pagination buttons at the bottom of the table to see all the rows.
Figure 12 is a cross tabulation analysis that shows large educational success categories and is broken out or cross tabulated by racial group. Please note that the columns add to 100% and you must use the pagination buttons at the bottom of the table to see all the rows.The final cross tabulation analysis is provided in Figure 13 and shows education success broken out by gender. Please note that the columns add to 100% and you must use the pagination buttons at the bottom of the table to see all the rows.
Dargan CDP Maryland School Enrollment Charts
The next section of chart resources look at school enrollment by a variety of educational institutions and are categorized into a number of other groupings. Figure 14 provides the overall school enrollment by broad range of school age/level groupings. Dargan CDP has the largest proportion of percent of children in grade 1 to 4 at 35.8% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has the largest proportion of percent of children in grades 5 to 8 at 31.3% of the total and is ranked #1. Third, it has one of the largest proportions of percent of children in grades 9 to 12 at 32.8% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger place being Sandy Hook CDP with 100.0%.
The next chart in this series of resources shown in Figure 20 looks at the total number of students enrolled in any educational institution for each place in the greater Dargan CDP region. (Total enrollment in this case includes all students from preschool all the way through students enrolled in graduate school.) Dargan CDP shows it has a Total Enrolled of 67 which is the third most total enrolled of all other places in the greater Dargan CDP region. The place with the highest total population enrolled in school in the area is Bolivar which shows a total population enrolled in school of 306 (approximately 4.6 times bigger). Comparing total population enrolled in school to the United States average of 80,497,960, Dargan CDP is only about 0.0% the size. Also, compared to the state of Maryland, total population enrolled in school of 1,520,676, Dargan CDP is only about 0.0% the size.
Dargan CDP Maryland Area Schools Charts
Figure 23 lists all the schools in the area along with the school district, county location and other program information/credential such as if they are a public charter school or private charter school or magnet school. Some of the Area Schools are: Pleasant Valley Elementary, Harpers Ferry Middle School, C. W. Shipley Elementary School, Shepherdstown Elementary School, and Shepherdstown Middle School. The next illustration in Figure 24 shows the total child school enrollment for all grades (through 12th grade) at the school shown using NCES data (Common Core of Data, Public Elementary-Secondary School Universe Survey.) Looking at Enrollment for Area Schools we find that Jefferson High School ranks the largest with a value of 1,322 enrolled students. The next largest values are for: Brunswick High (721), Wildwood Middle School (630), Brunswick Elementary (613), and T A Lowery Elementary School (603). The difference between the highest value (Jefferson High School) and the next highest (Brunswick High) is that the enrolled students is about about twice as large.
Figure 25 show the ratio of the number of students to the number of teachers in the classroom. A good student to teacher ratio should be low because it indicates that there are less students for any one teacher to educate in a class and generally a better learning environment, better success and optimal teaching excellence. Teachers includes all educational staff such as special education teachers and any other educator. Note that distance learning (online learning/remote learning) is not included in these values. Looking at Student to Teacher Ratio for Area Schools we find that North Jefferson Elementary ranks the largest with a value of 11.3 student to teacher ratio. The next largest values are for: Harpers Ferry Middle School (12.9), Shepherdstown Middle School (12.9), Ranson Elementary School (14.1), and Pleasant Valley Elementary (14.6). The difference between the lowest value (North Jefferson Elementary) and the next lowest (Harpers Ferry Middle School) is that the student to teacher ratio is 14.0% larger.
The next chart, Figure 26, shows the racial mix of students at each location in this district of the state of Maryland department of education.
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