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Severn River Middle School

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Posted March 26, 2012

This is a great school. Some teachers know how to handle thier classes (and of course, some don't). Blackboard and Parent Connect is a great "PARENT" tool to keep on-top of your kids progress. You can verify if their "story" of NO HOMEWORK is true or false. Access to emailing teachers is great when you need to check on status of something in class, or if "Parent connect" assignment does NOT match a graded paper that your child has.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2012

THIS SCHOOL HAS HORABLE TEACHERS A WEAK PRINCIPAL/SCHOOL LEADERSHIP AND HORABLE ACADEMIC PROGRAMS I USED TO GO TO A DIFERENT SCHOOL IN MOUNT AIRY AND I MOVED TO THIS ONE AND THIS SCHOOL IS BY FAR THE WORST POSSIBLE SCHOOL YOU COULD GO TO I WILL NOT BE GOING HERE NEXT YEAR IT GETS A RATING OF NEGITIVE 1 TRILLION TO 10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted December 15, 2010

Very delighted with Severn River Middle. We moved to the area specifically for the schools and are glad that we did. Arnold Elementary was a wonderful school and we are no less delighted with the experience our now 7th grader is having at Severn River Middle. The only negative about the school is the huge class sizes. Due to funding issues my son has some classes with near 40 students in them. I am grateful that he is doing extremely well considering that he is in all advance classes but if he were not doing so well and needed more attention, I am not sure that a teacher with that many students would be able to devote much attention to him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

I am s sixth grader here and LOVE this school! With the tons of people per grade level, everyone can find their own friends! Excellent education programs, and everything else! Parents say they dont like it because they dont go there! Sure people are rude, but thats life, SRMS feels like its own community, so there are tons of nice and not so nice people there! Go there if you want your child to be succesful!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 19, 2010

Every class my son was in was a circus. My husband was a guest speaker and even then the kids were rude. Completely ignoring him and talking back. The teachers do nothing but try(sometimes) to discipline the kids all period so the good kids can't get the teacher's attention. They have thrown in the towel. Teacher ratio is out of control. 30:1 at best. Vice principle was less than helpful when we brought bullying concerns to him. Middle school yrs are usually a difficult time but this one was a nightmare. Avoid this school. Go private or move away like we did!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2009

the only thing i like about going is that i get to go and say hey to mr. deen every hour
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 26, 2009

Seeing a downhill trend to quickly say 'No' to suggestions by new principal. Been at school for two years with another one entering 6th grade this fall. Simply holding the rudder steady during her tenure as principal is one way to stay 'safe' but it stifles creativity by studenst and staff alike.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2009

I loved this school, there are many great clubs and teachers who are compassionate about teaching. I have to say, what I love most about this school is the music program. Props Mr.Tayman, you make us look good!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 16, 2007

I LOVE this school! when I moved I was so sad. it is a nice place to learn
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 28, 2007

the best middle school you could ever go to. best teachers and students and administrators.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2007

I think Severn River is a great school filled with caring teachers!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2007

If you want your kids to do well on Maryland's standardized tests then send them to Severn River Middle. If you want them to get an education, send them elsewhere. The school is so concerned about the state tests that they spend an inordinate amount of time preparing the students for them at the expense of a real education. I would not recommend this school to others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2006

I think this school is the greatest school in the world. Because the techers care for all there students and one child is never left behind. I would know because I'am a student there and if I get a bad grade me teachers would help us to learn it and let us do it again. So yes this is the best school. Your student, Britney Day
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 19, 2006

I think SRMS is a great school. The adter school clubs are fun for me. They have drama club, Ophelia club, math club and lots of other fun clubs. Most of the teachers are nice, and make leaning fun for me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 13, 2004

I believe that the sixth graders have had a challenging third marking period. The homework is enough to make the sixth graders think, but light enough not to stress them out. The only problem that I think could seriosly affect the develoment of the sixth graders is that on the bus, a select few of seventh and eigth graders are ganging up on and bothering the younger students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 9, 2003

After the roof collapse in February 2003, and the roof-leakage during the summer of 2003 and the beginning of the school year began with no air conditioning, both of my daughters were very unhappy with the school. Although the test scores are very high, I strongly believe the faculty has nothing else to help raise the liking of the school. It has become very common for children to go to public elementary school, private middle school, and public high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2003

My son came into 7th grade at SRMS from Catholic School, and we have been very pleased. The Guidance Dept. is terrific and gives attention to concerns at a level that I would expect only at a much smaller school. SRMS has also begun the 'College Ed' program in 7th grade, and that is a great program. The library/media center is excellent, and the Book Talk program is a nice enrichment to Language Arts.


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 42%
Black 8% 35%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

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  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

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Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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Arnold, MD 21012
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