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Booker T. Washington Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 327 students

 

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Posted August 16, 2013

I'd like to give the school a higher rating because of the attentiveness and obvious care the principle and teachers feel for the kids at Booker T., because of the massive behavior problems at this school I can't give it a higher score. There are opportunities available at this school that are not available at other schools in the area but those programs are completely taken for granted by the students. There are a lot of violent behavior problems at this school. A lot of time is taken away from the teachers by disruptive students, the students that want to learn suffer. The teachers care, the principle works very hard to improve conditions and does the best she can under the circumstances, but neither she or the teachers can fix the inherent problems of the neighborhood. The music and art programs are here, but there is just too much time devoted to keeping the students in line. The school has great support staff that communicate well with parents. Teacher communication is dependent on the teacher, the teachers that do keep in contact are typically the ones with better success with the students. After school help is available as well as many extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2013

My school is greater then people think. Teacher listing to what parents say to help them teach better. Teachers are outstanding because they work after school when a student needs help. The principal is very nice but strick.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

Booker t.Washington is a great school.I went there for 6th,7th,and 8th grade and i now attend baltimore city college high school.I think all the teachers are very caring and they make sure learn.My years attendind booker t washington was the best and i would trade anything to go back.Also there police out there making sure no one is hurt.And if your child is in a class with bad kids you should know your child will be okay because they should lead not be followers.That is what they teach you to be.It is a very good art school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 19, 2008

i love my school to the acadimics to the extracurricular activities
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2008

I am a 8th grader student. My opinion is that Booker T is the worst school that I have ever been to. The halls stay crowded, the students make the teachers want to quit. The windows are dirty the building looks terrible and in the inside it looks like an abandon house, some of the windows are broken and some of them can not even open. Also I would like to be able to learn well. It's not challenging at all you can not learn with a lot of confusion going on in the class/school and beleive it or not thats a fact see for yourself that is all I had to say
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 21, 2005

Booker T Washington is a great middle school for students.As a matter a fact any body that sends their child there has a lots of advantages such as a bus that runs on a dependaple routes also they have a great way of sending you updates about your childs acidemic behavoir. The oncore subjects are great for the childrens wondering minds they keep fun activties for the kids Finnaly the parent involment there is spectacular.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2004

Booker T. Washington Middle School is not a good school. I sent my child up to the school for her sixth grade year. Next year for seventh grade, she will be sitting in a private school. First of all, Booker T's teachers are not dedicated. The students run the school, and the teachers have no say. The principal doesn't seem to care about the quality of the student body. The eighth grade students also find it funny to come down to the sixth graders and attempt to fight them. The children are rude and disrespectful, and the teachers have nasty and disgusting attitudes. Rumors have always gone around talking about how terrible Booker T actually was--and now I saw for myself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2003

Many of the students are distrupting the classroom teaching. This type of behavior interfers with those students who want to learn. When the students that are interested in learning ask a questions. The teacher refuse to address their questions. This causes the student to do poorly in their class work.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
14%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
34%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
0%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
8%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
28%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
11%
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
Black 97% 36%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
White 1% 43%
Asian 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 12%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
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