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Garrison Middle School

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Posted January 23, 2006

Having been a student of Garrison Middle, I know--first hand--about the experiences and conflicts associated with its environment.Even though there were some fights and classroom conflicts, it was no worse than any other Baltimore City Public School. In fact,when I was a 'middle schooler', Garrison offered various safe and effective programs that kept many students away from the conflict and fight scenes. I--in particular--was a member of the National Academic League(NAL)at Garrison. This club not only kept my friends and I out of trouble, but it also implemented good study habits, and covered much of our class material. I am very proud to have graduated from Garrison because the lessons I learned there are still beneficial to my life now.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 3, 2005

When I attended GMS I felt as ease. At first I was a bit scared. Then my homeroom teacher as well as math teacher Mr.Kerr informed that everything was fine. And boy was he right. I never thought that I would actually use language arts in every day life. thenks mr.kerr, mr.lee, mrs. tilghman,mrs.wineburg, mrs.king and mrs. jones, and all the other teachers and administrators up there! thanks a whole lot!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 8, 2005

That school is upsetting because they have no air condition and my child complains about it being too hot and complain about the kids in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2004

The clasrooms are too over crowded.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 30, 2004

Garrison middle could truely be a good school for our city children. But until there is a great overhaul our children are in dire trouble of failing each and every year. I was so glad to read in the Baltimore Sun that and overhaul of teachers, administration & curriculum are in the works. This past school year of 2003-2004 was the worst year yet and I've had 1 daughter in this school now for 2 years. The administrative staff in the front office are the most unprofessional people I've ever experienced. As well as the teachers. They disrespect the children in ways the Baltimore City system is not aware of and of course they are never held accountable for their actions, only the children. Please consider replacing the principle as well. Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2003

As a parent of a Garrison student, I have the worst experience with that school in the past year. As another parent stated the staff is very disrespectful when it comes to the kids. They yell [and] talk [to] the kids any kind of way [and] I have witnessed this behavior hands on standing in the office. Their way of disciplining a student for anything is sending them home. No matter how big or small the problem may be they send the kids home. That is ridiculous when you have a school in the inner city, that is a treat for the kids because most of them don't have any guidance at home or the parents work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2003

My daughter is not very impressed with the guidance she receives at this school. She's been disrespected {in my presence} by the teaching staff, as well as some of the administrative staff in the front office. The administrative staff are the first people who greet you upon arrival, or the first people you speak with when calling the school. Several are totally disrespectful & unprofessional. This can & has lowered self-esteem within our youth. How can they expect our children to have respect for them, when they have none for the children. This can not be and should be investigated upon. There are certain teachers who have placed their hands on students. This is not their place to do this. There have been teachers & administrators who have not disciplined students for their behaviors. This too needs to be investigated.


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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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
14%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
21%
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 98% 35%
White 2% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 12%
Two or more races 0% 4%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3910 Barrington Rd
Baltimore, MD 21207
Phone: (410) 396-0735

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