« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
PK-8
Public
Baltimore, MD
Students enrolled: 363

Contact this school

3608 Chestnut Ave
Baltimore, MD 21211

(410) 396-6004
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Hampden Elementary/Middle School address.

Profile Completeness

INTERMEDIATE

Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school's profile?
for Parents
for Schools
 
December 04, 2014
I was reading some of the other comments, and while I do agree this school has a lot of issues and is a terrible school...I don't think that because children come from broken families with step siblings or half siblings is a bad thing or effects their learning. its called REALITY! I totally disagree with the parent that made that comment and actually think it is very rude and closed minded... on another note, my daughter went there for 2 years. the kids were WONDERFUL and she actually had grown up with them. it is a close neighborhood in Hampden, but that school is terrible. 4 year olds should not be going to school with 13 year olds. and the teaching staff is horrible along with the administrative staff. my child didn't learn anything there. not to mention the amount of homework they are given in pre-k and kind. 1-2 hours of homework for 4,5, and 6 year old children is ridiculous! and they had NO RECESS! the principal told us to send our child to school in dark colored pants incase she had an accident no one would see... yes we moved and the new school is AMAZING. she has learned more in 6 months in county school than 2 years at 55 school.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2014
I orginally moved from Cockeysville into the Roland Park school district with the belief that my youngest could get a great public school education there, and my oldest was graduating high school, but because of new age requirements my daughter had to stay in Pre-K a 2nd yr. So after having my child attend Hampden for Pre-K, I ABSOLUTELY LOVED the wonderful teaching environment and the small intimate school setting versus Roland Park's much larger student population (not to mention when I went with all my documentation to transfer my daughter the office staff at Roland Park was very rude unhelpful and uninviting). Hampden is also an Elem/Middle school which I love the idea of her not having to begin middle school in a new environment as a 6th grader. So I made the decision to let my child continue her education at Hampden and I believe it was the BEST DECISION EVER! Her teachers are very interested in her education, go above and beyond to make sure she is successful, and her test scores are above grade level. As a very well educated parent who also attended BCPS and graduated from Baltimore City College believe me when I say this school is a HIDDEN GEM!

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2014
The teachers and staff at Hampden are skilled and clearly care a great deal about their students. My children like to go to school and are supported in every possible way. I highly recommend it. Definitely one of the best schools is the city!

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2014
Before we moved to the area a year ago, we were wary of Baltimore public schools, but wanted to give Hampden a try after reading such glowing reviews online. Big mistake. We are not only sending our child to private school next year, we are leaving the entire city of Baltimore specifically in search of a better school AND better neighborhood. The teachers and administrators at Hampden do try and definitely give it their all, but the unfortunate reality is that so many of these children from this school come from EXTREMELY unstable, lower-income homes with a lot of chaos in their young lives. My child's classmates have parents who are in and out of prison constantly, addiction issues, multiple stepsiblings and half-siblings in their broken homes, unsteady employment issues, etc. Children routinely appear and disappear from classrooms as they get shuffled to their "other parent's" homes. What is really sad is that some of these kids are extremely bright and capable children. I just hope to God that they can overcome their extremely chaotic home lives as they grow up.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2010
One of the best neighborhood public schools in Baltimore City.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2008
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
no rating September 02, 2008
I have taught in many Baltimore City Middle Schools, and I think that Hampden Middle School is one of the best. The students are well-behaved and conscientious about their classwork and homework. It is a very safe school, and the overall environment is quite friendly.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating August 10, 2008
Miss Wilson and Miss Healy, the first grade teachers ,are top notch.Most of the teachers are very good,some not so terrific,but the good ones make up for the bad ones.Test scores are usually average-high, the kids do learn alot here.The principal could be a little more understanding and aware of things that happen in this school but overall hampden is like one big extended family,it has its little problems but is still a good school.

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2008
I love the teachers and are so glad that they now go up to the 8th grade. I love our Chess Club and think it is a great way to keep kids off the street.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2008
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
January 18, 2008
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2007
this school needs improvement in safety and discipline issues. overall, i love the teachers and office workers. the school is very clean and love the new clubs they have introduced to the children.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2007
I have a son and sister that goes to 55. I think most teachers are great but the Principal needs to be replaced. I think the school is clean and safe. I went there as a child and I am glad my son and sister will have some of the same teachers that I did. Ms. Healy and Mrs. Johnson you are two of the best. Ms. Vargas a some what new teacher you are a great addition. My son and I love you. The headstart program is wonderful .

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2005
I am getting ready to move out of the area and am so sad about leaving this school. the staff is great they work so hard to make sure every child gets the same attention.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2005
I have 2 daughters that started in pre-k through 5th grade my daughter kimberly is a seinor/with honors and she is starting college at john hopkins this sept 2005 and my daughter courtney is also an 8th grade honor roll student, they have worked very hard and i am very proud of my girls, but I also owe alot of credit to the teachers and staff and of course the principal at hampden elm 55#, because if it wasn't for all the hard working teachers pushing these children day after day to work their very best they wouldn't be where they are today! this school is the best school in Baltimore City! Sue Wright-Smith

- submitted by a parent
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Facebook


Nearby homes for sale

     

Last modified: December 16, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.


GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2014 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Hampden Elementary/Middle School
3608 Chestnut Ave, Baltimore, MD  21211
(410) 396-6004
Last modified Hampden Elementary/Middle School is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hampden Elementary/Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top