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Midtown Academy

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Posted March 13, 2014

Midtown has top-notch teachers and excellent administrative staff who have been with the school now for a long time to the benefit of the students. This type of stability and quality is rare in schools, especially in Baltimore City.


Posted September 9, 2013

my school better then yours: family orient school,great parent involvement,great staff,teachers everyone looks after your child to ensure a safe place
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

This is our 3rd year at Midtown and we love it more than ever! The school's focus on building community and creating an environment where children from different racial, ethnic, and socio economic backgrounds can learn and grow together, is unique in the city of Baltimore. The administration is focused on the right things and the emphasis on students respecting themselves and others is always present. The building facilities are the one place Midtown could really improve, but teachers and administrators have worked cleverly with what they have to work with. We feel lucky to be a Midtown family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2012

The small size of Midtown allows for a more a personalized experience compared to a larger school. The teamwork and comraderie between teachers and with the principal and staff is clear. We have a second grader and will send a kindergardener to Midtown next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2011

If your looking for a wonderful school, you should consider Midtown Academy. It's family oriented and you wouldn't have to worry about he classrooms being over crowded. It's feels like a private school setting. I love Midtown!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

I love midtown my son is going on his 4th year there and we both love it he have learn so much the school give Spanish and have a excellent curriculum :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2009

Midtown has fallen and lost its identity over the last 2 years it is now just a regular city school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2008

This is a very safe school that is still trying to find its way. I felt very safe with the staff and leaving my son and picking him up everyday. I think that there needs to be more consistency with discipline. Some of the teachers take things personally when trying to communicate about the progress of students. The principal is very understanding and strives to help the children in anyway she can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2007

Midtown offers a unique learning community for Baltimore City kids. Its strong principal and teachers reinforce solid academics, while its art program, with occasional partnership with the neighboring Maryland Institute College of Art, is truly phenomenal. While this charter school would benefit from having a better facility that was more appropriate to its needs, the community of teachers, kids and parents is irreplaceable. I highly recommend this diamond in the rough of Baltimore City.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 82% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

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86%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

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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 89% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
86%
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 81% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
62%
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 77% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

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 73% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
81%
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 76% 35%
White 16% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Hispanic 3% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 51%N/A51%
Female 49%N/A49%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Baltimore, MD 21217
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