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Dundalk Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 463 students

 

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Posted April 15, 2010

its an ok scool...i wouldnt recommend, students with issues that need help. They don't understand anything,Apparently any chid that gets in trouble are attention seekers..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2009

It is such a shame that the parental involvement in this educational institution is failing its children. It takes both the parent and the teachers working together to promote and produce children who are academically soundindividual. Success takes every person who is connected to the lives of these students encouraging them toward the desired goals to be responsible, respectful, and productive citizens to our communities. The foundational beginnings to desiring to learn are begun at home and we go abroad to develop the dream to achieve all that you can be. Each one of our children possess the ability and potential to be the greatest at anything they set there minds to do. As adults who profess to be responsible, it is our duty to nuture the talents and gifts to inspire our children to dream and know that dreams do come true.


Posted March 26, 2009

this school is very nice. great educational system here. great. kids there are for the most part great. very gifted and talented student here. great enviorment, and great teachers. new principal has straightened things up greatly. i am proud to send my children here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2009

DMS is the best middle school there is!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 13, 2008

I was disappointed in the schools' reaction to their failure of the statewide assessment test. My children both scored in the average to above average range for their grade and age. We received a letter asking our children to attend an 'exciting after school program' that would help prep them for the test.Their answer to failing the test last year was to make students stay after school to take a prep class so they score better this year. Instead of stepping it up in the classroom, they're going to make the kids pay by giving up time after school. I also agree with the other review that the disruptive and disrespectful element in the school is a hindrance to the students who are there to learn. The bullying that goes on in that school is ridiculous. My kids will hopefully be going to a magnet school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2007

Very bad school! Teachers don't care about you!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 16, 2007

I have a son in the 8th grade. I have found the teachers and the administrators to be very caring. If I have a question or concern they have always been helpful. However, the lack of parent involvement is disheartening. I think if more parents and the community showed a little interest and support in the children, we wouldn't have the problems, (disrespect and disruptiveness), we have and we would be able to shake the bad reputation we have acquired. We have some very wonderful and extremely talented kids who, for the most part go unrecognized.
—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 68% in 2014.

139 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

140 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 63% in 2014.

133 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 59% in 2014.

176 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

175 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2014.

177 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 46% 42%
Black 42% 35%
Hispanic 6% 12%
Two or more races 5% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
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 74%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Dance teacher(s)
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  • Dance

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  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Dance
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7400 Dunmanway
Baltimore, MD 21222
Phone: (410) 887-7018

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