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Holabird Middle School

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Posted October 24, 2013

My two daughters attended Holabird Middle 6 years ago. The school still has issues. The administration was then the worst that I have ever experienced. Coming from Norwood Elementary going into Holabird was a shock experience for me and my children. There were some teachers that were excellent and dedicated, while others just were collecting a pay check. Bullying was a big issue. Parents really need to be more involved. All parents, not just the good kids. The school is only as good as the partnership and commitment behind it to make it a quality school. I had to move out of the area for my youngest to stop being bullied in high school. The area needs character programs and accountability plus more. Holabird is the school that makes or does not make well prepared high school students. That school is the missing link that needs fixing from the teaching, administration to providing after school programs to the students to keep them out of trouble.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2013

I can say that Hollabird if not the best is one of the best middle school in baltimore county. My son was used to be on their ESOL program. I could really say and attest that my son had a major improvements to all of his subjects, especially in Math and English. He used to have low grades in Math but he was put into a program that helped him improve his grades. Going to Hollabird Middle is really rewarding not only for our son but to us his parents. Thank you ESOL, the reason why my son went to Hollabird insteaf of his home school. Thank you Hollabird for a great job of molding my son to become a much better student and as a person, building up his confidence and self-esteem and most of all the feelng of belongingness, for being a foreign to this country. Thank you and more power!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2012

I love Holabird Middle, is one of the best school I've ever been to. Although I can't tell much about the "being a normal student" subject, because I was in the ESOL program, and thanks to that, there were many things different with my schedule and everything else. But besides that, Holabird is an excellent school. It has great teachers and I've enjoyed my middle school years there.


Posted April 15, 2012

Worst school my children have ever attended. Staff DO NOT CARE. The staff on a whole are simply there for a check, from the secretary to the principal there is no such word as team. They do not encourage parental involvment. The bullying is terrible and i know for a fact that they are not reported to the school district as they must be according to the law. They in no way encourage the children, there is no motivation for students. DO NOT send your kids here, their grades will go down, just google the school and youll be amazed at what you find........
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2011

ALL MARYLAND PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS NEED TO STOP WHINING ABOUT NEEDING MORE DAYS OFF. THEY CAN'T TEACH WHAT NEEDS TO BE TAUGHT IN THE 187 DAYS THE KIDS GO TO SCHOOL NOW, HOW WILL THEY TEACH IF THERE ARE LESS SCHOOL DAYS?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2010

The administration is clueless. Students hide in the bathrooms, there are several fights a day. The staff believes there are no bully's in the school, yet many children complain about the daily abuse they face. Staff does not attempt to contact parents until they are in over their heads with problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 26, 2006

i like the school and everything.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 18, 2005

Well I don't have a childern yet to attened Holabird but i know how good this school is. I my self went there for only one year, that was enough for me too see how much this school cares about there students. They have every thing a child would need even a child with a disablety. There sports department is great, music exalent.Music was my favorite subject.Even though I couldnt sing Holabird still let me cause I enjoyed my self. They just need more parents involed with all the school acttivies also have the parents more informed with there childs behaviore, but not just the bad behaviore. Cause i could tell you I was one of the bad ones and,they gave me a chance. Well I think to maney chances but that is Holabird thats what they do give your child a chance.Thank you for giveing me a chance.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 5, 2003

I believe Holabird is a good school in many ways. Some downfalls are special education. They do not handle special needs well at all. I believe the school is very quick to act on students who misbehave which is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 77% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
54%
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
White 61% 42%
Hispanic 16% 12%
Black 13% 35%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Two or more races 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
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 69%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
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Arts & music

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  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

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Resources

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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1701 Delvale Ave
Baltimore, MD 21222
Phone: (410) 887-7049

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