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Parkville Middle & Center Of Technology

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Posted April 18, 2014

The teachers at Parkville work with me and respond to my emails when I ask questions. This is very important to me. My daughter loves the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2012

I just finished going to that school and i can seriously say that it was one of the best 3 years of my life, sure we had one or two bullies in each grade but what school does not? And yes it is true a kid died in my grade while going to this school but you have to understand that it had nothing to do with Parkville high. It really is as safe as can be. So if you are thinking of sending your child there then dont give it a second thought! You will not regret it!<3


Posted October 20, 2010

Incdents involving ongoing bullying in this school go unnoticed, and when brought to lite the school policy is to punish both sides (the one reporting and the one causing). I understand (fights) are a two way street, but when something is a clear case of bullying to punish the person who reports to the schools staff the problem is punished in the same manner. Shows either that they don't want to get involved or do not want the extra work to figure things out. I am reserving judgement on this school but right now they are lacking in a very important field of children's development.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2010

I am the parent who wrote about having 2 students here with slacking grades. After meeting with all of my 6th grader's teachers in one meeting-they actually worked it out amongst themselves in order to accommodate me. We worked out a plan to help my child make the adjustment a little easier and monitor his weekly progress. Things have improved alot and I am thankful to the teachers and the help they've given us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2010

I am the parent of 2 Parkville students, grades 6th and 8th. This year, due to no fault of the teachers, both of my children's grades have slacked off considerably during the 2nd qtr. My issue though with the school is that after I was aware of the problem, I have contacted teachers to try and get information. Some were great with keeping me up to date, while others just didn't seem to care either way. It's hard for a parent, as the person on the outside looking in, to try to figure out what is going on. We rely on the teachers as our connection because we all know how hard it is to get details and sometimes the truth out of a middle-schooler. I hope that after meeting with the teachers today, much of this will be resolved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2009

this schools is very unprofessional. nough said


Posted December 3, 2008

I went to this school for 6th and 7th grade, i left in 8th grade. I loved it there. I made great friends, and i will remember it always. It shaped me as a person and i learned a lot. The teachers are really nice and they want to help you. I love Parkville!


Posted June 23, 2008

My son is getting ready to be in the 8th grade and has been here since the 6th grade and we love Parkville very much. The teachers are very invoved the school has a great atmosphere my son has always felt comfortable and confident in Parkville!!!!! The only thing I would like to see is more sports and after school activities! Make it well known and send stuff to the parents. Besides that i and my son love it!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2007

This is the best school ever it is well disiplined and the teachers and staff are teriffic! I love this outstanding schoo!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 24, 2007

Parkville middle Is a wonderful school with great teachers who are supportive and involved! My son is in grade 6 and loves the school and feels safe and accepted by the teachers and his peers! I look forward to the next two years with great expectations and confidence!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2006

As a current student of Parkville Middle, I believe the school is wonderful! The teachers really make sure you understand everything by creating unique lessons that students really want to participate in. The GT program is also great because the teachers can challenge you in ways that make students want to achieve all they can. The magnet program is magnificent! The four programs are fun and show students different types of jobs they could have in the future. All classes are hands on and it was the class I looked forward to the days that I had it. I especially loved the Visual And Graphic Arts Magnet (VGA) because the teacher was nice to us and showed us different techniques to create the best art. As a whole the school has normal middle school issues, (bullies, fights, etc.) but I think Parkville Middle is a good middle school to attend.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 17, 2006

Parkville is a wonderful school. We have been afforded a great opportunity with the magnet program. My son was accepted into another bcps magnet program for high school, and we owe a lot of his success to the dedication of parkville middle's excellent teaching staff. The administration is outstanding, especially the principal and guidance counselors. In my opinion, you get out of your education what you put into it. If your child is willing to work hard and cooperate with the teachers, he or she will get an excellent education at parkville middle. The music department outdoes itself every concert. After school activities are definitely there if you want to take advantage of them. My son has already completed his 75 service learning hours (after 7th grade). There are fun family activities periodically. We'll be sad to leave this great school! thank you to everyone there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2006

I went to Parkville Middle School and it has the best teachers by whom I have ever been taught.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 6, 2006

As a former student, I had a great experience with the magnet program. Even outside of the magnet program I had great teachers, and I had awesome after-school activities.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 13, 2005

I go to Parkville and it's great! This is my 7th grade year and the school has improved so much! New bathrooms, lockers, furniture, etc. And the teachers are awesome! Most of them are really nice! The magnet program is exceptinal and so much fun! I recomend PArkville to any coming 6th grader!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 10, 2005

I have sent 4 children to Parkville Middle for their magnet program, and have been very pleased. Although, the appearance needs help, the actual learning is exceptional. My 4 kids went onto even better high schools, because of their magnet experience at Parkville Middle. The parent involvement is exceptional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2005

The school is really great. I am a student of the magnete program. I really dont care about what other people have to say unless they have gone to the school and actually experienced what it is like. I only wish after school activities had bus to go hom instead of parents coming to pick you up. I also wish that tote bags were allowed to be caried in the school even though their reason is resonable. Overall the school is great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2005

I feel that parkville middle school is not at all what it's cracked up to be. I feel that the teachers are uptight and snobby and they do not give each student equal opportunties. My child got banquet taken away when he was sent to the office for the first time, and one child never got it taken away even after he was suspended twice. I feel that Parkville is an embarrassment to baltimore county public schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2005

This school was quite poor in the over all quality. Each classroom is jammed packed with 30 students.So I would say, not to attempt to get into this school as it is quite pathetic.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 19, 2005

I was very excited for my son to accepted into this magnet school but once there I was not very impressed. I think the staff is very snotty rather then being down to earth, I have never received anything in reference to joining the PTA,I dont even know if they have extra curricular activities because I never hear of anything. I think this school could work on a lot of improvement to equal up to the hype about this magnet school. Carrie Keys
—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 77% in 2013.

333 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%

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 67% in 2013.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

345 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

345 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%
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 57% 42%
Black 28% 35%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 6%
Hispanic 3% 12%
Two or more races 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 39%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Technology

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
Media arts
  • Graphics
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School basics

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  • (410) 887-5315

Programs

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  • Technology

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Arts & music

Music
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Media arts
  • Graphics
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8711 Avondale Rd
Baltimore, MD 21234
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