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Sparrows Point Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 507 students

 

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Posted November 2, 2011

I think it is a great school! *Mr. Sacks And Ms. Kawla RULE!!!!!!!!!!!!! They are the best teachers ever. They make this school awesome.


Posted April 21, 2009

I am very satisfied with this school. My son is in 8th grade. When his grades started to slip I was notified immediately. His teachers have been wonderful in helping to bring his grades up. We communicate constantly through email. The administration is great and they do not put up with violence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2008

My son attended 7th grade at SPMS. He had such a terrible experience there I pulled him out and sent him back to his previous middle school for 8th grade. When he defended himself he got suspended and the Administrators did very little to help. His grades were terrible and he almost failed for the year. I have another child who will be attending this school in a few years and I hope by then they will have improved in all areas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2008

This school rocks. The teachers rock. Im in 8th grade GT classes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 9, 2004

Love the school! The 6th grade leasion is wonderful! Way To Go Ms. Lowers! On top of everything!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

I was very disappointed with this middle school. Had sent three girls there previously with no major problem. My son had a lot of difficulty with being bully at thebus stop, on the bus and at school. Absolutely had no help thru administration, teachers or guidance. Dealt with it thru his whole 6th grade. Received bad grades on his final report card and I had no clue he was doing poorly. So we pulled him out and homeschooled him. Hoping more success with the high school. I give this school a definite very poor rating in every aspect.
—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.

173 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

173 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

166 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
86%
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.

179 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

179 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2014.

181 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%
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 88% 42%
Black 5% 35%
Hispanic 3% 12%
Two or more races 2% 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 44%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School counslor
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Drama
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7400 North Point Rd
Baltimore, MD 21219
Phone: (410) 887-7524

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