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Woodlawn Middle School

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Posted November 14, 2012

My stepson is a 6 grader at this school and so far I've been pleased with his progress. His teachers are genuinely kind and willing to push him to excel further. The school staff has always been friendly and very willing to assist with any questions or concerns that I have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2011

Woodlawn Middle School have made great progress in the past 4 years in behavior and in academics. The leadership has really motivated the teachers, parents & kids. The parents can see that the entire staff cares about the success of all students and therefore more parents are involved. In 2009 & 2010 over 40% of students in all grades scored advance on the MSA for reading and math, with a large portion scoring proficient as well. I had one student graduate from Woodlawn in the beginning of the of the restructuring plan and one who graduated from Sudbrook. I currently have a straight A student, who takes GT reading along with GT math and am not afraid to allow my child to attend Woodlawn Middle. Sudbrook and Catonsville are no longer the only middle schools that can provide an good education in our area. Below are links to back up my opinion http://www.mdreportcard.org/Assessments.aspx?K=030253&WDATA=School http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2009-07-23/news/0907220109_1_woodlawn-middle-arbutus-middle-baltimore-county ding and math.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2008

I believe, for the most part, the administrators are doing the best they can with what they have. Unfortunately, when resources are scarce you have to make sacrifices somewhere. Its so unfortunate! In my opinion, parents need to be more involved and become proactive rather than waiting for the administrators to inform us/them of the problem and expect them (the administrators) to have all the answers and solve them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2007

I am former student of woodlawn middle and now my child is a student there I have had nothing but problem since the day he starting at the school. Most of the teachers their do not care about your childs educationthe Administrative staff is not any better. The acadmic level of the students are very low. I would not recommand this school to anyone. Send your child to another local school and good luck.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2005

Woodlawn has changed among the years. You may think because of what you hear Woodlawn is a bad school. You've heard wrong. Woodlawn has got better every year. Everyone can't afford private schools. If you can't this is a good place to send your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2005

If you want your children to regress, this is the school to go to! It is so untidy, dirty and out of control. Your child will get lost in the system for sure. Dont go here, if you value your child's education. Move or pay for private school. It is low rate, and low end of the spectrum with learning also. My children moved into this school system from another, and they teach these children at Woodlawn a grade behind and say they aren't. My children were unchallenged, bored and miserable. Go read the demographics on the BCPS web site. They saftey there is unreal.
—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.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
77%

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.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
58%
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 93% 35%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Two or more races 1% 4%
White 1% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 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 73%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
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3033 Saint Lukes Ln
Baltimore, MD 21207
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