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General John Stricker Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 792 students

 

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Posted April 9, 2014

I'm a student at Stricker, and I guess it's good. Some of the teachers are bad, but otherwise they are nice. I do really good there behavior and grade-wise, because I don't want to mess with those teachers! I really like gym class, even though it can be boring and tough at times.


Posted August 4, 2013

general John stricker middle school I think is the best school for my child Brandon Williams in the city my child was not getting the education help he need but this pat year at General stricker my child has improved so much with the help of the aides and teachers there and the after school programs is good for him and he really likes going to the programs he is now trying to get into football or soccer something he would not have done a year ago thanks to General John Stricker
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2012

I think GJSMS is a terrific school and here the staff actually care about your needs! Which is very rare to get from most schools.The teachers are extrordinary i love all the clubs,programs,and events at GJSMS. Iespecially love the GT circullam they offer i am a member of their Student council(Generals council) which is a very fun but unique expierience and Quiz bowl which is a very fun extra cirricullar activity in where you compete with different scools with current funfilled questions! Over all GJSMS is one of the best Middle schools to go to and parents if you live around this area i strongly reccomend you send your child to General John Stricker Middle School!


Posted March 31, 2011

I am getting ready to pull my son for homeschooling the teachers are not very helpful when it comes time for homework or classwork problems he recently has been out on home n hospital for an ongoing illness and we have tried numerous times to get his grades for 2nd quarter straight the tutor has tried to email the councilor and she still has not replied with an answer my son is very smart and willing to learn but the teachers or not willing to help the school has not changed i also have to older children that attended stricker in the late 80s and 90s the only thing that has changed is the principal and a few teachers they still treat the children the same to them its only a job
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2010

My daughter entered the 6th grade this year and I have to admit I was terrified of 'Middle School'. She is now ending her 1st academic school year at General John Stricker and we are both pleased. She has been on Honor Roll every quarter, made wonderful friends, and volunteers at the school store during lunch. Her success is attributed to her hard work, teacher dedication, and parent support. Thank you GJSMS, my daughter is very happy. Very simply
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2009

GJSMS is exceptional with children with special needs. The IEP teams members are excellent and have a great outlook for my grandson with special needs. The explain the testing results and answer any questions I have. I give a rating of excellent!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2009

i like this school my daughter does very well here and the teachers are fantastic
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2009

i love my school. the teachers re awsome and i just love the programs
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 7, 2009

Mr. Adams is an excellent band teacher. School is ok in general.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2008

i love this school. it helps a lot. ive learned a lot in the classes and if you are having diffucult times the teachers are right there to help. the teachers are very understandble and are great to have. the only thing that needs work is less violence oter wise its perfect
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 15, 2008

I have a very high opinion of this school! My son has had difficulty keeping his grades up because of ADHD and the teachers here have truely been a blessing! They keep me involved and give my child the attention he needs to stay focused. I believe this school to be one of the safest in the area. I have had 2 children attend here and both of them have loved it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2006

I think it is a fantastic school! I love the music program! I can't wait until 8th grade!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2006

I think General John Stricker is a ok school this is my 3rd child going through school their and I must say that the kids are alot different now with the picking on other kid.And also I have called the school office a number of time and I never got a call back. On the other hand when I sent a note in to my child teacher I always got a call back by the next day.So my advice would be if you have a child going their you really need to keep on top of things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2006

If I were to rate this, I would not be able to give a good recommendation. My son came to Stricker in the 6th grade with an IEP in place from his last school. None of the computer programs that he needed were in place when he got there. This school is one of the worst schools that my son has ever attended. I am thoroughly disappointed in the education that is given out at this school. My advice to the new students, find another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2006

If you want your child to attend school and feel safe, this is not the place to send them. The administration ignores your concerns and treats you as though you are wasting thier time. I have only encountered 1 teacher out of all I have dealt with that actually cares. As a parent, with a college degree in education, I have tried to communicate and get involved to solve the matter, but they treat you as if you are a burden on their day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2005

My son just started Stricker this year, And it has been one big disappointment,The quality of the teachers is very poor from what I have witness in my own eyes, There is only about a handful who do show they care and go the extra mile for the students, The teachers demand respect but in my opoion you have to give it to recieve it. Stricker also says they want parents involved and great communcation, I have tryed many of times to get involved and to have communcation but what I get in return is and i quote ' they need to grow up and not have there parents fighting battles for them'. hey thats my child and they have the right to feel safe and to feel they are learning, If parents could get involved more maybe stricker would be a good school again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2004

this school is one of the better middle schools around the Dundalk area. they take in consideration the sixth graders coming and make them real comfortable entering thier school. there is alot of communication between the parents and teachers
—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.

213 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

248 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

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 63% in 2014.

241 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

240 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
79%
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.

238 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

239 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2014.

239 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
75%
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 71% 42%
Black 17% 35%
Hispanic 6% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Two or more races 2% 4%
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 66%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Music teacher(s)
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 teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra

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)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School counslor
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
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7855 Trappe Rd
Baltimore, MD 21222
Phone: (410) 887-7038

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