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Samuel Ogle Middle School

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Posted March 30, 2014

S. O. Middle School is above the P. G. and Maryland average. A great job.


Posted August 22, 2013

My son started his second year in Samuel Ogle this year and he loves it. The teachers are friendly and they have helped my son in many ways. This is one of the best schools yet!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2013

my school is Samuel ogle middle school and it is a fun and verry clean place. if you don't believe me you can go and check it out for yourself. All of the teachers are caring and help you the science teacher is funny and really fun . that is why my school should be a school that wins
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2013

This school's biggest weakness is its facilities, which certainly aren't new. And not every teacher is great. But the students are good, the administration is sincere, and there is a community. I believe this school received the best grades on the school climate survey of any public middle school in the county. It is so much better than our prior school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2013

This is our first year at SOMS and honestly, I am not impressed. Overall the teachers are lazy and unresponsive. (We have had two outstanding teachers this year) The rest never give written homework and appear to have little control of their classrooms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2012

The school is great and I like the way that they deal with the bad kids and bullies. Its sort of like 3 strikes your expelled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2011

i am a student at samuel ogle ms and i think they should have more free time for the students they expext us not to talk even in the lockers which i dont get and some teachers need to get fired or leave cause they dont know how to teach a class and the administration is horrible.


Posted November 10, 2010

We have been at the school for the past 3 years. There are some very good teachers and some who should not be teaching. So overall, I would say the teacher quality is average. Unfortunately, the administration is far from impressive. There is good enforcement of rules designed for student satety, but communication and responsiveness to parent concerns is almost nonexistent. Like many PGCPS, the facilities are outdated and in need of replacement/repair. Amazingly, this is one of the top performing middle schools in the county. The students deserve better administrators and better facilities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

I am happy with Samuel Ogle Middle School. Ms. Brady gets the job done. Both my daughters attended and for a PG County public school, it is a very good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2007

I believe that if a child is being 'taken out of class' they must have done something very extreme to have that type of punishment. I believe if parents stay more involved in their chilrens education (PTSO, reviewing HW each night, watching who our kids hang out with) then they will strive in school. I still stand by my comments from the 9/25/07 posting. Hopefully Bowie will have a new HS in the next 5 years just as the county planned, and this will alleviate the overcrowding in the current HS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

My daughter was a student at SOM between 2004-2007 and just entered Bowie High. I was very disappointed in the principal, the guidance staff, and the teachers. Last year's high test scores are probably attributable to the school's emphasis on teaching for the test rather than teaching the curriculum. The punishment for every behavior infraction was to take a student out of class--the opposite of encouraging learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2006

I've been very disappointed this year 2006 with the lack of teacher involvement and the facilities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2005

I'm suprised that this school isnt #1 based on the principle/teacher involvement with the students and parents. This elementary school has been wonderful and has done plenty to help my children who are were on both ends of the spectrum conserning learning needs. Ms Brady has been outstanding as a principal and the teachers reflect her leadership.
—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.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

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 73% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%
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 56% 35%
White 20% 42%
Hispanic 12% 12%
Two or more races 7% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
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 28%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Bowie, MD 20715
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