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Brunswick Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 501 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted August 12, 2010

i have been to 5 different middle schools and this is by far the worst i hate it here. to much bullies,prejudice,racists, and not enough funding oh and the dances suck the sports teams are horrible and this school is very dirty and they make the students clean the cafeteria! and its not fun, nothing special about it, not any art programs, and i hate it! HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE ! ill be going into 8th grade and unfortunatley it will be at brunswick, i wish i could go back to crestwood! to bad the county wont switch the point of rocks kids to tuscorora! TOO MANY PPL ARE RACIST! PARENTS DONT REALIZE WHATS HAPPENING IN THE BULIDING AND THE TEACHERS DO NOTHING ABOUT IT!


Posted September 1, 2009

My daughter is a 7th grader and I have 2 more children who will be attending BMS in a few years. I have been very impressed with the involvement of teachers...the band is small but excellent and my daughter loves it. I only wish there were more sports opportunities for middle schoolers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2008

Nice Vice Principal, A little too easy on offenders sometimes, but my only real issue with this school is they sometimes don't verify if a child can walk out of school, or change buses!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2008

My son just started BMS a few months ago, he has been going throw alot of difficult changes in his life, and being a teenager doesn't help things, everyone in the school has been so helpful and caring about my son, I love the communication between the teacher and myself, they really care about the students and are there to help in anyway they can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2006

' I am know a 7th grade student in Brunswick Middle School and it is one of the best schools Iv been to, and Iv been to a lot of them. The only real problem I can see is that there isn't enough music and arts programs in Brunswick Middle. One of my best friends and I were so fed up with not having a chorus in school that we went ahead and made one. Don't get me rong I love this place but we could realy use some funding of volinteres to help out with these programs. All and all I adore Brunswick Middle School.'
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 21, 2005

I left BMS a year ago and I have to say that it is one of the best schools. The students are well protected and the classrooms are pretty clean. The courses that I took were very informative and helpful for moving to BHS. The only problem was that there was no music programs except for band. There are many students who play some sort of string intstrument, like violin or cello, but there is no orchestra. Parents can get involved and it helps the students out a lot. I would definately recommend this school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 7, 2005

I am an 8th grade student at Brunswick right now and I would just like to say that we have some very gifted and talented students. I know of many, many students that are in the honors and accelerated classes. If we have so many students that are in the higher education classes why don't we recieve more money for the school? Sure we have up to date technology, but when you look at our schools, they look pretty bad if you ask me. Both, the high school and the middel school are over crowded, we sure could use more money to restore our schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 29, 2004

I attended B.M.S. personally and can tell you that when I was there, it doesn't get much better than B.M.S. The Principal really cared and the Teachers too, not just about us personally and our education but also about our safety. If I could recommend any one school is would definitely be B.M.S. I am proud to say that I attended this school and it was the best time of my life. Thank You B.M.S. for all of your rewards thanks to my attending your wonderful school!
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%

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.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
73%
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 79% 43%
Black 8% 36%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Asian 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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301 Cummings Dr
Brunswick, MD 21716
Phone: (240) 236-5400

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