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Clarksville Middle School

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Posted May 7, 2013

Clarksville middle is a great school! I went there and loved it! Most teachers are caring and extremely funny. I was able to make friends and get straight As all in one package. The comments below say that Clarksville is all about test scores, but that it not true. Sure, the school is a little intense, but what do you want? a lazy school? That's why it has top ratings. Do u want to go to a school that fails everything? No, I dont either. Plus, going there for all three years I can say it it was not all about tests. Teachers care and teach very well rounded. There are MANY teachers who I loved and still love. Sure there are some that I'm extremely angry with (even today) but you get that at any school. Its un avoidable and you will always get a bad teacher or two. But 2/3 teachers were great and don't know what I would do without them! they not only helped me with learning, but friend issues making it a great experience. Plus who do you trust, the comments from parents who didn't go to the school OR a kid who actually went there and is now thriving in High School and about to go to VT with a grant? Exactly. :)


Posted July 2, 2011

I have to agree with the post created on June 25, 2011. This school is all about test scores and academic competition. Here there are two types of kids: Special Ed and Gifted. The in-betweens don't really exist. Most of the teachers have a master's degree, but few are down to earth. MSA scores is all that's on their minds at CMS. If your child is average, I would look for a private school-- he or she will likely feel inadequate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2011

Don't be fooled by the stars and blue ribbons. All this place cares about is test scores. If you have a child in need of support, good luck! There are a few 5 star teachers in each grade, but overall they are arrogant and quite comfy in their lofty perches. If you have a smart kid who learns differently - seriously, move or go to private school to make room for the lemmings. Your bright child's natural creativity and out of the box thinking will not be realized here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

I have been pleasantly surprised by the ease of transition that my twins have experienced entering 6th grade. The spring visit during their 5th grade year, 6th grade orientation and teacher and staff enthusiasm have created a welcoming environment for my son and daughter. It is hard to believe that my kids have only been at CMS for one month. They have risen to the expectations of the staff and taken on the responsibility of their work without undue prompting. I am extremely pleased with my children's efforts and their school's committment to student educational as well as personal growth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2009

Great! Best MSA in Howard County normally
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2006

I attend Clarksville Middle School and I think it is an excellent school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 30, 2005

I think Clarksville Middle School is a great school. I am not attending C.M.S right now, but I know. C.M.S is one of the top schools in Howard County! Clarksville Middle School also has great teachers. They teach the students every single step. Even though the principal is retiring and a new principal is taking her place, I know C.M.S will still be perfect!
—Submitted by a 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.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

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97%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

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97%

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Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

215 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

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96%

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>=95%
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 58% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 29% 6%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Black 4% 35%
Hispanic 3% 12%
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 1%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6535 South Trotter Rd
Clarksville, MD 21029
Phone: (410) 313-7057

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