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Cockeysville Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 743 students

 

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Posted August 4, 2010

After sending my child to Cockesville, I am greatly pleased. THe teachers really seem to care about the students, the building is free of grafiti and litter, and they offer many different extraciricular activites. Their academic programs do indeed challenge my child in a healthy manner. Plus, the student body is diverse, although the teachers aren't.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Well organized. They really do care about the children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2009

I am very happy with my child's experience at CMS. She is in GT classes and I feel that the curriculum is challenging and diverse. Although the school is very diverse in student population I agree that the faculty do not reflect this at all. Overall a really great public school with adequate facilities and kind and caring teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2008

I love cms. I think the construction drives me crazy and a few teacher don't see ho much more advanced the students are then the classes. The school is highly diverse. Overall great scholl.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 4, 2007

CMS has fantastic after school activities and they really know how to discipline the children. I think though that sometimes they pay a lot of attention to the students that need help a lot, which is good, but they exclude the really smart ones because they know they will pass the tests. But overall it's a good school
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 18, 2007

As a former student entering high school as class of 2011, I feel I'll miss CMS. There are plenty of amazing memories, and great teachers. The music and art departments are fantastic, I cannot emphasize that enough. One major drawback is the lack of discipline. The school just cannot get it right. Do not get me wrong, there isnt (much) violence besides a fight now and then or anything. But, they are very tough on extremely little and insignificant things, but let the important things like ditching or harassment slide. But it is a great school, and the three years went by far too quickly. Enjoy it while you can.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 16, 2007

The academic programs are quite limited, and the facility is lacking. I do know that they school is heavily under renovation, which is desperately needed. The teachers and staff are more than kind to everyone there, but not so with the student. Many student are rude and require more discipline. I suppose my expectations were high since I came from such a wonderful school district--Upper Dublin, namely. I hope there are improvements toward more discipline on the students and a better facility.
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

256 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

296 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%
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.

252 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

198 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%
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.

211 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

211 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2014.

213 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%
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 53% 42%
Black 25% 35%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 6%
Hispanic 6% 12%
Two or more races 3% 4%
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 30%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
School counslor
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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

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

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
  • Dance teacher(s)
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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)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • School counslor
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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School leaders, update and verify information here.

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10401 Greenside Dr
Cockeysville, MD 21030
Phone: (410) 887-7626

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