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Mayfield Woods Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 720 students

 

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Posted September 23, 2014

Mayfield is a good example of a school with some great teachers, and some awful teachers. There are a few teachers in each grade who are not qualified, and are collecting checks. But there are some teachers who are awesome and could be college professors. Since the redistricting and building of Thomas Viaduct middle school, there is a noticeable difference in the student body. Much of the "rowdiness" has left and has caused a great impact in how the school is run and how teachers teach. MWMS is a normal middle school, that is going back to what it used to be, before the "ghettoness" arrived.


Posted April 18, 2014

Don't listen to the staff when they say we have a nice, clean envoirment. I was suspended for doing absouletly nothing, and was set up by bullies. No teacher looked into it.That's a major problem. The students at the school are some of the most repulsive behavior you'll see in your entire life. Some of the staff actually bully students and can't do there job. My past 2 years at Mayfield have been lacking. There are plenty of better middle schools in howard county, so just pass this one.


Posted December 15, 2013

whoever said that their was a basketball team is wrong. There is no sports teams at the school. All that we do is work. I hate going to school everyday. the only thing that is fun is playing tackle football at recess. Every teacher at the school is horrible. I am ready to move out of this over-appreciated school.


Posted July 20, 2013

I attended this school from 2004-2006 and looking back it is by far the best school I've ever attended. You can't do anything about the students but the teachers and faculty were fantastic.


Posted February 18, 2013

I am a student who attended MWMS from grades 6-8. I flat out love this school. People say there is a bullying issue, but honestly, I have seen anything of the sort. The teachers there are amazing (GO MRS. MAPLE!!!). Of course, there are a few that fail to do their job, but I've only come across about two of those. I've met so many great people there. People say it's not that good of a school, but I really don't see why they would say that. Don't judge the school. It's very culturally diverse and offers many extra curricular activities for children. They have a varsity basketball team, an amazing band/orchestra/chorus, drama, and an outstanding debate, photo, and film team. I wish I could stay there forever, but alas, I must move on to high school...


Posted June 29, 2011

I have 2 sons that attended here and the staff support is wonderful. My boys are no angels and need the extra push to keep them on track, socially and academically. They received it here. I had an issue with a teacher and we solved our issue like adults. I was satisfied with the positive outcome. If you follow the rules, check-up on your child (behavior & homework), and follow-up with teachers, your child will do well. The principal is friendly,approachable, and supportive. She is no push-over. She does her job well with the right balance of strictness and kindness. Everyone under her leadership are the same. Finally, you get back what you put in and more. If you get involved in the PTA or volunteer occasionally, you will see first hand what I'm talking about, not just with my boys but with all students. Most of the students are respectful towards each other and respect school rules. Now, this observation relates to the students of 2009-2012.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2011

There is a lot of bullying in this school. The sad part is the staff will bully students and parents. The students bully and get away with it. Then the school covers it up. I will not miss this school. I expect better from Howard County and would encourage the Board of Education to take a close look at this school and parents start taking every problem to the Board of Education. The most heart breaking is you have a few great staff members there surrounded by a bunch of bad ones. This school needs to be put in check and the staff needs to reminded why their there. Maybe instead of moving principals they need to move teachers to new schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2011

MWMS is not what I expected it to be, there are a VERY few amazing teachers such as (Mr.MacGregor = AMAZING) who put an emphasis on education and don't pass judgement on a child for their financial state or their parents financial state. Every since my family relocated to MD and my daugher began at MWMS there has been nothing but DRAMA with the teachers for their attention or lack there of. Teachers (NOT ALL) at MWMS determine how they feel about children regardless if the child has NEVER did anything disrespectful to them and from there they treat the child a certain way which I do not agree with and will NEVER agree with. I won't name names because I just won't however I am in the process of trying to MOVE just to not have MWMS be the school of choice for my address. My daughter is BLESSED and I am not sure the teachers appreciate a child who has a lot even though the child is EXCELLENT is school academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

This is my granddaughters first year in Middle school and Mayfield has made the transition so easy for her. This school really cares about their students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

The principal and teachers really cared about each student as a whole being, not just their academic needs. My child is very creative, an artist, and she thrived in the supportive learning environment they provided. I think this is because, at least a few years ago, the principal there was such a supportive person for faculty as well as students that you could sense a spirit of love and cooperation when visiting the main office. It was a cheerful place to be, whether working or learning!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2009

This school rocks!!!!!!!!!!!! The teachers are soooooooooooooo nice i wish i could stay forever!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 12, 2008

Some groups of students seem to be a little out of control and the administration does not seem to have a handle on this. Lots of fights- No real clubs or sports teams, they would probably help with the fighting and general attitude of the students. Most of the teachers are really great and seem to care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

This school has a few problems with fights and related issues. I find the teachers at Mayfield Woods to be excellent in teaching information. However, the extracurricular activities could be improved. no drama porgram...there should be one! There arent even any sports that compete....all the sports programs do is teach you how, which is ok, but basically pointless...also the school has an awesome band and chorus program...The chorus went to state adjudication last year! Yaaay! o yea! I love mayfield over all! Yaaay go bulldogs
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 17, 2006

This school had an overall positive impact on me. Most of the teachers were great. Mrs. Starr, Mrs. Rudden, Mr. Freeman,and Ms. Anderson were great teachers. Overall this was a great school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 8, 2005

I have a 9th grader and a 7th grader. Both have found accademic success and personal growth with the help and support of the staff at MWMS. The quality of academic programs is amazing especially when the teachers are given the leeway to choose the best 'style' for its class/students. I feel there needs to be more emphasis on music/art programs. This allows the students to express themselves in another avenue while using the conventional education given to them. I feel the teachers go the extra mile to help students who thrive and seek out those that need that little extra help to succeed. Parental involvement is at a minumum and could be improved. Overall, my experience with MWMS has been a positive one and I would highly recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2005

I've had two boys advance through Mayfield Woods; one is now in 10th grade, the other in 8th and both have done exceptionally well. Most of the teachers are very good and I'm a college professor so I feel qualified to judge their abilities, but there *are* communication problems between the front office and the teachers. There also seems to be a lack of support by the Administration for teachers who utilize alternative and creative methods of teaching. Mr. MacGregor is both of my boys' favorite teacher but Mr. Calia, Ms. Star, Ms. Tempesta, and Ms. Nina Davis also get major kudos in my book. Overall, I am pleased with the quality of their education, but I agree that the school NEEDS more extracurricular activities and an emphasis on the arts. After-school programs and sports are non-existent but greatly needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2004

It's a good school. My 6th grader loves all his teachers and has not had very many problems. They do needmore after school programs. To date his favorite teacher is Mr. MacGregor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2004

It is OK. It needs to be parent friendly and the students could use more field trips. The teachers need more support from administration.The bullying issue needs to be addressed and STOP.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2004

It's a good school the teachers are nice and help you when it is needed. They do things that are fun when they review subjects which makes them easier to learn and remember.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 15, 2004

Its an okay school, but it could do better. For one they need more field trips to help the students develope and better understand what they are learning in school. Also to see and do things more hands on.
—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 68% in 2014.

277 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

277 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%
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.

237 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

197 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%
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.

262 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

262 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2014.

260 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%
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 35% 42%
Black 32% 35%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 6%
Hispanic 11% 12%
Two or more races 7% 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 26%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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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

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

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
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
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  • Before school

Programs

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  • 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
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

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  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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