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Ellicott Mills Middle School

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Posted April 17, 2014

Ellicott Mills Middle School rocks. The staff is supportive and encouraging and ever challenging the students to achieve their academic best while also contributing to the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2011

EMMS is a wonderful middle school. My daughter is half-way through her first year there. I like that there are no bells. Although there is a lot of emphasis placed on acheivement, the school counselors and teachers have been very understanding and willing to work with my daughter's mental health issues, once they knew about them. (Anxiety and depression have challenged her ability to complete assignments.) The school is clean and the teachers and staff work hard to prevent and stop bullying.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2010

This is an excellent school. It has supportive teachers and administration. The staffs at the front office always very friendly and offering help. The school psychologist Dr. O is professional and patient.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2010

My son has not been at the school long. It's a pristine school - very clean, and seems disciplined. One criticism is that the 'placement' tests were never explained, which isn't helpful since we are foreig. Hope to have more positives to add as our relationship with the school grows.


Posted March 14, 2010

All teams have weak links to contend with. But overall this is a focused learning environment with some GREAT young teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

My daughters both attended EMMS. They were different level learners, but the school was good about putting them into classes that challenged them. The were encouraged to do their best. The facilities are fabulous. The schooll is very clean. They value and encourage parental involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2009

This school is excellent. My sons and daughters arent nerds and they state that this was by far the most best and educational school ever met. They tell me the teachers are all great and when you do bad.. you get the point. But overall is cleanleness is superurb. I would like to congradulate Mr. Goins for his outstanding was of running this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2007

The school is a fabulous learning environment! The programs they have for their gifted students are astounding! Led by an energetic and enthusiastic GT Resource teacher, my children have grown in confidence, and skill and have thrived there because of this. Everyone has a home at Ellicott Mills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2007

Not only does the principal have a no-put-down policy, where negative or derogatory comments are not accepted, but he and the teachers are devoted to the students. The teachers all strive to help their students achieve success. I am a student at Ellicott Mills Middle School, and I feel that I am getting one of the best educations I could get in middle school. All of my teachers are instructive and fun! Each teacher has different teaching styles, but they change them sometimes so that everyone understands the material. Everyone is nice to each other and I feel that EMMS is one big family. All of the staff and students are helpful, and new students fit right in as if they have known the other students for years. Ellicott Mills Middle School is an excellent school for learning, morals, kindness, and friendships. (review done by a current 8th grader at EMMS)
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 22, 2004

Ellicott Mills Middle School is simply great! the principal is very capable and has made the atmosphere good enough to take the anxiety away about entering middle school. The staff is very responsive and the front office is helpful. Indeed a great team.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2003

This is the best school bar none I have ever seen (and I worked in the educational system for many years). The principal is very dedicated, in charge, and a true leader with vision. He sets high standards for all, and creates effective pathways for teachers, parents, students, etc. to meet these standards. Because he puts forth 110% effort, he expects (and will accept no less) from others. The atmosphere of the school is positive and carefully cultured to emphasize values, responsibility and integrity. This school is a very shining example of how wonderful a middle school can be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

Overall, I feel the school is on track. The staff is very involved and always ready to do whatever they can to reach a fair and workable solution to a problem. The office personnel is outstanding.
—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.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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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.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=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

Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
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 54% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 23% 6%
Black 14% 35%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Two or more races 4% 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 10%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
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  • Drama
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4445 Montgomery Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone: (410) 313-2839

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