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Meade Middle School

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Posted May 20, 2014

We have been very pleased with Meade. Teachers have been responsive and engaged. My children enjoy their classes. We would like to see more focus on advanced learners and more communication from the administration, but the quality of education has been very good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2013

As a former student that survived through the three whole years between 2008-2011 and living in another state now, I would say this middle school is not the best out there. Most of the teachers are nice and willing to cooperate with your student. The staff in general are nice people. I remember right, the school doesn't support sports or anything related along the line. It's rather a "come here let us babysit your kids" school. Parent involvement is a lacking thing in this school. Activities were just lacking here. As for the students, the students were pretty bad. Almost all of them were rude, stuck up, and doesn't care the importance of any one else. They'll always like to see you walk home crying and make your self esteem go low as it goes. Of course, the occasional once in every week fights is something nice to take note of. But due to the fact that the Baltimore-DC area is a pretty rough place, this is pretty expected of the students to be the way they are. Overall, good teachers, bad activities, pure trash students.


Posted June 6, 2012

I think Meade Middle is not as bad as the reports I had been given about the school. The one thing that it seriously lacks is communication from the teachers. This is a big deal for me. You have some that are great at communicating with the parent and very supportive in helping the student succeed, but a good number of them are not and this gets extremely frustrating. If they could fix this, I think the school as a whole would be successful (and receive a better rating).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2011

I have had nothing but an incredible experience at Meade Middle. I spend a lot of time in the school volunteering and have learned so much about the teachers and the administration. Mr. Goodman and team leads a group of engaged teachers and have made many improvements to the school. Unlike the other rating posted, i have found all of the administrative team present in the classroom, hallways and cafeteria at every visit. I have watched many of the students interact and seek out a chance to have time with the administration and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2011

This school has really gone down hill since Bill Goodman has taken over! They are focused on the color of kids uniforms, if they have on belts, etc. They are not focused on the academics and pulling up test scores at all. They send kids to in school suspension for having their shirts untucked. Many children lose valuable educational time for petty things. They are focused on the negative and not the positive. Teacher ridicule students in front of their classmates, take time out of class to call parents while other students are waiting to learn. It is a mess. In fact, I have only seen Mr. Goodman one time and that was at back to school night. I have called to talk to him at least 25 times this school year and have been told EVERY time that I could not speak to him! Maybe he really doesn't exist???


Posted January 4, 2010

-I received a transfer for my son to go here. I heard so many good things in reference to this school. This is my son's second year and I have already had five conferences and have been in contact with the Board of Education. The office staff including the assistant principal are just a waste of time. No matter how hard you go in fighting for your child the teachers are ALWAYS considered correct. I have had teachers, an office staff member, and the assistant principal speak of my son in a negative manner (to my face). I have never had any problems with my son in school including the first year he attended Meade Middle School. Their are only a hand full of teachers that I feel truly give my son a chance. I am transferring him out IMMEDIATELY!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

I love the diversity of the students and staff. The amount of programs offered is awesome! I like the fact that the staff is fully certified and stay on top of the latest research and their implications for educating our youth. The facilities are incredible. The physical plant is immaculate, light and airy, and welcoming. I love the fact that all teachers use the latest technology (I love those Promethean Bords; they are so interactive and engaging). The principal and staff have the best interest of the students at heart. This school does a wonderful job of meeting the needs of all of the students; the high, the low, and the in between. Meade Middle also exposes the children to the real world, not simply using text books. Did I mention the AVID program and the overall emphasis on the need of the students to be organized. The after school programs are truly something to behold. Their are activities for athletes, academics and techies, to name a few. The communication of the teachers and staff with the parents and community are a model to be followed by other school districts. I love Meade Middle School for my Middle Schooler and I am very fortunate to have my son attend Meade Middle School, the home of the Bulldogs!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2009

I wear two hats. I am both a parent and a teacher so I observe the school from two different perspectives. As a teacher, I have seen many teachers go out of their way to support and challenge my child. My child completed his first year during the 2008-2009 school year. The teaching staff and the presentation of the curriculum made school a fun learning environment for him. As a parent, I had one issue and it was handled immediately at my request. I felt I had accurate communication with all of my son's teachers. He enjoyed learning and his experiences. Not once did I feel my child was threatened or in harms way. I am very pleased with the school and I know the teachers my son has had and currently has, are dedicated and hard working. The positive student comments say it all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2009

Hi, I am a 7th grader at this school You should know that the bad reviews that people are sayind is really not true. The teachers try there very bestto keep this school up and running without any fights. The test scores are very good. Besides even if there are a whole lot of fights, you don't have to blame it on the whole entire school you can just blame it on the student that has caused the fight. The teachers are very nice they make sure you you have a great education. They are extremely nice they let you do re-do's on test. NOw if you ask me I think that a good way to run a school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2009

I really don't want to give it 1 star. I have never seen an administrations so dysfunctional. My son has learning disabitlities and they have completely dropped the ball. I met with them last year at this time and they promised us the moon. How they were going to work with him and keep him at the level that he was at and it has just been a nightmare. My son's excitement for learning is completely gone after years of working with him in elementary school. I am in the process of transferring him out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2009

I'm a 6th grader at Meade Middle. This school rocks I dont understand why people be saying it's a bad school and all that other stuff. Yeah there are fights and all but there are fights in all schools even private. I have noticed that the only people that get in those fights are because of a reason like they started it or they were doing something or they were in like a group of something so yeah dont blame the school its the kid. The administration is great i havent got in trouble once they are very fair people and they do care because i was in a mini problem i talked to them about it and they helped they do care. Everyone is very nice it's a great school i wish i wouldnt never have to go to high school but eventually i will have too -Meade student
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 12, 2007

I am a student at Meade and I am in the 7th grade. Our school has made major efforts to prevent bullying and the guidance counselors are very nice and they are always available. The administration is great. Sometimes I think they are strict but they are strict in our benefit. I was recommended for the People to People Student Ambassador program and there have been about 2 more students who were as well. I think Meade is a wonderful school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 25, 2007

I am not a parent but a student in the 8th grade. Being in the school for the past 3 years I know most of these horrible reviews are not true. The teachers are really nice and give you chances to make work up and do extra-credit. There are alot of smart kids at the school who are in advanced classes. Right now I'm in Geometry-10th grade class, and most of my friends are in Algebra-9th grade class. The school has many extra-curriculurs and I'm in tutoring. The tutoring is free and my tutor, a Female worker at NSA, really helps. The principal and asst. principal try their best to keep order. They have anti-bullying programs and Peer Mediation. This year, there has been only a few fights total. We get process reports monthly and parents always have the opportunity to contact teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 8, 2006

I finished eighth grade back at Meade in June. For the most part, Meade was a great school. Teachers really care about you, and the administration is usually ready to assist you. There are also great clubs there. I was in the National Junior Honor Society & loved it. There are many extra help sessions. Of course there is some bullying but that's to be expected at all schools(and there is Peer Mediation at Meade). Eighth graders also get a formal, picnic, and graduation ceremony at the high school(which is in walking distance!) Meade is clean, new, and well kept.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 20, 2006

My granddaughter attends Meade Middle. I have found there are some people there that are very professional about their jobs and really care about the children. I want to thank Margaret Haacke (counselor) for being there through last year and this year to support and help me in any situation that I have ask help on. I have also found an assortment when it comes to teacher. Some are very response and act like they love their jobs. Other teachers seem to come in, do what they have to do and leave.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2005

My oldest daughter went thru Meade Middle and loved it! The teachers were wonderful from 6th thru 8th grade. My youngest daughter finds it 'ok' fun sometimes and loves the afterschool guitar and art classes. I have had an issue with a couple of teachers this year, I went to the school and spoke directly to the teacher and it was taken care of. The Administration is the best. If I feel I need to address a situation at the school I can talk to the Principal or the Asst. Principal. They are always available. They have an open door policy. I have substituted in several schools in the area and Meade Middle stands above all. Some of the schools were uncontrollable. Meade is very structured and has a great safety record. I recommend you visit this school to see you yourself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2004

I am a parent of 6th grade student and this school it is the worse. The counselors are terrible the comunication between parents and teachers its terrible, they don't returned your calls; I had to go three times to the school to get in touch with the teachers with no luck. Only 2 teacher had the courtesy of calling me. I had to send a letter to the principal in order for the other teachers to contact me. I am a concerned parent and seems that people not care the couselor said he would talk to my son, well he hasn't. How could he! He did not wrote my son name anywhere. If you have the choice of enroll your child in a good school, I am changing my child to a private school. It a lot of fighting also no dicipline at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2004

this school its terrible, my son never had problems in school until now, the teachers dont returned your calls; i had to send a certified letter to the principal to get a respond; after many trips to the school to leave messages, my son behavior had changed, these people dont care..i am in the process of transfering him from this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2004

I am not a teacher here but a 7th grade student. I really like one of my teachers, and she gives us good grades and treats us well. Sometimes, the administration doesn't give you all of the attention you need, and will send you to the office for things you do not do. Also, last year I got a C in one subject because I was given a failing grade for something that the whole class did not do. But it's not a bad school - I have met many good friends and there are some really good teachers on 7B side this year. If there are fights, people stop them. Sometimes the administration also won't care if you are bullyed and teased, though. -Christine, a student
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 7, 2004

I am not a parent at Meade Middle. I am a 7th grade student at meade, I really dont care what anyone says I love Meade Middle. Yeah there are fights and harassment, but there is that in every single school wheather you want to admit it or not. I love Meade Middle school. I wouldnt change to a different school for the world! It is great! The people here no how to have fun and definatly livein the place up a bit! There is always something interesting going on. Just the way I like it. Anyone who takes their kid out of that school is wrong! Because this school is perfact. I just cant put in words how much I just love this school!
—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.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
65%
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
Black 53% 35%
White 19% 42%
Hispanic 16% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Two or more races 5% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 50%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1103 26th St
Fort Meade, MD 20755
Phone: (410) 674-2355

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