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Gov. Thomas Johnson Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 514 students

 

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Posted October 3, 2009

As a new parent I am thrilled with the principal. She has a sense of humor, compassion and most importantly, a mind of her own.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2006

This school is excellent academically. The teachers and programs are first rate and could compete with Montgomery County, however this school has serious problems with student bullying, and general morality issues.
—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 68% in 2014.

171 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

171 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%
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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

173 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

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.

178 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

178 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2014.

176 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
80%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 62% 42%
Black 17% 35%
Hispanic 12% 12%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Special education / special needs

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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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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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

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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1799 Schifferstadt Blvd
Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: (240) 236-4900

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