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E. Russell Hicks Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 766 students

 

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Posted April 8, 2014

I am also a student here and it is pretty good it is not the teachers fault the students do bad things or speak up about what is happening to them so this school is good has great activities and teachers .


Posted September 25, 2013

I work at E Russell Hicks Middle, The staff is very caring and adamant about learning. They have HW Club and limited after school activities. They care about each and every child. More success could occur if parents could be available to connect with the school for activities, dinner, and meet the teachers night. The administration is very caring and open to suggestions in regards to your child! I love working here at ERH!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 4, 2013

This school is in need of a severe overhaul with its staff. The bullies are numerous and it doesn't matter how many forms you submit. Cafeteria brawls and locker room beatings. This school is not a place I want my kids to go.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2012

Staff is rude. Show severe favoritism. Disciplinary procedures seem to vary depending on how much they like the student. Can't wait til my kids are out of that school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2010

All four of our children attended E Russell Hicks over the last 7 years and for the most part they really enjoyed their experiences at the school. As parents who participated in the PTA, band boosters, field trips...my wife and I got to see first hand the dedication and effort of the staff; from the Principal to the custodians. The band program is top notch as well, as the two band directors' demonstrate incredible leadership and dedication to the musicians in their program. An excellent school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2009

i just started going to e.r.h in 6th grade and i love it the teachers are great and the way they run things is incredable . !
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 2, 2007

This is my son's 1st yr at E.Russel Hicks. I am impressed with teacher parent communication. (for the most part) I e-mail his teachers almost weekly touching base.They have always had an open door policy (after school of course. They are always there to answer my questions and concerns. I especially love my son's math teacher. My son struggled in Math the past 3 yrs. This year he is loving it. I feel his teacher Miss.Litten is the main reason for this. I also give a BIG Thanks to Mr.and Mrs. Scally Merit S.S. He is loving the class and it shows in his work. Miss.Bambrick is wonderful,( my son has not been as motivated as he is now about Reading. ( Thank yoo very Much)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2006

My son goes to this school for 7th & 8th grade. Some of the teachers are questionable. But most of them are terrific. Their disciplinary actions are not great. Not enough extracurricular activities. Overall it's a pretty good school. Not great but good. My son has been an honor student, but they don't recognize that as a good thing. I'm only speaking from our experience. We stressed how important education is, they just shrugged it off and ignored my comments.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

My daughter has gone to this school for 2 years and loves it. The teachers are fantastic and the staff is very couteous and friendly. We would recommend this school to anyone. She has been an honor roll student for those 2 years and was even voted into the national honor society for middle schools.
—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.

248 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

247 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

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.

241 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

185 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%
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.

242 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

243 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2014.

244 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
65%

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 63% 42%
Black 19% 35%
Hispanic 8% 12%
Two or more races 8% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
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 58%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
  • Instrumental music lessons

Language learning

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

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  • Gifted / high performing
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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
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  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

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  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
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  • Counseling
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  • Buses/vans for students only
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Hagerstown, MD 21740
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