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Hancock Middle Senior High School

Public | 6-12 | 304 students

 

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Posted November 29, 2008

Hancock is a great school! They have music clubs, wildlife, and other clubs for students to be interacting with. Its just amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2007

Great school where teachers care about the kids. The AD even puts kids academics before athletics- and coaches follow the lead-unusual today. Great new young principal has things running smoothly.
—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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
>=95%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
>=95%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
89%

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

Algebra

The state average for Algebra was 84% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
85%
English II

The state average for English II was 83% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland High School Assessments (HSA) to test students in English 2, Algebra, and Biology upon completion of each course. The HSA 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. Students are required to pass the tests in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 98% 42%
Black 1% 35%
Hispanic 1% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 4%
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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Math specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
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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

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons

Language learning

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

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Honors track
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
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Parent involvement
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289 West Main St
Hancock, MD 21750
Phone: (301) 766-8186

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