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Havre De Grace Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 529 students

 

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Posted April 27, 2014

My son started going to Havre de Grace Middle School in 5th grade and so far it's been a horrible experience for me because my son has been failing and the teachers don't tell you nothing so you are clueless until you receive their report card. SURE, there's "Edline" but people have busy lives. I think the most important thing about a school is COMMUNICATION between teacher, parent and student. This school doesn't care about their students because if they did, they would be doing everything they could to help my son in the areas he is weak in. I am as involved as I can be, emailing the teachers all the time and checking Edline. One time I even asked the teacher to please tutor my son in math after school but she emailed me back and told me she doesn't really think he needs tutoring. WHAT THE HECK?! If my son is getting poor grades than he DOES need extra help! LAZY teachers! This school is seriously driving me to send my son to a private school! I am so disappointed with this school because Havre de Grace is such a nice area but this school is HORRIBLE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2013

I was worried about sending my 7th grader to middle school for the first time this year. We are a military family and the last state we were in, elementary went up to sixth grade. We had a rough first couple weeks as my son tried to get used to it. It was hard since the teachers did not know he was new to middle school so he was spoken to like he already had a year under his belt. However, once I spoke to the teachers and they understood where he was coming from, things improved greatly. The guidance counselor and teachers helped him when he needed it and help set him back on his feet. My son likes his teachers and his classes well enough. He's not fond of most of the students, however. He complains about students trying to trip others in the hallway. He is very excited to start robotics this year and I'm very pleased the school is able to offer this. The computer teacher's enthusiasm over this class was evident. I think as far as middle schools go, we hit gold. The teachers care, I'm not worried for my son's safety, and even his bus driver seems to know how to deal with them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2009

This is an annoying school that doesn't take anything seriously. Ths students are rude and judgemental and there are many cliques. There are fights and racist comments 27/7. This is probably one of the if not the worst school i've ever been to and i've been to many. The teachers are good but the students (most of them) are appaling!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 13, 2009

i love being in this school they are nice but get the work and tests done with good grades because they make it fun and help us understand in a way that is a little more fun then jest telling you they explain and help you understand! I love this school. and i am in 7th grade and love this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2008

I love this school. I go to it right now. I'm in 7th grade. I love this school. It has so many fun activites, and the teachers and staff are so fun and its an over all great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 16, 2007

This School was everything to all the students I grew up with, Yeah, Mrs. Hollaway, was always on my case about centain issues. But By Far This School to me has proved to be one of the ones where everyone gets along and The drugs are going down, The kids are straightened up and Wow, Havre De Grace Middle is everything I could ever imagine and more, If you ever send your kids here, Make sure Miss Milore talks to your child, She was great for me and I was a handful. The Teachers will bend over backward for their students, But Miss Milore is by far the best in this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 5, 2007

I am somewhat dissapointed inthis school. We applied for and recieved a boundry exception because I beleived this school was the better of what we had to choce from. it seems that all Harford Co. schools are lacking when it come to chalenging students that are ahead of their peers. My son has told me repedetly that he is board and wants to be challenged. I have asked for him to be givien more challenging work and it has not happened. He is in the top classes and still needs to be more engaiched. Over all the school if fine if your student is below ot just at grade leavel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2007

Most people here are stupid, trashy, undereducated. I got my kid out of there and to Canton Middle School in bmore cuz he got into so much isht here, and he's happier now!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2007

This school is excellent
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 28, 2007

A gem of a school. The teachers are very caring. Mrs. Holloway is a dynamic administrator.
—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.

180 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

181 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

138 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

183 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2014.

178 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

178 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2014.

176 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
77%
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 60% 42%
Black 21% 35%
Hispanic 8% 12%
Two or more races 8% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 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 36%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

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401 Lewis Ln
Havre De Grace, MD 21078
Phone: (410) 939-6608

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