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Nicholas Orem Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 657 students

 

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Posted February 27, 2012

DONT GO TO THIS SCHOOL THE TEACHERS ARE GREAT BUT THE STUDENTS ARE VERY DISRESPECTFUL AND TALK IN CLAS ALL THE TIME THEY ALSO FIGHT MOST OF THE TIME AND USE DEROGETORY STATEMENTS BUT IF YOU CAN AVOID ALL THAT THEN GO


Posted April 26, 2010

I love the school . We learn new thing then my old school an also have lots of friend good friend an a shout out to mr.Edward , ms.Ponser,mr.Mosely ,ms. Karbo thang for helpin me in class. :) :) :) :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 3, 2009

Omg! i love this school i have lots of new friends and i really love it shoutout to ms.Kargbo
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 22, 2009

I'm a student and this school is great. At 1st i was scared to go because of all those awful rumors but the place is great! The teachers are very nice! They really cre about us!
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Posted June 11, 2009

I think has really inproved from the last few years and the teachers really care about the students. The students really picked up there game.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2006

My son is a current student (05-06 school year) and I am very pleased with the school. The teachers inform me of what's going on in my son's class. Homework every night (except on days where there is a test) is a good policy that they have adopted. Since they have partnered w/local police and there is no gang problem and all fighting has stopped. This school is a great work in progress, but it takes parents getting involved to make it what it will be one day: the best middle school in PG County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2004

It is the worst school in prince georges county. The kids fight everyday after school. They have no respect for the principal or teachers. But there are some good teachers, but they have moved on to a better environment. The principal needs to take better control over the school and the kids.
—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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

86 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%
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.

296 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

293 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
69%
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.

306 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

310 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2014.

316 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
45%
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
Hispanic 66% 12%
Black 30% 35%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 4%
White 1% 42%
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 81%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

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Technology

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching

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

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  • Honors track
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  • Technology
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)
  • Assistant principal(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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  • Cheerleading

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Hyattsville, MD 20782
Phone: (301) 853-0840

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