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Ijamsville, MD
Students enrolled: 620

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9840 Old National Pk
Ijamsville, MD 21754

(240) 236-5500
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April 16, 2015
Beware of OMS if your child is interested is on the above-average side. there are some wonderful teachers (this is my second child to attend) but others in key subjects debase students and there is little opportunity for interaction among students for depth of learning. FCPS talks a big game with there Highly Able Learning (HAL) program but my child, who came from magnet, has been pulled only twice this year for HAL and they did a puzzle. HAL program does nothing and any additional work is just that, additional work, not depth of learning of any sort, nothing intellectual all. My child has gone from loving school to being unstimulated in middle school with the exception of the technology expo elective. The school needs to actually do something substantial for motivated, interested learners who have the interest and ability and maturity to dig deeper.

- submitted by a parent
December 21, 2014
Beware this school if you child does not exactly fit "into the box". Staff will do their best to get rid of your child. They went out of their way to manufacture incidents and crisis for my child. Administration leads the way for teachers and staff to bully students. If the bullied student has a different version of an incident then "they don't understand reality". Rather then trying to work with parents they prefer to just get rid of anyone who doesn't follow the exact norm. Punishments are biased. My student would get into trouble and watch others do the exact same thing with no repercussions. Lord forbid if your student is smarter then norm and asks challenging questions, they are then rude and disrespectful. Good parts of the school? Mr Friedman, Ms Boden and Ms Smith were awesome teachers. Education wise this school is low middle of the road. Support wise it is horrible.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2014
This school recieves students from Oakdale Elementary, which is a level 9/10 school, and feeds into Oakdale High which is also a level 10 school. The surrounding community is beautiful and the properties are large. This school has high academic performance, and great extracurricular offerings. I am very impressed with the school and my child's pride for attending there.

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2013
Oakdale is a great school, but i wish i could have a bit more of a challenge. I went to a local private school for elementary school and I'm now in eighth grade. There is still overlap in science and history from what I have already learned, and i don't think there is a satisfactory L.A. class in the whole school as I had harder reports and a larger vocabulary leaving third grade than now. I realize this is due to county curriculum. For the most part, I love all of the teachers i have had. I love how almost anyone at this school is approachable, but it does take a little while to find your clique at the beginning of each year. Once term one is over, there is no mixing between cliques, but not any rivalries or fights. The best parts of my middle school experience are the plays in theatre and science olympiad. These are very fun activities to enhance you academically and socially. I'm enjoying the atmosphere at Oakdale, but am constantly looking for a challenge.

- submitted by a community member
April 28, 2013
My son is in 7th grade at OMS. I am happy that he has adjusted socially and that the school is clean and generally positive, with some bullying. Nothing that could not be overcome. I feel he is safe there and in good hands. Academically, I have to say that I wish he was challenged more and given more homework for practice and mastery. Some of the students do not take learning seriously in class and I don't get the feeling that this is being addressed by all teachers. His grades are higher in classes that have more homework assignments and a controlled classroom. Overall, I feel good about his attending OMS, we can always supplement at home.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2013
Math is strong (by 7th grade advanced, honors and merit level offered) but L.A after 6th grade i(6th grade was good only b/c teacher Ms.Kuhns was good) is POINTLESS, terrible, not challenging even at honors level--I have to home school L.A over summer with vocabulary etc. Science and History would be fine if they would have honors level courses and not mix in the kids who don't care and goof off with those who do care and want to learn. Best class my child has was I&I , at least the students had to THINK a bit. Extremetly mediocre education (other than math and I&I) although the students for the most part are nice and no major social problems.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2011
I found that both my children that went through OMS struggled in the 9th grade, especially in Language Arts. On the other side, PBIS is alive and much stronger at OMS than at NMMS. Overall an average school

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2010
The staff is the best! They are kind, caring, and tough when they need to be. We couldn't ask for our children to be in better hands.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2010
Its eduction is good and my kid loves this school

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2009
i love it!! i go here and the teachers are really nice and th cafiteria food is edible, unlike deer crossing

- submitted by a student
October 14, 2009
OMS is a very family oriented community school. The academics are average, not super challenging, but okay. Teachers seem happy; staff is pleasant to deal with. Students can be a little unwelcoming to newcomers, but it is middle school, after all. Overall, an average school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
I love Oakdale Middle School because this is a school that still values morales and discipline therefore children benefit from it and it shows on the MSA scores. The teachers are awsome and such a great influence and example to the students. I am proud of OMS.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2009
i am a student here and it is the best school i've ever went to

- submitted by a student
June 19, 2009
This school has bad l.a., math, science, and socail studies classes are totally so not teaching anyone anything. The office people are cold and not socialable. This school is not hard at all. This school needs lots of help.

- submitted by a student
February 19, 2009
OMS has a fantastic staff & administration. Staff always appear to be smiling & happy; seems like a GREAT place to WORK!

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2009
This school is a great school. It has the best 7th grade math teacher in the whole county in my opinion. The staff is great and I have loved spending my middle school years at this school. They also have a great learning for life program. I have gotten better grades at this school than any other school. I am proud to say that I go to oakdale middle and can't imagine going to any other school.

- submitted by a student
October 03, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2008
Oakdale Middle School is unsatisfactory for many reasons. Most adults would say it is an excellent school because the test scores are high, and these reviews are in my opinion false. The main reason Oakdale was so incredibly miserable for me was the admin. and the way they dealt with issues. I was harassed by a group of very popular girls at OMS, who were also believed to be some of the best students there(as was i) and some of the girls were transfer students. Rather than deal with the problem as FCPS says they should, the principle did nothing and the admin made me feel horrible for telling them of the problems. I would not recommend going to this school unless there are no other options and you are not concerned about socailly acceptable conduct by the students and a horrible principal.

- submitted by a student
November 11, 2007
The quality of the academic program is very average. The program lacks the ability to reach the students that need to be challenged. The behavior on buses is very unacceptable. School has good presentation-- it is very clean! The front office staff seems very cold. I would not recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2006
I am an eighth grade student at Oakdale Middle School, and I absolutely love attending. All of the teachers are amazing. They make learning fun, and I actually look forward to going to all of my classes. I feel really safe at Oakdale, and am confident that in an emergency the staff and students will know exactly what to do, because we have gone over and practiced safety drills numerous amounts of times. I am extremely grateful that I get the pleasure of attending Oakdale Middle, and couldn't imagine going to school anywhere else.

- submitted by a student
August 26, 2005
This school shows a lack of everything. Everything that they work on gets cancelled. Many of their dances were cancelled due to the disorganization. The buses were just unbelievable. They had about 80 kids on one bus, and tried to split them up. Now a bunch of kids have to stay at school for a half an hour. This school just does not impress me at all

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2004
I am proud to say that I am a teacher at Oakdale Middle. We have the best students, teachers, administration, and guidance office that anyone could ask for. Our technology is wonderful, and adds a lot to the classroom experience. The entire staff at Oakdale is very supportive, and I consider myself lucky to teach there.

- submitted by a teacher
May 21, 2004
Oakdale Middle has an excellent staff. The teachers and the administration work very hard to ensure students'success. I am proud to say that my child attends OMS.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2004
Technology is Great, the staff is flexible, overall the school is wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
This school now has 6th thru 8th grades. Principal is easily approachable. Guidance office is wonderful and helpful to the students. Some interesting teachers.

- submitted by a parent

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Oakdale Middle School
9840 Old National Pk, Ijamsville, MD  21754
(240) 236-5500
Last modified Oakdale Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Oakdale Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top