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Newport Mill Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 580 students

 

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Posted April 25, 2014

Newport Mill Middle School boasts a multicultural student population, a highly diversified staff and an environment that makes one feel more like they are in a small village than a public school. Students from over 40 countries walk the halls of Newport Mill. There is an excellent ESOL program and a differentiated curriculum for the diversity of students. The staff of the school are devoted to infusing rigor into the curriculum. Teachers challenge students with lessons based on higher level thinking. There are a plethora of after-school activities in the arts, drama, sports and computer. The staff are dedicated to the students and there is a rich dialogue ongoing between staff and parents that reinforce the greatness of the school spirit "Go Tigers!"
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 24, 2011

newport is one of the best middle schools in this area! i went here and they have so many classes thta they offer. many many advance classes for the kids to take and already get high school credit . the teachers love their job and its a very calm school everything under control. and determine to help the community.


Posted July 21, 2010

I really like this school.It has a very firm but kind principal who keeps every one under control.The teachers are very understanding towards the students. The cafeteria give some very healthy choices like salads and fruits. for the children.This school has star quality.


Posted April 7, 2009

I think it is an excellent school! It has really great and funny teachers. It's principal and vice principal keep everything in control. The cafeteria people are great too with a variety of great food including healthy ones too!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 12, 2005

I have a sixth-grader here. We have been very pleased with his experiecnce there. Most of his classes are at the Gifted/Talented level. Home work levels are adequate but not excessive. I particularly appreciate the strong leadership by the Principal. You can see it reflected in the staff and students. The firm discipline helps to maintain a safe, education-condusive atmosphere for all students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2004

I am very disappointment with the quality of work that my child brings home from Newport Middle School. My child is in the gifted and talented program, everyday I am told that there is no homework. I do not feel that my child is challenged enough in any of the classes that are provided at this school. Newport Middle School is rated very low amongst most other public schools. I feel that the teachers should give homework, challenge the children, and make school more exciting or interesting to attend. I feel the Principal is only concern about himself, it is all about him and his personal image, not the children.
—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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

177 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

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.

177 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

145 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%
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.

184 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

188 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2014.

186 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%
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 46% 12%
White 21% 42%
Black 18% 35%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 6%
Two or more races 3% 4%
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 53%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Soccer
  • Tennis
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  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

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11311 Newport Mill Rd
Kensington, MD 20895
Phone: (301) 929-2244

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