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6-8
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Lexington Park, MD
Students enrolled: 922

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19856 Three Notch Rd
Lexington Park, MD 20653

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(301) 863-4031
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September 14, 2014
My son is a 7th grader at Spring Ridge and has had nothing but problems since he started in 6th grade. There is a huge bullying problem at this school and unless the parents go demand something be done, nothing is. He finally spoke up and told his grades counsler about an incident in the lunchroom one day. But other than call us to "inform us of the situation", nothing has been done. The good kids are getting walked all over and are being discouraged. We can't wait to move.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2013
My son attended Spring Ridge Middle School in his 6th grade year. Prior to his entrance to Spring Ridge Middle School, we homeschooled. During the first few months of his time at the school, he witnessed several incidents where one student was bullying another student who had challenges and was usually with a paraeducator. When my son reported the incidents to the assistant vice principal for his grade, he was told that he should not tattle. I called and spoke tot he administrator and was delivered the same message. I told my son he had a responsibility to intervene and help those who were unable to help themselves. However, by the end of the year, my son came home to tell me about a fight he witnessed at school. When asked if the teachers or students broke it up, he responded telling me that there were no teachers present and that no one got involved, not even himself. I feel that the school was responsible for my child learning to not get involved when he sees something happening that is wrong. I met with the principal to report what I felt was wrong and immediately pulled him out of school. I hear that the "tattletelling" response is a frequent esponse from the admin.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2013
This school is okay. People say it's bad but I thought it was fine. I was in the STEM academy there. I chose the art class and it was fun. The school lunch there wasn't so great, because it is school lunch. I think if the staff could prevent people from bullying each other then this would be a better school. It's not that great, but get put in the honors classes and you'll be with the better people.

- submitted by a community member
February 13, 2013
VERY unhappy with this school they do very little to stop bullying. It is a big problem. Some teachers have little control over their classes. The bad kids make it impossible to hear and pay attention! There are tons of good programs but the BAD kids keep the good kids out. There are fights EVERYDAY. And there is a HUGE racial problem. A HUGE THEFT problem which the school does NOTHING about!!!! And parents are just supposed to take it. They don't want to hear from us or our kids.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2012
THIS SCHOOL IS HORRIBLE. Everyone is compared to the STEM students. The STEM is considered a school itself. The food is NASTY. Im in 8th grade this year and QUITE glad that im leaving. In fact im rejocing. The only good thing about the end of the year i the 8th grade dance and Kings Dominion. This school is ghetto.

- submitted by a community member
February 21, 2012
I think its dissapointing that the teachers all hate the STEM kids. Teachers are jealous of u. I am personally a STEM student and i hate having teachers calling me out for being STEM. If you are not STEM, the teachers don't hate you. My STEM teachers like you. The teachers and students are biased against STEM, but other than that Spring Ridge is a pretty good school.

- submitted by a community member
July 01, 2011
I am going to the 8th grade. There is alot of ups and downs about this school. First, it is pretty small compared to the other middle school In SMC. The locker rooms could be better, and so could the bathrooms. Some of the teachers are horrible. But others actually work with you and help you. Some teachers are really strict but help you learn alot (Mr sayers). The other students are very fun and good, but others are also ignorant and immature making SRMS Look bad.The AP's are alright. Im not really liking the new principal. This school has alot of room for improvement, but its alright so far.

- submitted by a community member
March 12, 2010
As a former student of this school i can truly say that i hated it. Some of the faculty did not showed favoritism with the children. The bad thing about it is that they didn't even try to hide it.

- submitted by a community member
March 02, 2010
The more deviant element walk all over the staff. The staff are constantly allowing bullying and violence at the school and on their buses. The take zero responsibility and are more content to be apathetic and unprofessional when it comes to the students they look after. Further more their academics are subsidiary and a far cry from their sister middle schools in neighboring areas. If you can avoid sending your child(ren) here I urge to please do just that.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
December 25, 2009
As a current student at Spring Ridge, I can fully and honestly say that I believe it is not right to put ANY child through this system. The addition of the new program, STEM, has been in more than one case an issue. The school has very segregated and biased points of view forced upon the attendents not by the teachers, but by the students. Honestly, walking through the hallways every morning is a challenge in itself. Having to aviod the stare, gaze, or even the general line of sight of the other people in the hallway, having to constantly watch all around you to make sure that no one is trying to mess with you, and making the sacrifices needed to survive is no small feat. You're a lucky one if you come home and you don't pass out from exhaustion and stress. Wisest choice would be to stay away.

- submitted by a student
September 30, 2009
I love SRMS!! This is my last year sadly. I really love this school it's the best. I will miss you Spring Ridge.

- submitted by a student
July 19, 2009
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- submitted by a student
June 11, 2009
This truely is a great school. This is my first year that I have been here. and personaly i think everything about this school is great. the teachers are kind, and easy to communicate with, its like you have known them all your lives! These teachers also make ur year go by really fast. Personaly i think Ms. La Brac was the best, she well tempured and she helps every student to her best ability. i cant wait to go to 7th grade and do this all over again! i only have one day left of school... this year sadly went by so fast :]

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June 06, 2009
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May 31, 2009
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April 25, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 28, 2008
The Principal is great. She really has made a difference in the school. One of my kids graduated and one is still at SRMS. She really loves her teachers, Dr. Robinson is great, Mrs. Beaven is wonderful, and I wanted to be in Mrs. Houseman's class. The staff is helpful and friendly. They are working on increasing their score and it shows.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2008
As a parent, I promote and encourage reading in my home. I am so pleased that my daughter is fortunate to have Ms. Houseman as her 6th grade Language Arts teacher. Ms. Houseman has a great journal assignment that requires the children to write weekly journals on books read that week. They must read a different book each week. What I think is awesome is that Ms. Houseman has the children only read books that she has already read. This will ensure Ms. Houseman that the child is actually reading the book because she is fully aware of the contents of the story. Ms. Houseman also takes the time to write her reviews on each child's journal. I say it's like having a book club in which the books are read and discussed by not only summarizing the story but including the author's purpose. Great job, Ms. Houseman!

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August 14, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating August 09, 2008
spring ridge is a really good school i attended there last year. u dont have 2 worry the teachers are great and the will work with ur kids if theres something they r haven trouble with

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July 02, 2008
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May 02, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2008
This school is undergoing a lot of growing pains as you can tell by reading through the reviews from year to year it is only getting better. I am impressed with the dedication of the teachers and staff at SRMS. With a bit of choice for my childs school I am extremely happy with the level of education provided. There will always be bumps in the road when you put that many student s together but those are individual students whom are taught interpersonal skills by their own parents and home environments. That is where children learn to create intimidating and threatening environments not the other way around. This is a stellar school that I highly recommend and as you can see, it is only going to get better.

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March 13, 2008
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December 05, 2007
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- submitted by a student
no rating September 28, 2007
Very happy with my 6th grader in this school. Well run, great principal. Great science, technology program. Discipline and safety are not an issue.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2007
My daughter goes here now in the 6th grade and I was very nervous about this school..it is said to be the worst in the county. She has always been homeschooled so it was a big change for her. The teachers are top notch and the discipline is impressive. I will not hesitate to send my other child here when she is old enough.

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2007
It's a great school. I went to elementry schools in Florida, compared to there this was the greatest school in the world. They had activities, music, and made learning fun. If I had to go throught middle school again, I would definatly go to SRMS all over again. What ever people say about our school is not true. The teachers care about us,the kids aren't all that bad, and we love the school. I think that if I would have gone to any other school, I wouldn't have made it to where I am today in Reading and Spanish thanks to Mr. Gravelle and Mrs. Daigle. I used to hate science, but after being in Mr. Fletcher's class I love it. So learn about the school before you believe what you read in the newspaper, I love this school and all of the teachers in it and wouldn't have it any-other-way.

- submitted by a student
April 08, 2006
I know some people might not think that SRMS is a good school, but i have gone there for 3 years. I can personally say, most of the teachers, Mrs. Daigle, Ms. Maday, Mr. Bailer, Mr. Fletcher, and Ms. Beavan, care a lot about the students! This school just gets kicked around because it wasn't a very good school 3 years ago, but things have changed. Sure we have had some bomb threats, fights, and other problems, but they are all taken seriously. This is a school I personally will remember because it was such fun to go there. I am actually sad to be leaving it next year to go to GMHS. If you look at all the other schools, you will fing that they have just as much problems as we do. Our problems have actually decreased in the past 3 years. This school is a good one truely!

- submitted by a student
February 12, 2006
Srms rocks. Great teachers (mrs. Daigle, mrs. Maday) and all out fun!

- submitted by a student
February 12, 2006
I went there for 3 years and I learned alot! The teachers are great, the students are the ones who are disrespectful, not the teachers! And it's the parents jobs to discipline the students, not the teachers! The students are responsible for their own actions, ot the teachers, the teachers are not babysitters!

- submitted by a former student
August 13, 2005
I have seen it over and over again! Number one problem. Situation between teachers and parents. The parents more times than not, seems to side with their child and not the teacher when the teacher (an adult) speaks about the child. My daughter attends Spring Ridge. I would never let my daughter pull the wool over my eyes. To think that it is the teacher and not her. Yes, I have had a couple of phone calls from her teacher. I LISTEN to the teacher and then talk to my daughter. We try to figure out what is the right solution to fix the problem. Her teachers has kept me informed of my daughters progress. I don't think that school should be repremanded as a whole. I think each student in each school (no matter which school they attend), should be responsible for their own actions. The school would be better!

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2005
This school spends so much time and energy fighting the discipline problems. The teachers are trying but seem to be in need of more help from the childrens parents and homes.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2005
First I would like to start off, if the teachers respected the students, im sure they would get it back. My son is the 8th grade. He has never been in a fight but tells me about them all the time. One time I even broke up a fight after returning him to school from a dentist appt. No teachers around. I have heard students curse consistently to staff members and nothing is ever said about it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 23, 2005
As a teacher here, Spring Ridge Middle School has one of the best groups of dedicated teachers in the county, and some of the brightest kids. The teachers here care about their students and are teaching at this school because they choose to and feel dedicated towards the students, community and staff. Please don't state that the teachers don't care; we care too much. We have a great group of parent/guardian volunteers that jumpstarted a volunteer progarm where they worked closely with the staff and we welcome any and all volunteers to come into our school to see what we really stand for and what great things we are doing. Please keep in contact with your students' teachers, be involved in their academics at home, and together we can continue to improve OUR school.

- submitted by a teacher
February 07, 2005
From the two years that my son has been going to this school, I can honestly say that I am glad that I am pulling him out of this school system. Kids are very disrespectful and most of the teachers there should not be teaching. I would not recommend this school to anyone who has middle school children.

- submitted by a parent
December 23, 2004
Personally, from once going to this school, it wasn't the best school. There was a lot of disrespect, the test scores were horrible, and there were a lot of fights. I didn't feel safe. I think the school was losing money too. SRMS is not a bad school, I would think about going or changing to another school.

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2004
I'm not a parent, but I was a student there. My name is Ashley Lindsey and I personally had fun and this school is not that bad. Yeah some people may say some harsh things to you but that happens at every school.

- submitted by a former student
October 29, 2004
I attending this school personally and although thankfully it wasn't for very long, the things I observed are not to be taken lightly. When I attended it was very hard to focus as the other students were very cruel and guarded about their surroundings. It made work and testing very difficult. As well, students carried weapons, and I was involved in one fight in which Two teachers did nothing stop prior to it's initiation, during and after. And only because I was new there. Not safe to attend, and if your looking for good staffing and an excellent education for your kids - please do not send them to this school.

- submitted by a former student
no rating September 02, 2004
This is not the best school in the county, but if more parents volunteered on their days off, then it could be one of the best. Get together with other parents and go to the Board of Education, and demand for a healthy and safe learning environment for your child.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2004
My daughter complains a lot about the disrespect of the students. She finds it difficult to concentrate in some classes due to the noise in the classrooms.

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February 05, 2004
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Spring Ridge Middle School
19856 Three Notch Rd, Lexington Park, MD  20653
(301) 863-4031
Last modified Spring Ridge Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Spring Ridge Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 43 reviews. Top