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Lindale Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 765 students

 

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Posted September 12, 2014

Lindale has recently become a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) magnet school, in addition to implementing a uniform policy. I've been inside during instructional times, and have looked into classrooms to see engaged, well mannered, respectful students being led by professional teachers and staff. Wonderful communication with families and exemplary support of students! Very confident in the public education my children receive here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2013

I went to this school from 2012-2013 and I had a blast! It was a fun year and had a lot of excited events and activities to do year-round. I went to the Halloween dance and it was great. The students can be mean sometimes and can be jerks. But everything else was great! I recommend you go to this middle school if you in 6th,7th,8th grade.


Posted May 10, 2011

I can't wait to change my son's school next year. I have been so frustrated with this school. The teachers seem to not have the time for students and when my son seems completely lost on a subject and asks for help a couple of his teachers just tell him he knows what he should be doing and don't bother helping him. It is hard enough to get him to ask for help and then to get turned down is unreal. They have to pay for these organizers at the beginning of the year in which they don't even use. I have a problem with my son not telling me he has homework so I have had several meetings with the teachers to help me by initialing it after he writes down his homework and they are even too busy for that. They seem to have no interest in helping the children to better that fall behind and just try to push them through when they get frustrated with the students that don't learn as fast. Same thing when my daughter was going there. There is a lot of bullying that goes on there. There is also a lot of kids that get bused in from the bad neighborhoods that make that school even worse when it comes to fights, stealing, and my son has even told me of kids bringing in hard drugs to the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

I have been pleased with Lindale. My daughter is an 8th grader now getting ready to move on to high school.. she has consistently gotten A's and B's throughout middle school. I believe it all has to do with who your child surround themselves with. I give Lindale a thumbs up!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2010

Im a 6 th grader it lindale midddle school. i love it and is the most wonderfulest school in the world. i wanna give a shout out to Mrs Truk!!! ily :))
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 14, 2009

my child goes to the school and she loves it. its very organxed and there are a lot of after school activities to attend. also, the guidance is big help and when she needs help she gets it.the classes and coures she takes suits her level of education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2009

I am a 8th grader at lindale middle school and to me lindale is a great school they do alot of stuff to keep kids active and to keep the parents updated on everything believe me but if you are thinking of put your child in this school I would vote to do it ...its a great school and I think you will love it
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 12, 2009

This school is pretty awsome but there kind of is a problem with bullying that i hope the school can fix and some of the teachers are pretty awsome!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 7, 2009

My son is in 8th and had attended Old Mill for 6th & 7th. I have not heard of any problems regarding bullying. But, I do agree that there should be a website that parents can access to check homework assignments for each class, each evening. My son has a tendancy to say he doens't have homework. if he doesn't complete his assignment book, then i cannot confirm if thats true or not. It has affected his grades tremendously and other than email's after the fact, i have no control over the situation. I do agree that the teachers are very good at keeping in touch with the parents, when the parents initiate. At Old Mill, they have a homework hotline and website to check what homework has been assigned each and every day. Other than that, I think they have done a great job! Keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2008

I never knew this page was here, and on reading the reviews I would be concerned about sending my child to Lindale, but, I feel the reviews that are less than favorable are old (several years ago) and seem to only be about bullying. There is a wonderful principal there now and he is doing a great job. My third child in now in 8th grade, and I have a 9th grader that has just entered the IB program. I am involved in the school and I do not think the concerns of the parents from 2004 about bullying apply any more. Now, there are some kids who just seem to attract bully's for whatever reason and it will not make a difference where they go to school, but I feel bullying is dealt with appropriately at Lindale. The teachers are wonderful. My son was in AVID, great program!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2008

My school is the awsome i love it and all the teachers
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2008

my son started last year and was bullied all the time. The harassment also happens in the private school sector as well, its just a different level of bullying. The school did take care of several of the more serious incidents, but I think they let it go longer than needed especially when its with the same individual. The teacher's are good at communicating if you need to talk with them and the children can stay after if they start to fall behind. The only thing I would like to see in the AACO public school system is the ability to see dynamically the grades online and the projects, classwork, and homework. As a parent I take an active role in my child's education. He is now in eighth grade and is liking the school much better this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2008

this school is amazing. bullying is taken seriously and i know this because ive attended it two years of my life, and i was bullyed. the teachers took serious consequencial actions. this is an excellent school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 10, 2007

My son has had a great experience at Lindale and is a straight A student. The teachers are dedicated and the leadership is strong. There are many programs for the children to excel in education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2007

Every school has its challenges; however, I would like to comment on a positive event happening at Lindale. To encourage every student to try their hardest on the MSA test, teachers developed an incentive called Lindale Summer Fun Day! Every student who scored proficient or advanced on both the math and reading portions of the test were sent an invitation. The event will feature a moon bounce activity, many carnival games, a DJ, great door prizes such as certificates, books, and CDs, as well as a fun bubble blowing contest and Tug-O-War with a baby pool in the middle! The teachers have worked extremely hard to make this event a success and more importantly to make this event free to all qualifiers. We hope events such as Lindale Summer Fun Day will change the opinions of community members and parents who often overlook the positive interventions developed to improve our school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 30, 2007

This school is diffintely one of the worst in AAC! if you are new to the Linthicum area I would strongly advise sending your child to a private school. The bullies are never disciplined and they get away with everything. I moved from Balt city to AAC. Thinking I was giving my children a safer enviroment. I was wrong! the schools here are getting just as bad as the city! My 6th grader will not be returning next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

Stay away from this school. Bullying/harassment are not taken seriously. The learning environment is not safe or effective. Disruptive students--repeat offenders--are not dealt with effectively (repeated suspensions do not work). Smart kids can easily fall through the cracks. My child was in the 99th percentile (reading) and 89th percentile (math) but was never noticed. Teachers change like the wind. You have 'permanent subs' leaving and subs subbing for subs. Classroom disruptions are overwhelming as is the overall lack of discipline, consistency, and focus. Average students who want to learn may find this extremely difficult. Some of the staff really care, but there is no consistent enforcement of school policies. Even when you complain, you rarely get effective results. My teenager does not want to return to school (any school) after experiencing 3 miserable years at Lindale. You'd be better off finding a different school or try home schooling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2006

My son started 6th grade at Lindale in the 2005-2006 school year. I was really concerned, big school and lots of kids. He did very well. He had advanced math and he had a great teacher. He learned a lot at Lindale, but he was a student who listened and paid attention. Unfortunately, there are alot of students who really don't care and that makes it hard on those who do want to learn. I feel like there are alot of 6th grade teachers who do care and do their best to teach those who want to learn. It only takes a few who don't care to make the few who do care miserable. Thank you teachers and staff for doing your best for making my child's experience in the 6th grade a good one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2006

What a waste of education dollars. My son was in the AVID program for the first 2 years of his 3yr stay at Lindale. It really is a pointless program that sounds all warm & fuzzy but doesn't deliver. Teachers (most of them) don't care enough to give a struggling student the appropriate attention they need. I have just shelled out $6,000.00 for Huntington Learning Center so that my son can be properly taught what his school should've been able to teach him. Hopefully high school will be better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2006

This school is a big disappointment! My son has been in it for 2 years now and I am looking forward to moving so he can attend a more caring and safe school. There is lack of communication between teachers and parents and newsletters are pointless since they come too late and that month has already passed. The class sizes are large.
—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.

189 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

237 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

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 63% in 2014.

265 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

218 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
86%

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.

263 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

258 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2014.

266 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%
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 59% 42%
Black 22% 35%
Hispanic 8% 12%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44%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
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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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
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Resources

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  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Drama
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415 Andover Rd
Linthicum, MD 21090
Phone: (410) 691-4344

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