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Middletown High School

Public | 9-12 | 1232 students

 

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Posted April 5, 2014

This is a great school. Many of my friends attend it. Their productions are also spectacular! I really hope they win the $5,000!


Posted November 1, 2011

Fantastic school. I graduated several years ago and am just now realizing how lucky I was to attend Middletown. The teachers are excellent with a few exceptions, but I felt that the quality was uniformly high. Great sports programs and extracurriculars, always opportunities for students to do something outside of school. AP classes are a big focus with many talented teachers and bright students. The student body is generally great; I saw no evidence of racism other than the few idiots that come with every graduating class. Community is safe. Over 60% of students attend a 4-year university afterwards, with names like Princeton, UC Berkeley, and Stanford coming up in the list of schools attended by graduates. Overall a top-tier school with passionate, effective teachers and achievement-hungry students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 22, 2011

Having graduated from this school over 20 years ago, I am now the parent of a freshman son at MHS. He loves it, enjoys his classes and comes home with a funny story every day from one of his classes. He says that he doesn't see any problems b/t the lower class men and upperclassmen, but then again, the freshman have their own "academy" so he doesn't interact with them except for Spanish, Photography and lunch time. The 90 min long 4 period a day are long and I wish they'd go back to the 7-8 periods they used to have, but the kids get through it. While the teachers are excellent (so far) and the extra curricular options are great, I only wish the kids had more than 1 semester of required gym/health for the 4 years they are there. As for the drug (including OTC) problem, yes there is an issue like at other schools in the US. When I went, it was a drinking problem; I never took part in that. However, many of these kids come home to an empty house and have too much free time and $...be the best parent you can and teach your child well. Be involved in the school, also. PTA is wonderful there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2009

Has a core of first-rate teachers. They seem to be able to keep the inevitable duds in line. Same with the high-achieving kids. They're a part of the school. Not oddities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2006

Overall a good school - it was even better when I went there almost 15 years ago in my opinion. In my expreiences and through conversations with local law enforcement, there is a 'big' drug problem - to quote a county sheriff. Extracurricular activities are some of the best in the county. Acedemics are very good too. As far as the racism goes, I've never seen anything to support those claims in the 35 years I've been in the area, but then again I am white.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2006

I am a former graduate of Middletown High class of '99 and feel honored that I had the opportunity to attend there. I recently graduated college and feel that the teachers and classes I took at Middletown greatly prepared me for the challanges I faced in college and now in the work world. A big thanks to all my former teachers. I also played athletics at the school and participated in vocal ensemble and the FFA. There is something for everyone and the community supports all school needs. A great place to attend school!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 12, 2005

Middletown High School excels in everything from academics to sports. Middletown is very safe and very friendly, I hope if you are considering your child to go a school in this surrounding area you will pick Middletown.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 17, 2005

One of the best public schools academically I have ever seen. Large number of AP courses with talented teachers who know their subject and care about their students performance. Wide range of extracurriculars. Safer than the vast majority of high schools. A dozen or more very motivated and smart students in every class graduate with perfect GPA's throughout HS. This is what many public HS's should strive to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2005

A fairly good school if teachers did not regard themselves as total authorities in the field. Pricipal needs to take things more seriously. Students are non-excluding to other races. More predjudiced against their own race, really. Football and Basketball seem like spotlight sports, even though many other great sports are present.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 13, 2004

An excellent school academically, and a great place for athletes as well. Predominantly white, as is the community. There's no blatant racism as far as I can tell and my kids are 'minority' students. As the community itself becomes more integrated (which it will because new people are moving in all the time) I'm sure any lingering 'racism' will dissipate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2004

Racist Scool don't, only good if you are white. The students and teachers feel they are the best in the world. Will not prepare your children for the real world.
—Submitted by a former student


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Grade level

Algebra

The state average for Algebra was 84% in 2013.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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99%

2012

 
 
99%

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>=95%

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Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
94%

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92%

2010

 
 
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English II

The state average for English II was 83% in 2013.

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland High School Assessments (HSA) to test students in English 2, Algebra, and Biology upon completion of each course. The HSA 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. Students are required to pass the tests in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 42%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Black 1% 35%
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 7%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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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

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)

Gifted & talented

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  • Honors track
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  • Honors track
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
  • American sign language
  • Latin
  • Spanish

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Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Photography
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200 Schoolhouse Dr
Middletown, MD 21769
Phone: (240) 236-7400

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