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2605 North Rolling Road
Milford Mill, MD 21244

(410) 594-0745
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September 16, 2011
All I can say is read and listen to the reviews. Do not enroll your child in this school. There is NO diversity at the school what so ever. This should tell you something. The behavior of the administer is unexceptionable and should not be tolerated. In fact, as opposed to actually enrolling your child in this school I would recommend that you locate a blue ribbon public school. Keep your money in your pocket for college. Also, I had a relative who attended the school. She was in the 6th grade and was still misspelling simple words like "Godfather". This is ridiculous and unexceptionable. When your child leaves this school they will not be prepared for their next level.

- submitted by a community member
September 01, 2011
My experience with this school has been positive. All the teachers are caring, dedicated, and skilled. Mrs. Davis expects excellence from the students and staff. The school is accredited and has a challenging college prep curriculum and almost 100% graduation rate. The school is a safe environment for kids. The school is small so the students get more individual attention and there is a family closeness. Mrs. Davis has been an administrator and teacher in public and private schools for many years. As with any business, don t base your opinions on negative reviews. The best way to judge for yourself is to visit the school and meet the teachers and students. You have to see it and feel it for yourself. It s a great school.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2011
I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone. I figured it would be a great school to enroll my child in but after the 2nd week of school I was ready to remove them from the school (the only problem is that you sign a contract). They have a uniform policy but the website that you have to purchase the uniform tops from never have anything in stock. It's a fundraising fee of $250 but no fundraiser which I believe should be explained b/c I consider it being a "just because" donation rather than a fundraiser. They will close for ever little thing as if parents don't have to work . Once they had to close early due to a little snow only problem is they waited until the last minute instead of calling they sent e-mails out at about 10:45 a.m. informing us parents that the school was closing at noon I found that to be so tacky. I can not wait until this school yr is over NEVER AGAIN...Lesson Learned

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2010
If you are considering sending your child to New Mark of Excellence, please stop and reconsider. The staff and facilty in itself are ranked above adverage in my book. But as far as the leadership, founder and principle Ms. Davis does not display a love or even caring for her students. She is condesending and unprofessional in meetings with students, parents alike. I would think as the leader and owner the most positive and professional attitude would come from the top. Clearly, Ms Davis is not concerned about the reputation of her school or more importantly, even the emotional toll her literally and for lack of better words mean and purposely hurtful comments have on the students under her care. I can not in this forum convey the level of disrespect I experienced on a regular basis from Ms. Davis and the negative effects she has had on my child. I hope no other parent or child has the experience myslef and my child had at NMOE with Ms. Davis.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2010
My husband andI looked at this school for our daughter and immediately decided not to enroll her. As we were talking to the staff member (she said she was Mrs. Davis' daughter) all she was doing was rolling her neck around in circles, telling us how much she couldn't wait to get out of there so that she could go and get her massage. I was really turned off by that gesture and immediately told my husband that was not the place for us/our child. That let us know that her massage was more important to her than our child's education. We took our money somewhere else.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2009
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- submitted by a student
August 25, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 18, 2009
I am a parent who has had two children in the NMOE school for the past three years. My oldest child will attend high school at one of the best magnet schools in Baltimore because of the foundation he received in New Mark. My youngest is starting middle school this year. I appreciate all of the strengths of the school. I'm a firm believer in finding out all about a school in person before I commit to a contract, so there were no surprises for us. We knew what we signed up for, and because we are hands on parents, we had no surprises about our children. We have received more than what we've paid for, and I love New Mark and Ms. Davis for that.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2008
I am currently attending this school and ms chaney is like the best teacher who supports every student with the same respect regardless of who you are are the teachers are curious and they all treat you like their students and i would like to congradulate ms. davis for making it and all other teacher who teach us to be leaders. KEEP IT UP!

- submitted by a student
no rating September 29, 2008
I am a parent of a student who attended this school. Overall, the academic and administrative staff is very supportive and seems to genuinely care for the welfare and academic progress of the students. The leadership and management of this school, though, leave a lot to be desired. The Principal eschews immoral behavior and other forms of misconduct which in itself is good, but I have found her to be extremely unfair and condescending in her tone with students and parents regarding issues that arise that would reflect badly on the school's reputation if these issues were publicized. Ms. Davis will misconstrue facts in order to maintain the so called integrity of her school. This school is supposedly based on Christian values. I find it extremely hypocritical and disappointing that she would resort to deceptive measures when dealing with issues that directly affect the reputation of NMOE.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2008
I am a fervent believer in giving credit where it is due, but in all fairness I have to speak up to anyone considering enrolling their child/children in this school. Be careful and read the contract before plunking your money down. Should you decide to take the plunge and have your child attend this school, sign up to pay monthly. Should you decide to withdraw and transfer your child, you will not have wasted your money because you won't get it back. And believe me; you will come to that decision. This school has the potential to become great. It's not bad, but it sure could use some improvement; especially in the area of leadership. The leader/founder/principal, lacks all of the qualities she demands from her students and parents. Successful relationships require mutual respect and cooperation. Both of which are seriously lacking from Beverly Y. Davis.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 24, 2008
I am a fervent believer in giving credit where it is due, but in all fairness I have to speak up to anyone considering enrolling their child/children in this school. Be careful and read the contract before plunking your money down. Should you decide to take the plunge and have your child attend this school, sign up to pay monthly. Should you decide to withdraw and transfer your child, you will not have wasted your money because you won't get it back. And believe me; you will come to that decision. This school has the potential to become great. It's not bad, but it sure could use some improvement; especially in the area of leadership. The leader/founder/principal, lacks all of the qualities she demands from her students and parents. Successful relationships require mutual respect and cooperation. Both of which are seriously lacking from Beverly Y. Davis.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 04, 2008
I was introduced to the NMOE environment in a way that is unique and that hopefully in a way that many others will never have to. I am a person who strives to see the best in people, yet in the process I was hurt beyond belief. I love the students at NMOE; many come from great homes with awesome parents, and the disciplinary enviornment is one that the youth of today really need. However, my concern is with the integrity of the leadership-what you see is NOT what you get, even what you are told is NOT what you will receive! I took Ms. Davis at her word, and I trusted and believed in the mission of NMOE, however, I ended up being hurt in the process: FINANCIALLY, emotionally, and mentally! Though this hurt my family, I have learned how to trust God in every way. To everyone else-GOOD LUCK!

- submitted by a community member
no rating August 29, 2008
I have one word to say to any parent who is contemplating enrolling their child in New Mark of Excellence Run! Just about all of the written reviews have one common dominator, not recommended. I enrolled my fifth grader and my tenth grader into this school for only one year. For the entire school year, my tenth-grader covered only two chapters out of the book in geometry. My fifth grader was so behind that she had to repeat the fifth grade. Ms. Davis is obstinate and extremely defensive. She is unwilling to listen to anything the student and/or the parent has to say. She shows no concern regarding the feelings of others and has no problem insulting you or your child. At registration time, I was given a flyer that included the proper uniforms to purchase. I sent my children to school with the exact uniform that was published in the flyer later to find out that I had been given an old flyer and that the uniforms had changed. I really don t see where Ms. Davis is in love with the kids as I read in one of the reviews, my interpretation is that she is in love with the school, why not, after all, she is the owner. We all want to believe that because we are spending money, we are buying our children a great education. Yes, the praise and worship is a good thing in school and thank God for it. But remember, we take our children to church each Sunday for praise and worship. So don t let that and the bible teaching give you a warm fuzzy feeling that your child is doing well and can successfully compete academically. Be sure that your child is really learning. The school is so disorganized that some days, teaching was not a priority. Personally, I am very surprised that this school is still in business. I believe its partly because parents are so excited about having their child in an affordable private school that they fail to do research. The other part is that they can t get out of the contract and the parents don t want the burden of switching in the middle of the school year. Wonder how many repeat students versus the number of one-timers. It only takes a few short weeks to realize that parents made a mistake by enrolling their child in NMOC. Keeping quiet while others continue to enroll their kids does not motivate change to this environment. Yes, this school does have a few good attributes a great location priced reasonably and a great concept. I would love to hear comments from some the former students who had to endure the negativity and confusion. Better yet, let s hear from some former staff members. Both you and your child are getting cheated all in the name of Jesus while lining the pockets of Ms. Davis and NMOC.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 29, 2008
I have 3 kids that attends and 1 that will soon attend. I believed that the education that they are receiving is great. NMOE don't settle for less. Ms.Davis has the best in mind for the kids. She may not be as friendly as people would like but I think she is doing a great job with the kids. No, I don't agree with everything that she does, we all could uses some growing and change. She is not perfect everyone have they faults. NMOE is a christian school but I don't think they use that to try and get over. NMOE has changed my 15 year old son's life by showing and teaching him not to settle for less and to do your best. Thanks Ms. Davis for doing a great job!

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2008
I've been at this school since the very beginning, and from what I've experienced, I am happy that I stayed there. No one and nothing is perfect. Everything has flaws. NMOE is still growing so there will be mistake and mishaps (not life threating or nothing), but isn't that life? I love that atmosphere, the discipline, the staff, and the God based foundation that this school is based on. I highly recommend this school if you want your child to go above and beyond in life instead of just average.

- submitted by a student
no rating April 10, 2008
I think the staff and principal need a refresher course in interpersonal relationships. The lack of people skills is astonishing. Not a good envionment for growth.

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2008
I am a parent of a four-year old. My daughter attended NMOE for one year. The curriculum is good and the teachers are exceptional. I gave this school a 'Below Average' rating based on the administration. The principal lacks the people skills necessary to successfully interact with the students and teachers. It's sad that a school that has so much potential be dragged down by the personality issues of their leader. Needless to say, I will be looking elsewhere for my child's elementary education.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2007
As a parent of a NMOE student I am very pleased. My son attended Kindergarten last year and it was his first year at a big school. His pre-school consisted of 10 students so his transition was not an easy one. However, by the end of the month it was like he had been there for years. From day one I felt comfortable with leaving my only baby there. He is starting the 1st grade this year and he is excited to see his friends as well as the teachers and Mrs. Davis. The staff are all friendly and professional and I think that this school is great for everyone.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 25, 2007
I believe that the administration is not organized. The principal needs a lot of work dealing with people and good communication skills. I would not recommend this school.

- submitted by a teacher
June 05, 2007
I have children at this school and I have to say taht I am not pleased with the unorganized way that the school is run. I believe this school is run solely for th teachers and they don't think about what the parents go through to accomodate their many last minute changes. I was not pleased with the schoolyear in general. I believe the only one who even attempted to care was Mr. Mark.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2007
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- submitted by a student
March 13, 2007
I am a former student of NMOE. I came to new mark of excellence in 10th grade and graduated. I would recommend sending your child to their elementary school but I don't think NMOE provides everything students in middle and highschool need. There are not enough extra-curricular activities and the school is very disorganized. On the other hand, The principal, Beverly Davis really loves her children although she tends to come off abrupt and rude at times. The school size is very small and that is somewhat negative for students in high school because there are 4 Seniors. Again, NMOE is not completely negative, it definitely has its positives!

- submitted by a former student
March 01, 2007
This school has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception because of the principal's dedication to excellence in education and her love for children. That could never be questioned by anyone who really knows her, though I must admit that she is a little too emotional about the school (her baby) at times when confronted about problems. Any parent who has a problem, however, can easily find a solution because the principal has an open-door policy so if it's not solved one day, it can be resolved the next. I've seen it done all too often. If I didn't work here, I'd still be happy.

- submitted by a teacher
March 01, 2007
The principal has done a wonderful thing with this school. It's the only one of it's kind in Baltimore County, having students from infancy to 12th grade and approved by MSDE. I'm proud that my children attend here because they are learning more than they ever have in their lives, yet they were previously attending good schools.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2007
I am not pleased with the level of education that my child has received at NMOE. I believe my childs teacher as well as the principal to be extremely defensive. The only person who is approachable is the secretary and the vice principal. The class sizes are large and it is not apparent that the staff are caring and truly dedicated to the children.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2007
This school is not where you want to send your children. The proof is in the pudding. Parents if you want your child to go to a better, more progressive school, you might have to pay more money, but it's worth it.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2007
This is my daughters first year at this school. Since being there, I've been very disappointed with the quality of education that she's receiving, the lack of nurture the school shows for my child, and the lack of communication between staff. I can't count the amount of conferences I've had only to get negative results in the end. If you REALLY care about your childs education and future, this would not be the place to enroll your child.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2007
I am a former student of the new mark of excellence myself. the environment was warm and friendly at times and other times it wasn't so pleasant. I felt like it was nothing but a big daycare as the curriculum did not meet standard requirements. We were promised numerous times that we would receive extra-curricular activities but obviously they were only words spoke. I also feel that they are too much of disciplinarians and they don't primarily focus on what's important. I would not recommend for anyone to attend this school!

- submitted by a former student
December 09, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2006
If your child is gifted academically and presents no behavior problems then NMOE is the place. However, If your child has a hint of learning difficulties then NMOE isn't going to help. The learning environment for struggling learners especially in the fifth grade language arts classroom is poor and dismal. The teaching methods in this classroom are outdated. There were good for the 70's and 80's. Methods tend to focus on the knowledge level stressing recall and memorization. However, No Child Left Behind dictates that teachers teach at the analysis, evaluation and synthesis levels of learning. This teacher appears to have forgotten that students are required to take standardized tests.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2006
Eventhough my son has somewhat grown socially from attending this school. Academically, I question whether he is on grade level. There are no incentives. This is the first year that the school is offering sports and music for some grade levels. Overall the communication is horrible, the school is very disorganized, teachers does not appear to be motivated because of the lack of creative input due to principal,I receive no feedback other than a report card on my child's progress,and there is absolutely no leadership. If the principal could take a step back and listen to her parents CONCERNS then perhaps internally the overall school can grow in a positive environment rather than one that is negative for all.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2006
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- submitted by a student
May 30, 2006
I had a chance to visit New Mark of Excellence during their open house last month. The learning curriculum sounds great, although the school lacks music, sports, and extracurricular activities. Yet, I was still considering enrolling my soon-to-be 4-year old son until I met with the principal one-on-one. This lady is extremely defensive and self-righteous as other parents have stated in their reviews. She was extremely defensive when parents asked questions at the open house, which I found alarming. However, I was totally appalled by the principal's lack of professionalism and tact during our meeting. She is very opinionated and does not like for people to disagree with her. It's her way, or no way. Thus, I have elected not to send my son to New Mark of Excellence and suggest other parents to consider the attitude of the principal before enrolling their child.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2006
My son has been there for 3 years. From what I can tell he's in an environment where the teachers go the extra mile to help the child succeed. His weekly progress reports, interim reports and report cards show he is grasping what is being taught. He will be going to a different school next year for high school. The main reason is because there are more things that I want for him that he can't get here, i.e., intramural sports, activity clubs, music, etc. The academics are good, but a well rounded person also needs the extra's that this small school isn't able to provide. The only extra activity is the RACE after school program which helps with homework and various activities.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2006
When I looked into a private education for my child, New Mark seemed like a good choice. Once I got there I realized I'd made a mistake. Only a few teachers go the extra mile to ensure your child's success. The PTA meetings have the same few parents and when they make suggestions for improvement or ask questions, they are never followed through on and you get answers with attitude. There is no instrumental music or sports. Teachers constantly come and go.

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2006
I have two children who attends the New Mark of Excellence and my infant will soon attend. I find at the NMOE, a warm friendly atmosphere by which the principal and teachers shows great concern about the children's learning. My children are learning at a faster rate than what I expected and there teachers are great. The staff pray for my children and teaches them the Word of God and has high standards for my childrens education, as I do. My children has enjoy Chapel services and singing, they also enjoy the different trips they attend by which the parents are encouraged to attend also. I enjoy the NMOE and pray that they will continue to do a great job in educating and equipping our future leaders so that they can be all that God has intended for them to be.

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2006
I was eager to find a small christian based program for my child. Initially she seemed to be adjusting and performing well, however her standardized tests scores are dropping, which concerns me. Extra cirricular activities are definitely needed to ensure our children are well rounded. There is very little diversity in teaching staff and student population. The parents are encouraged to be involved, but there is very little follw through by the administration; they appear to often be fragmented, disjointed, disorganized and extremely self righteous and unyielding to opposing thoughts or opinions. Since it is so small, more attention can be given to strengthening individual academic weaknesses. Their hearts may be in the right place, but they are unable to completely formulate and deliver the well rounded, diverse, mature, forward-thinking leaders of tomorrow that we need.If they become more open minded, release the reins, they will be awesome.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2006
My son is completeing his second year at New Mark. The school is great with teaching Bible based programs. The principal and the teachers are always very defensive, which makes it difficult to seek help or assistance. Eventhough parents are encouraged to participate and visit the school, there is very little parent involvment. There are no fundrasising programs for the school so parents are often faced with extra expenses beyond tuition. There are also no extracurricular activities for students - track, band, drama. The school also does not offer courses such as Art or have a library for student access. Though my son has performed well, I do not think we will continue at the school.

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2005
The overall academic program is not satisfying to me. I do not feel that it is the Abecka program, but it's the way intruction is being delivered. Sports is a big part of a childs curriculum and the principal hasn't made any attempts to get any. Also, homework assignments are not aligned with what was taught. The principal makes mistakes and she does not fix her mistakes, she makes the parent and the child suffer the consequences. The children are not the priority here. As a parent, I do not get the feel of a warm environment just a boot camp, where there are no solutions just her way or no way. The principal is always on the defensive, instead of listening to a concern not necessarily a complaint. NOT a good choice for your child! Be involved and find out what is going on.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2005
Education and concern for the kids is not the priority here. Not enough activities to build well rounded young adults. No extra-curricular activities (band, choir, sports). Very poor communication between the school and the parents. The Principal runs a very tight dictatorship. Her way or the highway. I don't get the feeling that the kids' best interests are in her heart. We removed our child from the school after the principal refused to allow my child to make up an exam when it was the school's fault that the exam was missed. They changed a day on which the school was scheduled to be closed to an open day without giving the parents adequate notification. At the new school we found that my child was below grade level in every subject. Not Recommended!

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2004
New Mark of Excellence, 75% of the time focus on earning money in Jesus name. Our focus for our children is to educate. When my childs had low test scores. I was given no direction. Problem resolution is not their way without a price. Education is important for our childrens future.

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2003
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New Mark Of Excellence School
2605 North Rolling Road, Milford Mill, MD  21244
(410) 594-0745
Last modified New Mark Of Excellence School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
New Mark Of Excellence School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 46 reviews. Top