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Charles Carroll Middle School

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Posted September 18, 2009

hello im a parent an i believe that charles caroll is a wonderful school to be apart of
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2009

I think this is a great school. It has definitely come a long way. It takes time for everything so everyone should hang in there, work together and you will get great results.


Posted March 31, 2009

This school is alright.. I wouldn't even say it's the best. I've been to better schools. There are three floors yet they still don't have enough class rooms... Some of the teachers are RUDE, yet want students to treat them with respect.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 13, 2008

I am in 7th grade and this school has everything that wasn't offered in my elementary school: languages, creative arts, etc.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 14, 2008

It's okay, the principal is pretty cool but he's not really active. The teachers are great, they can definitetly teach well. I love the people in this school, I've made so many awesome friends already
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2008

i dont like the school at all tha=e teachers cant teachand the boys and girls are just bad
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 31, 2006

My son attended this school for 7th and 8th grade. I can honestly tell you he had a stellar two years there. Although he was in TAG(Talented and Gifted) his teachers were always tentative to him and his needs. I really felt he was treated very special by his teachers and staff. In going to the school on many occasions it always seemed to be under order. I do know that the new principle takes no mess. And will not tolerate any unruly behavior. I now have my youngest son here for 7th grade for the 2006 school year. I can only hope and pray he will have an outstanding year also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2006

currently i attend charles carroll middle in the 8th grade....and its a great school ever scince mr wood the new principal came in...hes done an excellent job.....there is lots of extracurricullar activeties....and lots of ways u can learn....its and awsome school
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 12, 2006

I am a student attending this school. I am now attending the eighth grade. Before I started attending this school I had heard many horrible things about the school. But thanks to the new and improved staff, the school is on its way to the top!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 12, 2005

My son attended this school last year for the seventh grade. I must commend his Social Studies teacher, she was the best. She kept a constant line of communication going. Although my son has had academic difficulties, he maintained an 'A' in her class. My husband and I were so amazed and appreciative of all her efforts. My only regret is that I didn't get a chance to express to her how great of a teacher she was. I had to call the school several times and always received a return call when necessary. My problem however is not with the school but with a great majority of the parents raising some of these kids in the schools. PARENTS not TEACHERS are our kids first teachers. PARENTS teach the basic things like respect for your elders, respect for yourself (first and foremost), respect for your peers, respect for your teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2005

I attended Charles Carroll Middle School and I would not recommend this school for anyone. The area is misleading because with the local libraries and beautiful landscapes you would think the school will be worth attending however, the busing of children from other neighbors adds very different and unpleasant experience. I participated in the talented and gifted program and was still steered off the right track by the kids/peer pressue etc., the teachers are very knowledgable. however constant interruptions, disrespectful, and unruly students can cause a Dr. Jekyl/Mr. Hyde thing for the teachers. Send your child to a more cultivating school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 20, 2005

I have a daughter that has attend every since 7th grade and she is now in the 8th. When she first started there the school was in a mess. The staff was unorganized. Kids were unsupervised, teachers were not teaching because of the students that were not interest in learning and therefore the students that wanted to learn would not be taught as well. I had to go up there on several occassion because my daughter would not get the grades that she earned because of students that did not want to learn. This year has gone a little better for me and daughter. The only problem I have now is that they have not had a/c in the past 2 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2005

I too have a son that attends Charles Carroll and up until he started there he was a well rounded kid. I have tried since September to get in touch with the administrator and have only succeeded once. I have done pop visits and have seen the students in the hall with not a care in the world. I agree that if the administration and the parents don't care about the students then the students won't care about themselves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2004

My daughter has attennded this school since 7th grade and school last year was absolutely horrible. This year has been little better so far but only because a lot of probem students are gone. All that needs to happen now is for the principal and vice principals to be replaced and THEN it could potentially become a decent school. I've been waiting on the principal to return my call for 2 weeks and I've left 4 messages. I heard that Charles Carroll was bad when I was in middle school but in my experience, a lot of it comes from uninvolved parents and an uncaring administration. As with any school, if you have people in charge who don't care combined with parents who don't care, you'll have students who don't care. Gladly, my daughter will be leaving that school in December.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2004

I have to agree with the other review about this school. My son goes there and until he started this school last year he was a good student. A lot of the teachers are the worst. I tried all of last year to get a meeting set up with his teachers and left countless messages for them to call me but I never got a call. Even when he was in major danger of failing I never got called. I even sent in notes but no reply. I didn't get a call until he was caught skipping and I was told that it wasn't his first time. The teachers really don't care about the kids. They have cameras around the school but don't bother trying to stop the kids from leaving. This school needs a lot of improvement. If I had a car my child would go somewhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2004

This school should be shut down, because the Principal as well as the Teachers don't care about the students education nor their safety. The students have been complaining about their teachers not teaching or not giving homework. The students have said they've sat in class all day without doing any work, because the teacher said since someone is talking I'm not going to teach, instead of sending that student to the office, they would rather sit all day and teach nothing. I've tried to speak with the Principal but he doesn't feel the need to listen, he knows students hang in the halls and he doesn't send them to class. This school is the worst I've ever seen, so now I am in the process of removing my child, from this unsupervised school.
—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 77% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 73% in 2013.

423 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

422 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 67% in 2013.

379 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

379 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

378 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
37%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 50% 12%
Black 45% 35%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 4%
White 1% 42%
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 78%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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