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New Market Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 466 students

 

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Posted March 27, 2014

This school is probably one of my worst experiences. The current administration is awful. My daughter had a very good experience with a great principal and counselor the first year she attended. This is no longer the case. The current principal, vice principal and counselors are some of the worst I have experienced. My child went into meet with the counselor and thought it was strictly confidential however that was not the case. They have a pathetic group of administrators and counselors.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2013

This school is AWESOME! I'm a 7th grade student there and it is a fun and safe school to go to!!! We have VERY FUN spirit days! Such as wacky tacky day, costume day, hat day, sunglasses day, pajama day... And not only are these fun but we also pay one dollar each to help fundraise money for the destination imagination club! Im not in the club but it sounds cool.... This school is also a bully proof school! And i really like that about the school because when i was younger i was bullied and i didnt like going to school, the students effected my learning by giving me grief! There isnt any uniform , you can be unique and be yourself and show teachers and classmates who you really are they dont judge you if your fat , ugly, or have bad rep at your old school its like your getting another chance to start all over and meet new friends if your in 6th grade this year or if your going to be new to this school the only two things you need to know is that to watch out for mrs.auraundt ( she gets off topic ALL the time and shes a 6th grade honars LA teacher) and to DEFINETLY be YOURSELF!!!


Posted June 10, 2013

My daughter just finished 6th grade at NMMS and has done very well here. She was in honors courses and enjoyed all her classes and teachers. Her assignments and projects were challenging and fun. On an academic level, this school is excellent. But there is a disturbing social element to this school. I'm sure it's common in all middle schools, but the bullying and "class warfare" in this school really took me by surprise. If you buy all your kid's clothes from Justice, Aeropostale, buy them $200 Ugg boots (and yes they look for the label) and $200+ Pandora bracelets, then your child will be accepted and happy at this school. If you can't afford these things or simply don't believe in it, then they will be ostracized by the others. My daughter is near the top of her class academically, but she deals with the bullying and gossip from her classmates every day. She has her other "outcast" friends and deals with it well, but she's asked me about changing schools. I don't know that it's different anywhere else, but just be prepared for this - my family was not.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2007

Great school and on the ball when dealing with bullying. My son just graduated there this past June. I was extremely worried about him starting Middle school because he is really shy so I was afraid of him being picked on. Well, months into school, he was picked on and administration was made aware of it. The school Psy. quickly pulled my son out of class and talked with him and then talked to the other boys. He has never been picked on again. The teacher were excellent with their communication. I have a son that will be going there next year and I am relieved that he will have nothing to worry about.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2007

Some excellent teachers and opportunities and an administration that cares, after two years, we are moving our daughter on, because the accommodations for any challenges other than classic ADD/ADHD are weak (in our case, movement from a magnet program to the mainstream and anxiety issues). In a number of classes, children are not encouraged to think - the curriculum/text/materials seem to be more important than any opportunities to interact or explore. In addition, anxiety issues and bullying have been poorly handled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2006

At New Market Middle School, they offer a very wide variety of classes. The music and arts division is great and the physical education is superb. They offer many different extracurricular activities, so many that all of my children have found something they love there. The parents involved with this school are great, and the level at which they work is very high. The teachers are friendly and very helpful. My kid in high school sometimes calls his 7th grade math teacher to ask for help in math! This is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2005

OUTSTANDING teachers and leadership! The teachers are very responsive. Communication is awesome via email, phone calls, meetings. Whatever you need to help your child be successful is middle school is available at NMMS. Issues? Dan Lippy has never failed to rise to the occassion to support the education of our children. Awesome principal, awesome teachers, awesome PTSA, awesome staff. I have nothing but praise for this 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 68% in 2014.

141 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

139 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%
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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

163 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%
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.

162 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

162 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2014.

162 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%
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 87% 42%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Two or more races 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Black 2% 35%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
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 13%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

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Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

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125 West Main St
New Market, MD 21774
Phone: (240) 236-4600

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