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6-8
Public
Odenton, MD
Students enrolled: 894
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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1179 Hammond Ln
Odenton, MD 21113

(410) 674-6900
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September 01, 2014
This school has some great teachers but the current principal is disorganized and horrible at parent communication. Many classes are disrupted by unruly students and teachers are not supported by admin. My son is given little to any enrichment as opposed to the great experience we had at his elem school, Piney Orchard. If you child is advanced, look at a magnet school or go somewhere else.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2014
arundel middle school is a great school with very few errors! take it from me, a former student of arundel middle that when you child walks in arundel middle they will be better suited for the future than most orher schools.

- submitted by a community member
November 13, 2013
Arundel Middle should be rated a 5 or 6. They need to improve in all areas from Teachers, assistant Principal and how they handle bad kids.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2013
Arundel is a decent school. However, the teachers and admins are rather carefree of student behavior and some of the rules are downright unfair. Some teachers are great, but most have the major flaw of viewing this stint at AMS as a job and not as a career. They take out their frustration on the awkward preteens they are supposed to be nurturing

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2013
My two sons attend Arundel Middle School. The teachers I have met have been passionate and caring. Both of my children have IEPs and I truly feel the co-taught classes and teachers that support them are wonderful. They are getting a good education and seem happy to go to school. I know people who went to Arundel and now their kids go to Arundel. We are lucky.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2013
I am about to enter arundel, and I have heard great things about the school, and that the rumors are untrue. But, I have also encountered complaints about it, about a couple of rude staff members and them not caring about complaints. But let's be real, there are going to be rude teachers at every school, and there is going to be strict staff members. I am very excited to enter the school district of arundel, I am sure I will have a great experience.

- submitted by a community member
January 08, 2013
Arundel is a decent school. However, the teachers and admins are rather carefree of student behavior and some of the rules are downright unfair. Also, more so than usual, subs are rather ignorant of what the teachers they are filling in for actually do. Some teachers are great, but most have at least one major flaw. Assistant teachers also seem to be rather self-empowering and sometimes downright rude.

- submitted by a community member
June 06, 2012
This school is......ok. As a student, although some teachers are amazing, I think that most of the teachers have poor attitudes to the education of the students and to the students themselves. The school is unresponsive towards student and parent complaints, at least from my experience, and some of the rules are extremely unfair. There are a couple teachers who either push the students too hard, demand too much, hate the students, are completely ignorant, or who are bad at teaching. The principal is great, but one great staff member, even the principal, is not enough to turn the entire school around. This school manages to teach you things, but overall I would not recommend it. The learning experience is not that good, and I feel that the people who think Arundel is great are those who have not encountered the problems that I have, those that do not have those poor teachers, and those that have not had to go to the school with complaints - only to find that the staff doesn't really care and won't really help you. This school definitely needs improving.

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January 05, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
December 27, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating November 01, 2009
The transition to middle school could not have been easier. My child and I love the wonderful teachers and staff at Arundel Middle!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 25, 2009
Great interaction and communication between staff and parents! Very pleased!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2009
I've been very pleased with the staff and quality of education my son is receiving. This is his first year of middle school , not only I'm I happy but he's very happy. I would and have recommend this school. Keep up the great effort and job..

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2009
This is our first year at Arundel Middle and we were unsure what to expect. Our son really likes his teachers and his classes and we are very impressed with the staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2009
I love the principal at Arundel Middle! Ms. Ashworth is really turning that school around!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 14, 2009
Arundel Middle School has a great principal and assistant principals whose primary concern is the education of the children. The teachers are supportive and proactive with the students. I am the mother of a sixth grader and am completely impressed by Arundel Middle.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2009
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- submitted by a student
June 20, 2009
I just graduated from this school. It's all right, not too great, not too horrible.

- submitted by a student
June 12, 2007
teachers are a little carefree of students behavior and actions but Dr. Strictler is great!

- submitted by a student
August 06, 2006
Arundel is a decent school. There are poor teachers and an even worse extracurricular program. The principal, Mr. Strickler, is a great.

- submitted by a former student
April 24, 2006
The facilities desperately need updating, the teacher's attitudes are poor, parent involvement is nil, but the principal really does care about the school and strives to make it one of the best in the county. The drama program with the high school is phenomenal.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2006
My daughters science class has 39 students and if you ask me that's too much. Good teachers though, not very well disciplined. Overall 4 stars. Dr. Strickler is a great principal.

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2005
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- submitted by a student
April 07, 2005
My daughter came into this school with learning disabilities, but her Elementary school was able to get her reading level up to just one year behind her peers. After just two years at Arundel Middle she is now reading three years behind, she has made no progress even though she is in co-taught classrooms. I am very disappointed with this schools Special Education Department.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2004
This is the best school in Anne Arundel county. I love this school. I was there for 2 years.(6th, 7th)

- submitted by a student
August 06, 2004
As a Math teacher at this school, I can say that this school is wonderful! Under the leadership of its new principal, Dr. Paul Strickler, the school is almost as well run as some private schools I have seen. Dr. Strickler manages with a firm hand. He clearly outlines his expectations for students and teachers and administers reward and punishment fairly and consistently. He is a man of high energy and can always be seen roaming the halls in between classes with his walkie talkie checking on classes and common areas. The school met its objectives for Reading and Math in the last year and is pushing hard to continue improving. As a teacher I am excited about the coming year. My colleagues are dedicated and hard working and we share the vision of Dr. Strickler and Dr. Smith.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
This school has improved under the leadership of its present principal. It has an active PTA who's goals include Parent Involvement. This school has a faculty that is very dedicated and will work with parents to help their children to succeed.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
I am concerned about the sizes of the classes - teacher to student ratio seemed to be rather high in the sixth grade classes last year. I also have concerns regarding the lack of control that goes on with the students. Although the administration claims to have taken the bull by the horns, the students roam around the halls during classes and I don't particularly care for the disruption caused to classes in session because of that.

- submitted by a parent
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Arundel Middle School
1179 Hammond Ln, Odenton, MD  21113
(410) 674-6900
Last modified Arundel Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Arundel Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top