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John H. Poole Middle School

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Posted September 14, 2014

Awesome school. My child has attended all three years. The sixth grade teachers are nurturing and very structured. The seventh grade teachers are enthusiastic and really pass thaton to the students. The eighth grade teachers are powerhouses. The English teacher is Teacher of the Year in Montgomery County, the science teacher is solid and prepared my child well for the ecology magnet program in PHS. The math teachers are incredible, they leave no stone unturned and really hold the students accountable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2013

Love this school! We moved to Poolesville from another part of Montgomery County in large part because of our dissatisfaction with the MCPS schools serving our former neighborhood. John Poole Middle School has been nothing short of amazing... It is a small school - about 109 students in my child's grade. The principal is very caring yet still runs a tight ship. School is very organized - parents are kept well informed about what is going on via in person meetings (e.g. Orientation sessions), edline, back to school night and the weekly newsletter, the backpocket. There are numerous opportunities for students to get help - TAP time, honework club, and Saturday mornings.
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Posted August 22, 2010

This is a great school. My boys went to private school for 6 years. This school has been a great educational experience. The teachers push the kids and keep parents informed of current events. The school makes students strive to be their best. We love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2007

JPMS is located in a small community (Poolesville, MD pop. ~6000) in Montgomery County outside Washington, DC. Poolesville was rated by Washingtonian Magazine some years ago as one of the best towns to raise a family. The small town atmosphere and proximity to Poolesville High School, which just became a whole school Magnet School, allow parents to get involved in their children's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2004

If you are looking for an extremely structured environment for your child, this is the school for you. I find it overdone. I also feel the principal has made some very poor choices in hiring and seems ineffective in dealing with problems.
—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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

2012

 
 
96%

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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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
>=95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
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
White 75% 42%
Hispanic 9% 12%
Black 6% 35%
Two or more races 6% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 13%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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17014 Tom Fox Ave
Poolesville, MD 20837
Phone: (301) 972-7979

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