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10 Cockeysmill Rd
Reisterstown, MD 21136

(410) 887-1114
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April 20, 2015
I am in eighth grade in this school and about to graduate soon. My past three years have been good. Rarely any bullying, but lots of fights which are quickly taken care of. I am a GT student at this school and the teachers do expect more of you, but the work isn't too hard. Now for eighth grade, it's a bit different since there is more work, but if you manage your time it will be a breeze. The stairs and hallways in the main buildings can be crowded during transition time. I've noticed that if you do not make much friends your first year, you probably won't make much more in later years. One problem is the lack of air conditioning in the main building, but it's not horrible. Overall the school is moderate.

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March 20, 2015
I love FMS I may be in my first year of Middle School but I can tell all the teachers care about us. Some may be strict and mean sometimes but other times they will be amazing and fun. All of the teachers look out for us especially the 6th graders the 1st few weeks of school ;). I think the administrators and principal are the best because they help us through our problem that are too violent or too big for just the counselor to handle. Overall what I am trying to say is the students may have their differences and difficulties but the helpful loving staff at Franklin help the students overcome all of it.

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June 26, 2014
I went here ! I liked i because I got to meet new friends from other schools ,teachers . I liked some I still see around. I i didn't like that people were bullying me. I loved my gym teacher ms.Gordon.! I had her all 3 years! I liked she called me silly for a nickname. I didn't like my assistant principle . Ms : rijo . Overall I liked it . I was sad when I graduated in 2011.

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January 12, 2013
My child is in all GT-classes, and they are doing awesome. The GT-teachers foster challenging classwork with a focus on really making the children THINK. If you are not in GT- not sure, as the teachers in the honors levels classes spend a lot of time disciplining the students and not as much teaching. My child has done remarkable in the GT program, the enrichment and teachers are outstanding. Mrs. Rijo, Mrs. Maul, and Mr. Zuckerman are the BEST part of FMS. If you child is not in GT, do not send, if they are - great experience!

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September 14, 2012
I used to live in the area and my kids went here. I was very so upset about the lack of funding coming to the area. the quality of the teachers has really gone down as well as the area. It shows when administrators and parents have a lack of pride. beware. really do your research. not a great area anymore

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January 20, 2011
FMS is a great school. Of course there are always bad kids, good, kids, the smartest kids, preppy kids, rude kids and other kids but we all come together because each teacher shows love and affection and support towards us each and every day that is why it s a great school. Most things all the teachers are great!!!!

- submitted by a community member

May 11, 2010
The school environment is not safe. Students trip each other in the halls, wait by the doorways to trip students, throw items in the hallways, and push other students. When there are close to 1400 students, this kind of harrassment is difficult to moniter. Some teachers are great, others not so much. Lack of returning emails from parents in a timely manner after 1 week to months is frustrating. Some teachers also rely only on the county tests/quizzes as the only grade in the test category, only give exit tickets (which are like a test) in the classwork category, and only give 5 points for homework being done without being graded for accuracy. This is against the BPCS suggestion of how a grade is to be derived (10 items per category) and would make it hard for a teacher to know if a student understands the taught material.

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August 30, 2009
I would give the school 3 out of 5 stars. I don't care for the math department at all. I don't think any of the teachers do a good job teaching math in this school. My 2 kids went from GT math students to standard and confused, the schools answer is to get them a tutor.

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May 30, 2009
FMS is a great school. Even though there are cliques everywhere you look, most of the kids are nice to one another. But some of the kids just take your fun learning away. I am an 8th grader and i have been going here since 6th grade and I have top say that most of my teachers were and are jus really cool. They help me learn stuff in a fun way and if I dont get it, they have coach classes for all the students to go to. The only bad thing about the school is that you cant sit with who ever you want during lunch. Other than that, this school is great!

- submitted by a student

December 02, 2008
Ok, so I was reading the reviews about how you wouldnt send your kid to this school because they dont have ac, really? So what if it doesnt have ac think of it like a learning experience because you arent always going to have everything you want in life. I loved franklin middle, I went all three years and the teachers allow you to have fun while still teaching you everything you need to know. And they treat you like their own kids. Theres tons of after school activities, from basketball to band. It may not be the best school but its deffiantly not a bad one. If you want a school with no fights, no arguing, no crying teenagers, {and ac} get over it its not going to happen! thats a part of growing up.

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November 06, 2008
This is has been first year at Franklin Middle School (8th grade), and I was impressed. I came from a Private School. The teachers (some of them) are fantastic. However, I think some teachers fail to realize that we are someone else's children, and not their own. The way I have seen some of the teachers talk/act towards other students has offended me. I speak my mind frequently, but I have never talked back to a teacher until I came to this school. Also, I was actually quite angered that we did not have something as basic as Air Conditioning, but we have a heater. I also was very disappointed on social aspects. School is meant for learning AND making friends. And the fact that we cannot sit with whom we chose at lunch is ridiculous. We are not in elementary school. Come on Franklin.

- submitted by a student
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August 26, 2008
I was very disappointed with Franklin MS. Never in a million years would I have thought that my child would be in a school without the most basic of conveniences like Air Conditioning. The staff spent more time and energy stating that there were 1,500 students instead of catering to any one of them. On a positive note, most of the teachers were GREAT!!! Textbooks were not assigned to the students for personal use- in class only. The students were not the best behaved, mostly because there are just too many. I thought that I had thoroughly researched this school but I was very disappointed. My child only attended one year- no way I would send him back.

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December 10, 2007
FMS is a great school. Of course their are always bad kids, good, kids, the smartest kids, preppy kids, rude kids and other kids but we all come together because each teacher shows love and affection and support towards us everyday. That is what is the great school. Also because they have so many extra cirricular activities, like basketball, cross country, ultimate frisbee, other sports, coach class, BUG program, peer mediators, student council, and many many other clubs. They also have great staff and faculty that help you in each and every way. So if you come to the Owings Mills/ Reisterstwon area, go to FMS!

- submitted by a student

June 05, 2006
hi, this is my second year at franklin middle school (7th grade) the school can have it's ups and downs. there are awesome teachers there that encourage you everyday!most students try to work hard but there are always the bad kids, they are the ones who dirupt classes and startfights. there are tons of after school activities there. and all the students seem to know each other, there is no onw there without a friend! I am in the Vocal Enssamble this year and we won 1st in this years commetition at music in the parks (bush gardens) so with my singing involvmenet i would say parents come to all performances! in a grade average i would give this scholl a 'B'

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October 01, 2005
I am a student of 3 years at Franklin Middle. Even though some people consider our school to be not one of the best because it is the largest in the county (in student pop.) I think it is great. We have a boys and girls basketball teams, and the number of clubs is always growing. So dont say our schoool is bad! -Lucy Walker

- submitted by a student
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Franklin Middle School
10 Cockeysmill Rd, Reisterstown, MD  21136
(410) 887-1114
Last modified Franklin Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Franklin Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top