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Franklin Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1291 students

 

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Posted 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.


Posted February 5, 2014

Franklin Middle School does provide accommodations; however, are not able to provide much along the lines of multi-sensory learning techniques and strategies. Baltimore County Public Schools does not use the word "Dyslexia" to diagnosis a child, therefore, the school shy away from using the term. In addition, FMS isn't able to provide resource periods, meaning an open/non-academic class period where an one-on-one or small group specialist can provide strategies. I believe it the BCPS system allowed for resource periods and hired multi-sensory specialists many students would do much better in General education classes. Note: When I have had concerns, FMS has been very responsive and provided accommodations within their limits. Again, more resources are needed from the County and State.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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!!!!


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted December 2, 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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted June 5, 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'
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 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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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.

421 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

420 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
88%
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.

396 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

442 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2014.

438 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

437 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2014.

437 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%
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 45% 42%
Black 36% 35%
Hispanic 9% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 6%
Two or more races 3% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 34%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra

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  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

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Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
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Reisterstown, MD 21136
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