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Julius West Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1093 students

 

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Posted August 2, 2014

I am a current 8th grader at Julius west all I know is that its great. Ive been there for 3 years and have never had problems ever it is one the best schools in Rockville that ive been too.


Posted June 10, 2014

I LOVE this school. I am a current 6th grader there and I love it. There is great security and pretty much no bullying problems. I also love R&R (re-teach and re-asses) where we can catch up on any work. The kids and teachers(Mrs. Messing, Mrs. Carter, Mrs. Hast, Mrs.Trail, Mrs. Washington, Madam Berg,Mr. Crarey, Mr. Belec, Mr. Kim, Mr. Lumpkin are just SOME examples)are sooo nice, friendly,understanding and outgoing. There is a school store (that I work at) and many after schoolactivities. Also, Julius West is an International Baccalaureate, Middle Years Program (IB MYP) school. I think Julius West is an amazing school and I would totally, without a doubt reccomend going there. I think it should be #1 and have a 10/10 rating.


Posted July 8, 2013

I have a 7th grader and the experience with the school is excellent. It's a lot of extracurricular activities for every taste and skills. My son with the school band had the opportunity to play the National Anthem in the football opening game of Richard Montgomery High School. They also went to Hershey Park to participate in band competition. The school got 1st place in orquestra and 2nd place in band among all other schools. The curriculum is excellent . in addition they have the Middle Years International Baccalaureate program in which all kids participate. This is a 5 years program that ends in 10th grade of the RMHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2010

Julius West MS is a wonderful school. It provides big projects for students to involve in at science class. Also, this school gives you big opportunities in contests, bees, and others! Julius West has fabulous extracurricular activities after school for the students. They're fun and educational! Academic-wise, the teachers make sure that their students understand the unit well and all. This school is definitely five stars!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 15, 2009

This shcool doesnt reslove the problems very well. It is hard for children to focus in class and do well in school. The pronciple doesnt know how to handle challeneges at all. If you want your child to do good in school think twice about your choice. For me the school is just ok not the best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 14, 2008

it is a great schol for kids
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2007

I'm am currently a seventh grader at julius west. It seems pretty excellent to me. Julius West is the place to go if you/your child have/has special needs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 2, 2007

This school is great between the extracurricular activities to the academics, the only problem is the safety issue.Over all I would give them 3 stars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2006

Absolutely fantastic school. The staff cares and the academics are challenging, consistent - keeps the child on their toes. The level of extracurricular activities is numerous and allows a child to find a club, sport, and/or activity and get involved. High level of parent involvement -
—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.

381 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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89%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

323 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

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.

342 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

283 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%
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.

397 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

393 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2014.

390 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%
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 32% 42%
Hispanic 24% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 20% 6%
Black 18% 35%
Two or more races 5% 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 26%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
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Programs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
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651 Great Falls Rd
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (301) 279-3979

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