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Parkland Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 828 students

 

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Posted April 17, 2014

Great school and I would recommend it to anyone within or outside the district.A magnet School that has a lot to offer students ready to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2014

Going to this school was absolutely the Best Decision ever made...excellent learning environment and support!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2014

My daughter goes to school hear and I'm really glad. We are out of district and she begged me to send her. I was very hesitant but it was the best decision ever. The principal is an amazing leader. They have a terrific course offering and it's got a diverse student body. Definitely recommend it without hesitation. Incidentally my son went to the Tacoma park magnet program for math and science and the workload is outrageous. I would only recommend that school for a child who loves homework and gets their work done extremely fast. Parkland has far less busy work while still offering a challenging curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2012

Parkland Magnet Middle School For Aerospace Technology is a wonderful enviroment for any child to learn, from Dr. Ouyang, Ms. J. Stewart, faculty and support staff. This school has some first Teachers I am greateful for them and for being a part of my child's learning experience. 1, 2, 3, go Panthers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2011

This school is simply amazing. The classes, teachers, and students are just amazing choosing Parkland Magnet Middle School for aerospace technology was the best choice I ever choose. The classes are fantastic even though they are long (1 hr 15min) one class (IED) even give's you collage credits. The teachers really do care about you and your education everyday they remind you how important going to collage is and they are way more serious this year about academics.95% of the students are nice and warm welcome to new students that come to Parkland but that last 5% is a group of students who are so cocky about themselves but overall the students are amazing and smart some even have to attend a high school to take math classes. I have attended Parkland for 3 yrs and I love it, and it's the best middle school out of the 3 and there is not one day I wish I have never chosen Parkland. I m an 8th grader at PMMS and I'm glad to be a Parkland Panther We are............ Respectful Responsible and Ready to learn!


Posted September 14, 2009

This school is excellent! It''s a Magnet School for Space Program and Robotics, with a brand new building, great teachers and a zelous principal. I think that the rate posted here needs to be update, because even the address is of the old school that no longer exists.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2009

'Parkland is great school for all types of learners. The students are well behaved, the principal is excellent, the teachers are mostly highly quailified and very creative. Some of the teachers could be more caring and supportive of all students and not just some. Overall, Parkland is a great school.'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2009

Wonderful. Excellent curriculum. Fun. Well managed. Great staff. I just can't say enough good things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2006

I'm currently a student in Parkland and it has changed dramaticly since it became a magnet school. There are now almost no fights and teachers usualy have a smile on. This is also the perfect school to learn about robotics. However it is mostly just the sixth grade parents who get invoved. - Fernando Morales
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2004

I go that school and its not that bad.I dont care to what people say about my school because i relly like there and the leaning is great. All my friends go there and im happy because i go there too. People come up tp me saying that i should'nt be there, that im going to get beat up by bigger kids, they do drugs and other bad things. They cant say anything about that school with out knowing how it is there.
—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.

314 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

286 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

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.

299 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

299 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%
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.

265 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

263 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2014.

264 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%
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
Hispanic 45% 12%
Black 24% 35%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 6%
White 13% 42%
Two or more races 2% 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 51%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

Arts & music

Music
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

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
School facilities
  • Gym
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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
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Drama
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4610 West Frankfort Dr
Rockville, MD 20853
Phone: (301) 438-5700

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