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Silver Spring, MD
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Eastern Middle School 5

Posted April 09, 2015
- a parent
Our child is very happy with her teachers and friends at this school. The principal is, very communicative and involved. The teachers are all upbeat and engaging.

Eastern Middle School 5

Posted February 14, 2014
- a community member
Great job Eastern Middle School on rewarding straight A students!! They deserve the recognition for a job well done.

Eastern Middle School 4

Posted November 22, 2013
- a community member
Okay, to start off.. Eastern MS is not the worst school; but it's not the best school either. I loved that school throughout my years there. The teachers were very nice & some..not so much. I had lots of teachers some that were a pain & others that were not so to be honest I actually think this school is good.. I remember through out my 6th grade year I wasn't doing good.. at ALL because I was so caught up with society and thought school was nothing & I shouldn't care about it.. Through afterwards in the beginning of my 7th grade year a teacher there actually changed my life. (Seriously.) Now I'm always doing work & my gpa went up so so high throughout 7th grade. Anyways Eastern isn't so bad.. just depends on how you act & who you decide to have as friends, because seriously every school had bad students.. & trust me this one did.. but it all matter on who you choose as friends. Though one bad thing I didn't like was how the teachers actually cared more the magnet students than the ones who weren't in the magnet program.. They should really change that.. Anyways. Great school. Also.. Thank you Mrs. Dobson for changing me, I will always remember that. From an old student.

Eastern Middle School 2

Posted September 23, 2013
- a parent
The staff and principal of Eastern middle schools are too focused on how the school looks, rather than how the students feel. One of the only aspects about i like about Eastern would be the staff. Some of the staff actually went over their requirements to help students. Improving the school would take a schools community to function as a whole. The Magnet program students are treat more "highly" or more "intelligent" than other students. Fixing this stereotypical gap, will make it a better school. Second, assignment of seats for lunch. I was shocked to find out this was even occurring, Why are middle school students being assigned to where to sit just like elementary school. If Eastern was functioned based on the students needs over perfection, they will will be overall better.

Eastern Middle School 2

Posted May 13, 2013
- a community member
The school is ok, I had experienced many times being racially discriminated against not only students, but teachers as well. Some would pick on me and my friends, just because we liked to hang around a lot and they really just made it a hard time for me. One additional "class" called PBIS is I think, a failure. Students treat it like a joke, the set up is just terrible, and I really don't think people can learn anything from it. It's just a waste of time. And one more thing, there's this policy that requires you to stay at a 4.0 GPA , or increase from your previous GPA in order to be eligible to participate in fun activities. This is a huge injustice to all of the students of the school because what if there were kids who try really hard, but end up having a GPA just a little under their previous GPA? What if you got 4.0 first quarter and just happened to get a 89.4 in one subject?

Eastern Middle School 3

Posted April 25, 2013
- a community member
This school is pretty good, but there are some teachers who really don't try or aren't good, while there are some who work hard and actually teach you stuff. There is a fairly distinct line between comprehensive and humanities students, though not always. The band is really good even though small and under-funded. But it is still fun and a lot of people are nice. It has a 7-period day and a block schedule would be better, but whatever. The humanities program is challenging, especially in 7th grade with IDRP and NHD. 8th grade humanities get to go to NY for a week. It is usually a fun atmosphere, and you would normally expect a lot of cursing from middle school students, right? (Or maybe not I wouldn't know I've only been to Eastern). Overall it's not the best school but you should still go.

Eastern Middle School 1

Posted April 12, 2013
- a teacher
Eastern is a terrible school with horrible administration. Ms. Crouse and Ms. Sandall are horrible administrators who do not do anything but crush the morale of the entire staff working here. The school does not care about the best interests of it's students and the overall atmosphere is apathetic. I would advise never to send your students here or work here.

Eastern Middle School 4

Posted December 17, 2012
- a community member
This is a good school. Good teachers, good academics, I have had a good time here. People exaggerate how dirty it is here. One thing that is weak is our science program. That could be better.

Eastern Middle School 4

Posted July 09, 2011
- a community member
Eastern was and is a very nice school. I used 2 go there aand i loved it the teachers were involed the learning enviorment was nice. And so r the students sure they are some bumps in the road in the school but overall it is a great school. The school has teachers in the halls or secerity so there should be no skipping or safety conflict. I miss Eastern.

Eastern Middle School 5

Posted December 23, 2010
- a community member
Hi! Um... I am a 6th grader at Eastern Middle School, and this is my first year at Eastern, and it is AWESOME! I am in the Magnet Program. The teachers are wonderful, and do their best. The principal and community also try to do the best for Eastern at all times. There are soo many fun things that students, staff, and parents can all enjoy. Honestly, every school has "bad kids", and probably, the "bad kids" are the ones saying bad things about Eastern Middle School. Every year, Eastern Middle School develops, making the learning experience even better! They have things like if you have a certain GPA or over that level, you are allowed to experience a full day of AWESOME activities! You also have many field trips that Humanities and Non- Humanities students can experience! I recommend this school for anyone. I LOVE IT!

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Eastern Middle School
300 University Blvd East, Silver Spring, MD  20901
(301) 650-6650
Last modified Eastern 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.
Eastern Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top