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Silver Spring, MD
Students enrolled: 898

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910 Schindler Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20903

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(301) 422-5600
(301) 434-1375
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August 08, 2015
My son is gifted and has been kept challenged and engaged throughout his time at key. His teachers are enthusiastic and professional, the administrators are responsive, and his counsellors helpful. We feel very fortunate to be in the FSK area.

- submitted by a parent

September 05, 2014
I am overwhelmingly happy with the experience my daughter has received at Francis Scott Key Middle School. The teachers are invested in each child learning inside and outside of the school. The music program is equal to a music magnet. Specially the Choral program, very challenging and rewarding at the same time. My daughter transferred in the middle of the year due to unexpected challenges at her prior school however my daughter was able to assimilate with no issues partly because of the teacher involvement. My daughter is very pleased with the school as well and looks forward to going to school each day to learn and interact with his new friends. Also I witnessed a substantial improvement in my daughter's grades and willingness to participate in afterschool activities offered. The staff are well organized considerate and very approachable as well. I am totally looking forward to this school year...Go F.S.K. !!!Keep up the great work!!!!

- submitted by a parent

September 30, 2013
This is a great school it ,provides great economy skills and gives the students there own little bank which shows them how to save (money) key cash so when they grow up they know how it works.

- submitted by a community member

May 20, 2013
I love my school. It is fun and amazing. We do many activities for kids who are good. We have renaissance day and many more things. Most the teachers and staff are really nice. We have a few teachers who are really strict, but nobody really minds them. Our teacher teaches us based on or knowledge and if we are ahead of the class. They pay attention to the individual student. Our school could improve with the students, some of the students may be off hand but that's only about 5% o the school. So it is a very good school but the students need to improve and we ned less teachers who like to scream.

- submitted by a community member

May 07, 2012
Before I even began to write my review, I noticed all the good reviews were written in 2010. I should have taken note of that before enrolling my child. The school looks great, on the inside, but my personal experience was all but that. I will not go into detail due to fear of more backlash, but this school seems like a jail with a warden for a principal. With my childs case it was more of a power trip as opposed to sincere help. As a parent I felt bullied, hopeless, cornered, and defeated...all the meanwhile my child could not stomach the counselors, principal, and a few other staff members. I know this post pay seem like key facts are missing, in which they are in order to protect my child and myself, but if your looking for a school that has compassion for all children look elsewhere. This school is about numbers and power. I'm glad we are no longer a part of this dreadful school.

- submitted by a parent

May 12, 2010
OMG!!!!!!!!!! THis school is the best!!Grrreeat staff,principal and everyone!Our principal just got his Ph.d so now he's Dr.MInus but he's leaving!He got transfered to John F. Kennedy HS to be there new principal! :-( Everyone is so sad, he was so niceeee! He is by far the best principal ever!!!!Well i'm going to miss him!! I <3 Dr.MInus!

- submitted by a parent

April 22, 2010
This School Is a Wonderful School.they Try Everyday To Make The students successful and they succeed.that Is Why I Love This School.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
November 11, 2009
I go to Francis Scott Key Middle School for 2 years, right now, I am a 8th grader of this school. Key is an awesome school. Great teachers, staff, building services, adminstration, friends, almost everything in this school is awesome. The teachers that works in this building are not just teachers, theyre like best friends with many students. Key has a high expectation for it's students. The students love Key. They are proud of the school they go to. Of course, FSKey isnt perfect, they still need to have some improvements but for me, this school is a great school. I LOVE KEY! =)

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 01, 2009
My child is currently an 8th grader at Key Middle School. What makes Key unique is that most adminsitrators and teachers at this school have high expectations, don't lower the standards, consequenses exist for behavior, students are nutured and are enpowered.

- submitted by a parent

August 20, 2009
I work on 'education' issues most of my work day and yet most of the issues I deal with there seem to be present in this school as well. It takes Parents/Teachers & the Community to truly serve the children. It has been proven time and time again. None of those 3 helping is a handout -- we can only hope that it is the hand up that our children need. I have worked 1-2+ hours a night with my daughter, had her in tutoring, met with counselors -- however Nothing worked until her teacher last year. Last year was her first year on the honor role. She did so well the counselor called to ask if there was a 'change' at home. The only change was the Teacher held high expectations (as did we), plus the resources from MCPS. The 3 things combined proved that the team concept works.

- submitted by a parent

August 10, 2009
I do very much agree with the parent who recently submitted his/her review. I am also a proud parent of an honor role student, we work together everyday helping on his homework and it is paying and he is enjoying it. Parents are as responsible as the teachers in helping these kids and we should not leave everything to the teachers. We should work together, they do their part at school and we should do our part home.

- submitted by a parent

August 05, 2009
This school is getting better daily...I feel that if you do not have the motivation to do the work then don't blame it on others, such as employees. People are usually rude due to having someone be rude to them. If you work hard, you are rewarded. If you don't ...well, what can I say, that is your choice. There are extra ways to get help and in the Montgomery County School system. As a matter of a fact there is a ton. Get up and TRY! My little boy gets an awful lot of help from MCS extra councling and help with schooling. EVEN though we spend at least 1 1/2hrs a night with him studing. So we know! I am also a proud parent of an honor role student that LOVES to work hard and prove to the world handouts are not for this student!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 06, 2009
In response to the statement posted on January 31, 2009, I really think that the best learning atmosphere is a safe one, and that is what I believe the teachers are trying to achieve. Like the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child...it's not just about what the teacher does in the class room, although it is important, but also what kind of support they get at home. If the school is not giving the attention the child requires, then how can the home be a support for him/her?

- submitted by a community member
no rating
January 31, 2009
This school is Horrible!!! the professor are more concerned with trying to discipline children than teaching them. My brother who attends this school is falling back in his studies because his teachers do not give him the attention he requires.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 03, 2009
its a horribel learning enviroment and teachers are rude

- submitted by a student

May 14, 2006
I am a teacher in the county and I am a parent of two students at this school. I am so very disappointed in the overall experience my children have had. The instruction is inconsistent at best, the discipline structure is incoherent, the connection between expectations from the county and the way it is implemented here is awful.

- submitted by a parent

May 18, 2005
New principal has totally changed the tone of the school. The teacher's are much more motivated and enthusiastic. The overall staff attitude has improved greatly. The school has a great variety programs that give children the opportunity to really get ahead by the time they reach High School.

- submitted by a parent

August 31, 2004
Students benefit from a highly diverse community--both peers and staff. School has some uncommon academic opportunities: 6th grade foreign language, accelerated math, G/T art, science expo and projects with UMd Science Dept. (My 8th grader is taking Honors French III and Algebra II at the school.) Look for continuing improvements under new leadership this year.

- submitted by a parent

August 12, 2004
this school is very bad for students grades 6-8 there are no good qualities for students who really want to learn.teachers in theis school are afraid of the students which is not good. sincerly,a parent.

- submitted by a student

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Francis Scott Key Middle School
910 Schindler Drive, Silver Spring, MD  20903
(301) 422-5600
Last modified Francis Scott Key Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Francis Scott Key Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top