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White Oak Middle School

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Posted April 4, 2010

this school has really great teachers. there are a lot of great things about the school but alot of bad things. a lot of kids are focused only on social life and drugs/sex is going around alot.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 5, 2009

I have never been to such a horrible school in my life. No matter how hard I tried, and how long i persisted with the teachers, they were always lazy and really didn't care about the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 19, 2009

I don't know why people hate this school.This school is the best middle school ever!!!! they have an 'ABC DANCE' only for students who get AB AND C's it is sooooooo much fun I've been on the list twice already (1'st and 2nd quarter) i love this school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 9, 2008

My son just completed three years at White Oak and his experience was excellent. He had wonderful teachers and challenging classes. The school has a new principal starting in '07. She is truly committed to maintaining a culture of learning and respect that includes the direct engagement with parents and students. Very impressive!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2008

the bathrooms are bad, some staff are ok. some teachers are extremely bad. but i think one of the teachers for health is amazing!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 19, 2007

bathrooms are terrible but the GT teachers are amazing
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 5, 2006

More often than not, I had to remind the instructors about work that had not been graded or that my child was not given credit for work that had been completed. The instructors do not appear to have full control of the students, as they were disruptive during class and the teachers' behavior was just as unacceptable. My child felt out of place. My child is an honor roll student. My child was almost given a failing grade because he failed to administer a study properly. This was later acknowledged by the head of that dept. Parents - please think long and hard before enrolling your child in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2006

I embark this school and theres a lot of drama it's a good school and great teachers and the security guards do their jobs I like the school very much.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 18, 2005

This school needs new leadership. Talented teachers have left the school in recent years. Special ed services here, however, remain superior. Also, the school's security staff genuinely care for the children there and treat them as their own.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 77% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 73% in 2013.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 67% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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
Black 37% 35%
Hispanic 34% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 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 56%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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12201 New Hampshire Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Phone: (301) 989-5780

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