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Oklahoma Road Middle School

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Posted March 6, 2009

ORMS is awsome the teachers will do any thing to help you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2009

Orms rules!! Everywhere you look someone is smiling at you or saying hello. Both the principal and the vice principal are nice, but also give out strict punishments.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 10, 2008

Very responsive to the needs of the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

What really gets me about this school is how rude the office staff is. They are barely helpful and have such poor telephone manners. They speak to adults as children. I've also had bad experiences with the principal. She is very abrupt and curt. I've heard nightmare stories about her from other parents too. On the flip side, the teachers are amazing. If I call in to speak to a teacher...once I get past the rude office staff, the teacher is kind, understanding a professional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2008

this school is very funa nad exciting except on the first day of school i got lost so everyone who will go there be careful and ask any teacher in the school even 8th grade teachers where ur class is and they will stop whatever their doing and help you find it and the teachers are very fun!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2007

ORMS is the best school Ive ever been too or heard of. All the teachers are nice and awesome, plus it has a friendly environment. Its truly a #1 school
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 27, 2006

Oklahoma Road Middle School has been an excellent experience for my child. Most of the teachers she's had have been wonderful, dedicated professionals. There have only been a few exceptions, one of whom is no longer at the school. Several teachers have even reached out to my daughter and encouraged her to get involved in school clubs and activities. The quality of academics seems good, with not nearly as much 'teaching to the tests' as we've experienced in elementary school. The teachers and Principal are very involved in school activities and even had a wonderful act in the school wide talent show. At the same talent show we were very impressed with the student body, as they cheered and clapped loudly for EACH act, not just the popular kids. ORMS is a Great School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2006

The school is great good teacher and supporting principals. When my child attended they were friendly but the office was very unfriendly and mean and not wanting to help us out. I think it is average and also its a little dirty and dingy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

I was so disapointed with the school system it is hard to put into words. The teachers as well as the Principal gave no support at all to my child. This was absolutely the worst educational experience in my childs life. Not only did they make my child feel as though he was always in the wrong, they made me the parent feel as though I was not welcome in their school. Anytime I went to them with a problem they made me feel as if I was wasting their time. My child's self esteem defintely declined. Now, we have moved to a different State and I can't begin to tell you what a wonderful difference it has made. My child even volunteers to help out at the school. When I enter our new school I am welcomed with friendly faces.
—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 77% in 2013.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

2012

 
 
94%

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93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
94%

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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.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
>=95%
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.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
>=95%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
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
White 89% 42%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Black 3% 35%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Two or more races 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 6%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6300 Oklahoma Rd
Sykesville, MD 21784
Phone: (410) 751-3600

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