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Thurmont Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 651 students

 

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Posted November 18, 2004

Such a great improvement from West Frederick Middle School where my daughter transfered from. My daughter has very high moral values and the students are well disciplined and act appropriately. The teachers are very respectful of the students and there appears to be strong teacher-student relationships. I would like to see more communication from the teachers and/or a way to contact the teachers through e-mail. The school website is very generic and not very informative compared to others in the district. Also, the school is having a problem with finding and keeping an 8th grade Algebra teacher and I'm concerned this is affecting my daughters academic level and she is not learning at the level the other schools are teaching. Overall I am very happy with the school because my daughter is very happy.
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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.

205 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

205 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%
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.

202 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

182 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

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.

196 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

196 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2014.

198 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%
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
White 94% 42%
Hispanic 2% 12%
Two or more races 2% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Black 1% 35%
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 25%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
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  • 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

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Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

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  • 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

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  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
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  • Counseling
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  • Buses/vans for students only
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408 East Main St
Thurmont, MD 21788
Phone: (240) 236-5100

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