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Westminster West Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1020 students

 

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Posted January 25, 2012

I must say that we have been nothing but pleased with the education our children are receiving at West!! A school is only as good as the Teachers, Administration and staff! With a new administration in place, West is better than EVER!! They are on the right track with getting our students back to focusing on what is important....not socializing or being silly in class but applying oneself to be the best student they can possibly be.. New disciplinary measures that have been put into place are working!! Both teachers and the administration are now working TOGETHER to make the middle school experience a safe and bully free place to learn! This administration did NOT have an easy start...there have been alot of hurdles that as a parent I have witnessed myself but their means and methods are catching on and it is making a big difference in the lives of these kids!! I find each and every one one of West's employees to be exemplary with one goal in mind...to assure that every child leaving those halls are prepared with all the skills needed to be great high school students!! My only complaint is the lack of parent involvement at West!! However the core volunteers make it happen!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2011

The principal and her staff are not friendly at all! She has her own agenda and could care less about parents and students. As far as the rest of the teachers go, they do not teach. They send home tons of homework so that we the parents can do all the teaching. There seems to be little to no instruction that goes on in the classrooms. I think they show the kids how to do the easy stuff and let the parents try to figure out the hard stuff. I am spending about 4 hours a night teaching my child what should be taught in the classrooms at this school. Why are we paying for this as taxpayers? If you are going to have a child at this school, be prepared to do all the teaching!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2009

Though the teachers work hard for my child I can see that the administration does not. Students in trouble are not reprimanded by the principal however the Asst Principal I heard boisterously yelling at a student as I walked in from the lobby and he was quite far from me. Often the principal turns around conversations avoiding the issues you are trying to discuss and the Asst Principal allows parents to verbally belittle teachers in front of students. I will be estatic the day my child is done with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2009

This is the best middle school in the county. I am very proud that my daughter attened there and that my son goes there son. 5 Stars Teachers are excellent, but it sure could be cleaner
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2009

This school is amazing. I love it. My teachers are OK, they don't like me, but I really, truly love everything else!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 23, 2008

I love this school. They have really good teachers that work hard to keep their students on task and good. This is on eof the best and biggest schools in Carroll County.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 2, 2008

This school is great. Good working students and teachers. My daughter is getting very good grades in this school. Better than her other school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2008

I love this school I used to struggle with math but now I have a 109% no joke I love this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 29, 2007

Although my 7th grade daughter has no problems at the school, I am disapppointed with the amount of time that is spent watching movies, and going on field trips. I were think that there are more important things to concetrate on. Also, I found that children get repremanded for forgetting a book sock, but no for fighting. Priorities there need to be re-examined!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2007

Great middle school. Our daughter had a difficult time in elementary school, but things turned around when she got here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2007

We love this school! It is a great learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2004

It's a very nice school, though it doesn't have air conditioning. The atmosphere is rather pleasant and overall, I am glad to go to this school.
—Submitted by a student


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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 68% in 2014.

304 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2014.

302 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%
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.

315 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2014.

315 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

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.

314 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

315 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2014.

313 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%
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 86% 42%
Black 5% 35%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
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 20%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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60 Monroe St
Westminster, MD 21157
Phone: (410) 751-3661

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