School Details

Magothy River Middle School

241 Peninsula Farm Rd, Arnold, MD 21012
(410) 544-0926
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 789 students 16 students/teacher (MD avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

95%
76%
77%
97%
89%
84%

Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Anne Arundel County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
79%
73%
96%
89%
85%

Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Anne Arundel County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
66%
67%
94%
85%
81%
91%
80%
71%

Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Anne Arundel County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Magothy River Middle School is a public middle school in Arnold. 789 children attend Magothy River Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 0% of the Magothy River Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 11% of the 789 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Magothy River Middle School is 16:1. Severn River Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 84% 66%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 23%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 3% 7%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11% 23%
Limited English proficiency 0% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I have a 6th grade son. PROS- Great Kids- great parents- good peer group- great teachers and academically high most of the time. Some new classes have no experienced teachers but I think this is isolated. My son has adored language arts and social studies his teachers have been exceptional. Math has a new curriculum for STEM which is very difficult and kids are struggling. CONS- School environment is depressing no windows no outside time no recess enormous school and class sizes so very hard for a child to stand out or be encouraged to do something because they are one of thousands. It is sink or swim for 6th graders and no sympathy for what an adjustment it is from 5th to 6th. It is a real shame that no foreign language is available for 6th grade only a strange quarter of the year class with 3 languages which teaches them nothing.

  • (3 years ago)

    As a retired classroom teacher and volunteer at Magothy I have observed a high level of both academic and personal concern for students at all levels of school operation. There is a wide variety of activities and opportunities for students of all interests. I'd like to give a special nod to the music program.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have two sons attending this school. My oldest is an 8th grader who has Juvenile Rhematoid Arthritis. This school has been wonderful in spupporting my son in very way. With their help he has succeeded in maintaining his 4.0 average become a member of the National Junior Honor Society and a Carson Scholar winner. He has also become very involved with the Arthritis Foundation helping to raise funds and spread awareness. Without the school's support none of this would be possible.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great teachers alot of after school activities always available to students. They keep the parents informed and the principle has open forum meetings with parents. Fantastic school and faculty.

  • (5 years ago)

    Though test scores are great here the atmosphere for students is stifling. The administration is strict and punishes the whole student body for the actions of a few. My child was unable to flourish and grow because she was so afraid of breaking a rule. Security and safety of the students is important but this school has gone overboard. Very disappointed.

  • (6 years ago)

    It is a wonderful school! I dont have to worry about my son because I know he will be safe at this school and that is a great feeling. I am also apart of the parent and involvment and there are many other parents with me that put so much effort into making the school the best! And for the extracurricular activites there are many clubs and organizatons the kids have to option to do. There is also activity buses that provide a ride home.

  • (7 years ago)

    Way too strict of an administration. Nice teachers but the actual teaching could be much better.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter went here for three years. They have great math and science programs but they need to work on their language arts and social studies programs.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am very happy with the teachers less so with the Administration in my opinion it is very strict with good kids but rather weak with the real bullies.

  • (7 years ago)

    Nice teachers but the administrtion is way too stict.

  • (7 years ago)

    Bad administration.Building old and needs work.Spend way too much time preparing for tests. overloads of homework.

  • (10 years ago)

    Administration is terrible. Support for individual students is non-existent. Teachers do not return letters phone calls. Most do not help children who have been sick and need to make up work instead they simply fail. If your child can survive in this atmosphere they will do fine in life ! For MRMS is the toughest test so far. Be prepared for major surprises at report time for you will receive no communication about your child's progress until it's too late to help their grades. My experience in PA was like night and day to this school. No excuse for the lack of support. Get a sign outside the school like SRMS it might just start improving some communications with parents.

  • (11 years ago)

    Administration is weak - teaching staff is strong and superb. Math department excels.

  • (11 years ago)

    I was not pleased with the atmosphere at Magothy; I did not find the administration (under the former principal) to be student friendly or helpful to new students. I asked the guidance department repeatedly to include my child in a buddy program but did not receive any assistance from the guidance counselor. When calling the office I always felt like my calls were an intrusion on the secretary's time; I did not feel like my child's welfare was a top priority. Standardized test scores and not student welfare seem to be the primary concern at MRMS.

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