School Details

Pine Grove Middle School

9200 Old Harford Rd, Baltimore, MD 21234
(410) 887-5270
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 883 students 15 students/teacher (MD avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

86%
76%
77%
86%
83%
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
  • Baltimore County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
72%
73%
91%
84%
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
  • Baltimore County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
67%
67%
86%
79%
81%
78%
74%
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
  • Baltimore County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pine Grove Middle School is a public middle school in Carney. 883 students go to Pine Grove Middle School and are mostly Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 0% of the Pine Grove Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 34% of the 883 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Pine Grove Middle School is 15:1. Parkville Middle & Center Of Technology is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Tennis

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 6%
Asian 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 54% 49%
Hispanic 4% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 30% 40%
Multiracial 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34% 37%
Limited English proficiency 0% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    PGMS is by far the best middle school ever one of the teachers apparently dont know how to talk to kids that is the only reason of why i would not want to go to school otherwise i love school it is the best the almost all the teachers are the best i have ever had the one teacher who is very rude to the students but omg PGMS is the best school EVER!!!!!!!! -proud student of PGMS

  • (1 year ago)

    My son has a learning disability and the teachers and counselors were great! I currently have 2 children at this school and we have had no problems

  • (4 years ago)

    I have watched my grandson from the 6th grade become not only a strong person but a student everyone would be proud of with the help and leadership of outstanding teachers and a challenging academic programs and look forward to the 8th grade THE MATH TEACHERS ARE MY FAR THE BEST I GRANDSON AND MYSELF THANK YOU AND HAVE A WONDERFUL SUMMER

  • (4 years ago)

    Very disappointed with Teachers and Faculty staff. No compasion for children with learning disabilities. The teachers and staff push the blame on parents or students when they are struggling in class. Progress Reports are used as a way to avoid 1 1 teacher/parent concerns. I don't understand why a teacher would wait until a child in failing to raise concern.

  • (5 years ago)

    We are so glad we sent our daughter to PGMS. In 5 grade we looked at public/private schools and we know w/o doubt she has received a superior education at PGMS compared to her private school friends. The fabulous faculty and staff are not just dedicated but the best and brightest in Balto. Cnty. They love teaching and it shows. Our daughter went into 6th grade not prepared for the middle school curriculum but by the second semester she applied herself and with the support of her teachers became a success. Now in 8th grade she is a confident young person has strong study skills and excels academically. She has never experienced any kind of middle school bullying because the THAT is not tolerated. We have no doubt our daughter will be successful and happy in high school. Thank you PGMS we'll see you in 2 years for our next kid!

  • (5 years ago)

    Teachers love what they do and want to be there for the students!

  • (5 years ago)

    Our school has won many awards. Our teachers are very supportive and open to share ideas. Our students are top notch. It seems our honor roll list grows longer every year. Our principal's door is always open for any discussions. Pine Grove is the best. My son and daughter went here. I volunteered here for six years while I was getting my degree. I have been teaching here for 16 years! I would not want it any other way!

  • (5 years ago)

    I've worked there for 7 years its been my first job and made me fall in love with teaching. Teaching and coaching kids has been a pleasure there.

  • (5 years ago)

    Pine Grove is an awesome school because of the dedicated staff and our outstanding students.

  • (5 years ago)

    Pine Grove is the greatest! The faculty and staff are great and we have super kids and supportive parents too!

  • (5 years ago)

    PGMS is an awesome place. Parents students and teacher make an enthusiastic learning team!

  • (5 years ago)

    Our daughter just transferred to PGMS starting the 7th grade this year and so far our experience and more importantly her experience has been a very positive one. All the teachers did an outstanding job at back to school night. We are quite pleased with our decision to transfer here.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school was pretty okay. The building is horrible and has no windows thus imitating a jail but it wasn't absolutely horrible. Teachers were a bit useless at times but a select few were great. Its a very bland school. Wouldn't recommend it but i can't hate it either.

  • (6 years ago)

    i think pine grove was an awesome school. teachers are very willing to work with you and are really helpful. all around quality education for all

  • (10 years ago)

    I jst graduated from this school this 2003-2004 school year. I really enjoyed it so much. I made lots of friends and the teachers were really nice. I would have to say 8th grade was the best. We had a lock-in which was really awesome. Also their are lots of things to do like SCAT night and field trips. I really liked how you could be yourself and students would take you for who you are. I would like to thank all my teachers who helped me get through these 3 years. I will miss this school very much! Mrs. Martz (maiden name) I miss you you were my favorite science teacher ever. Wish me luck in the future! Thanks again for everything.

  • (11 years ago)

    Great School staff and teachers are always willing to provide services to help your child.

  • (11 years ago)

    Pine Grove is a great school however when children are failing they do not offer parents programs to enroll students so that they can achieve. Teachers do call home to alert parents but the follow through is lacking.

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