School Details

Clarksville Middle School

6535 South Trotter Rd, Clarksville, MD 21029
(410) 313-7057
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 685 students 14 students/teacher (MD avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

96%
87%
77%
97%
91%
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
  • Howard County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
84%
73%
99%
93%
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
  • Howard County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
82%
67%
98%
91%
81%
96%
87%
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
  • Howard County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Clarksville Middle School is a public middle school in Columbia. 685 children attend Clarksville Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 1% of the Clarksville Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 0.9% of the 685 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Clarksville Middle School is 14:1. Cedar Lane Special Center is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 58% 57%
Multiracial 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 21%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Asian 29% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 26% 16%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0.9% 13%
Limited English proficiency 1% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Clarksville middle is a great school! I went there and loved it! Most teachers are caring and extremely funny. I was able to make friends and get straight As all in one package. The comments below say that Clarksville is all about test scores but that it not true. Sure the school is a little intense but what do you want? a lazy school? That's why it has top ratings. Do u want to go to a school that fails everything? No I dont either. Plus going there for all three years I can say it it was not all about tests. Teachers care and teach very well rounded. There are MANY teachers who I loved and still love. Sure there are some that I'm extremely angry with (even today) but you get that at any school. Its un avoidable and you will always get a bad teacher or two. But 2/3 teachers were great and don't know what I would do without them! they not only helped me with learning but friend issues making it a great experience. Plus who do you trust the comments from parents who didn't go to the school OR a kid who actually went there and is now thriving in High School and about to go to VT with a grant? Exactly. )

  • (3 years ago)

    I have to agree with the post created on June 25 2011. This school is all about test scores and academic competition. Here there are two types of kids Special Ed and Gifted. The in-betweens don't really exist. Most of the teachers have a master's degree but few are down to earth. MSA scores is all that's on their minds at CMS. If your child is average I would look for a private school-- he or she will likely feel inadequate.

  • (3 years ago)

    Don't be fooled by the stars and blue ribbons. All this place cares about is test scores. If you have a child in need of support good luck! There are a few 5 star teachers in each grade but overall they are arrogant and quite comfy in their lofty perches. If you have a smart kid who learns differently - seriously move or go to private school to make room for the lemmings. Your bright child's natural creativity and out of the box thinking will not be realized here.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have been pleasantly surprised by the ease of transition that my twins have experienced entering 6th grade. The spring visit during their 5th grade year 6th grade orientation and teacher and staff enthusiasm have created a welcoming environment for my son and daughter. It is hard to believe that my kids have only been at CMS for one month. They have risen to the expectations of the staff and taken on the responsibility of their work without undue prompting. I am extremely pleased with my children's efforts and their school's committment to student educational as well as personal growth.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great! Best MSA in Howard County normally

  • (8 years ago)

    I attend Clarksville Middle School and I think it is an excellent school!

  • (9 years ago)

    I think Clarksville Middle School is a great school. I am not attending C.M.S right now but I know. C.M.S is one of the top schools in Howard County! Clarksville Middle School also has great teachers. They teach the students every single step. Even though the principal is retiring and a new principal is taking her place I know C.M.S will still be perfect!

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