School Details

Kingsview Middle School

18909 Kingsview Rd, Germantown, MD 20874
(301) 601-4611
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 924 students 17 students/teacher (MD avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

83%
76%
68%
93%
87%
83%

Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Montgomery County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
75%
63%
93%
86%
79%

Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Montgomery County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
69%
59%
87%
84%
77%
86%
77%
69%

Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Montgomery County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Kingsview Middle School is a public middle school in Germantown. 924 students go to Kingsview Middle School and identify as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 3% of the Kingsview Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 19% of the 924 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Kingsview Middle School is 17:1. Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 6% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 34% 34%
Asian 25% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 24% 14%
Black, non-Hispanic 22% 21%
Hispanic 14% 26%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19% 32%
Limited English proficiency 3% 14%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    Front desk secretaries and staff are incredibly rude. I called to advise that I was picking up my child early because of a family emergency. The secretary who answered was dismissive and as a first year parent it made me feel completely unimportant. I question the way children are being treated and spoken to. Paitnece is a virtue and while I understand that there are others that can test that patience a calm cool and caring tone should always be in place when in a school setting. As a school that is in one of the best counties in this country professionalism courtesy and kindness should be reflected in the way that staff interacts with others. I'm incredibly disappointed and sincerely hope that said secretary was having an off day. I will be speaking to the principal.

  • (10 months ago)

    I've heard of this school and everyone makes it seem so good when in actuality it's not.

  • (1 year ago)

    The teachers show great concern for the students and their future success. The principal seems well versed in the continuing education of the students on through high school.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a student and the school is great. There are a lot of afterschool activites and many offers to do above grade level material. Though there are flaws like corny and unessary "Sayings". Like ROAR... Although it's really fun. There is even a school store so you could purshace things with fake money you could earn. And they are pretty determined about student participation.

  • (3 years ago)

    My child is attending KMS and we believe it is an excellent school. The office staff are friendly and considerate. The principal Ms. Thomas is engaging and involved. It's nice to see the staff care about the students. Anytime we have had a concern the staff has been quick to listen and act when necessary. From what we've experienced the majority of students at KMS are respectful and interested in learning.

  • (5 years ago)

    Kingsview is one of the better middle schools in Upper Montgomery County. One thing that stands out for me is the friendliness of the office staff. They are quick to greet a visitor and see what they can do to help. A number of other schools I've been too have office staff that are nonengaged with visitors grumpy and often suspicious of the motives of any child that shows up in the office. I salute Kingsview for breaking with that trend.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is excellent!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    I'm a student at KMS and I love it! The teachers are all so nice and you learn so much while having a great time. The other students there are awesome and you always feel really safe at school. The emergency procedures are well laid out with the exception of the new tornado drill. I'm just sad our principal is leaving but he sure improved the school a whole lot!

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a parent of a student that once attended KVMS. We left the state and have returned hoping to have my son re-enrolled in KVMS. While living in another state I found that KVMS is a great school compared to the one that my son had to attend while in Georgia. I think that the prinicpal staff and teachers are very helpful and do there best to assist the parent and student with whatever is needed. I rate KVMS a great school and feel proud that my son attends.

  • (8 years ago)

    My older daughter graduated from Kingsview in 2005 and my younger daughter will start attending September 2007. My review does not cover the last two school years a period of major change since the opening of a new middle school nearby alleviated the overcrowding problem. Overall the school is very good. Teacher quality is generally good. Some were excellent some mediocre but most were good to very good. Math English and World Studies were good/very good. Science was weak. Foreign language teachers were very good but the classes were large so individual attention from the teacher was low. The principal Mr. Queen is a strong leader which is mostly good but he did seem to disregard parental feedback.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am a student attending Kingsview M.S. I do not like this school. One because it is just like Elementery school. For example= walking in lines everywhere we walk. Plus the principle is probally the cause of that. Also that he has split the school up into communities. How that works is by having it like this= in community 1 there is a certain amount of 6th 7th & 8th graders and it's like that in all four communities. And then on top of that the school is extremly crowded like 1500 kids crowded.

  • (10 years ago)

    this school is very crowded but i think it manages itself fine judging by the massive amount of students. they have many extracurricular activities for students and have many intelligent young students. one student last year won the county-wide geography bee. the gifted-and-talented program is encouraged and they do great for kids. the music and arts program is wonderful. they have an award winning chorus AND band AND orchestra. the chorus is filled with many talented students as well as band and orchestra. overall this school is very good.

  • (11 years ago)

    Way to crowdad! There are so many children that go there that there aren't enough lockers per student!

  • (12 years ago)

    Actually this comment is not created by a parent but an actual student who attends KMS (Kingsview Middle School). Overall this school has great qualities. There are many students enrolled in KMS but all teachers find individual attention for each student. Many extracurricular activities are run here such as soccer basketball math team web team and even some clubs go on overnight trips to areas such as the Chesapeake Bay. As a student I do not know much about parent involvement except for the fact that parents are always involved as chaperones on field trips. Safety and discipline is strict and followed most of the time here at KMS. Overall the quality is very good.

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