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About This School

Esperanza Middle School is a public middle school in Lexington Park. 805 students attend Esperanza Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 0% of the Esperanza Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 25% of the 805 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Esperanza Middle School is 15:1. Little Flower School 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

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 64% 72%
Hispanic 6% 3%
Multiracial 5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 22% 21%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25% 25%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0.8%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    Honestly I love this school but one day I got slapped for opening a bus window by some girl for no reason and my teacher encouraged me to write a report so I did and no teacher or principal has done anything and I had this red mark on my face.

  • (7 months ago)

    My school's academics is a joke. All they are focused on is the MSA's and we learn absolutely nothing. You will be totally unprepared for high school and wont get into college if you arent in honors classes. The principal is the worst. They dont care about challenging the students at all.

  • (3 years ago)

    We were not happy with this school and made the decision to pull our child out after one year here. Unless your child is lucky enough to get placed in honors classes then they will not get a fair education. Only kids who are in honors math get placed into classes such as Spanish or other good classes. If you move here during the year they will place them in whatever class they have space for which means your kid can be placed in lower classes just because that is where the space is available. Although this might be one of the better schools in the area as far as public education goes that does not mean it is a good school by most standards.

  • (4 years ago)

    Terrible i hate it. i learn absolutely nothing.

  • (4 years ago)

    My Daughter loves Esperanza! We moved here from Northern Va. Our schools are overcrowded big time! The teachers were overwhelmed and she wasn't doing that well. At Esperanza she is happy! She's making much better grades. The teacher's are great!! They actually have time for the kids!!!!! I'm so happy with our choice to move into this area!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    For those with negative things to say about EMS I have to disagree. My daughter made honor roll every marking period her 6th grade year. Her teachers were wonderful and I've yet to have an issue with any staff.

  • (5 years ago)

    One of my children has gone on to great success at the High School level because of the preparation at EMS. My other one is in the NJHS and loves the school. Both were involved in after school activities (mentored by teachers on their own time). I have had all my inquiries and concerns cheerfully and promptly addressed by the Administration and Faculty. Must have been problems with the old administration because these people are great.

  • (6 years ago)

    I disagree with the negative comment about the administration. EMS administrators are committed to student success. Policies that have been implemented have all been student centered. Extracurriculum activities have been established based on research that students of this age need to be connected to their school. Instructional programs have been implemented based on student data . Perhaps the teachers need to take a serious look at how they can assist students in being successful both academically and behaviorally.

  • (7 years ago)

    Unfortunately the quality of teachers has gone down in the past year. My oldest daughter who is now a freshman had a great experience at Esperanza. But most of the really excellent teachers have retired. The new teachers who have come in are very inexperienced! It's so disappointing that the quality teachers are now few and far between and that you have to worry whether your child is learning anything at all in certain classes. The principal really needs to take a good look at her staff and listen to the comments she gets from parents.

  • (7 years ago)

    I think in order for parents to be able to talk bad about Esperanza they have to attend it. Sure you can make a judgment but you have to actually go in order to know how it truly operates. Personally my 3 years at Esperanza were great. I loved the teachers and the atmosphere. 8th grade year though was probably the best. The honor classes are great. You really get challenged. I worked in the office as an office aide and the people are not rude! You try working with a ton of kids and parents all day and then not be grumpy. Esperanza is an awesome school. The only thing that can be changed is the house thing no one really likes it. At least let us sit with our friends at lunch I mean common.

  • (7 years ago)

    I think that the 8th grade teachers are the nicest and firmist. It is a good place to attend.

  • (7 years ago)

    The previous posters have no clue about what is really happening at EMS. Academically the school has been on a steady rise since Miss Mills has arrived. The administrative staff is professional courteous and very involved with students' welfare and activities. Much is done for their moral in an attempt to keep them intrested in the learning process. Involved parents know the value of 'House' competition. If the staff has a bad 'rap' it is due to individuals that feel they know more about running the system than those that have been appointed to do so. I truly feel my child's education is the number one priority of those running the school as it should be.

  • (8 years ago)

    I agree with a previous comment that the administrative staff is very rude. There is no control over the students in the building and it seems as if the principal does not care about it. I know from first hand experience that she does not support her staff at all.

  • (8 years ago)

    Let me tell all you disappointed parents that Spring Ridge Middle School is a much better school. I am a student there and I am very sad to be leving that school to go to GMHS. People might say its a bad school but trust me on this. MSA scores might not be good but the teachers are really ggood at teaching and know what they are doing. I have learned much from that school. It is a very good school to send your kids.

  • (8 years ago)

    Do not put your child in the art program. If the students don't take band chorus or orchestra then they take art. Most of the students don't want to be taking anything. There is so much apathy from the other students that your child will not be able to learn much.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is a big disappointment. The front office staff are rude and discurteous and the children and preoccupied about talking about sex NOT studying. This school has some serious problems within its hierarchical system and perhaps if the assistant principal et al were not so rude and ill mannered then the children would be better behaved.

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