New Market Middle School

125 West Main St, New Market, MD 21774
(240) 236-4600
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 466 students 15 students/teacher (MD avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

75%
70%
68%
89%
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
  • Frederick County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
68%
63%
90%
85%
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
  • Frederick County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
64%
59%
87%
83%
77%
90%
80%
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
  • Frederick County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

New Market Middle School is a public middle school in New Windsor. 466 students attend New Market Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 0% of the New Market Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 13% of the 466 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at New Market Middle School is 15:1. Oakdale Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 87% 67%
Multiracial 4% 5%
Hispanic 4% 11%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 11%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 0%
Asian 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13% 23%
Limited English proficiency 0% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is probably one of my worst experiences. The current administration is awful. My daughter had a very good experience with a great principal and counselor the first year she attended. This is no longer the case. The current principal vice principal and counselors are some of the worst I have experienced. My child went into meet with the counselor and thought it was strictly confidential however that was not the case. They have a pathetic group of administrators and counselors.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is AWESOME! I'm a 7th grade student there and it is a fun and safe school to go to!!! We have VERY FUN spirit days! Such as wacky tacky day costume day hat day sunglasses day pajama day... And not only are these fun but we also pay one dollar each to help fundraise money for the destination imagination club! Im not in the club but it sounds cool.... This school is also a bully proof school! And i really like that about the school because when i was younger i was bullied and i didnt like going to school the students effected my learning by giving me grief! There isnt any uniform you can be unique and be yourself and show teachers and classmates who you really are they dont judge you if your fat ugly or have bad rep at your old school its like your getting another chance to start all over and meet new friends if your in 6th grade this year or if your going to be new to this school the only two things you need to know is that to watch out for mrs.auraundt ( she gets off topic ALL the time and shes a 6th grade honars LA teacher) and to DEFINETLY be YOURSELF!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter just finished 6th grade at NMMS and has done very well here. She was in honors courses and enjoyed all her classes and teachers. Her assignments and projects were challenging and fun. On an academic level this school is excellent. But there is a disturbing social element to this school. I'm sure it's common in all middle schools but the bullying and "class warfare" in this school really took me by surprise. If you buy all your kid's clothes from Justice Aeropostale buy them $200 Ugg boots (and yes they look for the label) and $200+ Pandora bracelets then your child will be accepted and happy at this school. If you can't afford these things or simply don't believe in it then they will be ostracized by the others. My daughter is near the top of her class academically but she deals with the bullying and gossip from her classmates every day. She has her other "outcast" friends and deals with it well but she's asked me about changing schools. I don't know that it's different anywhere else but just be prepared for this - my family was not.

  • (7 years ago)

    Great school and on the ball when dealing with bullying. My son just graduated there this past June. I was extremely worried about him starting Middle school because he is really shy so I was afraid of him being picked on. Well months into school he was picked on and administration was made aware of it. The school Psy. quickly pulled my son out of class and talked with him and then talked to the other boys. He has never been picked on again. The teacher were excellent with their communication. I have a son that will be going there next year and I am relieved that he will have nothing to worry about.

  • (8 years ago)

    Some excellent teachers and opportunities and an administration that cares after two years we are moving our daughter on because the accommodations for any challenges other than classic ADD/ADHD are weak (in our case movement from a magnet program to the mainstream and anxiety issues). In a number of classes children are not encouraged to think - the curriculum/text/materials seem to be more important than any opportunities to interact or explore. In addition anxiety issues and bullying have been poorly handled.

  • (9 years ago)

    At New Market Middle School they offer a very wide variety of classes. The music and arts division is great and the physical education is superb. They offer many different extracurricular activities so many that all of my children have found something they love there. The parents involved with this school are great and the level at which they work is very high. The teachers are friendly and very helpful. My kid in high school sometimes calls his 7th grade math teacher to ask for help in math! This is a great school!

  • (10 years ago)

    OUTSTANDING teachers and leadership! The teachers are very responsive. Communication is awesome via email phone calls meetings. Whatever you need to help your child be successful is middle school is available at NMMS. Issues? Dan Lippy has never failed to rise to the occassion to support the education of our children. Awesome principal awesome teachers awesome PTSA awesome staff. I have nothing but praise for this school.

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