School Details

Tilden Middle School

11211 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 230-5930
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 743 students 15 students/teacher (MD avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

84%
79%
77%
94%
89%
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
  • Montgomery County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
80%
73%
97%
91%
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
  • Montgomery County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
75%
67%
96%
88%
81%
90%
78%
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
  • Montgomery County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Tilden Middle School is a public middle school in North Bethesda. 743 students go to Tilden Middle School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 11% of the Tilden Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 11% of the 743 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Tilden Middle School is 15:1. Parkland Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 23%
White, non-Hispanic 55% 39%
Multiracial 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 21% 15%
Asian 17% %
Hispanic 15% 22%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11% 27%
Limited English proficiency 11% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    I'm in eighth grade and I like this school a lot. Bullying is pretty much unheard of in my grade and everyone both teachers and students are welcoming and friendly. The teachers are also really excellent and often check up on individual students to make sure they are doing their best. I do the drama productions at this school (so excited for Cats this spring!) and can say that they are pretty awesome. Mr. Shaw the director of the shows is...........well... he's unique. You kind of have to meet him. He's an excellent teacher though and he really cares about his students. So... yeah that's about it. I recommend this school.

  • (9 months ago)

    Tilden Middle School is a terrific place. The teachers and administration are very supportive smart and focused. The children are nice. The quality of education and the personal attention that the children get is very high. They have a terrific program for children with Asperger's.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has great teachers and many learning facilities as well as help whenever you need it. It offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities as well as many sports.On the bad side counselors are not too open for help but can often be appointed whenever you need. They can be unfriendly to inquiring parents and soemtimes talk rudely. The students in this school are often times decent but very often there is always bullies and people who pick on others for the reason that they are different. Overall this is a great school to go to. Just watch for the snappy counselors and defend yourself from bullies.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am overwhelmingly happy with the experience my son has received at Tilden Middle School. The teachers are invested in each child learning inside and outside of the school. My son trnasferred in the middle of the year due to unexpected challenges at his prior shool however my son was able to assimilate with no issues partly because of the teacher involvement. my son is very pleased with the school as well and looks forward to goind to school each day to learn and interact with his new freinds. Also I witnessed a substantial improvement in my son's grades and willingness to participate in afterschool activites offered. The staff are well organized considerate and very approachable as well. I am totally looking forward to the next school...Go Tilden !!!Keep up the great work!!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I came to the United States last year together with my family and choose Rockville MD to live because it is Tilden Middle School's district and I knew this school was the excellent school to be at. Anyway the school has exceeded my expectations! And the new principal Ms. Backer is so good so good that I don't have words to praise her enough! She is always there whenever you need her she is always participating in any school's activity and she is concerned about every single aspect of the school. I couldn't wish better school for my son (he is finishing 6th grade at Tilden)!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    im in the 8th grade and i love going to tilden. the new principal mrs. baker is wonderful! she is kind sweet considerate and patient. The classes are very good and the math history and language teachers are wonderful

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is an exellent school. There is a wide range of math classes from ones for the gifted to children needing a little help to stay on course. English and reading classes have two levels per grade so smart children can be separated from the others. There are so many programs that my I can't decide what to participate in! Activity buses take children home on Tuesdays-Thursdays after the programs. There are four levels of band and two levels of orcestra. Parents can be very active and involved if they want to but they don't have to. The principle is not very involved but the vice principles are. Overall this is a great school!

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is by far one of the best school in the Montgomery County School system-and that's saying a lot! You really cannot go wrong in any of the County's schools. There are folks who will compare these schools with others in the County but- take a look at the County's overall record. My children went through the school system and two of them are grown (we still have a child in his last year at Tilden). The other two--well one went to Stanford and had a Masters in Engineering and the other went to Ohio State and is in a grad program. Not too bad. My son is entering high school with honors in math and english. The school is diverse but I think this is a good thing. The student get to interact with people from all over the world while learning.

  • (10 years ago)

    Reading grades deterioration over the last 3 years may have to do with the high amount of recent immigrants joining the school but judging from my son's comments about 2 of the 6th grade school Reading teachers and the influence on his motivation to study related subjects I am unfortunately convinced that the school and teachers have some responsibility for the deterioration in the grades too.

  • (11 years ago)

    A wide diversity of student ability. Teacher flexibility and personal attention high. Most teachers are exceptionally trained and teaching is methodical. People seem to enjoy being here.

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