School Details

Argyle Middle School

2400 Bel Pre Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20906
(301) 460-2400
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 760 students 15 students/teacher (MD avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

59%
76%
68%
81%
87%
83%

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 2014
  • Montgomery County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
75%
63%
74%
86%
79%

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 2014
  • Montgomery County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
69%
59%
78%
84%
77%
64%
77%
69%

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 2014
  • Montgomery County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Argyle Middle School is a public middle school in Silver Spring. 760 children attend Argyle Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 7% of the Argyle Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 61% of the 760 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Argyle Middle School is 15:1. Barrie School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 9% 34%
Hispanic 40% 26%
Black, non-Hispanic 38% 21%
Multiracial 2% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 14%
Asian 10% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61% 32%
Limited English proficiency 7% 14%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son is a 6th grader here and so far I am extremely pleased with Argyle. What an amazing opportunity this school provides. We are very happy.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son will be starting 7th grade in the fall of 2010. To our pleasant surprise his elementary school principal accepted the position as principal at Argyle. And has served as a very strong leader amongst his staff members. Overall I am very pleased with the curriculum and the staff.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is my second review. My children have been enrolled now for 2 years. I can't tell you how much they have improved. All of their teachers have been great and the communication I receive has always been timely and helpful. The only thing I have to say in way of a negative would be some of the students appear (no matter how the teachers and principal try to address) are determined to be under achievers and disrupt the learning process of others. Although my kids have been lucky enough to avoid these kids you can look and see that others have not been so lucky. All in all I would again highly recommend this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a student at Argyle and I do not recommend this school. The environment is not friendly at most times. Students often break the rules and often do not have a punishment. There are some educators of the school that are unhelpful and unpleasant.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love argyle because you will always find perfect friends through the great variety of extra curricular activities and awesome classes. I like the theme of tech and all the teachers somehow relate to you

  • (6 years ago)

    My child go's to this school and in elementary got C's D's and E's but now is getting A's and B's is eligible and get honor roll because the teachers here work with the student to get them to be the best they can be.

  • (7 years ago)

    very good school students are greatt The death of Damaro though was painful the school cannot be 5 stars becasue of the terrible area

  • (7 years ago)

    YOU MUST SEE THE SCHOOL TO BELIEVE IT! This is a one-of-a kind technology school in Montgomery County. I am impressed with most teachers; they are knowledgeable (about their subjects as well as use the latest smart board & other technology.)The principal is a very present yet not intimidating figure at the school along with otehr admin staff.I never wait long for a return email/phone call. The teachers and counselors KNOW my daughter and will stay after (as with all students) to help her. Sure you have will always have a few that aren't stellar teachers but the experience that she's had at the school has been a positive one. MY DAUGHTER LOVES IT. Middle school is a big adjustment for all students. Some have never had to organize a notebook or juggle 8 classes. The orientations/summer camp before 6th grade help the anxiety. Just be there for your kid.

  • (7 years ago)

    Fighting is a bit of a problem. But not as bad as other schools. Many high school credits can be earned in this school. And there are many technology classes that are advanced and cannot be taken on other middle schools until the student goes to high school. Overall it's a good school.

  • (7 years ago)

    The signature course for the technology magnet is a huge disappointment. I don't know whether it's the curriculum the teacher or both but it is essentially a trivial treatment of computer skills--essentially a waste of time.

  • (8 years ago)

    What a difference a few years make. This school has become a very effective school when it use to be one of the worse in the County. Excellent administration and staff and a new rigorous program based on technology. Any student going to this school has a chance to really move forward in their educational pursuits. However there are still problems with the incoming student population in that many do not have motivation to educate themselves beyond their daily needs.

  • (8 years ago)

    Argyle Middle School is an excellent school. The teachers focus on academic rigor for the students. Students are able to earn 8 high school credits while attending middle school. I would recommend Argyle to other parents.

  • (9 years ago)

    We just survived one year at AMS and am glad to say we won't be returning. Our child was in 7th grade and while she wasn't in harms way there were several physical altercations at school. It is a very unstructured setting. The majority of the staff that taught my daughter were not very good at all. There was only one teacher which my daughter had for two classes that was worth her pay. There is only one part-time counselor for the entire 7th grade and he works only Tues and Thurs. This is terrible since it is only a part-time position when it is a full-time job. There are 3 principals which were new this year and all seem to be very in tune with past problems but there seems to be several kinks to work out with this school. I would not recommend this school.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am a student at Argyle and I do not recommend this school. The school is unstructered and the students are free to skip class and be unaccounted for. The enviroment is unfriendly and some of the teachers are very poor educators. when your school scores lowest for MSA's in Mongomery County I would not send any kid of mine to that school.

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter is a sixth grader at Argyle and I am very please with her academic success there. I was very impressed with the level of reading math and English that I saw her learning and the loads of homework even on weekends. She is also held accountable for all of her school and homework by receiving a report card every two weeks to see her progress or her need to improve the subjects that she didn't do well in. That has also helped me as a parents to be constantly involved with helping her daily to achieved and to be the best that she can be no matter what goes on in her environment. I think also that the school needs more parent involvement to make it a school that we can be all proud of. If you are an involved parent I recommend Argyle!!!

  • (11 years ago)

    Basically not a structured environment. Kids have had the liberty to stray from normal academics. Fighting is the the main objective in this school. The principal is trying to gain control but the faculity is not up to par.

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