Benjamin Tasker Middle School

2.67 5 1 (3 reviews)
4901 Collington Rd
Bowie, MD 20715
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Benjamin Tasker Middle School serves 841 students in grades 6-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 18% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 36% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
Benjamin Tasker Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black).

School Overview

Benjamin Tasker Middle School's student population of 841 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 59 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students841 students
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Total Classroom Teachers59 teachers
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School Comparison

Benjamin Tasker Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,359 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Benjamin Tasker Middle School is 0.48, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#927 out of 1359 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
18%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
36%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
3%
7%
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Hispanic
11%
17%
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Black
70%
34%
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White
14%
37%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
2%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.480.72
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Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePrince George's County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Benjamin Tasker Middle School is Bowie High School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Samuel Ogle Middle School (2.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Kenilworth Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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School Reviews

  2.67 out of 5  (3 reviews)
1  
Don't walk from this school... RUN. If your child has an IEP expect to be hoodwinked, lied to and constantly told your child is doing just fine. Expect for the IEP to not be followed and to receive comments like we don't do that here or be told you cannot expect the help the IEP states! Ask for the data and you will see a different story (if they can even find the data). Still unsure? Go and watch a few classes, get a consultant to do the same. Get a full neuro-educational assessment- it costs, but is worth it.
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5  
This school is one of the best schools, I went to a different school after 6th and what was taught in 6th was what I learned in 7th Grade, the school is also still tag school, which is more advanced.
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2  
This school is ok, The academic level and the extacurricalar activites are ok to. The facilities are good. Very nice. The level of parent involvement are high because they are there for there kids. I used to go to this school
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