Central Middle School

2.00 5 1 (1 review)
221 Central Ave E
Edgewater, MD 21037
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Central Middle School serves 1,202 students in grades 6-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 61% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 62% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
Central Middle School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Maryland state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Central Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

Central Middle School's student population of 1,202 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 82 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,202 students
This chart display total students of Central Middle School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender % This chart display gender of Central Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers82 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Central Middle School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade This chart display the students of Central Middle School by grade.

School Comparison

Central Middle School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Central Middle School is 0.35, 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
#210 out of 1359 schools
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Central Middle School, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
61%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Central Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Maryland by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
62%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Central Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Maryland by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Central Middle School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Maryland by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Central Middle School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
9%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Central Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
4%
34%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Central Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
80%
37%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Central Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Central Middle School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Maryland by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Central Middle School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MD.
Diversity Score
0.350.72
This chart display the diversity score of Central Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Maryland by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Central Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Central Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAnne Arundel County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Central Middle School is South River High School (0.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Central Special School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Central Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
Show me:

School Reviews

2  
I would not recomend this school. The teacher-student and parent communcition is really low. The teacher cannot control the talkative students and the students who actually wants to learn is stuck waiting for the teacher to regain control. I been to many schools, and i never had any problems until I went to CMS. In the middle of the school year, i was ready not to listen anymore, since most of it was just student conversations. Do not go to this school unless you actually want to learn something
- Posted by

Review Central Middle School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
Learn about why technical public high schools are earning attention for their unique career-training opportunities.
In light of an upcoming study on Montessori education in South Carolina, as well as the growing popularity of the Montessori Method in public charter schools, we’ll take a look at the principles behind Montessori education and whether it is an effective method for preparing some students for the professional world or higher education.
Some educators and community leaders are pushing for more math and science at the high school level. Is the move really necessary and if so, how do schools get students more interested in these STEM subjects?