1321 S Potomac St
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
E. Russell Hicks Middle School serves 798 students in grades 6-8.
E. Russell Hicks Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 48% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

E. Russell Hicks Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

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School Overview

E. Russell Hicks Middle School's student population of 798 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
798 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
48 teachers
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School Rankings

E. Russell Hicks Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,354 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of E. Russell Hicks Middle School is 0.69, 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 Data
This School
State Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#632 out of 1354 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
7%
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Hispanic
13%
17%
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Black
21%
34%
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White
49%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
12%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.69
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Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  3.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
1  
This school is awful! I love the teachers but the students! Foul language so disrespectful. It's awful. And as a Christian it's even worse hearing all this language
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5  
This school has great academic programs such as the magnet program, which is for the gifted and talented. The extracurricular activites are not the best but can be a fun time for the kids. This school includes citzenship awards and best student. Parents aren't usually involved.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 798 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 51%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in MD
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 48% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.69 (Top 20%)

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