Eastern Middle School

  • Eastern Middle School serves 971 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 42% (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 46% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Eastern 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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School Overview

  • Eastern Middle School's student population of 971 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 70 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students971 students
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Total Classroom Teachers70 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Eastern Middle School is ranked within the top 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 Eastern Middle School is 0.71, 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#537 out of 1359 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
42%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
46%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
11%
7%
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Hispanic
45%
17%
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Black
17%
34%
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White
23%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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Diversity Score0.710.72
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Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMontgomery County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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  2.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
3  
The teachers try their hardest, but the building is just awful. Our school is in very bad shape and STILL hasn't had a renovation. Schools like North Bethesda are large, fancy, and getting new things often whereas our school is small, broken down, and falling apart. All of our windows have ripped screens (where we have windows - at least one classroom is windowless). In the fitness room, there is a rusty area of the floor where rust dripped in from the broken ceiling. There are multiple places, in fact, where the ceiling is broken. The hallways aren't nearly wide enough for the 900 students Eastern Middle School has. The walls in the hallways are chipped and have holes large enough for rats in them - we've been warned about rats in lockers. Last time they were tested, some of our water fountains have lead and multiple run of white or brown water. The temperature is always terrible - boiling in summer and freezing in winter. The bathrooms are in terrible shape; toilets don't flush, sinks don't turn on, doors don't have latches. Large cockroaches are everywhere: one crawled onto my shoulder. Considering that we live in a wealthy country in a wealthy state in a wealthy county that has many other fancy schools, there is NO reason that Eastern should look like this. I should be able to drink water without fear of lead poisoning and go home without checking myself for cockroaches. I'm in the magnet program and stay because the education is good, but the learning environment is... less than amazing.
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There are consistent water leaks in the ceilings and walls, cockroaches are commonly found in the hallways, in classrooms, and the temperature ranges from about 50 degrees to 85 degrees. The building is in awful condition and needs a renovation, but is consistently denied. Winter and summer temperature conditions in the building makes learning incredibly hard. Most teachers are great.
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