Eastern Middle School

300 University Blvd East
Silver Spring, MD 20901
(School attendance zone shown in map)
7/
10
Top 50%
Serving 901 students in grades 6-8, Eastern Middle School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 14% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 20%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 48% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 36%).
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Maryland state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 66% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 901 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 81%
  • : Top 50% in MD
  • : 14% (Top 50%)
  • : 48% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

School Overview

Eastern Middle School's student population of 901 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 72 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
901 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
72 teachers
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School Rankings

Eastern Middle School ranks within the top 50% of all 1,343 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Eastern Middle School is 0.66, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MD)
#447 out of 1343 schools
(Top 50%)
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14%
20%
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48%
36%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
8%
7%
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Hispanic
52%
21%
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Black
18%
33%
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White
19%
34%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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0.66
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
4%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Eastern Middle School's ranking?
Eastern Middle School is ranked #447 out of 1,343 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Maryland.
What schools are Eastern Middle School often compared to?
Eastern Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Takoma Park Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
14% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 20% MD state average), while 48% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 36% MD state average).
How many students attend Eastern Middle School?
901 students attend Eastern Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
52% of Eastern Middle School students are Hispanic, 19% of students are White, 18% of students are Black, 8% of students are Asian, and 3% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Eastern Middle School?
Eastern Middle School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Maryland state average of 14:1.
What grades does Eastern Middle School offer ?
Eastern Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Eastern Middle School part of?
Eastern Middle School is part of Montgomery County Public Schools School District.

School Reviews

4   9/1/2021
In desperate need of a renovation but the Humanities program is immaculate.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Z
3   9/22/2020
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.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - El
2   4/27/2020
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.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - 2020MSGrad

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 901 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 81%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 14% (Top 50%)
  • : 48% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

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