Folly Quarter Middle School

  • Folly Quarter Middle School serves 634 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 78% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 42%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 77% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 44%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Folly Quarter Middle School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 61%.
  • Folly Quarter Middle School operates within the Howard County School District.

Top Placements

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

  • Category Attribute
  • Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
  • Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 10%)

School Overview

  • Folly Quarter Middle School's student population of 634 students has grown by 13% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 41 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2013)
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students634 students
Folly Quarter Middle School Total Students (2006-2016)
Gender %Folly Quarter Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
Folly Quarter Middle School Total Teachers (2006-2016)
Students by GradeFolly Quarter Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Folly Quarter Middle School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1367 schools in Maryland (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Folly Quarter Middle School is 0.54, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
42%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
44%
Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
Folly Quarter Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (2006-2016)
Asian
22%
6%
Folly Quarter Middle School Asian Students (2006-2016)
Hispanic
3%
15%
Folly Quarter Middle School Black Students (2004-2016)
Black
4%
34%
Folly Quarter Middle School Black Students (2006-2016)
White
64%
39%
Folly Quarter Middle School White Students (2006-2016)
Two or more races
7%
4%
Folly Quarter Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsFolly Quarter Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownMD All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.540.40
Folly Quarter Middle School Diversity Score (2006-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
1%
40%
Folly Quarter Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (2006-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
Folly Quarter Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Folly Quarter Middle School is Howard County School District, which is ranked within the top 5% of all 25 school districts in Maryland (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Howard County School District's student population of 54,870 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $16,405 in this district is less than the state average of $16,454. The district revenue/student has declined by 8% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $15,950 is less than the state average of $16,634. The district spending/student has declined by 8% over four school years.
    School District NameHoward County School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    76
    28
    Number of Students Managed54,87017,941
    Howard County School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    59%
    42%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    58%
    44%
    District Total Revenue$854 MM$295 MM
    District Spending$830 MM$298 MM
    District Revenue / Student$16,405$16,454
    District Spending / Student$15,950$16,634
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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