G. James Gholson Middle School

900 Nalley Rd
Hyattsville, MD 20785
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
1/
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Bottom 50%
G. James Gholson Middle School serves 860 students in grades 6-8.
G. James Gholson Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 5% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 17% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black).

Top Placements

G. James Gholson Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

G. James Gholson Middle School's student population of 860 students has grown by 32% over five school years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students860 students
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Total Classroom Teachers49 teachers
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School Comparison

G. James Gholson Middle School is ranked within the bottom 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 G. James Gholson Middle School is 0.37, 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
#1251 out of 1359 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
5%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
17%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
21%
17%
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Black
77%
34%
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White
1%
37%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
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5%
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Diversity Score
0.370.72
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Eligible for Free Lunch
72%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePrince George's County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to G. James Gholson Middle School is Central High School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Thomas G. Pullen School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Cora L. Rice Elementary School (0.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Hyattsville Cora L. Rice Elementary School Math: 7% | Reading: 12%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 679 students
    0.0 miles
    950 Nalley Rd
    Hyattsville, MD 20785
    (301) 636-6340
    0 PK-5 679
  • Hyattsville William Paca Elementary School Math: 4% | Reading: 9%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 598 students
    0.6 miles
    7801 Sherriff Rd
    Hyattsville, MD 20785
    (301) 925-1330
    0.6 PK-5 598
  • Capitol Heights Carmody Hills Elementary School Math: 6% | Reading: 12%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 433 students
    1.0 miles
    401 Jadeleaf Ave
    Capitol Heights, MD 20743
    (301) 808-8180
    1 PK-5 433
  • Hyattsville Columbia Park Elementary School Math: 18% | Reading: 17%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 531 students
    1.1 miles
    1901 Kent Village Dr
    Hyattsville, MD 20785
    (301) 925-1322
    1.1 PK-6 531
  • Hyattsville Highland Park Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 24% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 354 students
    1.1 miles
    6501 Lowland Dr
    Hyattsville, MD 20785
    (301) 333-0980
    1.1 PK-6 354

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