8700 Allentown Rd
Fort Washington, MD 20744
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Isaac J. Gourdine Middle School serves 607 students in grades 6-8.
Isaac J. Gourdine 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 12% (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 30% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Maryland state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 66% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 607 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MD
  • Math Proficiency
    : 12% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

School Overview

Isaac J. Gourdine Middle School's student population of 607 students has grown by 24% over five school years.
The teacher population of 55 teachers has grown by 27% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
607 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
55 teachers
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School Rankings

Isaac J. Gourdine Middle School is ranked within the bottom 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 Isaac J. Gourdine Middle School is 0.52, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#1062 out of 1354 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
12%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
7%
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Hispanic
32%
20%
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Black
62%
34%
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White
2%
34%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.52
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
57%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

12% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 38% MD state average), while 30% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% MD state average).

How many students attend Isaac J. Gourdine Middle School?

607 students attend Isaac J. Gourdine Middle School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

62% of Isaac J. Gourdine Middle School students are Black, 32% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Asian, 2% of students are White, and 1% of students are Two or more races.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Isaac J. Gourdine Middle School?

Isaac J. Gourdine Middle School has a student ration of 11:1, which is lower than the Maryland state average of 14:1.

What grades does Isaac J. Gourdine Middle School offer ?

Isaac J. Gourdine Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 607 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 12% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

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