John Hanson Middle School

  • John Hanson Middle School serves 829 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 28% (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 33% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • John Hanson 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.
  • Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 63%.

School Overview

  • John Hanson Middle School's student population of 829 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 50 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students829 students
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Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
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School Comparison

  • John Hanson 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 John Hanson Middle School is 0.63, 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#846 out of 1359 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
28%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
33%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:1n/a
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
11%
17%
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Black
55%
34%
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White
23%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
5%
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Diversity Score0.630.72
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Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCharles County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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  3.50 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
good school
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2  
Clearly from the post from this other student, they couldn't even teach them to spell. THERE*** The teachers are wonderful but a lot of the children that attend this school have no respect. Unless you want you children to be surrounded by other children that will bring them down I suggest moving. Its a reflection of the parents, while there are good you have a lot of bad.
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2  
Unfortunately it seems most of the administration has given up and let the rowdy children who constantly disrupt class go ahead and do what they want. I feel genuinely sorry for any of the children there who want to learn because the majority of the students here have absolutely no respect for anyone. The lack of respect shown by these children is also a sad reflection on their families (parents, we HAVE to teach our children to be better than this!!) and I wish they would realize how they are making themselves look. Brushing off education to be one of the "cool kids" is not going to do them any favors in life.
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5  
Well, i defintaly would recomend this school, i went their! I thought it taught me alot and the teachers are always willing to help. I didn't think the school was to strict on policies but when i got to high school, John Hanson really was pretty relaxed. I took chorus all three years and we took a lot of feild trips they were always fun. They do give awards but you do have to earn them. John Hanson isn't the most high tech school but my sister goes their now and it keeps improving. So if you want a good school with very willing teachers that teach the old fashion way with textbooks and with computers, this is your school
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