Kent County Middle School

  • Kent County Middle School serves 449 students in grades 6-10.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 24% (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 29% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Kent County 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 student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black).

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School Overview

  • Kent County Middle School's student population of 449 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 35 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-10
Total Students449 students
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Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Kent County 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 Kent County Middle School is 0.55, 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#943 out of 1359 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
24%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
29%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
8%
17%
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Black
21%
34%
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White
63%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
5%
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Diversity Score0.550.72
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Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Kent County Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Kent County Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameKent County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  3.40 out of 5  (5 reviews)
5  
Under the direction of Dr. Spiri, KCMS has really become a school I feel great about sending my kids too. Teachers are engaged and dedicated and work hard to make middle school a positive experience for these kids. The Kent Community program is especially awesome - kids get to pick an area of focus (arts, the environment, sports, etc) and once a month they get together in that group and engage in the community in some way. The STEM program is also great (and rigorous). Teachers also do a good job of sponsoring clubs that kids want to start. Generally, the academic rigor probably isn't as high as it could be, but given that there are many students with economic disadvantages and the related issues that come with that, the school does a good job of meeting kids at their level. Grateful to have such a warm and caring staff. Teachers and staff make a practice of sending (through the mail) little congratulations and positive shout outs to kids for good deeds.
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1  
I recommend that they give students actual food because a lot of my students have found hair and things that they don't know what it is that is in their food.
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4  
The teachers are supportive and amazing. They reach out to the parents about both concerns and positive reports. The school offers many different clubs and after school activities that the teachers volunteer their time to run. Students are happy and rewarded for their positive behavior and academic successes. The administration is fair when dealing with the students. For a tiny school in a tiny county- you can't beat this public school. All teachers are certified and highly qualified (unlike the private schools in the area).
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5  
I don''t know who this "Brian" teacher is- as I have been teaching in this school since before this post and do not know of any teachers that have that first name. However, I will say this- Our middle school has greatly improved over the years. It offers students opportunities to to learn and grow in a safe place. Bullying is NOT an issue at our school and our current administration takes this topic VERY SERIOUSLY. Teachers work very hard to provide students with engaging lessons and we have amazing programs to offer.
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The bullying problem in this school is terrible kids are getting bullied left and right. I would suggest finding another option for your children this school is unfit for kids to work in. They hardly give you any education there and I'm a teacher and that's saying a lot. They don't do anything about the bullying problem they just let it happen like its nothing.
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