Macarthur Middle School

  • Macarthur Middle School serves 1,037 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 19% (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 32% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Macarthur 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 80% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Macarthur Middle School's student population of 1,037 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 80 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,037 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Macarthur Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers80 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Macarthur 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 Macarthur Middle School is 0.66, 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#945 out of 1359 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
19%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
32%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
4%
7%
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Hispanic
13%
17%
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Black
53%
34%
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White
20%
37%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
8%
5%
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Diversity Score0.660.72
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Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAnne Arundel County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Fort George G Meade Manor View Elementary School
    Grades: 1-5 | 320 students
    0.5 miles
    2900 Macarthur Rd
    Fort George G Meade, MD 20755
    (410) 222-6504
    0.5 1-5 320
  • Fort George G Meade Meade Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 620 students
    0.5 miles
    1103 26th St
    Fort George G Meade, MD 20755
    (410) 674-2355
    0.5 6-8 620
  • Fort George G Meade West Meade Early Education Center
    Grades: PK-K | 286 students
    0.5 miles
    7722 Ray Street
    Fort George G Meade, MD 20755
    (410) 222-6545
    0.5 PK-K 286
  • Fort George G Meade Meade High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,978 student
    0.7 miles
    1100 Clark Road
    Fort George G Meade, MD 20755
    (410) 674-7710
    0.7 9-12 1,978
  • Fort George G Meade Meade Heights Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 380 students
    1.3 miles
    1925 Reece Road
    Fort George G Meade, MD 20755
    (410) 222-6509
    1.3 PK-5 380

School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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This school isn't a terrible school, it's amazing. It's just the certain people there that gives Macarthur a bad reputation.
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My experience with this school from 2000 to 2003 was anything but pleasant. A faculty member accused my child of stealing a Personal Data Assistant which was HERS. He later made it obvious he was staring at her chest because he told her her clothes were inappropriate (they were not and it is a female teachers place to address this). There were several instances of violence in the school amongst students, which the staff could not control and teachers who blew up in episodes of violence themselves. Bullying was a VERY serious issue and the school did little to nothing to extinguish this problem.
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