3500 Rockenbach Road
Fort George G Meade, MD 20755
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Macarthur Middle School serves 1,037 students in grades 6-8.
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 26% (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 34% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 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).

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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 declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
1,037 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
80 teachers
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School Rankings

Macarthur 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 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 Data
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State Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#869 out of 1354 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
15:1
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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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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.66
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Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
5%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  3.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
2  
I was at the school from 2018 to 2019. Everything that we could do like extra programs seemed over taking because o top of all that work you could do more so I did more I did band, and Avid, SGA. I was never photographed for either in the year book tho most of the staff was nice I still felt forgotten and had some break downs for that reason I hated being told try harder I was pushing my limits my limits where gone. If you can push your limits farther and still have them, this is the place for you I never did I hope new people's luck and hope you a better time there than I and a few or more have experienced.
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5  
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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2  
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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 1,037 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 80%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MD
  • Math Proficiency
    : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.66 (Top 30%)

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