Northern Middle School

701 Northern Ave
Hagerstown, MD 21742
(School attendance zone shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 803 students in grades 6-8, Northern Middle School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 17% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 25%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 41% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 45%).
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 66% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 803 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 55%
  • : Bottom 50% in MD
  • : 17% (Btm 50%)
  • : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Northern Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

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School Overview

Northern Middle School's student population of 803 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 52 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
803 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
52 teachers
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School Rankings

Northern Middle School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,347 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Northern Middle School is 0.71, 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.
This School
State Level (MD)
#766 out of 1347 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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17%
25%
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41%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
7%
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Hispanic
18%
21%
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Black
20%
33%
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White
45%
34%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
14%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.71
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
4%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Northern Middle School's ranking?
Northern Middle School is ranked #766 out of 1,347 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Maryland.
What schools are Northern Middle School often compared to?
Northern Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Springfield Middle School, Western Heights Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
17% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 25% MD state average), while 41% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 45% MD state average).
How many students attend Northern Middle School?
803 students attend Northern Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
45% of Northern Middle School students are White, 20% of students are Black, 18% of students are Hispanic, 14% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Northern Middle School?
Northern Middle School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Maryland state average of 14:1.
What grades does Northern Middle School offer ?
Northern Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Northern Middle School part of?
Northern Middle School is part of Washington County Public Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 803 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 55%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 17% (Btm 50%)
  • : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

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