Takoma Park Middle School

  • Takoma Park Middle School serves 1,055 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 67% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 42%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 63% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 44%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Takoma Park Middle School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 61%.

Top Placements

Takoma Park Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

  • Takoma Park Middle School's student population of 1,055 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 60 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,055 students
This chart display total students of Takoma Park Middle School by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Gender %This chart display gender of Takoma Park Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Takoma Park Middle School by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Takoma Park Middle School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Takoma Park Middle School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,367 schools in Maryland (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Takoma Park Middle School is 0.76, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Overall School Rank#256 out of 1,367 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Takoma Park Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Takoma Park Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Takoma Park Middle School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Asian
20%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Takoma Park Middle School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
15%
15%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Takoma Park Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
29%
34%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Takoma Park Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
31%
39%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Takoma Park Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
5%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Takoma Park Middle School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Takoma Park Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MD.
Diversity Score0.760.40
This chart display the diversity score of Takoma Park Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Maryland by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
20%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Takoma Park 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
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Takoma Park 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 NameMontgomery County School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

Show me:

School Reviews

Review Takoma Park Middle School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
Being a teacher has never been easy but changes in federal funding and legislation have made it harder than ever for public school teachers. Keep reading to learn more.
When asked to rank the quality of their child's school, most parents rated it a B average. And yet politicians would have you believe that the American public-school system is failing. How are America's public schools really doing, and how do we know?
The high school graduation rate is in a constant state of change and dropout rates affect more than the individual student. Read on to learn about factors influencing high school graduation rates and what schools can do to improve them.