Magnolia Middle School

299 Fort Hoyle Rd, Joppa, MD 21085 | (410) 612-1525
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Student Enrollment: 795
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Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 795
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 60.8
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 13.1
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 396 (49.8%)
  • Females: 399 (50.2%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 80 (10.1%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 313 (39.4%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 393 (49.4%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Magnolia Middle School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian30.4%
Black35544.7%
Asian232.9%
Hispanic455.7%
White36946.4%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Magnolia Middle School
  Number Percent
6th Grade27334.3%
7th Grade24130.3%
8th Grade28135.3%
Source: MD Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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20 reviews for Magnolia Middle School

  • Reviewed by Student on June 01, 2011
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Hello parents and guardians. im a student at magnolia middle school and i say it's poor. i have a million reason why THIS SCHOOL IS SO BAD! first one is the teachers. they are really aggressive and dont care about students. at the beginning of this school year my mom wrote to my science teacher because the teacher and I had a problem. well i have ADHD and he responds saying, "No medicine can help your child." and a social studies teacher who just yells for no reason and over reacts and gets too carried away about stuff. she is so mean to students and staff. if you do one little thing wrong it's either a detention office referral behavior form or write in agenda. if you go up to the office and do one little thing like chewing gum you get suspended for three days! i have adhd and they know it but dont help me at all! only 1 good thing i can saY about this school, the gym teachers are the best! Parents or guardians, i recommend your child does NOT go to this bad school. thank you from a Magnolia middle school student

    D.N.B.D
  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on March 24, 2011
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I wish I could say a lot of good about this school, but I can't.
    I don't think the teachers or the rest of the staff really care about the students, it's just a pay check to them.
    I have requested help from the current 8th grade (...) with problems my child has been having and he has yet to address the issue. I have gone to teachers for help and their attitudes were very uncaring to the point that they were rude, they don't care if your child passes or fails. I agree full heartedly with the student who posted that teachers showing favoritism. I wish I could afford to send my child to a private school, this leaves little to be desired.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on November 22, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I LOVED THIS SCHOOL! All the teachers were very nice and I miss them so much. They helped me blossom into a wonderful young lady and I want to go back and visit my old teachers soon.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on October 12, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i was a student hear and it was the best school ever and i love almost all the teachers and i loved mrs. barmer the best she was the funnest teacher ever! -ashley miller
  • Reviewed by Former Student on October 12, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • this school was the best middle school i ever went to and i love the teachers and staff that had to put up with all us children!!
  • Reviewed by Former Student on August 29, 2010
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I was a student and I had a great time there with my friends. Not all the kids there are good companions for your kids. If your child is at a higher level of learning I would not reccomend Magnolia Middle School.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on August 09, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • My daughter attended Magnolia Middle School for 6th, 7th and 8th grade. She did what was expected of her and didn't get involved in all the gossip and the drama. She had a great time at Magnolia Middle and was very involved in a lot of activities throughout the years. She is now in 10th grade, and visits the Middle School regularly to keep in touch with teachers. Magnolia Middle School was a very positive experience for my daughter. My son will be starting this fall, and I only hope that is experience is positive as well.
  • Reviewed by Student on August 07, 2010
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Some of the teaches are racist and rude. They do nothing but complain and yell at the students. There are very few teachers who are good. The rules are infair and disrespectful. Students get yelled at for no reason most of the time and get blamed for the teachers wrong doing. Students are expected to know everyting before it's taught. I hate this school and can't wait to get out. Techers always pick favorites and give the least favorites Es and Ds. No matter how hard the student works. One of my teachers gave me and E on my paper when I got every answer right on a test and wrote "Why Bother" on my paper. another teacher was racist and failed me.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on March 07, 2010
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Miss Vickery is the most awesome teacher ever...miss her.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on October 13, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I just wanted to say that my daughter is totally thrilled with this school and I am glad that she is here.
  • Reviewed by Student on August 24, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • mms is a wonderful caring place that never fails to make exicting things happen with all the dances and other specail events. but on the other hand things can get a little out of hand but they always manage to overcome
  • Reviewed by Student on June 04, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i love mms this is the best school ever no school is better all the children should come to this school
  • Reviewed by Former Student on May 15, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • last school year was soo awesome!
    i met the coolest people and if i never attended i would have never met the best person in the whole world! shes my best friend! ILY stephanie:)
    -Gina
  • Reviewed by Former Student on May 15, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • this school is so awesome!!
    i attended:)
    its the bestttttesssstttt!:)
  • Reviewed by Student on May 03, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school was amazing! The years I spent here I would never have thought that the teachers would be so nice! I learned so much in such little time and I would never take back the 3 years I was there! Ms. Smith the music teacher is the best!
  • Reviewed by Student on December 23, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i love this school it is the best and i think the teachers are (extremely)nice and i love Mrs.Tucker,Mrs.Joyce,Mrs.Kuck,Mr.Koester
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on October 20, 2008
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • My daughter just loves the school this year is her first. There is one teacher though who is a problem
  • Reviewed by Student on December 03, 2007
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • My teachers were the best, I recommend every kid to come here this school is the best!
  • Reviewed by Student on September 27, 2007
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i love this school it is the best i have ever been to with some of the nicest teachers i have ever met.

Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Magnolia Middle School performed on average worse than many other schools across the state on MSA state exams in the following subjects:
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science

MSA - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 8 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201052.9%69.8%65.4%
200956.5%68.0%65.7%
 
Reading Test
201076.1%87.1%80.3%
200979.7%85.7%80.2%
 
Science Test
201071.2%79.3%67.8%
200966.8%77.4%65.3%
 

Grade 6 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201063.5%81.6%79.8%
200970.5%77.5%76.0%
 
Reading Test
201078.7%90.3%86.1%
200983.7%88.7%83.5%
 

Grade 7 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201063.1%79.1%72.6%
200964.1%78.9%72.0%
 
Reading Test
201075.4%85.2%81.9%
200975.2%85.4%81.8%
 
Source: MD Department of Education 2009-2010

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