• DEMOGRAPHICS
    YEAR SCHOOL OPENED
    1977
    ATTENDANCE RATE (%)
    95
    student Enrollment
    1202
    Race/Ethnicity (%)
    African American....................... 4.4
    Hawaii/Pac. Islander.......................... -
    White.............................. 77
    Multiracial...................... 4.1
    Hispanic......................... 10.7
    American Indian/AK....................... -
    Asian.............................. 3.4
    GENDER (%)
    Male................................ 53.7 
    Female........................... 46.3
    Special Services** (%)
    FARMS........................... 12.7
    504.................................. 8
    Special Ed..................... 5.9
    LEP................................. 1.3
    Title 1............................. No

     **Special Services Terms Glossary

    School Renovation Details - 2006 Enclosure Project

Central Middle School

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Who We Are: Our Community and School Culture

  • Each of our schools’ leadership teams analyzed the factors that impact their students’ ability to engage deeply and achieve academic success. They shared stories of their students and families, some of whom are facing serious challenges associated with physical wellness, social-emotional stability, unique learning needs, family security, mental health, violence, and food/housing uncertainties. They discussed the obstacles that their students face daily when preparing to come to school on time, ready to learn.

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    Questions such as the following drove discussions around Anne Arundel County: 

    • What are the challenges and obstacles that negatively affect our students’ engagement and achievement most significantly and why?
    • Are we analyzing our data and listening closely to learn about all of our students when we seek to understand our learners’ social-emotional and academic struggles?
    • How do cultural differences, language challenges, transportation difficulties, health problems, and frequent family relocation (mobility) serve as obstacles to school success for our students?
    • What resources and supports are available within AACPS and across our county to support students and families in need?  How do we help our families receive the supports they need?

Our School Culture

  • girls in art class smiling Below is the school’s story as seen through the eyes of school leaders. They discuss the culture of their school and the community.

    The culture within Central Middle School is one of collaboration and communication between students, families, employees, and community members. We are motivated and competitive, fostering ongoing growth opportunities for all students. We believe in giving all stakeholders a sense of belonging and a voice. Central Middle School administration and staff encourage constructive feedback to improve the culture and academic achievement.

    Our value is ALL MEANS ALL, and our mission is to provide academic and social-emotional (SEL) support for ALL students. Our mission is evident through: three advisory periods each week for academic support, one advisory period each week for community building and reflection, and small group interventions to build students’ social skills. We also use data to help staff select students to mentor, we recognize students and staff through Cobra Compliments and Staff Shout Outs, and we offer a wide variety of clubs. 

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    Central Middle School holds a number of events that engage students, staff, and the community, such as our musical, chorus, band/strings concerts, National Junior Honor Society celebration,  and several STEM events. Our Junior National Arts Society participates in a variety of competitions and have their work displayed for the public at a variety of locations. Our French Club raises both students’ awareness and funds annually to provide clean water for those in need. 

CHALLENGES TO STUDENT SUCCESS

  • The leadership team in each AACPS school reviewed all of the factors that may influence their students’ engagement and achievement in school; these challenges include academic data elements, community history, and socio-economic aspects of each community. The school’s leadership team identified the following elements as impactful for their students.

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