• DEMOGRAPHICS
    YEAR SCHOOL OPENED
    1964
    ATTENDANCE RATE (%)
    94
    student Enrollment
    987
    Race/Ethnicity (%)
    African American....................... 30.1
    Hawaii/Pac. Islander.......................... -
    White.............................. 24.2
    Multiracial...................... 2.4
    Hispanic......................... 41.4
    American Indian/AK....................... -
    Asian.............................. -
    GENDER (%)
    Male................................ 54.3 
    Female........................... 45.7
    Special Services** (%)
    FARMS........................... 59.1
    504.................................. 5
    Special Ed..................... 10.1
    LEP................................. 13.1
    Title 1............................. No

     **Special Services Terms Glossary

    School Renovation Details -2018 -2019 Addition of whole school air conditioning

Annapolis Middle School

Annapolis MS

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

  • Below is the school’s story as seen through the eyes of school leaders. They discuss the culture of their school and the community.Students making posters

    The Annapolis Middle School community is committed to developing inquisitive, knowledgeable, and caring young people who will build a better world through intercultural understanding and respect. To support our students’ social-emotional and academic growth, we reach far beyond our school walls to provide essential supports for both our students and their families through programs that provide for basic needs such as food, clothing, and community resources. These resources include weekend food programs, our Dragon Closet for students in need of supplies for school uniforms, holiday donations for families in need, and a winter coat drive as well as partnerships with the Annapolis City Police Department and the Anne Arundel County Police Department. 

    Our commitment to our students’ social-emotional growth is also evident through our daily practices. Community-Building Circles foster connections between all members of the school community, making students and staff feel valued. Restorative Practices are used both proactively, to build and support the school community, and responsively, to rebuild relationships impacted by conflict. In these situations, Restorative Practices hold students accountable for repairing harm while providing them with an honorable path back into the school community. Mindset Monday lessons are focused on increasing student resilience and developing a growth mindset.

    Our daily practices also encourage our students to grow academically. The MYP framework encourages all students to think critically and challenge assumptions as they consider both local and global contexts and develop as multilingual students.  Additionally, the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program includes social and academic supports which improve engagement and prepare students to enter and be successful in college.  

     

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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