Urbana Middle

Summary:

Urbana Middle is a highly-rated public middle school located in Ijamsville, Maryland, serving grades 6-8 with a total enrollment of 1,128 students. The school is part of the Frederick County Public Schools district, which is ranked 7th out of 24 districts in Maryland and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger. Urbana Middle has consistently been one of the top-performing middle schools in the state, ranking within the top 10 for several years.

Urbana Middle significantly outperforms the district and state averages in both mathematics and English language arts (ELA) assessments. In the 2022-2023 school year, 50.9% of Urbana Middle students were proficient or better in mathematics, compared to 31.4% for the district and 23.3% for the state. In ELA, 80.1% of Urbana Middle students were proficient or better, compared to 59.7% for the district and 47.9% for the state. The school also excels in supporting the academic achievement of various student subgroups, ranking 1st out of 259 Maryland middle schools for African American students, 9th out of 207 for Hispanic students, and 6th out of 120 for special education students in the 2020-2021 school year.

Urbana Middle has a diverse student population, with a racial makeup of 44.95% White, 12.77% African American, 11.61% Hispanic, 23.49% Asian, and 6.74% two or more races in the 2022-2023 school year. The school also has a relatively low percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, at 13.92% in the 2022-2023 school year, compared to higher rates at some nearby schools like Oakdale Middle and Windsor Knolls Middle, which also demonstrate strong academic performance and are ranked highly within the state.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 3511 Pontius Ct
       Ijamsville, MD  21754


(240) 566-9200

District: Frederick County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
4th of 322 Maryland Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,804 Help


Students who attend Urbana Middle usually attend:

High:    Urbana High

Feeder schools for Urbana Middle:

Elementary:    Centerville Elementary
    Urbana Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  19.1 Help
Number of students:  1,128

Racial breakdown:

White:
44.9%
Asian:
23.5%
African American:
12.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  13.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Urbana Middle ranks better than 98.8% of middle schools in Maryland. It also ranks first among 13 ranked middle schools in the Frederick County Public Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 96.92. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Urbana Middle has the largest middle school student body size in the Frederick County Public Schools District. Student population at Urbana Middle is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (44.9%), Asian (23.5%), African American (12.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 13.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Urbana Middle is 19.1, which is the highest among 13 middle schools in the Frederick County Public Schools District! (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Urbana Middle is $10,804, which is the lowest among 13 middle schools in the Frederick County Public Schools District!
Schooldigger Rankings:

Urbana Middle was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Urbana Middle 4th of 322 Maryland public middle schools. (See Urbana Middle in the ranking list.)

Frederick County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Frederick County Public Schools 7th of 24 Maryland school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Urbana Middle

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Rank History for all students at Urbana Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 87.68 19th 283 93.3%
2009 87.78 15th 301 95.0%
2010 86.94 21st 324 93.5%
2011 87.40 20th 309 93.5%
2012 86.63 26th 314 91.7%
2013 86.27 32nd 316 89.9%
2014 87.27 30th 339 91.2%
2015 91.59 23rd 315 92.7%
2016 95.62 9th 314 97.1%
2017 98.64 3rd 317 99.1%
2018 96.57 8th 328 97.6%
2019 97.08 7th 316 97.8%
2021 95.40 8th 303 97.4%
2022 97.25 8th 333 97.6%
2023 96.92 4th 322 98.8%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Urbana Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 75.55 20th 136 85.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Urbana Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 87.62 6th 120 95.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Urbana Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 86.44 8th 273 97.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Urbana Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 94.35 7th 303 97.7%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Urbana Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 63.33 7th 27 74.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Urbana Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 95.18 7th 288 97.6%
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Rank History for Asian students at Urbana Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 83.66 11th 116 90.5%
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Rank History for African American students at Urbana Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 98.93 1st 259 99.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Urbana Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 84.86 9th 207 95.7%
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Rank History for White students at Urbana Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 77.70 42nd 210 80.0%
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Data source: test scores: Maryland State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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by a student
Thursday, May 2, 2019

Open Quote I totally LOVE this school! It is amazing! The teachers are nice, kind, and caring to the students. They are probably the best teachers I ever had! For example, Mrs. Kozimor. Really kind, loving, and caring. She is amazing, I hope I have her in 8th Grade next year. So, overall, I would give this school an outstanding 5 stars!! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Urbana Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2007 402 41 64 47 0 n/a n/a 0 554
2008 449 53 77 53 0 n/a n/a 0 632
2009 458 62 81 56 2 n/a n/a 0 659
2010 467 63 93 71 2 n/a n/a 0 696
2011 365 49 90 84 0 0 42 0 630
2012 384 55 115 86 0 0 42 0 682
2013 449 49 121 87 1 1 37 0 745
2014 466 55 127 82 1 0 37 0 768
2015 493 62 136 75 4 0 36 0 806
2016 484 65 150 87 3 1 53 0 843
2017 467 65 170 107 4 2 59 0 874
2018 512 54 200 117 8 4 69 0 964
2019 529 73 209 114 7 2 69 0 1003
2020 548 73 203 123 6 1 67 0 1021
2021 483 91 208 112 2 1 70 0 967
2022 487 118 242 111 1 1 74 0 1034
2023 507 144 265 131 4 1 76 0 1128

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Urbana Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 554 33.9 16.3 4.5
2008 632 37.0 17.1 6.3
2009 659 41.5 15.9 7.3
2010 696 41.0 16.9 7.8
2011 630 39.0 16.1 8.7
2012 682 43.0 15.8 8.7
2013 745 43.0 17.3 8.2
2014 768 44.5 17.2 8.9
2015 806 48.0 16.7 5.2
2016 843 45.0 18.7 5.8
2017 874 45.5 19.2 5.3
2018 964 50.0 19.2 5.8
2019 1003 55.0 18.2 6.3
2020 1021 56.5 18.0 7
2021 967 55.0 17.5 8.8
2022 1034 56.0 18.4 9.7
2023 1128 59.0 19.1 13.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Urbana Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 554 33.9 16.3 4.5
2008 632 37.0 17.1 6.3
2009 659 41.5 15.9 7.3
2010 696 41.0 16.9 7.8
2011 630 39.0 16.1 8.7
2012 682 43.0 15.8 8.7
2013 745 43.0 17.3 8.2
2014 768 44.5 17.2 8.9
2015 806 48.0 16.7 5.2
2016 843 45.0 18.7 5.8
2017 874 45.5 19.2 5.3
2018 964 50.0 19.2 5.8
2019 1003 55.0 18.2 6.3
2020 1021 56.5 18.0 7
2021 967 55.0 17.5 8.8
2022 1034 56.0 18.4 9.7
2023 1128 59.0 19.1 13.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Urbana Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $359 (3.7%) $9,387 (96.3%) $9,746
2020 $363 (3.6%) $9,762 (96.4%) $10,125
2021 $720 (6.7%) $10,084 (93.3%) $10,804

Data source: Maryland Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Urbana Middle

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Rankings

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Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
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Post pandemic (2022-2023)
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Ranks 7th of 316 Middle schoolsRanks 4th of 322 Middle schools
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Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students10031128
 12.5%
African American73144
 97.3%
American Indian74
 42.9%
Asian209265
 26.8%
Hispanic114131
 14.9%
Pacific Islander21
 50%
White529507
 4.2%
Two or More Races6976
 10.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients6.3%13.9%
 7.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Urbana Middle

Students who attend Urbana Middle usually go on to attend Urbana High

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,128 students attended Urbana Middle.

Students at Urbana Middle are 45% White, 23% Asian, 13% African American, 12% Hispanic, 7% Two or more races.

Yes! Urbana Middle is one of the best middle schools in the state. It ranks 4th of 322 Maryland middle schools.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Maryland State Department of Education.

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