Kettering Middle

Public 6-8

 65 Herrington Dr
       Upper Marlboro, MD  20774-1545


(301) 808-4060

District: Prince George's County Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
206th of 322 Maryland Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,382 Help


Students who attend Kettering Middle usually attend:

High:    Dr. Henry A. Wise Junior High

Feeder schools for Kettering Middle:

Elementary:    Arrowhead Elementary
    Kettering Elementary
    Patuxent Elementary
    Perrywood Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  12.2 Help
Number of students:  915

Racial breakdown:

African American:
78.7%
Hispanic:
18.3%
White:
0.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  61% Help


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Compare Details Kettering Middle ranks worse than 64% of middle schools in Maryland. It also ranks 9th among 24 ranked middle schools in the Prince George's County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 30.28. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (78.7%), Hispanic (18.3%), Asian (0.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 61% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Kettering Middle is 12.2, which is the 3rd best among 24 middle schools in the Prince George's County Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Kettering Middle is $15,382, which is the 8th highest among 24 middle schools in the Prince George's County Public Schools District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Kettering Middle was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Kettering Middle 206th of 322 Maryland public middle schools. (See Kettering Middle in the ranking list.)

Prince George's County Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Prince George's County Public Schools 21st of 24 Maryland school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Kettering Middle

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Rank History for all students at Kettering Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 77.76 55th 252 78.2%
2005 82.73 42nd 255 83.5%
2006 82.41 43rd 254 83.1%
2007 80.62 54th 264 79.5%
2008 21.44 236th 283 16.6%
2009 31.60 235th 301 21.9%
2010 32.04 250th 324 22.8%
2011 27.38 234th 309 24.3%
2012 22.47 253rd 314 19.4%
2013 21.61 258th 316 18.4%
2014 33.63 240th 339 29.2%
2015 25.23 233rd 315 26.0%
2016 22.41 237th 314 24.5%
2017 19.41 253rd 317 20.2%
2018 21.90 245th 328 25.3%
2019 19.22 250th 316 20.9%
2021 28.40 220th 303 27.4%
2022 37.20 205th 333 38.4%
2023 30.28 206th 322 36.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Kettering Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 38.41 182nd 273 33.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Kettering Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 32.07 205th 303 32.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Kettering Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 23.19 229th 288 20.5%
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Rank History for African American students at Kettering Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 45.85 130th 259 49.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Kettering Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 30.00 152nd 207 26.6%
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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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Reviews:
by a parent
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Open Quote TERRIBLE, MY DAUGHTER QUIT BECAUSE OF THIS SCHOOL! Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, November 25, 2017

Open Quote This school is one of the worst I've ever encountered with. The teachers are not involved. They call home for the most unreasonable things. They threaten to suspend children for things very small but never get in contact with the parents before.
My daughter has changed drastically over the 3 years she's attended this school. I refuse for her to continue here. The negative to this school is also the surroundings that it has. Largo is not the best of areas to raise a young teenager. We are moving this year. If they would have a better administration then the kids there would probably come out a lot different. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, June 2, 2016

Open Quote I have become very involved with my granddaughter's progress at this school. I am not impressed at all. I have made myself known to all of her teachers, yet not one has contacted me about her progress or issues that I discovered after the fact. In my monitoring of her grades, I see Kettering MS teachers seem to be more interested in just passing kids along from grade to grade. In order to report success they eliminate a students poor grades to raise the averages. i discovered this when I asked why my granddaughter had so many N/As and Exempts instead of scores for certain assignments. Yet I was told she was doing well. When I have visited the school, I've observed a lot of drama between teachers and parents, and students and teachers. The staff In the office have not achieved the level of professionalism I would expect from those dealing with the public. If you value education and there are any alternatives, do not send your child to this school. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Kettering Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 151 611 16 5 3 n/a n/a -1 785
1990 145 720 17 6 1 n/a n/a 0 889
1991 152 759 18 4 2 n/a n/a 0 935
1992 134 720 19 10 2 n/a n/a 0 885
1993 116 779 15 10 2 n/a n/a 0 922
1994 124 805 21 10 4 n/a n/a 0 964
1995 131 1008 15 24 8 n/a n/a 0 1186
1996 131 1008 15 24 8 n/a n/a 0 1186
1997 109 1077 11 25 8 n/a n/a 0 1230
1998 119 1163 17 21 8 n/a n/a 0 1328
1999 121 1308 18 22 6 n/a n/a 0 1475
2000 73 1250 11 21 8 n/a n/a 0 1363
2001 58 1141 10 20 8 n/a n/a 0 1237
2002 18 751 16 16 3 n/a n/a 0 804
2003 18 751 16 16 3 n/a n/a 0 804
2004 17 766 10 17 7 n/a n/a 0 817
2005 6 845 7 12 9 n/a n/a 0 879
2006 2 898 10 17 5 n/a n/a 0 932
2007 5 877 7 24 5 n/a n/a 0 918
2008 5 821 19 52 2 n/a n/a 0 899
2009 3 775 29 36 2 n/a n/a 0 845
2010 2 667 25 17 0 n/a n/a 0 711
2011 1 558 17 12 1 0 13 0 602
2012 2 501 13 11 1 0 15 0 543
2013 2 485 6 9 1 0 9 0 512
2014 1 483 3 11 2 0 11 0 511
2015 4 497 6 18 1 0 9 0 535
2016 6 656 9 39 0 1 16 0 727
2017 5 650 11 53 1 0 15 0 735
2018 7 629 8 77 0 0 12 0 733
2019 11 636 10 88 0 2 7 0 754
2020 11 697 9 97 0 2 9 0 825
2021 8 714 8 130 0 4 11 0 875
2022 7 747 10 153 1 1 13 0 932
2023 8 720 8 167 2 2 8 0 915

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 Kettering Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 785 41.4 18.9 n/a
1990 889 51.2 17.3 4.9
1991 935 52.2 17.9 4.4
1992 885 56.5 15.6 5.9
1993 922 54.3 17.0 5.6
1994 964 55.8 17.3 14.3
1995 1186 67.1 17.7 18.5
1996 1186 67.1 17.7 18.5
1997 1230 71.8 17.1 20.4
1998 1328 73.3 18.1 19.9
1999 1475 73.3 20.1 19.7
2000 1363 69.0 19.8 20.8
2001 1237 71.0 17.4 22.6
2002 804 73.0 11.0 35.8
2003 804 73.0 11.0 35.8
2004 817 55.0 14.9 39.7
2005 879 61.0 14.4 34.6
2006 932 67.0 13.9 32.3
2007 918 60.2 15.2 34.4
2008 899 61.0 14.7 37.8
2009 845 65.5 12.9 37.3
2010 711 52.0 13.6 39
2011 602 48.4 12.4 43
2012 543 43.5 12.4 47.9
2013 512 39.0 13.1 52.9
2014 511 39.9 12.8 51.5
2015 535 42.0 12.7 56.6
2016 727 50.0 14.5 50.3
2017 735 55.0 13.3 56.3
2018 733 54.5 13.4 58.8
2019 754 52.0 14.5 60.3
2020 825 54.0 15.2 58.4
2021 875 62.0 14.1 58.1
2022 932 73.0 12.7 49.6
2023 915 75.0 12.2 61

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 Kettering Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 785 41.4 18.9 n/a
1990 889 51.2 17.3 4.9
1991 935 52.2 17.9 4.4
1992 885 56.5 15.6 5.9
1993 922 54.3 17.0 5.6
1994 964 55.8 17.3 14.3
1995 1186 67.1 17.7 18.5
1996 1186 67.1 17.7 18.5
1997 1230 71.8 17.1 20.4
1998 1328 73.3 18.1 19.9
1999 1475 73.3 20.1 19.7
2000 1363 69.0 19.8 20.8
2001 1237 71.0 17.4 22.6
2002 804 73.0 11.0 35.8
2003 804 73.0 11.0 35.8
2004 817 55.0 14.9 39.7
2005 879 61.0 14.4 34.6
2006 932 67.0 13.9 32.3
2007 918 60.2 15.2 34.4
2008 899 61.0 14.7 37.8
2009 845 65.5 12.9 37.3
2010 711 52.0 13.6 39
2011 602 48.4 12.4 43
2012 543 43.5 12.4 47.9
2013 512 39.0 13.1 52.9
2014 511 39.9 12.8 51.5
2015 535 42.0 12.7 56.6
2016 727 50.0 14.5 50.3
2017 735 55.0 13.3 56.3
2018 733 54.5 13.4 58.8
2019 754 52.0 14.5 60.3
2020 825 54.0 15.2 58.4
2021 875 62.0 14.1 58.1
2022 932 73.0 12.7 49.6
2023 915 75.0 12.2 61

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Kettering Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $452 (3.0%) $14,576 (97.0%) $15,027
2020 $366 (2.5%) $14,353 (97.5%) $14,719
2021 $648 (4.2%) $14,734 (95.8%) $15,382

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Kettering Middle

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 250th of 316 Middle schoolsRanks 206th of 322 Middle schools
 15.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students754915
 21.4%
African American636720
 13.2%
American Indian02
Asian108
 20%
Hispanic88167
 89.8%
Pacific Islander22
White118
 27.3%
Two or More Races78
 14.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients60.3%61%
 0.6%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 915 students attended Kettering Middle.

Students at Kettering Middle are 79% African American, 18% Hispanic.

Kettering Middle ranks 206th of 322 Maryland middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Kettering Middle usually go on to attend Dr. Henry A. Wise Junior High


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