#1 Middle School in MD and #1 in Howard County

Clarksville Middle School

6535 S Trotter Rd, Clarksville, MD 21029

How Good is Clarksville Middle School?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
B+ Learning Enviroment
A+ School Safety
A+ Overall Grade

Located in Clarksville, Maryland, Clarksville Middle School, is a Howard County school. The school reports an enrollment of 560 students in grades 6-8 and a student–teacher ratio of 14 students per teacher.

When compared to other schools in Maryland it is significantly above average and has received and a grade of A+ from The School Review. When compared to other middle schools, the school ranks 1 for Maryland and 1 in Howard County.

The School Review uses U.S. Department of Education school data for our analysis. We take this information and compare dozens of data points to assign every school a grade for academics, safety and learning environment. These scores are combined to calculate the overall grade. To learn more about how our grading works, please visit our methodology page.


The academic score for a school is calculated by looking at a number of factors, such as student results on Maryland standardized tests. For academics, Clarksville Middle School performs significantly above average when compared to other middle schools in Maryland and received the grade of A+ for this measure.

Source: MD Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent
Algebra 1 Passed Very Good

Learning Enviroment

We use factors such as chronic absenteeism, teacher experience, teacher certifications and others to get a sense of the learning environment of a school. For learning environment, Clarksville Middle School performs slightly above average when compared to other middle schools in Maryland and received the grade of B+ for this measure.

Students : Teacher
MD Avg. 15
Uncertified Teachers
MD Avg. 1%
New Teachers
MD Avg. 15%
Learning Enviroment Grade B+
Student–Teacher Ratio Very Good
Student Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Absenteeism Poor
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Very Good


Suspension rates and number of physical altercations are used to determine a school’s safety. Clarksville Middle School performs significantly above average compared to other Maryland middle schools for safety. The school's grade for this metric is A+.

Safety Grade A+
In-School Suspensions Excellent
Out-of-School Suspensions Excellent
Physical Altercations N/A


Basic student body information from Clarksville Middle School is included below. A school’s demographics are not a factor when determining its score.

Students w/ Disablities
MD Avg. 11%
Free Lunch
MD Avg. 32%
Econ. Disadvantaged
MD Avg. 38%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 560
Minority Students 292
Diversity Index 48
Students with Disablities 38
Economically Disadvantaged 2%
Limited English Proficiency 0%
Gifted Students 67%


A+ School - Only the top 5% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A+ School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent the top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.

Compare Nearby Schools

Listed below are middle schools near Clarksville Middle School. Scores for the schools are listed in the table. To find a complete list of local schools, visit the Clarksville, Maryland schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Cedar Lane Special Center N/A N/A C+ N/A
2 Lime Kiln Middle School A+ A+ A- A+
3 Harpers Choice Middle School B- C+ B A
4 Wilde Lake Middle School B- B- C+ B-
5 Homewood School N/A N/A B+ C+

Clarksville Middle School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students attend Clarksville Middle School? 560
  • Is Clarksville Middle School a good school? The school received an overall grade of A+, which means it is significantly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Clarksville Middle School in? The school is located in Howard County.
  • How can I contact Clarksville Middle School? The school's number is (410) 313-7057. You can visit their website at http://cms.hcpss.org.
  • Where is Clarksville Middle School? 6535 S Trotter Rd, Clarksville, Maryland 21029

How we rate schools?

We rank middle schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics primarily using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of middle schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics from the percent of students who passed Algebra I in 8th grade, which indicates a college academic track. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Cedar Lane Special Center
11630 Scaggsville Rd Fulton, MD 20759
Lime Kiln Middle School
11650 Scaggsville Rd Fulton, MD 20759
Harpers Choice Middle School
5450 Beaverkill Rd Columbia, MD 21044
Wilde Lake Middle School
10481 Cross Fox Ln Columbia, MD 21044
Homewood School
10914 Clarksville Pike Ellicott City, MD 21042