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Old 05-14-2014, 01:47 AM
 
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Hi All-

We are moving to MD (from out of state) to Severna Park and our oldest would be starting middle school. Has anyone ever moved there with a child going into 6th and how did it go? It seems like such a huge school and our child has been at a smaller private school - just wondering how the transition went and in general if people are happy with the middle school. The class sizes themselves seem quite large - tried last month to go look at the school when we were house hunting but they don't allow that.

Thanks for any input!
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Old 05-19-2014, 04:15 PM
 
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SPMS is the best middle school in AACPS--at least one of the best. Top of the chain, state of the art, most money, etc. etc. The list goes on. Class sizes are that of any public school--large-expect about 30-35 kids per class. Teachers are very good, but parental involvement can be helicopter-ish--and administration for that matter to their teachers. Lots of technology and overall high expectations across the board. Private to public--at SPMS--will be seamless. I'm a teacher at a neighboring school and SPMS is always on top with regard to test scores.
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Old 05-26-2014, 04:15 PM
 
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Severna Park schools are blue ribbon, you don't get better in AACO. You're not going to have a small class size but it's a great school.
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