School Information

Frank Vetter

Assistant Principal(s):
David Early
Jessica Sowerbrower

Facility Opened: 1961
Additions/Renovations: 1998

School Capacity: 1,051
(Does not include portable classrooms)

2018-2019 School Year State-Reported Student Data
(based on September 30 enrollment)

Total Enrollment: 891

Race/Ethnicity (%):
American Indian/Alaskan Native: *
Asian: 2.90%
Black/African American: 13.50%
Hispanic/Latino: 13%
Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander: *
White: 64.40%
2+ Races: 6.10%

Students Receiving Special Services (%):
Free/Reduced Price Meals: 25.70%
English Language Learners: 1.80%
Special Education: 9.40%
Title I:

'*' indicates no students or fewer than 10 students in category, or '*' indicates the percentage for the category is either ≤5 or ≥95 and the corresponding counts have been suppressed by MSDE.

Additional Data Reporting Sources:

2017 Maryland School Performance Data provides a summary of state-reported school performance data. Due to lagged data reporting, the report may include performance data for the prior school year.

The Maryland Report Card provides information on enrollment, demographics, attendance, state assessments, and other supporting data based on school level.

All students at Walkersville Middle School value education and strive to reach full potential in all aspects of learning. An atmosphere exists in which they are respectful to all: peers, staff, the school facility and themselves. The culture and climate at WMS is one that promotes tolerance and safety within our school community. It is a positive learning community where collaboration is evident.

WMS has high expectations for student behavior and academics and as a result learning is taken seriously. Individual student needs have been identified and addressed so that students achieve to their highest ability. Our students are self-reliant, problem solvers who set goals and take responsible steps for bringing these goals to fruition. Students mentor one another and offer support and encouragement.

The administration actively supports and encourages risk-taking and innovation among the staff. As a result, all teachers feel respected because they are given opportunities to puruse their professional endeavors to become leaders not only in the classroom, but also within the school. Adults and students alike are recognized for excellent achievements.

At WMS we foster mutual respect between all community members, staff and students. We accomplish this through united, open and regular communication, positive interactions and outreach to engage and support all members of the WMS community. WMS staff, family and support groups work cooperatively in an effort to encourage staff and students who take risks in order to maximize learning; applying best practices, relating to instruction and development.

Our academic program is rich with multiple opportunities for students to apply a rigorous curriculum before, during and after school. Teachers promote authentic, engaging and meaningful instruction utilizing 21st century technologies geared toward student success. Students enjoy coming to school, have choices in their learning opportunities, are active learners and thus consider their learning fun. With a significant focus in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and problem-based learning, students leave WMS prepared to master a challenging high school curriculum to become college and career ready.

Mission Statement: The WMS community provides every student with a challenging education based on individual learning styles, interests and culture within a safe and supportive learning environment.

We act on the belief that through our own collaboration, creativity, problem-solving and a commitment to life-long learning, we will foster those same beliefs in every student.

At WMS, every student can learn, master and apply a challenging curriculum given appropriate support!

Motto: Believe it; achieve it!

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