School Information

Principal(s):
Brian Vasquenza

Assistant Principal(s):
Janine Smith
Lisa Snyder

Facility Opened: 1993
Additions/Renovations: 1999

School Capacity: 924
(Does not include portable classrooms)

2017-2018 School Year State-Reported Student Data
(based on September 30 enrollment)

Total Enrollment: 757

Race/Ethnicity (%):
American Indian/Alaskan Native: *
Asian: 2.3%
Black/African American: 3.5%
Hispanic/Latino: 8.6%
Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander: *
White: 79.5%
2+ Races: 2.7%

Students Receiving Special Services (%):
Free/Reduced Price Meals: 6.3%
English Language Learners: 0.0
Special Education: 9.1%
Title I: N


'*' 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:

2016 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 applicability.

WINDSOR KNOLLS MIDDLE is proud of earning a 2001-02 National Blue Ribbon School award. In rural Ijamsville, Maryland, our school embodies an academically solid environment promoted by a caring community of learners supporting academic and personal growth for all.

It would not be unusual for a visitor to witness students in technology classes developing blueprints through computer-aided software and transforming them into a working mechanism in the machine lab. One might hear harmonic sounds of band and chorus rehearsals, and physical education students honing their skills. Social studies classes re-enact history. Students explore traditional African music, participate in mock Olympics and discuss the merits of a recently read novel in literature circles. They study rock formations, marine organisms and soil erosion in an "outdoor classroom." Math skills are reinforced using computer-generated graphs. Art students practice drawing. Foreign language students converse as they celebrate other cultures.

WKMS has established a high standard for its learning community, reflected in its mission statement: "Learning is a lifelong process. In a safe and nurturing environment, the Windsor Knolls Middle School's learning community of students, staff and parents provides educational opportunities ranging from basic skills to complex problem solving. We will offer continual challenges that pique the curiosity and interest of all learners and allow them to expand their intellectual potential. The students' personal and academic growth will reflect high standards set by the community. We will foster an atmosphere of respect that values individuality and diversity. As we achieve these goals, we will be recognized as a harmonious community of learners who take pride in ourselves, one another and our school."

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