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Middle school matters: Sudbrook Magnet Middle School
03/21/2016

In honor of national Middle Level Education Month, this March we are taking a closer look at Baltimore County Public Schools’ wonderful middle schools. Every day during March, one or two more school profiles will be posted. To see all that have been posted, please click here.

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Principal: Gordon Webb (quoted below)
Feeder elementary schools: Sudbrook has students from 45 elementary schools from all areas of the county. Sudbrook Magnet is the only BCPS middle school without an attendance boundary.

School website: http://sudbrookms.bcps.org/

Academic achievements

Sudbrook Magnet Middle School received the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts National Schools of Distinction in Arts Education award for 2009-2010. It was awarded to only five schools in the nation that year.

54% of Sudbrook Magnet students take advanced academic classes.

“63% of our Sudbrook Magnet students make the honor roll each quarter.”

!5% of students earn straight A’s per quarter.

The school’s most recent Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) scores for English language arts and math exceeded its School Progress Plan goals.

For the past three years, Sudbrook Magnet attendance rate is always above 96%.

 “Our students are very academically competitive. Nine students will be participating in the State History Day competition.”

The Level III – Voices of Sudbrook has received a superior rating consecutively for the past 13 years at BCPS’ choral adjudication. “This distinct honor means that the ensemble qualified and represented both Sudbrook Magnet Middle School and Baltimore County at the All-State Music Festival.”

Many students are accepted and participate in All State Orchestra.

Many students are accepted into the Baltimore School for the Arts.

“Consistently, our students are accepted into the Baltimore County All Honors Orchestra.”

Recent awards and grants

Magnet teacher Linda McConaughy won the National Art Education Association’s 2016 Eastern Region Middle School Art Educator of the Year award.

One of Sudbrook’s students was a silver medalist at World Tap Championships in Germany in December 2015.

Sudbrook has recently been named a Maryland Green School.

Students from the Visual Arts Magnet and elective currently have artwork on display in the Walters Art Museum and Baltimore Museum of Art as part of the Youth Art Month exhibition. A group of Sudbrook students’ work has been selected for the annual BCPS Juried Middle School Competition.

Two Grade 7 students were winners in the Love Your Tree poster contest hosted by Sheppard Pratt. One student won second place for middle school and the other student won third place.

A Grade 6 Sudbrook student was Baltimore County winner for the National Magnet Schools of America poster contest.

Two students won awards for the local anti-drug poster contest.

Special academic programs

Sudbrook Magnet offers four magnet programs:

  • Environmental and Earth Space Science
  • Performing Arts (band, chorus, dance, drama, and orchestra)
  • Visual Arts
  • World Languages (French, Japanese, and Spanish)

Sudbrook Magnet also an English for Speakers of Other Languages program, serving 94 students speaking 20 different languages.

In addition, the school features a Community Learning Support self-contained special education program.

Yamazaki Junior High in Japan is the sister school to Sudbrook. Since 2007, Sudbrook students have been working with students from Yamazaki learning about their respective cultures.

Sudbrook Magnet is a Professional Development School in partnership with Stevenson University, MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art), and Towson University. Interns throughout the year receive their training at Sudbrook Magnet to become future educators.

Popular/unique extracurricular activities

Sudbrook Magnet has many, many afterschool clubs and teams. “We offer Basketball, Black Saga, STEM Club, Cheerleading, Chess Club, Track and Field, Drama Club, Green Team Environmental Science Club, Honor Band, Honor Orchestra, Intramurals, Jazz Band, Math 24 Club, National Junior Honor Society, Newspaper Club, Quiz Bowl, World Language Club, Tennis, and Yearbook.”

School traditions

Every third day of the school year, Sudbrook Magnet holds its Annual Convocation for students and teachers.

Each quarter, a Soaring Eagles breakfast is held for straight A students.

Every year, the school hosts a Black and Gold basketball game.

Bet you didn’t know…

That Sudbrook Magnet has been a magnet school for 22 years.

That prior to Sudbrook becoming a magnet middle school, it was Milford Mill High School.

That “We are a uniform school! Students wear a Sudbrook polo shirt and khaki pants/shorts/skirt.”

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